Unscripted

Twofour adds head of comedy entertainment

Factual and entertainment prodco Twofour has tapped former Shine TV exec Darren Smith (pictured) as its head of comedy entertainment, working on unscripted series.
July 27, 2012

Factual and entertainment prodco Twofour has tapped former Shine TV exec Darren Smith (pictured) as its head of comedy entertainment, working on unscripted series.

Reporting to creative director Andrew Mackenzie, Smith will be in charge of developing and producing new formats for UK and international broadcasters, and acting as executive producer for Twofour’s existing slate.

Twofour’s comedy entertainment titles include C4′s A Short History of Everything Else, My Funniest Year and ITV1′s Paddy’s Show & Telly.

Smith was previously Shine TV’s head of entertainment and comedy and, prior to that, was at Channel 4, commissioning a range of hit shows including 8 of 10 Cats10 O’Clock Live and Friday Night Dinner.

“It’s a genre we’re keen to invest in further and in Darren we’ve found someone who brings the perfect mix of production experience and talent relationships,” said Melanie Leach, Twofour MD.

 

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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