Fatima Salaria leaves Fremantle backed The intern indie Naked after three years in office.
The former TBEN and Channel 4 commissioner has been MD since 2020 and will leave in the spring, with her replacement to be appointed in due course.
Salaria has experienced a period of growth during her tenure where Naked merged with fellow Fremantle label Boundless and was responsible for the likes of TBEN Three’s the rap game, Netflix’s Snowflake Mountain and ITV’s Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the pedophile. Other notable successes include the Cara Delevingne helmet Planet sex for TBEN Three and Hulu.
Fremantle UK CEO Simon Andreae said the team will miss her greatly.
“It’s been great to see Naked grow and expand under her leadership – she’s helped chart a new path for the company and she’s leaving with a slew of exciting new projects in the pipeline for Naked,” he added.
Salaria said she is “incredibly proud of everything we’ve accomplished both on and off screen in what has been the most exciting period of my career.”
“My mission was not only to merge two companies and increase sales, but also to foster a truly inclusive culture,” she continues. “I couldn’t be happier with the shows we’ve made and the team we’ve built and I will miss both terribly.”
Salaria joined Naked after a spell as Head of Specialist Factual at Channel 4, during which time she was responsible for history, science, natural history and art, and adventure shows for the pubcaster. She made her breakthrough at the TBEN, where she worked her way up to Commissioning Editor for Religion and Ethics. She is also the Executive Chair of the Edinburgh TV Festival.