BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions Appoints for Scripted


BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions has appointed two creative executives to its North American scripted business.

Rachel Bendavid and Angie Stephenson have jointly been named executive VPs for scripted programming for BBC Studios Productions, reporting to Valerie Bruce, head and general manager of BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions.

Bendavid and Stephenson will work in collaboration with BBC Studios Productions’ president of scripted, Mark Linsey, with all three executives based in the Los Angeles office.

Bendavid joins BBC Studios from her recent role as the head of scripted programming for the co-production partnership between Lionsgate and BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions.

Stephenson has been elevated from her prior role as BBC Studios’ senior VP of scripted development.

“Rachel and Angie are both exceptionally accomplished, and I have confidence that they will combine their talents to help us fuel the continued growth of our scripted business,” said Bruce. “With over a decade of experience at ABC overseeing hit shows such as The Good Doctor and Once Upon a Time, Rachel brings sharp creative acumen and an extensive network of industry relationships cultivated throughout her career. Prior to that, Rachel worked at FOX, where she dedicated her creative talents to guiding iconic series, including Glee and J.J. Abrams’ Fringe. Angie has proven expertise working with leading U.S. buyers and as an executive producer on a range of break-out series, including The Night Of, Ghosts, Call Me Kat and Welcome to Flatch. She is passionate about collaborating with British and American creatives, bolstered by her deep understanding of both cultures, which makes her uniquely adept at bringing them together to develop fresh, compelling content that audiences embrace.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to lead BBC Studios LA scripted programming into its next chapter,” said Bendavid and Stephenson. “BBC Studios has some of the most beloved and successful global brands to inspire us, a passion for creative excellence, great storytelling and outstanding talent on both sides of the Atlantic. We are truly excited about what lies ahead.”