Mark Downie

BBC Scotland exec boards IWC to head factual

BBC Scotland’s Pauline Law has joined Banijay-owned IWC as head of factual. The exec most recently served as head of multi-platform production at the broadcaster, overseeing a team of 300, including teams in music, entertainment, events and digital. She also led a development team that won more than 80 commissions, including Emeli Sande’s Street Symphony […]

Banijay’s Scottish label IWC hires creative head

IWC, a Banijay Group Company, has hired Mark Downie as creative director. Based in Glasgow, he will be responsible for overseeing and driving IWC’s creative output to expand its existing popular and specialist factual slate. He will report to Peter Langenberg, group COO and interim managing director at IWC. Downie will also work closely with […]

Maverick poaches Ricochet exec for CEO post

All3Media-owned Maverick Television has poached the creative director of rival producer Ricochet to become its new CEO. Simon Knight will succeed Jim Mayer, who stepped down from the post at the Embarrassing Bodies prodco after a decade this past spring. His former co-CEO, Alexandra Fraser, quit the business in 2013. Knight has been creative chief […]

News brief: Alexandra Fraser quits Embarrassing Bodies producer Maverick

Alexandra Fraser, the co-CEO of Maverick, is leaving the UK producer after almost two decades. Maverick is best known as the producer of Embarrassing Bodies and is owned by UK super indie All3Media. Fraser said she will explore new opportunities, while also taking a consultancy role with All3Media. Her co-CEO Jim Sawyer will take full […]