Thomas Viner

Pioneer Productions names Peter Collins as head of factual

Pioneer Productions has unveiled Peter Collins as its head of factual. In this newly created role, Collins will develop, pitch and executive produce across Pioneer’s slate of productions, with the primary focus on UK productions and broadcasters. However he will work closely with creative director Thomas Viner, who will focus on Pioneer’s US and international […]

Pioneer drafts in Arrow exec as creative chief

British producer Pioneer Productions has poached Arrow Media executive producer Thomas Viner for a senior creative role. Viner will become the Tinopolis-owned factual prodco’s creative director, reporting to CEO Jonathan Hewes, the former Wall to Wall international boss who took over last year as Pioneer founder who stepped down as chairman. He will work closely […]

Channel 4, Smithsonian prepare for Terror in the Skies

UK terrestrial Channel 4 and US net Smithsonian Channel have ordered local indie Arrow Media to produce a 4x60mins series about near-collisions in air travel. Terror in the Skies will launch on Channel 4 in June and Smithsonian later this year. It will use video and audio captured on passengers’ phones and camcorders to illustrate […]