Alex Jones and Belinda Campbell take the helm
And, appoint new Head of Production and Head of Development, Factual to meet our growing Ambitions.
We're very excited to announce Alex Jones and Belinda Campbell have been appointed Joint Managing Directors, as we look to build on our range of acclaimed content and meet our future growth ambitions. We are also delighted to add, as part of our expansion Alex Protherough has been appointed Head of Production with Newton Velji joining as Head of Development, Factual.
Alex Jones was previously Head of Business and Production at Red Planet while Belinda Campbell was Head of Drama.
Tony Jordan will become CEO and continue to oversee Red Planet's expansion with a focus on working with writers and creating more new content for Red Planet Pictures.
Alex Protherough joins us as our new Head of Production, from Little Island Productions where he helped establish the indie and was part of a team overseeing international productions. Alex also spent five years at Company Pictures working across a large slate of drama and drama serials.
We also welcome Newton Velji as Head of Development, Factual. Newton joins us from Crackit Productions where she developed a range of factual series for the UK's major broadcasters including the Almost Impossible Gameshow (ITV), World's Toughest Jobs (BBC) and Sweet 16 UK (MTV). Newton will work with Red Planet's recently appointed Creative Director, Simon Raikes, who joined the company to spearhead the indie's non-scripted division.
Finally, as part of Red Planet Pictures restructure, Julie Gissing is promoted from Head of Finance to Finance Director as part of the department's expansion.