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C4 fact ent head to join Twofour

Channel 4's head of factual entertainment, Andrew Mackenzie, is leaving the post to take up the role of group creative director at indie prodco Twofour Broadcast.
February 10, 2010

Channel 4′s head of factual entertainment, Andrew Mackenzie, is leaving the post to take up the role of group creative director at indie prodco Twofour Broadcast. Mackenzie will report to the company’s managing director Melanie Leach, who offered this statement regarding bringing him on board: ‘He has an enviable reputation as both a commissioner and a program maker and an unrivaled track record in conceiving and delivering thought-provoking, intelligent factual and entertainment formats.’ Mackenzie had been with Channel 4 for over six years, first as a commissioning editor and taking the fact ent head position in 2007. No announcement has been made at C4 regarding a replacement. Mackenzie talked to realscreen in October and shared his thoughts on the evolution of factual entertainment at C4 – click here for the interview.

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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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