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Ant and Dec’s Mitre Studios appoints former Workerbee development chief

Ant and Dec’s Mitre Studios has appointed Holly Davies as head of development, television.

Davies will be leading Mitre Studios’ development team and will be responsible for creating a pipeline of shows targeting the entertainment, fact ent and reality genres for both linear channels and streaming services in both the UK and globally.

She said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Mitre Studios to help the hugely talented Ed and Jack implement the company’s creative strategy and build an exciting new slate of factual entertainment and entertainment shows. Ant and Dec are not just powerhouse national treasures who have been entertaining us for years fronting some of the biggest shows on the planet – they are also absolutely brilliant producers in their own right and I can’t wait to get started dreaming up the next generation of ambitious global formats with the team.”

Prior to joining Mitre Studios, Davies has led development teams and held senior positions at a range of companies. Most recently she was head of development at Manchester’s Workerbee, and she has previously held positions at Spun Gold, BBC Studios, Viacom, Naked and Boundless, developing and creating shows such as Snowflake Mountain for Netflix and The Real Full Monty series for ITV.

Mitre managing director, Ed Sleeman said: “We are delighted to have attracted Holly to Mitre Studios. She brings with her a brilliant development mind, a strong track record in creating innovative ideas and crucially the ability to take an idea from concept stage all the way through to green light. We can’t wait for her to get started.”

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