Creative Director of Development

Fernando De Jesus

Global team

Fernando De Jesus manages the development slate for new ideas, reporting to Lisa Edwards. He joined Studio Ramsay in October 2018 and is responsible for development across the UK and US.

Previously he ran the independent production company Thinking Violets, creators of Sky’s Who’d Be A Billionaire? and Hard Beauty. He also spent eight years at ITV Studios working across both development and production and securing commissions across ITV, ITV2, The History Channel and many international territories.

At ITVS he helped to sell formats The Chase, Four Weddings, May the Best House Win and Come Dine With Me around the world and helped secure original commissions including Seven Days With… , The Big Reunion, Hoard Hunters and Beat TV - the first branded content ever commissioned by ITV, and created ITV’s first YouTube channel for original content for The Big Reunion Tour.

His production credits include I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here Now!, Mystery Map, Come Dine with Me, Harbour Lives and he series directed the award winning Series 4 of Paul O’Grady’s For The Love Of Dogs. De Jesus also co-created the first live interactive factual film ‘Choose Your Own Documentary’ and digital version The Boy in The Book.