Nick Lee is exiting Channel 4 after a decade to hitch the BBC’s industrial manufacturing and distribution operation as Business Director, Drama and Comedy. He replaces Caroline Stone, who was promoted to supervise all scripted at first of this 12 months, and in addition takes on many of the responsibilites of recently-departed Business Director for Comedy Jonathan Blyth, with a few of the present crew taking over added tasks.
Reporting to Scripted Productions COO Saul Venit, Lee can be liable for growing the industrial technique for BBC Studios’ total portfolio, which incorporates the likes of jail drama Time, Daisy Could Cooper’s Am I Being Unreasonable? and Nicolas Winding Refn’s upcoming Well-known 5 reboot. He'll lead on key partnership offers and drive new enterprise.
Lee has been at Channel 4 for a decade, holding quite a lot of roles within the acquisitions crew earlier than being promoted to Head of Acquisitions and Worldwide two years in the past. He has been massively influential in Channel 4’s technique to load up VoD participant All4 with premium U.S. content material akin to The Handmaid’s Story, Fargo, Rick and Morty and The Nice. He began his profession at ITV and was beforehand the BBC’s Business Supervisor, Multiplatform & Dwelling Leisure, a position that positioned him because the face of BBC Manufacturing to the market.
Mark Linsey, President of BBC Studios Scripted Productions, mentioned Lee has a “confirmed observe file as an astute deal maker and this mixed along with his ardour for drama and comedy goes to make him a implausible addition to the crew.”
Lee added: “I’m massively happy with my achievements at Channel 4 and I now relish the possibility to assist form the inventive technique of BBC Studios and work with its stellar portfolio of scripted producers.”