Nick Mirsky

C4’s Katz appoints Webb-Lamb as deputy in rejig

Channel 4 (C4)’s Ian Katz has appointed Kelly Webb-Lamb (pictured) to the new role of deputy director of programmes and head of popular factual, as changes to the UK broadcaster continue. Webb-Lamb’s appointment marks Katz’s first recruit since his suprise hire as director of programmes in October last year. Katz, who was a news executive […]

Channel 4 goes Inside the EU with doc series

Channel 4 (C4) has commissioned a series from October Films that follows a group of British MEPs in their journey through Brexit. Inside the EU (working title) is a 3×60 minute series that has access to the European Parliament and charts the highs and lows of some of the UK’s most misunderstood public servants. The […]

Channel 4 poaches Channel 5 exec

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has hired two commissioners for its specialist factual and documentaries commissioning team, one from rival Channel 5, and promoted another exec. Channel 5’s Michelle Chappell (pictured) and experienced filmmaker Alf Lawrie will join Nick Mirsky’s documentaries team and the specialist factual team respectively. Chappell is currently commissioning editor, factual, news and […]

Channel 4 creates deputy doc chief role

Channel 4 in the UK has upped Amy Flanagan to deputy head of documentaries. Flanagan will report to the head of docs Nick Mirsky in the newly created role at the commercial pubcaster. Channel 4 said the appointment comes as it seeks to expand the scale and range of its factual output with documentary among […]

Channel 4 to explore Immigration Street

The UK’s Channel 4 has commissioned Love Productions to make an ob doc series about a British street that has been transformed by immigration. C4’s head of documentaries Nick Mirsky has green-lit the 6x60mins show, Immigration Street (WT) which will follow the lives residents living on an ethnically diverse street in Southampton, UK, where the […]

News brief: Channel 4 to meet Taxman

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned indie Tiger Aspect Productions to create a 3x60mins ob doc that feature “unprecedented” access to British tax inspectors. Meet the Taxman (WT) will follow staff at HM Revenue and Customs as it goes on a government-decreed push to chase down £1 billion (US$1.6 billion) in unpaid taxes. Tiger Aspect’s […]

Channel 4 adds Twofour producer to factual team

UK terrestrial Channel 4 has appointed Twofour Broadcast’s David Brindley to its factual commissioning team. Reporting into deputy head of factual Nick Mirsky, Brindley (left) will work on developing major multi-part doc series and maintaining returning programmes such as 24 Hours in A&E and First Dates as commissioning editor. He will work alongside co-commissioning editors […]