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Turning on the lights at Matchlight

This month DCD Media announced the addition of a new Scottish factual production company to its roster. Realscreen spoke with David Smith, managing director of Matchlight, about how the future of Scottish television production contributed to the launch of the new prodco.
March 23, 2009

This month DCD Media announced the addition of a new Scottish factual production company to its roster. Realscreen spoke with David Smith, managing director of Matchlight, about how the future of Scottish television production contributed to the launch of the new prodco.

The first project for the company is a doc for Channel 4′s ‘Cutting Edge’ strand focusing on religion and centered around the Middle East and the UK. The new prodco also has three other single docs in advance development for C4 as well as a three-part doc for Channel 5. If Smith’s premonition is right, there will be more where that came from.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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