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BHP expands further

NHNZ sister company, Singapore-based Beach House Pictures, has announced a bunch of new personnel and promotions as it prepares for new greenlit series.

New arrivals Tim Franklin and Chiara Bellati

New arrivals Tim Franklin and Chiara Bellati

Tim Franklin joins BHP from the UK as Head of Production. Franklin has more than 30 years experience in content production across a variety of different genres, from being Production Manager on BBC Scotland’s BAFTA-winning Rab C Nesbitt through MTV’s Geordie Shore, Cbeebies’ Teacup Travels and Al Jazeera reality series Power Struggle.

Also from the UK, Justina Wright joins BHP as Senior Production Manager. Wright has worked on some of the UK’s biggest shows including Gordon Ramsey’s The F Word and A Place in the Sun, as well as working in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. Before joining BHP, Wright was Senior Production Producer and Talent Manager with DStv in South Africa.

Jocelyn Little, BHP’s MD, said, “We are in the thick of another busy year with a dozen productions already greenlit. Our team has grown by 35 per cent in the past 10 months and we’re incredibly excited to have brought in such gifted individuals to enhance our award-winning team.”

BHP has also added two senior producers, Series Producer Chiara Bellati and Caroline Allward.

Bellati has made shows for networks including the BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic. Her CV includes Emmy-winner South Pacific and BAFTA-winner Coast. Allward has worked on highly rated series for the BBC, Sky, C4 and Discovery (US), and comes to BHP from Thailand, where she’s been producing season 3 of hit series Ladyboys for Sky Living and Bangkok Embassy for Australia’s Channel 9.

Tay Sook Hoon

Tay Sook Hoon

Donovan Chan, BHP’s Creative Director, said, “Our strategy is to not just bring in new talent but also develop and provide new opportunities for the current team. The best players love being part of a top team. That’s one big reason to keep going the extra mile to attract and groom the best talents in the business.”

Inhouse BHP has promoted Senior Production Manager Tay Sook Hoon to Head of Post Production. Previously editor and production manager, she has managed over 60 hours of programing for preschool channel ZooMoo, Asia’s Next Top Model, Discovery’s Kids vs Film and Junkie Monastery, a Rockie Award winner at Banff.

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