David Lyle

David Lyle Foundation opens applications for 2020 program

The David Lyle Foundation, the industry-wide not-for-profit organisation that aims to help young executives build careers in the international TV business, has opened the application process for its first scholarship program. The foundation was launched earlier this year in memory of David Lyle, the much-loved former Fox, National Geographic and FremantleMedia exec, who passed away […]

David Lyle Foundation launches to aid young in TV

The David Lyle Foundation launched this weekend (6 April), a not-for-profit organisation designed to help young people develop careers in the entertainment business. The initiative is launched in memory of David Lyle, the much-loved TV veteran, who had been a mentor to many in the industry during his 40-year career. It aims to provide guidance […]

TBI Weekly: TV pays respect to top execs

Two prominent execs sadly passed away this month, with many in the industry paying respects for their former colleagues. Over the weekend it emerged that well-liked and well-respected executive David Lyle (pictured) had passed away after a long fight with cancer. Lyle was a prominent figure in the TV business and has worked across FremantleMedia North […]

David Lyle passes away aged 67

Former Fox, National Geographic and FremantleMedia chief David Lyle has passed away aged 67. The well-liked and much-respected executive succumbed after a long fight with cancer on Thursday at his home in LA. The Australia-born Lyle was permanent figure at international markets such as MIPCOM, and was widely respected for his humorous, straight-talking approach to […]

US non-scripted bodies merge to create NPACT

The Non-Fiction Producers Association (NPA) and PactUS are merging to create a new US-based non-scripted producers body, NPACT. In an “unprecedented show of solidarity” aimed at highlighting the strength of non-scripted prodcos in the US and fighting off a “looming crisis”, the two trades bodies have pooled forces. NPACT will include 99 member prodcos and […]

PactUS plans digital content mini-market

PactUS and the Global Online Video Association (GOVA) are working together on a selection of initiatives, including the launch of a digital content-focused mini-market. The pair is launching an event that they bill as “first-of-its-kind”, which will comprise “select linear TV and digital buyers”. The move comes after PactUS, the American arm of UK indie […]

PactUS plots digital expansion

The US arm of independent producers association Pact has forged a new alliance with a group representing producers of web content. The digital expansion also sees PactUS team up with a US law firm that specialises in digital programming deals. David Lyle (left), the former Fox exec who heads PactUS, is expanding the breadth of […]

Eli Holzman to chair PactUS board

US producer and indie boss Eli Holzman will chair the board of PactUS. The US producers’ association, modelled on its UK equivalent, was formed last year and has now named its board members. Holzman, who left All3Media America to form the Intellectual Property Corporation at the start of the year, will be joined by execs […]

PactUS makes first hire

The New US arm of UK indies body Pact has hired Matt Gould has its executive VP. The hire is the first PactUS has made since David Lyle was revealed as president of the body last month. Gould was most recently executive VP at UK indie Zig Zag Productions, where he worked with US broadcasters […]

PactUS formed with ex-Nat Geo chief Lyle

Former National Geographic Channel CEO David Lyle will be the inaugural president of UK indie trade body Pact’s stateside arm. Lyle (left) is currently establishing offices in New York and LA for PactUS, which will seek to give voice to the American indie television production community. He will hire staff to man these bases, and […]