Rachel Bendavid Named Head of Scripted Programming BBC Studios-Lionsgate TV Partnership

Co-production pact has so far included a pair of pilot orders for “This Country” and “Ghosts”

Rachel Bendavid has been named head of scripted programming for the Lionsgate-BBC Studios Los Angeles TV partnership.

Bendavid will be responsible for overseeing the operations and content initiatives for the co-production partnership, as well as shepherding the development and production of its programming slate. Before joining Lionsgate, Bendavid served as vice president of drama programming for ABC Entertainment.

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Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

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