EXCLUSIVE: Amelia Brown, Managing Director of Britain’s Received Expertise, The X Issue and Too Scorching to Deal with producer Thames, is leaving to arrange an leisure manufacturing firm.
Brown handed her resignation in a number of weeks in the past and can exit in July. She has been with Thames since 2003 and have become MD when the corporate merged with Talkback in 2017 – a merger that was undone two years later at which level she saved her put up.
She is going to launch her personal manufacturing firm later this 12 months and turns into the second Fremantle label boss to be revealed to be leaving up to now fortnight, following Fatima Salaria, who’s exiting The Apprentice indie Bare in the spring.
Throughout her prolonged stint with Thames, Brown has shepherded ITV stalwarts The X Issue and Britain’s Received Expertise, for which she was a key artistic on nearly each collection.
The Simon Cowell creations are co-produced with Cowell’s Syco shingle and whereas The X Issue has not aired for 5 years, BGT stays a key tenet of the annual ITV leisure schedule. The present most just lately signed former Strictly Come Dancing choose Bruno Tonioli to exchange David Walliams, after Walliams was caught making derogatory remarks about BGT contestants, which was printed in a Guardian report. Brown is overseeing filming of the most recent season as information of her departure breaks.
Elsewhere, Brown oversaw smash Netflix format Too Scorching to Deal with together with the likes of the British model of Korean format I Can See Your Voice for the BBC, Channel 4’s Who Cares Wins protection and BBC Three’s Consuming with my Ex. Exhibits in manufacturing embrace ITV’s Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream and E4’s The Large Movie star Detox.
Fremantle UK CEO Simon Andreae described Brown as “among the finest within the enterprise.”
“She has led Thames via large success on our genre-defining expertise present hits and has been liable for increasing the label’s slate while additionally constructing relationships with new broadcasters and streamers,” he added. “Whereas we’re very unhappy to see her go, we’ve been conscious for some time that at some point she would wish to begin her personal firm.”
Brown stated she had “beloved” her time at Thames – a 20-year stint that included round a decade of freelancing.
“After years of dreaming of organising my very own firm, now could be the time to make that leap and I wish to thank each single one who has helped and supported me over the previous twenty years,” she added.