Local team appoints Jessica Hill as senior director of development


In today’s Global Bulletin, Home Team Hires Jessica Hill as Senior Development Executive; Beyond Productions Appoints Hamo Forsyth as Creative Director for Factual Programming; Sky News launches “The Daily Climate Show”; and Dandelooo covers “Jasmine and Jambo” by Teidees for international distribution.


Dominique Buchanan and Bennett McGhee’s new production company Home team hired Jessica Hill as the new Senior Director of Development, where she will support producers with the goal of promoting underrepresented talent.

Hill joins the local team of Sisterwhere she spent three years and was a writer for the next HBO and Sky series”Landscapers“and the BBC and Netflix”Giri/Haji.”

“Bennett and Dominic are dynamic producers with creative integrity and deserved talent connections,” she said in a statement. “Their growing roster demonstrates their commitment to unexpected and unique storytelling and I’m absolutely thrilled to join them at Home Team.”

New to the scene, Home Team launched in September 2020, backed by Calculation Capital and Stargrove Pictures‘ EIS fund for creative content from Calculus. Buchanan, producer of Netflix’s Primetime Emmy-nominated and BAFTA-winning international phenomenon”The end of the fucking world“, and McGhee, producer of BAFTA and winner of the Berlin FIPRESCI”Mughal Mowgli“, has partnered to seek out and develop new voices from underrepresented communities, focusing on, but not limited to, filmmakers of color and women.

“This is an exhilarating time for Home Team,” the two shared in the statement. “Jess joins us at this early and vital stage of the business, bringing her creative flair, exceptional taste and desire to tell stories of exciting underrepresented filmmakers, who are at the heart of Home Team. She will be a key part of the team, and we couldn’t be happier!


Beyond the productions hired Hamo Forsyth as creative director for factual programming, reporting to the president of the company John Luscombe. In the role, Forsyth will work closely with fellow creative director Damon Pattissonwhich mainly focuses on formatted and factual entertainment.

Going forward, Forsyth will lead the development of factual content for UK commissions while coordinating with Beyond’s teams in the US and Australia keeping an eye on international co-production.

Hamo, executive producer and showrunner, recently served as showrunner and executive producer with wall to wall on AppleTV”become you”, and was co-executive producer of an as yet unnamed documentary series for Nutopia. Other recent career highlights include working on BAFTA-nominated series.”24 hours in custody” and “24 hours in A&E” While Garden produce.


Sky News is about to launch”The daily climate showa new daily prime-time news program hosted by presenter Anna Jones dedicated to solving the problems of climate change, described by the broadcaster as the biggest global problem of our generation.

Correspondents in the UK and overseas will contribute to the show with investigative reporting on how global climate change is altering the landscape of the planet and how people are being forced to change their way of life. Likewise, the program will highlight possible solutions to the crisis and offer small, realistic changes that viewers can make that can have an impact.

Lasting 15 minutes, the program will be available on the Sky News website and app, YouTube and Twitter, broadcast twice a day from Monday to Friday. Additionally, a weekly edition will be set up and shared across all of Sky News’ social platforms, and a companion podcast, “Climatcast», will develop the themes of the week.


International Emmy-winning French animation production and distribution label Dandeloo will distribute”Jasmine and Jambo“, a new cartoon series from Barcelona Teideas.

Created for preschoolers and their parents, the traditionally 2D animated series uses music and humor to share the stories of its titular characters, two friends from Soundland whose lives revolve around music. The first two episodes of the series will be ready to air this year MipTV13 episodes of Mipcom and the entire 26-episode first season available before the end of the year.

Dandelooo exclusively handles the worldwide distribution of the series, led by the co-founder of Teidees Silvia Cortes.

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