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.