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In its second senior hire of 2018, scripted children’s drama and returning series specialist Bryncoed Productions has named Jonathan Wolfman as its first young-adult (YA) development head.

brynocoed 27SEP2018In June 2018, the Foz Allan-founded Canterbury-based indie hired Emma Yap as development producer and says that its latest appointment reflects its rapid expansion since its launch as a full-service production company in 2017.

Wolfman’s development, production and script-editing credits include work with UK YA brands including CBBC’s Worst Witch, Wolfblood, Hetty Feather, Pet Squad, Scoop, and BAFTA-winning series The Dumping Ground and Tracy Beaker Returns. Most recently, he produced Katy, a three-part drama for CBBC adapted from Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s best-selling children’s novel. Prior to CBBC, Wolfman spent a number of years in development as a producer for Talent Television and Talent Kids, where he worked across a range of genres and formats. During this period, he produced Skatoony for Cartoon Network — a series that eventually became My Phone Genie — and devised the 96-episode reality game show Best of Friends for CBBC.

“I’ve worked with Jonathan for years and know from first-hand experience that his understanding of YA audiences in second to none,” Allan remarked. “As we begin to realise our creative ambitions, we need not only a safe pair of hands, but ones that are also highly skilled in the art of YA concept development. Jonathan not only brings this to Bryncoed but also a mind brimming with wild, weird and wonderful ideas.”

Wolfman added: "I can’t think of a better opportunity than reuniting with Foz and helping him to develop smart, accessible content for YA audiences. I’ve been working on a couple of screenplays for Foz, so it seems a natural step to become fully involved with Bryncoed, driving not only my own projects from script to screen, but also helping to shape the company’s development slate. Mark my words — Bryncoed is one to watch.”

A priority project on Wolfman’s development slate is Undercover Kid, an action-adventure series that combines stand-alone stories with ongoing serial cliff-hangers.