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Shaps to join MercuryMedia as chair

Simon Shaps, former director of television at ITV, is due to join MercuryMedia's board as non-executive chairman in January. The board already includes MercuryMedia head Tim Sparkes and Joining the Docs MD Nick Ware. The multi-platform distributor of international documentaries distributes docs such as Rip: A Remix Manifesto; Transcendent Man; Barack Obama: People's President and Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup. It also runs the online video-on-demand documentary channel joiningthedocs.tv.
November 25, 2009

Simon Shaps, former director of television at ITV, is due to join MercuryMedia’s board as non-executive chairman in January. The board already includes MercuryMedia head Tim Sparkes and Joining the Docs MD Nick Ware. The multi-platform distributor of international documentaries distributes docs such as Rip: A Remix Manifesto; Transcendent Man; Barack Obama: People’s President and Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup. It also runs the online video-on-demand documentary channel joiningthedocs.tv.

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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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