Nigel Pickard has joined the board of UK indie Nevision, which has also brought on producer Sharon Bloom to work up new scripted projects for the international market.
Nevision was formed in 2013 by The Ruth Rendell Mysteries producer Neil Zeiger and one of the creators of Doc Martin, Tim Buxton, as a prodco and and funding business for indies that are making content with international potential.
Industry veteran Pickard (left) will work alongside the company’s founders to grow the business.
Pickard has run kids and family at Zodiak Media as well as being controller of children’s at the BBC and director of programmes at ITV.
Pickard said: “Nevision is a conduit for free agents looking to work with the best in drama, factual and children’s programming. As a company, we are planning to further expand our slate of productions working with like-minded creatives on top-tier programming for the global audience.”
Bloom has worked as a producer and executive producer for the BBC and ITV and her credits include Peak Practice and Silent Witness. Nevision said she will develop a significant slate of high end drama projects for the global market. “I’m very excited about working with Nevision at a time when the company is further expanding into innovative scripted programming,” said Bloom. “I look forward to working with great writers, producers and directors to create high end drama for the international audience.”
Nevision’s CEO James Cabourne added: “Having worked first-hand with Nigel on our coproduced children’s series Floogals with Zodiak, we know he is the right fit for our hand-picked creative team. He is highly respected both in the UK and internationally and is perfectly positioned to help with the next phase of Nevision’s evolution.
“I am also delighted that a producer of Sharon’s quality and impressive track record has agreed to join us to play a key role in growing Nevision’s drama slate and getting our projects to the screen.”