All3Media has promoted Jane Turton to the CEO post, putting the last piece in place following the U.K. production company's acquisition by Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.All3Media encompasses 20 separate entities, mostly focused on unscripted production, including Gordon Ramsay's One Potato Two Potato and "Undercover Boss" producer Studio Lambert.Turton, All3Media's chief operating officer, moves into the top job vacated in September by Farah Ramzan Golant following the Discovery-Liberty deal. Turton has been with the company since 2008.James Rosenstock, Discovery Communications...
Jane Turton became CEO of U.K.-based production and distribution company All3Media in February 2015, but had been leading the business on an interim basis as managing director since September 2014, when it was bought for $930 million by Discovery Communications and John Malone’s international cable business Liberty Global.
Recent All3Media pacts include a partnership with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to launch Studio Ramsay, which will produce unscripted and scripted shows, and a content deal with Liberty Global to supply four original drama series over two years.
All3Media is comprised of 28 production companies, and a distribution arm, All3Media Intl., which has more than 7,000 hours of content in its library. Its production labels include Bentley Prods. (“Midsomer Murders”), Company Pictures (“Shameless”), Lion Television (“Cash Cab”) and Studio Lambert (“Undercover Boss”).
Managing a group of companies that pride themselves on creativity, independence and an entrepreneurial spirit, and containing some well-developed egos, Turton has to employ a steely determination blended with diplomacy.
The bulk of its production effort is focused on the U.K., but it has growing emphasis on the U.S. All3Media also intends to move beyond its existing businesses in the Netherlands and Germany into new European territories. The company continues to grow in the U.K., most recently with the acquisition of Sam Mendes’ Neal Street Prods. (“Call the Midwife”) and New Pictures (“The Missing”).
Boosting its scripted output is seen as a priority for the group.
Turton joined All3Media in 2008 as director of business development and business affairs, and deputy chief operating officer, and she rose to COO in 2011. Prior to joining the company, she was director of commercial and business affairs at ITV Network, having been previously director of business affairs at ITV Studios.