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    Lexi Landsman joins BBC Studios Productions as development executive, unscripted

    BBC Studios Productions Australia has hired Lexi Landsman as development executive, unscripted. 

    Landsman joins Deb Spinocchia’s team developing formats and originals across factual, entertainment, and reality. 

    Kylie Washington, general manager and creative director at BBC Studios Productions Australia, said: “Lexi is an accomplished and experienced television executive with an in-depth knowledge of the global unscripted marketplace and a proven track record of adapting and refreshing existing formats as well as developing original programmes, and I’m delighted that she is joining the team.

    “Our unscripted business has gone from strength to strength under Deb’s leadership and now is the right time to further bolster the team to continue our growth.”

    Formerly head of development, unscripted for Fremantle Australia, Landsman played a key role in the commission of multiple new series including Tony Armstrong’s Extra-Ordinary Things (ABC). Prior to that, Lexi was a senior development producer at ITV Studios where she worked on the development and commission of shows Alone (SBS), My Mum, Your Dad (Channel 9), My Kitchen Rules (Channel 7) and Sydney Airport (SBS). 

    She spent 10 years at the Seven Network in factual and reality production and development, where her credits include Border Security, Emergency Call, World’s Richest Dogs, Towies (Netflix), Airways, and Con Girl (CJZ/Channel 7/Paramount+ UK) which she co-created. 

    “I am thrilled to be joining the BBC Studios team, who have grown exponentially over the past five and a half years, with the creation of 600 hours of television,” Landsman said.

    “I look forward to working with Deb and Kylie, and continuing their expansion of the unscripted slate of innovative and bold ideas, spanning factual, reality and entertainment.”

    The unscripted division of BBC Studios Productions Australia is currently in production on Top Gear Australia for Paramount +, Dancing With the Stars for Seven Network; and Mastermind for SBS.

    See also: Making Aussie content that works for FTA and streamers, locally and globally: BBC and Werner

    The post Lexi Landsman joins BBC Studios Productions as development executive, unscripted appeared first on Mediaweek.

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