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In: David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, BBC

David Brindley has been appointed as Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment at the BBC, reporting to Alison Kirkham, Controller, Factual Commissioning. Source: C21 Media

In: Nicola Lloyd, Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor , ITV

Nicola Llloyd has been appointed as Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor at ITV, reporting to Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment. Source: Televisual

In: Kate Teckman, Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor, ITV

Kate Teckman has been appointed as Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor at ITV, reporting to Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment. Source: Televisual

In: Kelly Webb Lamb, Head of Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Kelly Webb Lamb has been appointed as Head of Factual Entertainment at Channel 4, reporting to Liam Humphreys Head of Entertainment. She will oversee Factual Entertainment output across the channel; developing established brands, overseeing ambitious upcoming projects and working closely with Liam in driving forward the strategy of delivering innovative, entertaining shows which offer a […]

In: Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment Commissioning, ITV

Sue Murphy has been appointed as Head of Factual Entertainment Commissioning at ITV. Murphy’s previous credits as Optomen Creative Director include Employable Me for BBC2, Bafta-nominated Kevin McCloud’s Escape To The Wild, Ramsay’s Costa Del Nightmares and Gordon Behind Bars, Undercover Doctor and Mary Portas Secret Shopper for Channel 4, Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch […]

In: Danny Carvalho, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Danny Carvalho is to join Channel 4’s Factual Entertainment and Entertainment department as Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment. Danny will report to Liam Humphreys, who heads the Factual Entertainment and Entertainment teams at the channel. He replaces Rich Evans who recently left the department. Carvalho’s appointment to Factual Entertainment and Entertainment follows a maternity cover […]

Factual Entertainment Commissioners: Difficult to Deliver

Ever so often a show comes along that changes the landscape and influences everything that comes in its wake: Big Brother (contributors/contestants/celebrities confined to one location for the duration of a series), Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing With the Stars (celebrities pairing with professionals to learn a skill and compete), One Born Every Minute (fixed-rig shows). The latest show to be spreading its DNA far and wide seems to be Gogglebox. At Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2015 a panel of Factual Entertainment Commissioners discussed their current needs.

Out: Richard Hastings, Head of Factual Entertainment Development, BBC

Richard Hastings is leaving his post as Head of Factual Entertainment Development at the BBC to take up the role of Creative Director for factual entertainment, formats and daytime at Shiver, based in London and reporting to Alexander Gardiner, MD. Source: TBI Vision

Out: Katie Boyd, Commissioner Features and Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Katie Boyd, Commissioner, Features and Factual Entertainment, Channel 4 has left  her post to join London Live. Source: Broacast

Out: Charlotte Desai, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Sky

Charlotte Desai is leaving her post as Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment at Sky after a structural reorganization. Source: Broadcast

Out: Colm Martin, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Sky

Colm Martin is leaving his post as Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment at Sky after a structural reorganization. Source: Broadcast

In: Tayfun King, Head of Development, Factual Entertainment, Temple Street Productions

Tayfun King has been appointed as head of development for factual entertainment at Toronto-based production company Temple Street Productions. Source: C21

Out: Michele Kurland, Head of Factual Entertainment, Sky

Michele Kurland is leaving her post of Head of Factual Entertainment at Sky after the role was merged with that of Head of Factual Features resulting in one post of Head of Factual Commissioning filled by Celia Taylor. Source: Realscreen

In: Ian Dunkley, Commissioning Editor Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Ian Dunkley has been appointed as Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment at Channel 4. Ian has substantial experience working as both a commissioner and an executive producer across factual entertainment and factual programming. He has previously worked as a Commissioning Editor at Channel 5 where he has overseen some of the broadcaster’s most successful returning […]

Out: Steve Gowans, Head of Factual Entertainment and Sport, Channel 5

Steve Gowans  is leaving his position as Head of Factual Entertainment and Sport at  Channel 5 and won’t be replaced. Read more: Televisual

In: Colm Martin, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Sky

Colm Martin has been appointed as Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment at Sky, commissioning across  Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts. Read more: Realscreen

In: Charlotte Desai, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Sky

Charlotte Desai has been appointed as commissioning editor for factual entertainment at Sky1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts, reporting to Michele Kurland Source: C21

In: Lorraine Charker-Phillips, Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor, Sky

Lorraine Charker-Phillips has been appointed as commissioning editor for factual entertainment at Sky1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts, reporting to Michele Kurland Source: C21

Out: Sadia Butt, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Sky

Sadia Butt is leaving her role as commissioning editor for factual entertainment at Sky to take up a job as executive producer at Watershed TV. Read more: Realscreen

In: Lucy Leveugle, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Lucy Leveugle has been appointed as commissioning editor for factual entertainment at Channel 4 (taking over for Tina Flintoff over her maternity leave), reporting to Liam Humphreys. Source: Broadcast

In: Richard Evans, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Richard Evans has been appointed as commissioning editor for factual entertainment at Channel 4, reporting to Liam Humphreys, deputy head of factual. Source: Broadcast

In: Michele Kurland, Head of Factual Entertainment, Sky

Michele Kurland has been appointed as head of factual entertainment at Sky (from March 2012), overseeing production and commissioning of programmes across Sky 1 HD, Sky Living HD, Sky Atlantic, HD and Sky Arts HD. Read more: Realscreen

Out: Dominique Walker, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Dominique Walker is leaving her post as factual entertainment commissioning editor at Channel 4 to return to production. Read more: Televisual

In: Nick Hornby, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Nick Hornby has been appointed as commissioning editor for factual entertainment at Channel 4, reporting to Liam Humphreys. He was previously executive producer at Maverick. Read more: Realscreen

Out: Mark Sammon, Head of Factual Entertainment, BSkyB

Mark Sammon has left his role as head of factual entertainment BSkyB  to set up his own indie. Read more: Realscreen

In: Kathleen Larkin, Development Executive, Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Kathleen Larkin has been appointed as factual entertainment development executive at Channel 4, reporting to Liam Humphreys. Source: C21

Out: Catherine Whelton, Commissioning Editor Factual and Factual Entertainment, UKTV

Catherine Whelton has left her post as commissioning editor for factual and factual entertainment at UKTV to return to production company Kindle Entertainment. Adrian Willis will be interim head of Yesterday until a replacement is found. Source: Broadcast    

In: Mark Sammon, Head of Factual Entertainment, Sky1, Sky Arts, Sky Living, Sky Atlantic

Mark Sammon has been appointed as Head of Factual Entertainment responsible for Sky1, Sky Arts, Sky Living and Sky Atlantic. Source: C21

In: Alan Brown, Head of Factual Entertainment, NBCU International/Chocolate Media

Alan Brown has been appointed as NBCU International’s head of factual and entertainment in London. He is in charge of building a new entertainment brand under their new production arm, Chocolate Media, developing UK formats that have worldwide appeal. Source: Realscreen

In: Tina Flintoff, Commissioning Editor Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Tina Flintoff has been appointed as commissioning editor factual entertainment at Channel 4. She was previously head of factual entertainment at North One. Source: Broadcast

Out: Alistair Pegg, Comissioning Editor Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Alistair Pegg has left his post at Channel 4 as commissioning editor for factual entertainment and has moved to Blast! Films as head of factual. Source: Broadcast

Meet the UK Factual Commissioners: Steve Gowans, Head of Factual Entertainment, Five

Steve Gowans, Head of Factual Entertainment at Five recently outlined his commissioning needs to attendees of the Broadcast Factual Forum. Click through to see what’s hot and what’s not on Five. (Photo by Torres CC BY-SA 2.0)

Out: Andrew Mackenzie, Head Factual Entertainment, Ch4

Andrew Mackenzie, head of factual entertainment at Channel 4 is leaving the broadcaster to take up the role of creative director at indie Twofour. Source: Broadcast

Out: Rebecca Johnson, Senior Commissioning Editor Factual and Factual Entertainment, Virgin Media TV

Rebecca Johnson, senior commissioning editor factual and factual entertainment at Virgin Media TV has left her job. Source: Broadcast

Out: Emma Read, Commissioning Editor Factual Entertainment and Specialist Factual, Sky1

Emma Read has been ousted as Commissioning Editor Factual Entertainment and Specialist Factual at Sky1. The role is being split into two: Head of Entertainment and Head of Factual and Features – both roles are currently being advertised. Source: Broadcast

Wanted: What UK Factual Entertainment Commissioners Want.

In the final of a series of reports from the Intelligent Factual Festival, the factual entertainment commissioners from Channel 4, Five, BBC and Sky One reveal what kind of programmes they are looking to commission. Photo by takomabibelot (CC BY-2.0)

In: Sophie Morgan, Reef TV, Head of Factual Entertainment

Sophie Morgan, ex-commissioner of Living’s Jade Goody show is joining Reef Television in May 09 as head of factual entertainment. She will concentrate on developing and pitching peaktime fact ent, features and entertainment shows and on selling Reef’s formats in the USA.

Factual Entertainment Forum: The Real Deal

There’s a new factual conference on the block – Realscreen’s Factual Entertainment Forum: The Real Deal, which is focussing on reality programming. When: 20th May 09 (one day) Where: Santa Monica What: A day of discussion, inspiration, and networking with reality TV producers, cable channel execs and agents. Sessions include: Building a Blockbuster – how […]

Field Guide to: Factual Entertainment Formats

Fact Ent formats tackle lighter factual subjects, such as fashion, property or food, are usually presenter-led and have an emphasis on entertainment.

In: Jennifer Bragg, Director, Factual and Lifestyle Development, Portfolio Entertainment

Jennifer Bragg has been appointed as Director, Factual and Lifestyle Development Portfolio Entertainment, based in Toronto and reporting to Joy Rosen, CEO and co-founder of Portfolio.   Source: Cynopsis

In: James Quinn, Entertainment and Factual Commissioner, Sky

James Quinn has been appointed as Entertainment and Factual Commissioner at Sky, reporting to Celia Taylor, Head of Unscripted. Source: Televisual

In: Bill Hobbins, Entertainment and Factual Commissioner, Sky

Bill Hobbins has been appointed as Entertainment and Factual Commissioner at Sky, reporting to Celia Taylor, Head of Unscripted. Source: Televisual

In: Shirley Jones, Entertainment and Factual Commissioner, Sky

Shirley Jones has been appointed as Entertainment and Factual Commissioner at Sky, reporting to Celia Taylor, Head of Unscripted. Source: Televisual

In: Amy Borg, Director of Factual Development, Portfolio Entertainment

Amy Manchester Borg has been appointed as Director of Factual Development at independent production company Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto. Read more: Realscreen

In: Leo Faber, Factual Development Executive, Essential Media and Entertainment (Australia)

Leo Faber has been appointed as Factual Development Executive at Essential Media and Entertainment, New South Wales, Australia, working alongside  Michael O’Neill, Head of Factual Content Development. Read more: Realscreen

In: Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, BBC

Kate Phillips, currently Creative Director of Formats at BBC Worldwide, has been appointed Controller, Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC, from 5th September 2016. Kate will be responsible for overseeing entertainment commissioning across all BBC Television channels, BBC iPlayer and BBC Three, maintaining the success of current shows as well as finding future hits. In her […]

In: Sarah Lazenby, Entertainment Editor, Channel 4

Sarah Lazenby has been appointed to the post of Entertainment Editor at Channel 4 Sarah joins from CPL where she most recently executive produced the Game of Thrones HBO World Premiere and live entertainment chat show Thronecast for Sky Atlantic. Previous credits as Executive Producer at NERD include entertainment programming in both the UK and […]

In: Ben Caudell, Head of Entertainment, Channel 4

Ben Caudell has been appointed as Head of Entertainment at Channel 4. This appointment follows the news last month that the entertainment team will report into Liam Humphreys as part of a combined Factual Entertainment team. Ben was previously responsible for executive producing Objective’s scripted comedy programmes including Toast of London, Peep Show and BBC […]

In: Rachel Ashdown, Commissioning Editor Entertainment, BBC

Rachel Ashdown has been appointed to the role of Commissioning Editor, Entertainment at the BBC. Rachel is an experienced Executive Producer specialising in studio entertainment, live events and formatted factual entertainment. Previous credits include exec producing the Whizz Kid Entertainment/ASG Production Titanic: A Commemoration In Music And Film (BBC), Wall Of Fame (Sky1) for CPL […]

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers – Tips From a First Time Attendee

The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) is the go-to festival for TV producers working on the more serious side of factual programming (if reality TV or factual entertainment are more your thing try Realscreen in Washington DC or try WestDoc in Los Angeles, or Sheffield Doc/Fest for documentary and factual TV).

WCSFP is a roving conference that is being held in Vancouver for the 2013 Edition. London-based TV producer Amelia Vale went to the congress for the first time in 2012 and here shares her tips for anyone thinking of attending this year.