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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.

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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