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Dalton to replace Bowie as Darlow Smithson MD

Darlow Smithson Productions MD Ben Bowie is leaving the Endemol-owned prodco to pursue a new venture, with creative director Emily Dalton stepping up to replace him.
April 4, 2014

Darlow Smithson Productions MD Ben Bowie is leaving the Endemol-owned prodco to pursue a new venture, with creative director Emily Dalton stepping up to replace him.

Dalton, who joined DSP as head of development in 2011, will continue to serve as creative director while taking on the role of MD at the UK-based company.

DSP did not disclose details of the new venture for Bowie, who has been with the company for 12 years.

Endemol UK chief operating officer Richard Johnston said: “Emily and her team are responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed programming in the business.

“She has led and nurtured DSP’s creative output during one of the company’s most successful periods and we’re extremely lucky to have her.

“We wish all the best to Ben who leaves the company with its market leading status enhanced and an exciting roster of new commissions in the pipeline.”

Bowie added: “It’s been a great time at DSP and I’ve been fortunate to lead a remarkable team on some amazing and ground-breaking projects. I’m looking forward to a big and exciting new venture and wish Emily and her team all the best in the future.”

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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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