The exodus continues. Emma Swain, stalwart of BBC tv production for 20 years, “has decided to leave the BBC to take up new challenges.” In many circumstances, this is code for 'has cut a deal", probably capped at £150k. Emma took a year off from her day job (£220k pa) at factual to think five years into the future. This culminated in a cull of executives in factual in January.
Emma's partner is drama producer Laurence Bowen, who has just set up a new company, Dancing Ledge. Fremantle Media have taken a 25% stake, and Larry has a development deal with actor Martin Freeman.