23 Jun 2011
talkbackTHAMES announced today that Mark Sidaway has been promoted to the role of Co-Executive Producer to work alongside Beth Hart as Co-Executive Producer of The X Factor. Both Mark and Beth report into Richard Holloway, Director of Entertainment, talkbackTHAMES and Executive Producer of The X Factor.
Mark has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the show having series produced the BAFTA Award winning fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh series of The X Factor. Prior to this, Mark was the Series Producer on The Xtra Factor series two and three. In 2006, Mark led the team that re-formatted and re-launched the popular hit All Star Family Fortunes with Vernon Kaye. In 2001, Mark was part of the team that developed the world-wide award winning format Pop Idol with Simon Fuller. He also developed and produced Union Jack with Jack Osborne for Channel 4.
Cat Lawson has also joined the team as Series Producer. Cat has an impressive track record working on high profile entertainment shows including as Senior Producer on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here both in the UK and the US. She has also series produced Dancing on Ice and has worked on Hell’s Kitchen (Channel 4) and Any Dream Will Do (BBC1) as a Senior Producer.
Richard Holloway Director of Entertainment, talkbackTHAMES said, “Mark is an incredibly talented producer and has a real passion and flair for big shiny floor entertainment shows. He has risen through the ranks at talkbackTHAMES from a researcher to Executive Producer. Together with Beth and Cat I’m confident that this is one of the strongest teams in the business.”
The X Factor is a talkbackTHAMES/Syco TV production for ITV1. Executive Producers are Richard Holloway, Mark Sidaway and Beth Hart (talkbackTHAMES), Siobhan Green and Nigel Hall (Syco TV) and Series Producer is Cat Lawson (talkbackTHAMES).
For further information:
Mary O’Reilly, Head of Communications, talkbackTHAMES, Tel: 0207 861 8167, Mob: 07808 486 267, mary.o’firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES TO EDITORS:
talkbackTHAMES is one of the UK's some successful production companies providing award winning programming for all major terrestrial and digital channels. With an unparalleled range of programming including - The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Juice, Take Me Out to Grand Designs, Great British Railway Journeys, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The IT Crowd, QI, to The Apprentice - talkbackTHAMES has aired over 450 hours of programming on terrestrial TV in the past 12 months alone. talkbackTHAMES is the UK Production arm of FremantleMedia.