Emma Cooper

Pulse bolsters non-fiction with Cooper upped in rejig

Vice Media-backed Pulse Films is expanding its non-fiction division promoting Emma Cooper to global president. Cooper will be based in London and joined by new hire Ryan Harrington, who is to become executive producer for non-fiction feature documentaries. He will be based in New York and report to Cooper. The refreshed division will put a […]

Dragons’ Den exec joins Pulse for unscripted

Vice-backed Pulse Films has hired Ceri Aston (right) as head of non scripted. Aston is best known as the executive producer of the UK version of Dragons’ Den, and is credited with revitalising the show on the BBC. As a BBC Entertainment exec, her credits also include Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands and […]

Pulse promotes pair for production

Pulse Films has promoted Claire Wingate and Isabel Davis for expanded production posts. Wingate has moved to London-based Pulse’s LA office after being promoted to senior VP, production and operations. She will divide her time between LA, New York and London, supporting international growth plans and Pulse’s partnership with its parent, Vice Media. As director […]

Ackerman exit triggers rejig at Pulse

Pulse Films has hired a head of US unscripted from its Vice Media sister brand Viceland and handed Emma Cooper control of the UK division after the exit of Roy Ackerman. Fred Grinstein has been drafted in to lead Pulse US unscripted efforts from its LA office, while Emma Cooper (pictured below right) has been […]

BBC orders United States of Hate Islam doc

The BBC has greenlit United States of Hate: Muslims Under Attack, a one-off doc looking at US anti-Islamic groups as well as US Muslims who advocate a war on the west. The film will be made by Pulse Films, the UK indie that hipster brand Vice Media recently bought. UK pubcaster the BBC will put […]

Ex-Fresh One, C4 execs join Pulse

Former Fresh One Productions boss Roy Ackerman and Channel 4 commissioning editor Emma Cooper are joining growing UK-based indie studio Pulse Films. Ackerman (pictured left) will be Pulse’s managing director of non-scripted television, while Cooper (pictured below right) has been named creative director. The news comes after Pulse launched UK-Israeli formats production venture East Entertainment with […]

Taxidermy doc comes together on Channel 4

The UK’s Channel 4 has commissioned a special documentary on taxidermy – the craft of stuffing dead animals. Get Stuffed! (WT) comes from director Matt Rudge and looks at the life of taxidermy practitioners, which Channel 4 says has become a growing trend in recent years. Emma Cooper, commissioning editor at Channel 4 said: “Taxidermy […]