Baby Cow hires Fremantle, BBC alum
Steve Coogan and Henry Normal’s UK prodco Baby Cow Productions has bolstered its scripted comedy team with the appointment of a former Fremantle and BBC Studios staffer.
Maisah Thompson has joined Baby Cow as a development producer. Reporting to Rupert Majendie, head of comedy development, Thompson will help grow the company’s scripted comedy slate and develop new comedy ideas.
She will also look to expand the company’s network of comedy talent, with a particular focus on working with the next generation of diverse and female talent.
Thompson joins Baby Cow from Objective Fiction, where she was a junior producer for scripted comedy development, responsible for a slate skewed towards young viewers. She also worked as an assistant producer on Arthur Mathews’ Road to Brexit for BBC2.
Prior to that, Thompson kicked off her career at Fremantle, working on popular shows such as QI and Celebrity Juice. She later went on to Retort to work on Channel 4 series Lowdown, before moving over to the indie’s development team as a junior researcher.
After spending time in development and production roles at BBC Studios on Upstart Crow and at Hitchhiker TV, Thompson became Channel 4 Comedy’s in-house script reader.