Mark Raphael


BBC Worldwide invests in Glover, Raphael indie

BBC Worldwide has taken a stake in the new UK-based indie founded by former Channel 4 commissioner David Glover and ex-Dragonfly chief Mark Raphael. The BBC’s commercial arm has bought a 15% stake in 72 Films, and will rep international rights to all its programmes. This comes in the same week BBCWW took a 25% […]

Endemol Shine Group: the story so far

The enormous distribution group created by the merger of Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media is taking shape, with a raft of new appointments, executives leaving the business and former staffers turning up elsewhere. Here are the key appointments at the new super group. Endemol Shine Group has been shaping up under CEO Sophie Turner […]

Endemol Shine appoints UK COO

The UK division of Endemol Shine Group has appointed Lucinda Hicks chief operating officer. Hicks has been upped from managing director of Dragonfly, the UK prodco that was part of Shine and is now one of the production banners in the enlarged Endemol Shine operation. The company said that Hicks will work with Endemol Shine […]

Dragonfly MD Dickson to exit

Simon Dickson is stepping down from his role as managing director of Shine Group-owned unscripted prodco Dragonfly. He is leaving the UK company next month and will be replaced by creative director Mark Raphael and COO Lucinda Hicks, who will serve as co-MDs going forward. Dickson has been with Dragonfly since April 2011, first joining […]

Dragonfly taps Channel 4 commissioner as creative director

Shine Group-backed Dragonfly Film and Television has hired Mark Raphael as its creative director. He is currently commissioning editor for documentaries at UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 and will join the producer in May. Raphael takes the role vacated by Simon Dickson who has became MD of the producer last November last year. At Channel […]