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Changes for DCD Media’s factual division

West Park Pictures' founder and chief executive Andre Singer has stepped down to become a consultant for DCD Factual, while Cardiff-based Prospect Cymru, the prodco behind the upcoming How Not to be Pregnant (w/t), will become DCD Factual's main producer.
February 7, 2011

UK-based production and distribution group DCD Media has begun firming up the structure for its recently-created factual division, headed by creative director Charles Thompson.

Cardiff-based, DCD prodco Prospect Cymru will now be the main producer for DCD Factual. The prodco will appoint a Cardiff-based head of programming to help expand its existing slate, which includes the recently-announced How Not to be Pregnant (w/t) six-parter for BBC Three.

West Park Pictures, the prodco behind the Stephen Fry factual vehicles Stephen Fry in America and Last Chance to See, will undergo a management restructure with founder/chief exec Andre Singer stepping down to become a consultant for DCD Factual. Charles Thompson will oversee the company’s existing programming slate.

“West Park will from now focus on specialist factual production,” explained Thompson in a statement. “We make a lot of music and arts and other specialist factual programs within the division, and these will now sit within West Park.

“We owe Andre a debt of gratitude,” he continued. “His successful shows with Stephen Fry have brought DCD a great deal of kudos, including a string of awards. I wish him well and am glad he remains a Consultant to our factual team.”

As for making Prospect Cymru the factual production hub for DCD Factual, Thompson said that Wales “is a vital part of our factual strategy going forward, and we are now going to expand our activities and investment there.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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