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Ricardo Pollack joins True North as EP for docs

The British indie has hired Ricardo Pollack (pictured) to grow the company's documentary slate.
May 7, 2014

Leeds, UK-based production company True North has hired Ricardo Pollack (pictured) to be its executive producer for documentaries.

In the newly created position, Pollack will develop the British indie’s documentary slate. His recent credits include a three-part BBC2 series on policing; BBC2′s hospital docuseries Great Ormond Street; and a BBC4 documentary on emergency aid called The Trouble with Aid.

“Our aim is to give him the support to grow our documentary output across all the key broadcasters,” said Andrew Sheldon, True North’s creative director and executive producer, in a statement. “He brings a reputation for original, thought-provoking ideas combined with an ability to translate those concepts into compelling, insightful films.”

Pollack’s hiring is the latest in a string of senior creative team appointments. In 2011, the company recruited exec producer Fiona O’Sullivan to grow its reality television slate. A year later, exec producer Liz McLeod joined with the aim of expanding True North’s international commissions.

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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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