Jeremy Dear

Pioneer’s Dear exits for Ideas start-up

Jeremy Dear, who was UK indie Pioneer Productions’ senior VP and head of factual, has launched his own production company. The Ideas Room will target the UK and US markets through content from across the factual spectrum. It will work as both an “end-to-end producer of shows and a development specialist”, and also become a […]

News brief: US cable channel order Pioneer shows

US cable networks HGTV, The Weather Channel and Science Channel have ordered new shows from the UK’s Pioneer Productions. Extreme Homes is a 26x60mins series for HGTV, Strangest Weather on Earth is a 12x30mins show for Weather and How the Universe Works will an 8x60mins show for Science. “These commissions span what Pioneer is best […]

Pioneer gets pair of PBS commissions

US broadcaster PBS has ordered two shows from UK indie producer Pioneer Productions. Six-parter Secrets is a follow-up to Secrets of the Manor House, which is part of a successful strand of UK programming on PBS. The series will profile six British institutions including Selfridges and Scotland Yard. PBS has international rights to the show. […]