STV Productions appoints its first Head of Factual Development

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Rosy Marshall-McCrae has joined STV Productions - one of the UK’s leading content businesses - as Head of Factual Development
The new position has been created to support STV Productions’ ambitious plans for domestic and international growth by building on its strengths across specialist factual and documentaries. The business has a record of hits across the genre, with successful projects including Ross Kemp Behind Bars – Inside Barlinnie for ITV, BAFTA -winning Dunblane: Our Story for BBC Two, and most recently, Britain’s Polar Bear Cub for Channel 4 and Lucy Worsley’s Fireworks For A Tudor Queen for BBC Four.
Marshall-McCrae was previously at Red Sky Productions where she was Head of Development, leading a production team which secured BBC commissions including the popular daytime series Island Medics. Prior to this, she worked as an Edit Producer - on two series of Prison: First and Last 24 Hours, produced by STV Productions for Sky One, and on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas made by Raise The Roof Productions for Channel 4.   She has also developed, produced and directed a range of programmes including Skint, Strippers, Location, Location, Location and One Born Every Minute (all for Channel 4), Bangkok Airport (BBC Three), and Wedding Disaster Specials (Channel 5).

After completing an MA in International Broadcast Journalism at University of Wales, Marshall-McCrae started her career in News and Current affairs at BBC Wales. She then moved to London to join Firecracker Films before relocating to Scotland to work on high-profile documentaries such as BAFTA, Grierson and International Emmy Award-winning, Terry Pratchett: Facing Extinction (BBC Two).
STV Productions Head of Factual, Michael McAvoy, commented:
“Rosy Marshall-McCrae is a hugely talented, passionate documentary developer, producer and director so we’re delighted to have recruited her to our newly-created Head of Factual Development role. 
“Rosy’s considerable skills in developing and producing factual programming that takes the viewers into fascinating precincts and tells stories in a compelling, revealing and exciting way will be invaluable in helping us secure many more hits in the factual genre.”
Rosy Marshall-McCrae said:
“I’m excited to be joining such a well-established team, who already have such a great reputation for making quality programmes. I’m looking forward to helping the team secure more series, some of which I hope will become landmark commissions and cement Scotland’s position as a place that can deliver bold and outstanding programming."
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Notes to Editors
STV Productions
STV Productions is one of the UK’s leading content businesses with ambitious plans for domestic and international growth. 
The company has a record of success across a range of genres, including drama, entertainment and factual, for a wide range of broadcasters.  Ratings winner Antiques Road Trip has run for sixteen series on the BBC, along with seven series of sister programme Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. A further two series of Antiques Road Trip and an eighth series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip are now in production.
In entertainment, the company has produced six series of Catchphrase for ITV, game shows And They’re Off...for Sport Relief for BBC One and Babushka for ITV Daytime, as well as The Dressing Room for UKTV’s entertainment channel W.
STV Productions has a track record of producing quality drama, with four part thriller The Victim currently in production for BBC One. The company recently announced a second BBC commission - 90 minute drama Elizabeth is Missing, adapted from Emma Healey’s novel. Previous drama productions include Taggart and Rebus for ITV.
Highlights among Factual series and specials include Britain’s Polar Bear Cub for Channel 4, two series of Prison: First & Last 24 Hours for Sky1, Ross Kemp Behind Bars – Inside Barlinnie for ITV, Scotland and the Battle for Britain presented by Andrew Marr for BBC Two, Fire in the Night, an award winning feature documentary to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster and Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered for BBC1, Smithsonian Channel and Discovery Canada.
STV Productions works with a number of leading international sales agents that distribute its completed programmes and formats outside the UK. The company recently announced a partnership with Sky Vision, covering international distribution rights to STV Productions' unscripted catalogue as well as a global distribution deal for forthcoming BBC drama, The Victim.
STV Productions has a strategic development partnership with Motion Content Group to create new entertainment, factual and drama projects for the UK and international markets.