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Ex-London Live, Channel 4 exec joins Nutopia

Former London Live and Channel 4 commissioner Katie Boyd has joined Jane Root’s factual specialist Nutopia.

Boyd joins the Story of Us… prodco along with CB Films’ Simon Willgoss.

Boyd will become executive producer, while Willgoss becomes head of development. Nutopia’s current deputy head of development Lee McNulty is concurrently promoted to in-house producer.

Former Channel 4 features commissioning editor Boyd was most recently senior commissioning editor at UK local channel London Live, which has lost most of its commissioning team after backing out of entertainment production.

At Channel 4, she was responsible for titles such as Superscrimpers and Embarrassing Bodies. At Nutopia she will work in the prodco’s features division.

Willgoss was head of development at CB Films, where he landed the indie’s first series commission with Channel 4. He has also worked on The British for Sky Atlantic, How We Invented the World for Discovery and The 80s: The Decade That Made Us for National Geographic Channel.

Nutopia, which has offices in the UK and US, bills itself as the creator of the ‘mega doc’ genre, which includes the recent Nat Geo show The 90s: The Last Great Decade and new show How We Got to Now for PBS.