Monday 5th February, 2018 – UK based Indie Woodcut Media has appointed former Avalon Factual Television executive Matthew Gordon to the newly created position of Executive Producer, Popular Factual.
He starts with immediate effect reporting to Kate Beal, CEO and working closely with Creative Director, Derren Lawford.
Prior to joining Woodcut, Matthew spent three years at Avalon Factual Television as Head of Features & Daytime developing, pitching and producing formats and series to UK/US Broadcasters. Prior to that he spent a further 6 years working as an Executive Producer across Avalon’s production companies Flame Television and Liberty Bell on a multitude of series such as Heir Hunters (BBC1 & BBC2), The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door (Channel 5) and A Town & Country Murder (CI).
With an illustrious career spanning more than 20 years, Matthew has worked across factual, features and documentary programming; from science and history through to drama-docs and consumer journalism. Other credits include Comic Relief does Car Booty (BBC1), Four in a Bed (Channel 4), Can’t Pay We’ll Take It Away and Murdered by my Fiancé (Channel 5).
“Matthew is a highly respected and talented creative with an impressive list of credits. He has established long-running relationships with commissioners and built an array of skills that we are confident will contribute substantially to the Woodcut team,” said Kate Beal, CEO, Woodcut Media.
“As well as popular factual, there seems to be an ever increasing global demand for crime programming. I very much look forward to working with Kate and Woodcut, and creating factual shows that will captivate viewers both in the UK and abroad,” added Matthew Gordon.
About Woodcut Media:
With offices in London and Hampshire, Woodcut Media, a member of the family of Bob & Co businesses, is one of the fastest growing Indies in the UK, producing a broad range of factual programming. In addition to being one of the leading true crime producers in the UK (Jo Frost on Killer Kids, World’s Most Evil Killers, and The Krays: The Prison Years), Woodcut Media’s rapidly growing catalogue also includes specialist factual series (Wings of War, Combat Machines, Defenders of the Sky), premium one off docs (The Ivy, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba) and factual entertainment shows (How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks and Animal Antics). Woodcut Media’s operations are spearheaded by leading doc producer and CEO, Kate Beal, alongside former BBC exec Derren Lawford as Creative Director and former Lion TV founder Jeremy Mills as Chairman. Woodcut Media also featured in the 2017 Realscreen Global 100. www.woodcutmedia.com
About Bob & Co Group:
The Bob & Co group is made up of TV, film and theatre production companies, operating across the UK and internationally, partnered with an FCA regulated media investment fund. The group combines creativity with financial expertise to develop and produce scripted, unscripted, television, film, digital and theatre content. The group was set up by Bob Benton as a bridge to connect creativity with finance. Having enjoyed a 30 year career in broking and investment banking, Bob transferred his expertise to the development and production of media content. Hilary Strong joined the group as Chief Executive Officer in 2017.
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