Baby Cow Productions has bolstered its scripted-comedy team with the appointment of Maisah Thompson as its new development producer.
In her new role, Thompson will help grow the company’s scripted-comedy slate and will be instrumental in the development of new comedy ideas. She will also look to expand the company’s network of comedy talent. Thompson will report to Rupert Majendie, head of comedy development.
Thompson joins Baby Cow from Objective Fiction, where she was most recently a junior producer for scripted-comedy development and responsible for a slate skewed towards young viewers (16-34). She also worked as an assistant producer on Arthur Mathews’ Road to Brexit. She previously spent time in development and production roles at BBC Studios on Upstart Crow and at Hitchhiker TV, and later became Channel 4 Comedy’s in-house script reader. Thompson kicked off her career at FremantleMediaUK working on shows such as QI and Celebrity Juice.
Rupert Majendie, head of comedy development at Baby Cow, said: “I’m so excited to have Maisah join our comedy team. Her inspiring love, understanding and knowledge of comedy makes her the perfect person to help us build on Baby Cow’s comedy history.”
Thompson said: “I am truly thrilled to be joining the brilliant Baby Cow team. I’m looking forward to developing plenty of laugh-out-loud projects with a whole host of new and exciting talent.”
Steve Coogan, creative director and co-founder at Baby Cow, added: “If you’re part of Baby Cow, you want to trample boundaries and you’ve got something to say. Maisah will help us grow comedy at Baby Cow through her hunger to champion hidden talent, crafting stories full of truth and humor in new and different ways.”