12 Yard, part of ITV Studios, has announced that Michael Mannes has been appointed Managing Director, while Liz Gaskell is to take up the role of Creative Director, forming a new management team at the label following the departure of Andy Culpin to 110% Content.


Together they have over 25 years of experience at 12 Yard, Mannes having joined in 2005, while Gaskell has spent 13 years there during two separate stints. They will lead the label – which has offices in London and Glasgow – into a new era as they look to build upon its expanding and diverse slate of original entertainment formats that includes BBC Two’s innovative panel show, I’ll Get This, Dave’s Comedians Giving LecturesCelebrity Coach Trip for E4, Cruise Trip which is airing on Channel 4 later this year and Catchpoint, its co-pro with fellow ITV Studios label, Possessed, for BBC One.