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Richard McKerrow - Creative Director

Richard McKerrow set up Love Productions in October 2004. He has conceived and executive produced many of Love Productions’ critically acclaimed factual series and formats including the award-winning series The Baby Borrowers and Britain’s Missing Top Model; Young Mums Mansion, Famous Rich and Homeless, Famous Rich and Jobless, My Life As An Animal, Tower Block of Commons, Kidnapped By The Kids, The Great British Bake-Off, Girls Hit South Africa, Young Autistic and Stagestruck and Famous Rich and In The Slums.

The shows and formats have sold around Europe and the world and Richard executive produced an American version of The Baby Borrowers for NBC and will be producing a brand new series of Kidnapped By The Kids for the OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) in the US this year.

Richard McKerrow began his career as a print journalist for The Nation magazine in New York. He also worked for Yorkshire Television in their Documentaries and Current Affairs department as a producer/director before joining Channel 4 in 1997 as a Commissioning Editor for Education. Before he started Love Productions, he was Creative Director and Managing Director of Maverick Television (2002-2004).

Anna Beattie - Joint Creative Director

Anna Beattie is joint creative head of Love, with particular responsibility for ideas. She has devised and developed many of the company's stand out hits, including The Baby Borrowers, Filthy Rich and Homeless and Young Mums' Mansion.

She started as a runner at LWT and joined BBC Manchester in 1992 to work on the "yoof" current affairs series.  She stayed for 6 years, during which time she worked on all the department's output, from Rough Guide to the World and The Travel Show, to theme nights and archive series. In 1998 she left to join Channel 4 as a deputy commissioning editor in the Features department. In 1999 she became editor and was responsible for the early series of Grand Designs and Location, Location, Location and the highest rating series of Deals on Wheels and Driven, as well as archive singles. In 2001 she left to join RDF Media where she secured the commission of three new formats. In 2002 she went freelance and worked principally with Maverick Television, where she devised the C4 format Ten Years Younger and developed Bollywood Star and The Chain, as well as setting up a department making low budget prime time history series for Five.

Letty Kavanagh - Managing Director

Letty Kavanagh is the Managing Director of Love Productions where she oversees the commercial, financial and production activities for the company.  Letty started her career in on-air promotions at RTE Ireland before moving into commercial advertising.  She was a founding director of award winning Pandora Productions where she produced commercial campaigns for clients such as The Irish Department of Transport, Department of the Environment, Baird McNutt, The National Symphony Orchestra and The Lottery Quizcall

In  2004 she relocated to the UK and quickly established herself in production and line management on a range of primetime formats, series and specials such as  Project Catwalk (Shine), Grand Designs TS (Talkback Thames), Jamie’s Foul Dinners (Fresh Productions), House of Tiny Tearaways (Outline Productions) and Nigella (Prospect Pictures).

In 2008 she joined Love Productions to line produce Boys and Girls Alone for C4, became Head of Production in 2009 overseeing the production slate for Love, Love West and Love US before being appointed Managing Director in 2013.

Kieran Smith - Creative Director for Factual

Kieran is Love Production's Creative Director for Factual, responsible for overseeing and developing Love’s factual slate. Kieran began his television career as a researcher in 1999 working at BBC Bristol on 999. With one series under his belt he decided to go freelance and quickly established a reputation as a producer of creative and imaginative programmes. He subsequently worked at Maverick Television, RDF Media, Granada and 3BM producing a wide range of documentary, factual entertainment and features programmes including 10 Years Younger, The Chain and Embarrassing Bodies.

He joined Love West in 2007 and series produced the hugely popular and critically acclaimed Young Mums’ Mansion. He has since gone on to executive produce a wide range of Love's output - Wags, Kids and World Cup Dreams, Scrapheap Orchestra, When Teenage Meets Old Age, Why Don't You Speak English, The Cruel Cut, the Bafta nominated Make Bradford British and Bafta winning The Great British Bake Off series 3.

Rupert Frisby - Director of Legal & Commercial Affairs

Rupert Frisby is the Director of Legal and Commercial Affairs at Love, responsible for all commercial and ancillary exploitation across Love content, as well as the business affairs, regulatory issues and IP protection. A qualified lawyer, with 17 year’s experience in content production, Rupert previously worked for Fremantle Media, where he oversaw commercial and business affairs for some of the UK’s most successful programming including X Factor, The Apprentice and Grand Designs. In 2010, he set up his own business consultancy, providing corporate and commercial advice for various media clients across television, feature films, digital and publishing, including Wall to Wall Television, Double Negative and Latimer Media. He went on to join Nutopia in 2011, specialising in international co-finance for high-end factual content and joined Love Productions in April 2013.