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David Mortimer moves to NBCU

The former managing director of Fever Media will take on the newly created role of SVP, factual and entertainment for the company's international television production division.
April 24, 2013

NBCUniversal International Television Production has named former Fever Media managing director David Mortimer as its senior vice president of factual and entertainment.

Mortimer also had stints at the BBC as creative head of factual entertainment, deputy controller of documentaries and investigations and general factual, and as an editorial executive at BBC2 alongside Jane Root. He will be based in London for the newly created position, and will report to Michael Edelstein, president of international television production, and recently appointed  COO Sarah Cooper.

“I’ve loved the adventure of launching and running my own independent production company, but the opportunity to join NBCUniversal was just too exciting a proposition to turn down,” said Mortimer in a statement, adding, “I believe NBCUniversal is uniquely positioned to grow a strong unscripted business around the globe and I want to make its UK base a centre for the kind of creative collaborations that lead to globally successful shows.”

“David Mortimer is a formidable and respected television executive with a comprehensive understanding of unscripted content,” said Cooper of the appointment. “With his background as both a commissioner and producer, he brings the full range of skills and experience to the team and will be charged with doubling NBCUniversal’s unscripted business over the next five years and creating global unscripted hits within our extensive portfolio of top quality programming.”

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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