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Pulse Films non-fiction chief Jon Alwen exits to launch doc-focused Astronaut

Pulse Films’ non-fiction chief Jon Alwen has stepped down to launch his own production firm. Astronaut Films will focus on premium documentaries for UK and international markets and is based out of London. Alwen moved to Pulse having been head of docs at All3Media-owned LionTV and before that worked as an exec producer at Voltage […]

AMC replaces Cinemax on Sky’s ‘Gangs Of London’ S2

AMC has replaced Cinemax as the US partner on the second season of Sky’s hit crime drama Gangs Of London. The show, whose first season was the biggest original drama launch on Sky Atlantic for the past five years, delves into the inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London. It was created by […]

Show of the week: Inside Missguided

This four-part docuseries taps into the trend of fast fashion and the highs and lows of operating in the clothing business. It revolves around the Missguided brand, which grew rapidly over eight years into a major player in the UK fashion world, turning over more than £200m ($260m) a year. The 4 x 60 minute […]

Sniderman joins Blue Ant from Vice’s Pulse

Blue Ant Media has added to its senior management team by bringing in Sam Sniderman from Vice Media-owned Pulse Films. Sniderman has been named global head of commercial affairs at the Toronto-based broadcast, production and distribution company. His hire comes soon after Blue Ant acquired David Haslingden’s Racat Group. He was previously global COO and […]

Dragons’ Den exec joins Pulse for unscripted

Vice-backed Pulse Films has hired Ceri Aston (right) as head of non scripted. Aston is best known as the executive producer of the UK version of Dragons’ Den, and is credited with revitalising the show on the BBC. As a BBC Entertainment exec, her credits also include Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands and […]

Vice lines up short-form scripted

Vice Media has ordered a slate of short-form scripted content from New York-based digital studio Blackpills. Pulse Films, which Vice acquired last year, will also produce additional content associated with the pact. The Blackpills shows will be distributed on a new video-focused Vice digital site, video.vice.com in the US. Productions from Luc Besson, Zoe Cassavettes […]

History doubles down on docs

US cable network History has commissioned more than 100 hours of documentary series and specials, as part of an “increased focus” on the genre. History president and general manager Jana Bennett (pictured) has greenlit programming focused on topics such as drugs, the emigration of various peoples to the US, and iconic American cars. America’s War […]

Pulse promotes pair for production

Pulse Films has promoted Claire Wingate and Isabel Davis for expanded production posts. Wingate has moved to London-based Pulse’s LA office after being promoted to senior VP, production and operations. She will divide her time between LA, New York and London, supporting international growth plans and Pulse’s partnership with its parent, Vice Media. As director […]

Objective snaps up Channel 4 exec for US

UK-based Objective Media Group has hired Channel 4’s formats commissioner, Jilly Pearce, to lead its efforts in the US as executive VP. This comes days after All3Media America announced it was creating a new production outfit, Main Event Media, with the previous Objective Media Group America’s EVP, Jimmy Fox. Pearce will relocate to LA from […]

A+E adds execs, expands Lovejoy role in rejig

Ellen Lovejoy has expanded her content sales role at A+E Networks in the Americas, as Cisneros Media Distribution exec Helen Jurado joins as one of two recent hires. Lovejoy has been named VP, head of sales, Americas and formats, reporting to Joel Denton, managing director, international content sales, and Edward Sabin, who was recently appointed […]