Unscripted

FremantleMedia N.A. hires Hancock as alternative VP

Former BBC Entertainment exec Sean Hancock will take up the vice president of alternative programming post at FremantleMedia North America effective April 28.
February 4, 2014

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has hired Sean Hancock as vice president of alternative programming, effective April 28.

Formerly an executive and producer for BBC Entertainment, Hancock will develop and produce reality competition, game shows and other unscripted projects for the company.

He will report to Toby Gorman, who will take up the executive vice president of alternative programming post in mid-April.

Hancock spent three-and-a-half years as commissioning editor for BBC Entertainment where he worked on The Revolution Will Be Televised, Russell Howard’s Good News and Junior Doctors, among other programs. Prior to that, he worked as a freelance producer for 10 years on programs such as Celebrity Big Brother, The Farm and Shipwrecked.

“I’ve loved and valued my time at the BBC but couldn’t turn down this exciting opportunity to work in the American television market,” Hancock said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to joining FremantleMedia North America and working with the alternative team to create new, vibrant and innovative programming.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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