ITV has commissioned The Voice UK coach will.i.am to front Will.i.am: The Blackprint, a documentary examining what it means to be Black and British. Produced by Twofour as part of a season of shows for Black History Month, will.i.am will travel the UK meeting Black Brits and will compare their experiences with his own, having grown up in Los Angeles. Executive producers are will.i.am and Nic Patten. The senior producer is Laetitia Nneke. Other documentaries include Ashley Banjo: Britain in Black and White (working title), in which the Britain’s Got Talent star will examine his own past and Black British history. The film is made by David Olusoga’s Uplands Television.
BBC Studios Hires COO
BBC Studios’ television production arm has hired Martha Brass as its chief operating officer. She joins from French production giant Newen Group,