BBC Studios creates a new role of creative director for comedy | Molly Seymour appointed to the job © Stewart Capper

BBC Studios creates a new role of creative director for comedy

Molly Seymour appointed to the job

BBC Studios Comedy Productions has recruited Molly Seymour to  the newly created role of creative director. 

With 14 years of experience in the TV and film industry, she is currently head of Jax UK, where she developed and produced  Everyone Else Burns for Channel 4.  She also produced short form series Peck’Eds with writer/performer Soph Galustian for BBC Three. 

Announcing the appointment, Josh Cole, head of comedy at BBC Studios Productions said: ‘We’re delighted to be bringing someone of Molly’s skill, creativity, and dynamism to the team. 

‘Molly has a fine comic mind, impeccable talent relationships and knows exactly how to nurture the next generation of comedy and comedy drama. I’m thrilled she’s joining BBC Studios Productions.’

Seymour, who takes up her job next month, added: ‘What an exciting honour it is going to be, to work with Josh and the prolific team in comedy at BBC Studios Productions. Not only is there prestige and heritage in their output, but they’re also leading the way in ambition, scale and ensuring that comedy is at the forefront of what people continue to watch. 

‘I'm so excited to find fun ways to keep building on this special slate whilst working with the best of British talent and sharing their ideas in the UK and internationally’

Previously Seymour worked in development at Baby Cow where she produced Jon Pointing’s short form series, Hunter, for BBC Three. Before Baby Cow, Molly was assistant producer to Richard Curtis on Red Nose Day.

BBC Studios recent comedy productions include Inside No. 9, A Whole Lifetime With Jamie Demetriou, Diane Morgan’s Mandy, Ladhood and Black Ops as well as long-running BBC hits Two Doors Down and Mrs Brown’s Boys.

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Published: 8 Dec 2023

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