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.”