Alison Sharman

DRG secures Thoroughly Modern Media deal

UK distributor DRG has secured an exclusive, two-year first-look deal with factual feature specialist Thoroughly Modern Media. London-based TMM is known for Heston Blumenthal-starring programmes such as Grierson Award-nominated Heston’s Dinner in Space and 4x60mins Inside Heston’s World for SBS in Australia. For Modern Times Group-owned DRG, the deal comes after similar factual agreements with […]

Ex-ITV exec exits SBS in restructure

Former ITV director of factual and daytime Alison Sharman is returning to the UK after leaving her post at Australian cultural pubcaster SBS, which has undergone major restructuring. Sharman joined SBS three years as head of commissioned content, but will return to the UK with her family at the end of the month. During her […]

Sharman relocates to SBS

Australian multicultural broadcaster SBS has appointed former ITV director of daytime Alison Sharman to the new role of head of commissioning. She will relocate to Australia after 20 years working in senior roles for UK broadcasters ITV and the BBC. Sharman exited UK terrestrial ITV in February after seven years, where she was most recently […]

Klein leaves BBC Four to take ITV factual post

BBC four controller Richard Klein has been hired to lead rival ITV’s factual charge, as part of a series of new appointments. He will become the UK commercial channel’s director of factual, with former Channel 4 daytime chief Helen Warner becoming director of daytime. The pair join ITV this summer to take over the duties […]