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New director of production at Ant and Dec’s Mitre Studios

Mitre Studios today has appointed Nadia Afiari as its new director of production.

The appointment of Afiari underlines the ambitious vision Ant and Dec have for building Mitre Studios into a fully-fledged production powerhouse working across TV and digital content creation.

In the newly created role, Afiari will be responsible for production budgets, schedules and delivery of all productions across both digital and television output. She will also be working alongside the MD ensuing the overall financial health of the company.

Ed Sleeman, managing director of Mitre Studios, said: “We feel extremely lucky to have attracted Nadia to Mitre Studios. In a world of ‘fewer, bigger, better’, Nadia has an incredible track record in delivering big-swing-shows on time and on budget. She is therefore the final piece in the Mitre Studios jigsaw enabling us to confidently make any sized show for any network or streamer.”

Afiari added: “I am delighted to join the team at Mitre Studios at such an exciting time for the company. As director of production, I look forward to delivering the vision, mission and values Ant and Dec have for the company across all genres. As the company thrives, I aim to be instrumental in its innovation and authenticity within the industry.”

Prior to joining Mitre Studios as director of development, Afiari played a pivotal role in the success of major entertainment formats, including: Too Hot to Handle (Netflix), Don’t Rock the Boat (ITV), Celebs go Dating (Channel 4), The Jump (Channel 4), All Together Now (BBC) and Harry Heroes (ITV). With over 18 years of experience in the TV industry, she excels in managing new series and collaborating with creatives to produce boundary-pushing and entertaining content.

Afiari was previously head of production across all commercial activities at Great Scott Media where she supported productions from conception to delivery plus managing all company operations.

Additionally, she co-founded Black Leaders in TV, a community interest company dedicated to promoting diversity within the TV industry. From budgeting, to management of large teams and multi-million pound projects, she is intent on providing excellence and the continuance of showcasing new talent within television production.

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