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Fulwell 73 adds RDF and Definitely alums for formats

Rachel Arnold and Jon Green further strengthen UK-US company’s creative team

Fulwell 73 has further fortified its global creative team with ex-Banijay execs Rachel Arnold and Jon Green joining to super-charge The Late Late Show indie’s formats business, Broadcast can reveal.

Arnold and Green join as creative directors, working out of the London office of the US and UK producer, under newly-appointed unscripted creative director Murray James.

In their roles, Arnold and Green will be tasked with continuing the Carpool Karaoke: The Series and The Kardashians producer’s growth into international territories and building on opportunities with UK national broadcasters, as Fulwell “enters a new era of expansion”, according to co-founder and managing partner Leo Pearlman.

Pearlman said: “Rachel and Jon are key appointments. Their creative partnership is an unrivalled powerhouse in the industry, they are simply amongst the most talented and seasoned television brains around, and we can’t wait to continue to grow our formats offer with them at the helm.”

Arnold and Green, who take up their roles in February, bring a strong background in formats creation to the company, having worked on high-profile titles from Love Island to Junior Doctors, and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.

Their appointments follow Arnold and Green’s recent decision to stand down as RDF creative director and creative director of development, respectively, after 12 months in the role. Arnold was responsible for the creative strategy of RDF, focusing on entertainment, fact-ent and reality programming.

The duo co-founded Banijay (then Endemol Shine) label Definitely before being handed creative leadership of stablemate RDF and its sub-labels Fizz and Little Wonder.

Arnold was an exec producer on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here and Hell’s Kitchen, before serving as Whizz Kid’s creative director, where she co-devised entertainment formats including Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.

Green has been an exec producer on myriad productions including Channel 4’s Gemma Collins: Self Harm & Me, the Million Pound… franchise for Channel 5 and 999: Emergency Call Out for 5Star. He has also previously served as head of development at Spun Gold and a development executive at the BBC.

Their appointments come a week after Fulwell bolstered its executive ranks in the US and UK. Besides James’ promotion, Ryann Lauckner joined as chief strategy and operating officer, while Paul Loban took up the position of senior vice-president for unscripted development, both based in LA. Meanwhile, Emma Conway was upped to executive vice-president of unscripted programming, having previously been head of unscripted.

Arnold said: “Fullwell 73 is bursting with creative talent, boundless energy, and comes with an international pedigree in delivering first class content. I can’t wait to join and get cracking on devising a new raft of entertaining unscripted formats.”

Green said: “It’s a privilege to be joining such a fun and creative company, who have the most incredible global reputation.”


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