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Shiver adds exec producer

ITV's editor of current affairs Mike Blair has stepped into the role of executive producer at Shiver, the factual arm of ITV Studios UK.
March 22, 2013

ITV’s editor of current affairs Mike Blair has stepped into the role of executive producer at Shiver, the factual arm of ITV Studios UK.

Blair will be tasked with overseeing the production company’s program slate, which includes Tonight, The Martin Lewis Money Show and Countrywise, and also developing new projects.

Based in Manchester, he will report to ITV Studios UK director of factual Alex Gardiner.

Blair has been with ITV since 2011, overseeing titles including the documentary Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile. He was previously a senior executive at ITV News, looking after the Central, Granada and Wales regions.

Prior to that, he was the head of factual for Australian producer and distributor Southern Star, and ran the natural history production unit at Oxford Scientific Films. “Mike’s vast experience as an editor will prove invaluable as we look to grow Shiver’s award-winning output for both ITV and external broadcasters from our bases in London, Manchester and Leeds,” said Gardiner.

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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