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DCD names UK production MD

UK-based producer-distributor DCD Media has appointed Tim Hammond (pictured) to the newly created position of MD of UK production, based at the company's London office.
April 26, 2012

UK-based producer-distributor DCD Media has appointed Tim Hammond (pictured) to the newly created position of MD of UK production, based at the company’s London office.

Effective immediately, Hammond will oversee the group’s UK production division – which includes companies such as Prospect Pictures, Prospect Cymru and September Films UK – as well as look at the interests and integration of joint ventures Rize USA and Matchlight. His team will include Elaine Day, the recently appointed group director of UK production.

Sammy Nourmand, DCD Media’s CEO, said: “Tim’s experience and understanding of the independent sector is first rate, and his role of managing director of all our UK production activity will complement the skills of the existing team and be key to our future expansion.”

Hammond was most recently MD of Gallowgate MD, the indie set up by UK TV personalities Ant and Dec. In related news, DCD-owned producer September Films UK has promoted executive producer Peter Wyles (Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab) to head of factual entertainment. He will work alongside Bob Massie, September Films UK’s newly appointed head of entertainment, and Simon Broadley, head of development.

About The Author
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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