David Harrison


Discovery goes global for ‘Wheeler Dealers’ spin-off

Discovery has handed a global commission for an eight-part Wheeler Dealers spin-off, which will air on its international channels and MotorTrend TV channel out of the US.  Wheeler Dealers: Dream Car (8 x 60 minutes) will be fronted by motoring presenter Mike Brewer and will see car lovers trading up unwanted vehicles for their dream […]

Betty adds factual heads including Lime Pictures exec

All3Media-owned Betty has appointed Lime Pictures’ Daniella Berendson (left) to the newly created role of head of factual entertainment and promoted David Harrison (right) to become head of factual and adventure formats. The duo will work closely with CCO Alex Menzies, who joined the company last June after the departure of the company’s joint managing […]

Betty hires Optomen development chief

Discovery Communications-owned indie Betty has hired Optomen Television’s head of development. Damian Pitman will take the same post at the Bear Grylls: Mission Survive producer, where he will work closely with managing director Neil Smith. At Optomen, he helped develop the upcoming primetime series The Miracle for ITV and Employ Me for BBC Two. In […]

Discovery prodco hires for features, male shows

Discovery Networks International’s UK-based prodco Betty has hired a pair of executives as part of moves to ramp of production of features and male-skewed programming. Adventure programming showrunner David Harrison, who has worked at companies such as Tern TV and Zodiak Media and run his own indie, Ambition Productions, will look to expand Betty’s adventure […]