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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.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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