Rebecca Saponiere

Executive Producer


Rebecca is one of our Executive Producers, she joined our Manchester Factual Entertainment and Reality Department in 2015 and began working closely with Fiona O’Sullivan Series Producing and latterly exec’ing multiple series of the MTV hit Teen Mom UK including the spin off Series Young and Pregnant. Rebecca has lead Teen Mom UK to record ratings and the Best Factual Entertainment Award at the 2019 RTS North West Awards.

Rebecca’s freelance TV career spans 20 years,  including roles at BBC and ITV,  working for multiple indie’s including Talkback, RDF, Monkey Kingdom, making programmes for all major Broadcasters including Superhuman Giants, Martin Clunes: Islands of Britain and The Real Housewives of Cheshire all for ITV, The Voice UK for BBC and Geordie Shore for MTV.

When did you join True North?
September 2015

What shows are you particularly proud of that you have worked on at True North and elsewhere?
Teen Mom UK being the highest rated show on MTV was a real highpoint

Anything that stands out about your career?
Winning a Golden Panda Award in Mongolia for a documentary about some of the World’s Smallest people.

What’s your favourite bit of your job?
The total lack of routine that my job gives me is probably what l love the most – along with the chaos and constant trouble shooting which is where I am happiest. No two days have ever been the same.

What show would you most like to make if you could make anything in the world?
If we could turn back time – Episode 1 series 1 of Big Brother

Anything you feel really strongly about in the industry?
It’s a real shame so many companies don’t offer paid work experience – the industry therefore misses out on a lot of brilliant people who can’t afford to work for free at the start of their careers