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Plimsoll builds team with BBC hire

Rachel Morgan

Plimsoll Productions has appointed a former commissioning editor at the BBC to head of specialist factual and documentaries, focused on both the UK and international markets.

Rachel Morgan was commissioning editor for specialist factual at the BBC where she was responsible for shows and coproductions including The Greatest Tomb on Earth (Nat Geo), Forces of Nature with Brian Cox (PBS), Expedition New Earth with Professor Stephen Hawking (Smithsonian) and the forthcoming Wellcome Trust/PBS project with actor Andy Serkis (Lord of The Rings, Planet of the Apes).

Alison Bennett

Before commissioning, she spent a decade working for leading UK indies, eventually becoming director of programmes at Endemol Shine-owned Darlow Smithson.

Plimsoll has also appointed Jonathan Jackson as finance director and Alison Bennett as head of community outreach.

In his new role, Jackson will oversee Plimsoll’s strategic financial affairs as well as help devise and implement growth objectives and opportunities.

Jonathan Jackson

Bennett will be responsible for organising the company’s community outreach, which already includes working with the Stephen Lawrence Trust, a partnership with the Channel 4 Production Trainee Scheme and offering six-week work placements for young people from diverse backgrounds.

All three executives will be based at the company’s Bristol office.

Factual specialist Plimsoll was launched in 2013 by former Zodiak USA CEO Grant Mansfield.


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