RAW RESTRUCTURES ITS SENIOR CREATIVE TEAM TO REFLECT COMPANY GROWTH AND NEW COMMISSIONS
Following its recent successes at the 2018 BAFTAs, BANFFs and multiple nominations for the Grierson Awards, All3Media TV and film production company Raw announces changes to its senior creative team as it grows its slate of new TV projects.
Raw’s Executive Producer Tom Barry is promoted to the newly created role of Director of Programmes, UK Factual. Tom most recently executive produced the highly acclaimed Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me for BBC Two. The single film has been nominated for three Grierson Awards and was a double winner at the 2018 BAFTA Craft Awards. Tom’s TV slate includes the ratings winning series Flatpack Empire for BBC Two and Britain’s Busiest Airport: Heathrow for ITV.
Further changes to Raw’s creative team include the promotion of Raw’s Ross Goodlass to Head of Development UK Factual. Goodlass has been responsible for devising, developing and producing a raft of high-rating singles and returning series, including Unsafe Sex In The City (BBC Three), Worst Place To Be A Pilot, The Man With 10-Stone Testicles and The Nightclub Toilet (Channel 4). During his time at Raw, he has played a key role in expanding the company’s Specialist Factual and Documentary output, including the award-winning The Drug Trial: Emergency At The Hospital (BBC Two), Abortion On Trial with Anne Robinson (BBC Two), and Acid Attack (BBC Three). Goodlass will be supported by Sarah Harris, who previously ran development at Century Films and has been promoted to Deputy Head of Development. They will report to Liesel Evans, Creative Director of UK Factual.
Joely Fether, CEO of Raw, says “Tom Barry has played an absolutely key part in the growth and success of Raw in the UK and working alongside Liesel and our brilliant development team, newly headed by Ross Goodlass, the future for this division of Raw feels pretty incredible”.
Raw UK currently has a number of TV series on air and in production including the recent three part series The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer, Bollywood: The World’s Biggest Film Industry and Searching For Mum, all for BBC Two; the forthcoming 90 minute special Drowning In Plastic with Liz Bonin (part of the BBC One Plastic Watch season in September and the recently announced Tom Daley on Surrogacy (w.t) for BBC One. It is also in production with a number of major, yet to be announced, series for a range of broadcasters including BBC, ITV and Netflix.
Raw also has a thriving US division, making hit TV series in the U.S including Gold Rush, Locked up Abroad and Homestead Rescue; its feature film American Animals has been critically acclaimed in the U.S and opens in the UK in September, along with Three Identical Strangers.