Buccaneer Media, the production company behind hit Anna Friel series “Marcella” and Irvine Walsh adaptation “Crime,” has super-charged its management team with two new senior hires: Moreyba Bidessie (pictured, left) joins as executive producer and Jo Evans (right) as head of production.
Both Bidessie and Evans will report to Buccaneer’s joint chief executives Richard Tulk-Hart and Tony Wood at the company’s London headquarters. Bidessie will work closely with Wood and executive producer Anna Burns on the company’s scripted development slate while Evans will oversee all Buccaneer’s production activity.
“Jo and Moreyba are joining Buccaneer at a very exciting time for the company,” said Tulk-Hart. “We have produced two big dramas during a very difficult year for everyone and have a number of shows set up around the world for next year and beyond, further fuelling our growth. Both Jo and Moreyba bring so much to the company in their area of expertise and it’s exciting to have them on board.”
Bidessie was previously a vice president at A+E Networks International overseeing international scripted development, where she executive produced “Miss Scarlet & The Duke” and spy thriller “Red Election”. She also oversaw creative development on the network’s original scripted acquisitions. Before that, she did stints at Sky Vision, as scripted acquisitions manager, and Fox International Channels/FNG, as global acquisitions manager.
“I am delighted to be joining such a fantastic, talented team of people and can’t wait to get going,” Bidessie said. “Buccaneer has a world class development slate and I’m excited at the opportunity of working with some of the very best writing talent in the business.”
Evans joins from Tiger Aspect Productions, where her credits included “Domina,” “Peaky Blinders” and “The A Word.” As a freelance production manager and line producer she also worked on ITV Studios’ “Hatton Garden” and BBC One’s “Dr Foster.”
“I am thrilled to be joining Buccaneer Media. I have long admired their output and I am looking forward to getting to work on their exciting and diverse slate of projects,” said Evans.
As well as a number of soon-to-be-announced projects in development with international partners, Buccaneer are currently in production on Irvine Walsh’s adaptation of “Crime,” the author’s first television adaptation for BritBox.