C4 hires factual commissioner David Brindley

The veteran documentary producer and director (pictured), whose credits include One Born Every Minute and Educating Yorkshire, has joined the UK pubcaster as a commissioning editor.
August 13, 2013

David Brindley (pictured) has joined Channel 4′s (C4) factual commissioning team as a commissioning editor.

He will work with Madonna Benjamin and Amy Flanagan to develop multi-part doc series, such as One Born Every Minute, 24 Hours in A&E and First Dates, and report to deputy head of factual Nick Mirsky.

A veteran producer and director, Brindley joins the UK pubcaster from Twofour Broadcast, where has been producing and directing the C4 series Educating Yorkshire, which will debut in September.

Before that he worked for Dragonfly Television on the third season of One Born Every Minute, and spent three years at Minnow Films, where he produced on The Fallen for BBC2 and Cage Fighting Women for BBC4, among other doc projects.

“Having recently made Educating Yorkshire and One Born Every Minute for Channel 4, I’m thrilled to now be joining its talented Factual commissioning team,” he said in a statement. “With the appetite for all things documentary growing, I’m looking forward to working with the very best filmmakers and independents to help continue to build on the department’s enviable reputation.”

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