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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

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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

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: 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.

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 […]

Greenlit: We Love Penguins! Sky1

We Love Penguins! (1 x 60’) – A one-off special documentary about people’s love of penguins. This new factual entertainment documentary will combine the best, funniest, most touching and most bizarre penguin related user generated content footage accompanied by insights from natural history clips about these fascinating creatures. Channel: Sky 1 Producer: Sky Vision Productions TX: […]

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 […]

Greenlit: Chick Fix, Sky Living

Chick Fix (8 x 60′) – Factual entertainment show in which Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model judge Grace Woodward presides over a house of four women who get lifestyle tips from a panel of experts. Each episode sees a different set of chicks move in. Channel: Sky Living Producer: Atomized TX: TBC Source: Televisual

Greenlit: Top Fat Families, Sky1

Top Fat Families (1×60′) – Studio-based factual entertainment spin off of Fat Families, which concentrates on the fatty dangers lurking in Christmas food, and features three of families from the Fat Families series who reveal how they lost weight and kept it off. Channel: Sky1 Producer: Outline Productions TX: 30th December, 2010 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Developing Factual/Reality TV Ideas From Concept to Pitch – Recommended Resources

Greenlit: Developing Factual/Reality TV Ideas from Concept to Pitch reveals how to get an idea for a documentary or non-fiction/reality television series such as Touching the Void, The Apprentice or Supernanny from concept to commission and explains why having a great idea is not enough. Candid interviews with fifty top industry insiders – including international […]

Greenlit: Developing Factual/Reality TV Ideas From Concept to Pitch – Filmography

Greenlit: Developing Factual/Reality TV Ideas from Concept to Pitch reveals how to get an idea for a documentary or non-fiction/reality television series such as Touching the Void, The Apprentice or Supernanny from concept to commission and explains why having a great idea is not enough. Candid interviews with fifty top industry insiders – including international […]

Meet the Commissioner: Stuart Murphy, Sky1

Stuart Murphy is director of programming for Sky1; he recently outlined his current channel strategy and needs. * Wants the channel to have style, humour and warmth.
* There should be more intelligence and curiosity across the factual programmes.
* Sky1 programmes need to be good enough to pull people away from Freeview on onto subscription TV. Sky1 needs to be loved in the same way that HBO is loved by its audience: there should be 8-10 programmes that viewers “will crawl over broken glass to watch”.
* There will be 3D Sky channel by the end of 2010, so is thinking about shows that look good in 3D and HD 3D. Click through for more.

(Photo by torrez CC BY-SA 2.0)

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)

Wanted: What the Specialist Factual Commissioners Want in the UK

At the Intelligent Factual conference a couple of weeks ago, specialist factual channel execs talked about which programmes have recently worked well for them and what they are looking for in the future. Click through to see what BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, Ch4, BIO, History UK and Crime & Investigation want in their science, history, art, religion and natural history slots. (Photo by plagel under CC BY-SA 2.0)

Field Guide to: Entertainment Programmes

Entertainment shows are usually studio-based competition shows with high production values and broad appeal, designed to be glamorous and exciting.

Arts Documentary: Moving to More Authored Approaches

Moving away from a magazine style approach to more authored programmes, especially by artists themselves seems to be the way that arts programming is moving at the moment according to a panel of arts commissioners at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Partnerships with arts institutions and co-pros with other channels are also de rigeur.

In a session chaired by Guardian journalist, Liese Spencer, the commissioners outlined what they were looking for, what they viewed as particular successes, their key challenges and what they were most jealous of.

(Photo courtesy of Sheffield Doc/Fest – Jacqui Bellamy)

Commissioning Singles, Specials and Series

At Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016, a panel explored looked at how the commissioning of singles, specials and series has changed in recent months. Chair of the panel, Emma Read (Emporium Productions), introduced the session by explaining how there has been many changes in the world of documentaries in the past year with BBC3 going online, Netflix, Vice and Buzzfeed streaming popular documentaries and a ‘changing of the guard’ at the BBC and ITV. She feels that there is much more clear blue water between the channels this year than in the last few years, largely because of this ‘changing of the guard’. Emma asked a panel of commissioning editors how these changes have influenced their commissioning decisions and what programmes they are particularly looking for. (Photo courtesy of Sheffield/Docfest – Jacqui Bellamy)

Documentary Commissioners: Searching for Gems in the Schedule

Go to one of the major international documentary festivals and you’ll come away feeling that the genre is alive, kicking and having a party. ITV’s Jo Clinton-Davis said at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 that the audience was searching for “gems in the schedule”, but of all the commissioner panels, the documentary session seemed to be the one where the commissioners had the most trouble articulating/least enthusiasm describing what it was that they wanted or needed in their schedules; they seemed to be suffering a strange collective ennui.

Greenlit: Hotel of Mum and Dad, BBC3

Hotel Of Mum And Dad  w/t (6 x 60′) – Factual entertainment show about the growing trend of young couples having to move back in with their parents or in-laws. One in 10 young people have moved back home with their partner – that’s a staggering 300,000 couples. But with sky-high house prices, fewer jobs, […]

Greenlit: No County for Old Men, History UK

No County For Old Men (8×60’) – Comedians and best mates Simon Day and John Thomson attempt to uncover and discover how our counties help define who we are….What’s the difference between an essex girl and a cornish maid?. Do you call a ‘bread roll’ a cob, batch, a barn cake or scuffler?. What’s the […]

Greenlit: What Did I Do Last Night? Current TV

What Did I Do Last Night? (6×30′) – With one in four Brits unable to remember how they get home after a night out, it seems we’re suffering from a national blackout. In What Did I Do Last Night? – the first factual entertainment format commissioned by Current TV  – shines  a very bright light […]

Development Insider: Britain’s Got Talent?

Choosing a credible factual presenter is a perennial problem and grows increasingly difficult in an age when everyone wants to have a go. Ask potential talent what their interests or, heaven forbid, ‘passions’ are, and, I assure you, the list will never end, says Bezlshazzar in this latest Development Insider article. But is passion enough? What happened to presenters with real expertise? (photo by das.viereck)

Field Guide to: Reality TV

A group of people, carefully cast for the greatest diversity and conflict, are put together in a situation constructed entirely for television.

Field Guide to: Immersive Documentary

A presenter goes on a physical journey to discover something about the world. As they learn, so does the audience.