Mitre Studios reinforces its team and taps Holly Davies

She was tapped as Head of Development, Television and will create shows for both linear channels and streaming services in both the UK and globally.

20 FEB 2024

Holly Davies

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UK’s leading independent creative company Mitre Studios announces the appointment of ex BBC Studios and Viacom alum Holly Davies as their new Head of Development, Television. The appointment of Davies, underlines the ambitious vision Ant and Dec have for building Mitre Studios into a fully-fledged production powerhouse.

Holly’s role will be leading Mitre Studios’ development team and will be responsible for creating a pipeline of shows targeting the Entertainment, Fact Entertainment and Reality genres for both linear channels and streaming services in both the UK and globally.

Holly Davies said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Mitre Studios to help the hugely talented Ed and Jack implement the company’s creative strategy and build an exciting new slate of factual entertainment and entertainment shows. Ant and Dec are not just powerhouse national treasures who have been entertaining us for years fronting some of the biggest shows on the planet - they are also absolutely brilliant producers in their own right and I can’t wait to get started dreaming up the next generation of ambitious global formats with the team.”

Prior to joining Mitre Studios as Head of Development, Davies has led development teams and held senior positions at a range of companies including; Workerbee, Spun Gold, BBC Studios, Viacom, Naked and Boundless, developing and creating shows such as "Snowflake Mountain" for Netflix and "The Real Full Monty" series for ITV.

Mitre Managing Director, Ed Sleeman said: “We are delighted to have attracted Holly to Mitre Studios. She brings with her a brilliant development mind, a strong track record in creating innovative ideas and crucially the ability to take an idea from concept stage all the way through to green-light. We can’t wait for her to get started.”