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Follows replaces Harbron at Discovery Canada

Discovery Networks in Canada has appointed Edwina Follows (pictured, left) as its director of commissioning and production, replacing Ann Harbron (right), who has stepped down from the role.
February 15, 2012

Discovery Networks in Canada has appointed Edwina Follows (pictured, left) as its director of commissioning and production, replacing Ann Harbron (right), who has stepped down from the role.

In the role, Follows will be responsible for the commissioning, development and production of independent programming for Canada’s Discovery Channel and its sister networks, Animal Planet, Discovery World HD, Investigation Discovery and Discovery Science.

Most recently, she served as director of production for Exploration Production Inc, the producer of Forensic Factor and On the Run and a subsidiary of Discovery Channel Canada. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a screenwriter for Canadian and U.S. television series including Brace Face, Traders, Relic Hunter, Beast Master, Emily of New Moon and Pit Pony.

Harbron stepped down as director of commissioning and production in November, having held the role since 2005, a Discovery Channel spokesperson told realscreen.

She continues to work with Discovery on the production and development of a number of shows “on a consultancy and contract basis,” the spokesperson added.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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