Keshet International’s British independent production Keshet UK has appointed Christine Healy to the position of Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created role, the seasoned producer will be tasked with expanding the company’s scripted production footprint in the UK by building on Keshet UK’s recent successes including “Suspicion” (Apple TV+), “The A Word,” and its spin-off “Ralph and Katie” (both co-productions for BBC One).
Working out of Keshet UK’s offices in London, Healy will report to Jamie Munro, Managing Director of Keshet UK and also co-Managing Director of Greenbird. In addition to overseeing all aspects of production, her initial focus will be working with the Keshet UK team to mine the company’s extensive catalogue of international IP to build a scripted slate of English-language adaptations specifically for the UK broadcast and streaming markets, while also developing original projects with international appeal to be distributed Keshet International elsewhere.
The first title to be identified for development is the award-winning relationship drama “A Body that Works” (Keshet 12), which recently received its international premiere in competition at Series Mania 2023.
“We are thrilled to be joined by Christine, a fantastically talented drama specialist who is as excited about unlocking Keshet International’s rich catalogue of IP as I am. This enthusiasm, coupled with her fantastic connections and dogged determination, is just what we need right now to take things to the next level following the success of ‘Suspicion’ on Apple TV+,” Jamie Munro said.
Keren Shahar, CEO of Keshet International, added: “We are delighted to have Christine join the team at Keshet UK as our new COO. Her attention to detail and expertise in managing complex projects, multiple teams, and overseeing all aspects of production alongside her talent management skills and talent relationships makes her the ideal candidate to help lead our burgeoning production company in the UK.”
Lastly, Christine Healy commented: “I am so pleased to join Keren, Jamie and the wider Keshet International team as COO of Keshet UK. It is very exciting be tasked with strengthening the Keshet UK team and to boost the slate by developing projects like ‘A Body that Works’ and others from the wonderful Keshet International catalogue alongside compelling original commissions."
Christine Healy is a seasoned television producer with over 20 years of experience – as a line producer, Head of Production at New Pictures, and most recently as COO at Watford & Essex – who has played a pivotal role in the success of a multitude of high-profile dramas that have also travelled internationally, including “Line of Duty,” “Doctor Foster,” “The White Queen,” “Catherine the Great,” and “Des.” During her career she has worked with some of Britain’s leading production companies such as New Pictures, Drama Republic, Leftbank, Company Pictures, World Productions, BBC Studios, and ITV Studios.