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Rare hires Pioneer creative director

Fledgling consolidator Rare Television has hired UK indie Pioneer Productions’ creative director Ailsa Orr. She will be head of creative and international strategy at Rare’s factual subsidiary 360 Production, whose current creative chief, John Farren will move on to an advisory position. Orr is also a former head of programmes at BBC Northern Ireland. “I […]

New UK factual group buys 360Production, plans acquisitions

A new British production group whose top executives include former Red Arrow UK and RHI Entertainment boss Joel Denton and Ingenious Ventures co-founder Antony Fraser has acquired Impossible Pictures’ 360Production. Rare Television has launched with financial backing from Forward Private Equity and Bob & Co, a London-based boutique media services and advisory firm. It has […]