EXCLUSIVE: Welcome to Earth with Will Smith producer Nutopia is pushing additional into the returning codecs sport with the rent of a brand new Inventive Director within the UK.
Tom Watt-Smith joins Nutopia from Secrets and techniques of the Saqqara Tomb producer Lion TV just some months after he was promoted to turn into Lion’s Inventive Director of Premium and Specialist Factual.
At Nutopia, he’ll tackle the newly-created Inventive Director of Codecs and Particular Tasks submit to increase the transatlantic outfit’s documentary and returning codecs slate, based mostly out of London. He’ll “help Nutopia’s continued development into new markets, worth factors, and territories,” in line with the indie.
Nutopia’s reveals embody Nat Geo’s Welcome to Earth with Will Smith, Netflix’s African Queens and Sky Historical past’s Royal Mob. Jane Root’s outfit additionally has a deal in place with former Journey Channel boss Pat Younge to develop a various and inclusive slate.
Throughout his three-and-a-half-year Lion stint, Watt-Smith developed and produced a slate of reveals together with the BBC’s Stolen: Catching the Artwork Thieves, PBS/ARTE’s Saving Venice and an upcoming Liz Bonnin Caribbean present. He was promoted to his present position in January following a restructure with All3Media stablemate Lime Photos. Previous employers embody Uncooked and Studio Lambert.
Watt-Smith will report into Nutopia’s recently-promoted Chief Inventive Officer Simon Willgoss, who known as him “one of many UK’s prime creatives, who will lead our cost into new markets and genres.”
Watt-Smith mentioned the chance was “unattainable to show down.”
“The size and ambition of Nutopia’s tasks is famous and I really feel honored to hitch within the subsequent chapter of their story,” he added.