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Parthenon appoints head of factual

UK-based Parthenon Entertainment has announced the appointment of Richard Sattin as its head of factual. The appointment follows recent commissions for Parthenon from FIVE, The Lost Symbol: Truth or Fiction, and Mystery Files for NGCI, both produced for Parthenon by Sattin. He will be developing new factual programming and supervising documentary production within the company's production division, headed up by Danny Tipping. Sattin previously held posts as managing director at Principal Films and head of documentaries at Darlow Smithson, and is the creator of the programs Hardcore (Channel 4), Connections (TLC), Concorde (BBC) and Gunpowder Plot (ITV).
October 28, 2009

UK-based Parthenon Entertainment has announced the appointment of Richard Sattin as its head of factual. The appointment follows recent commissions for Parthenon from FIVE, The Lost Symbol: Truth or Fiction, and Mystery Files for NGCI, both produced for Parthenon by Sattin. He will be developing new factual programming and supervising documentary production within the company’s production division, headed up by Danny Tipping. Sattin previously held posts as managing director at Principal Films and head of documentaries at Darlow Smithson, and is the creator of the programs Hardcore (Channel 4), Connections (TLC), Concorde (BBC) and Gunpowder Plot (ITV). ‘I’m sure his combination of experience and creativity will further strengthen Parthenon’s image as a producer of quality factual programming,’ said Tipping about Sattin’s appointment.

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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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