Cream Productions expands development team with new hires

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Sahba Li and Jane Churchill-Smith will work with VP of development James Farr to expand the company's premium slate.

Toronto-based Cream Productions is expanding its development team with a pair of key hires.

Sahba Li (pictured, right) is joining the company to work as Cream’s director of development. In this role, Li will spearhead the company’s roster of talent-led development projects.

Li has more than 30 credits to her name, having worked in a variety of production and post-production roles. Her credits include The Incredible Race for Food Network, Salvage Hunters for Discovery, Confucius Was a Foodie for National Geographic, and Playhouse Masters for TLC.

Jane Churchill-Smith (pictured, left) has also been appointed by the company in the role of development executive. Churchill-Smith has a history with Cream, having worked as a researcher on History of the Sitcom (CNN) before transitioning to freelance writing in development. In her new role with Cream, she will create and develop across genres for the company.

Both Li and Churchill-Smith will report directly to Cream VP of development, James Farr.

“Both Sahba and Jane are cornerstone additions to our team as we continue to expand our operations and cultivate our robust premium slate,” Farr said in a release.

Recent high-profile titles produced by Cream include All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs for Amazon Prime Video, The Story of Late Night and History of the Sitcom for CNN, and The Haunted Museum and A Ghost Ruined My Life with Eli Roth for Discovery+.

This story originally appeared in Realscreen