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C4′s Shaw moves to the BBC

Channel 4's commissioning editor for specialist factual Tanya Shaw (pictured) is leaving the UK network to join rival public broadcaster the BBC.
August 30, 2012

Channel 4′s commissioning editor for specialist factual Tanya Shaw (pictured) is leaving the UK network to join rival public broadcaster the BBC.

Shaw will join the BBC’s factual features and formats commissioning team, which is headed by commissioning editor Alison Kirkham, as a commissioning executive, as of October.

In her four years at C4, Shaw’s commissions have included The Food Hospital, Four Rooms, Tsunami: Caught on Camera, Alone in the Wild and Hippo: Nature’s Wild Feast. Prior to joining C4, she was creative director at UK indie Silver River.

In a statement, Shaw said: “Commissioning for BBC1 and BBC2 is a huge creative challenge and I can’t wait to get started.”

Kirkham added: “We are delighted to have someone of Tanya’s caliber join the team. She is a hugely experienced and well liked program-maker and commissioner. I am very much looking forward to working with her.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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