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Curwin leaves Garden but remains with ITV

Nick Curwin is exiting is role as co-CEO of The Garden, but will remain with the UK prodco’s parent, ITV Studios, after signing a new deal. His new role means Garden co-founder and co-chef exec Magnus Temple becomes sole CEO, after he agreed to an “indefinite extension” to his existing deal. This comes four years […]

Ex-Dragonfly boss resurfaces at ITV Studios prodco

The former managing director of Dragonfly Film & TV, Simon Dickson, has joined an ITV Studios-owned UK producer. Dickson is joining Shiver, producer of doc Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile and the … Up doc series, to launch a new label. He will be joined by executive producer Lorraine Charker-Phillips, who is joining from […]

Buyers Briefing: Dan Korn, Discovery Networks Western Europe

Name: Dan Korn Title: Senior VP and head of programming, Discovery Networks Western Europe Discovery’s western Europe programming chief tells TBI what’s working on his pay channels, how Discovery goes about commissioning for its many channels, what types of show it is looking for and what’s coming up in terms of acquired, commissioned and in-house […]

Ob docs: obsolete or of the moment?

Rumblings that the ob doc trend is stifling creativity on both sides of the Atlantic have divided the factual programming industry. Is the genre coming to the end of its cycle, or is it simply evolving, asks Jesse Whittock The commissions of History’s Pawn Stars and American Pickers in 2009 and 2010 respectively ushered in […]

Channel 4 ups factual chief to Jay Hunt deputy

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has promoted head of factual Ralph Lee to deputy chief creative officer, working next in line to Channel 4 boss and chief creative officer Jay Hunt. Lee takes on the role in addition to his existing head of factual duties and will deputise for Hunt on creative decision-making across all of […]

Channel 4 adds Twofour producer to factual team

UK terrestrial Channel 4 has appointed Twofour Broadcast’s David Brindley to its factual commissioning team. Reporting into deputy head of factual Nick Mirsky, Brindley (left) will work on developing major multi-part doc series and maintaining returning programmes such as 24 Hours in A&E and First Dates as commissioning editor. He will work alongside co-commissioning editors […]

Shine International confirms permanent CEO

Shine International’s interim CEO Nadine Nohr has been confirmed in the post on a permanent basis. Nohr (below) has held the interim title at News Corp-owned Shine Group’s international arm since September last year, when she was drafted in to replace Camilla Hammer, who had left for personal reasons after less than a year in […]

ITV cuts £18m deal for The Garden

ITV has acquired The Garden, the UK indie behind shows including 24 Hours in A&E and The Audience for £18 million (US$27.4 million). The UK free-to-air broadcaster announced the deal this morning. The initial payment will be followed by another payout depending on the production company’s performance over the next five years. It reported a […]