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Andrew Jackson departs Discovery Channel

Two years after becoming Discovery Channel's EVP of production and development for landmark series and specials, Andrew Jackson (pictured) has left the company.
June 4, 2014

Andrew Jackson (pictured) has left Discovery Channel two years after becoming the network’s exec VP of production and development for landmark series and specials, a spokesperson confirmed to realscreen.

A veteran director and producer, Jackson joined the company’s UK office from the BBC’s Natural History Unit and reported to Discovery, Science and Velocity group networks president Eileen O’Neill.

Over the past two years he oversaw Discovery programs such as North America, Monster Squid – the Giant is Real and Winged Planet.

Prior to that, Jackson oversaw the production of more than 40 series and several specials for the NHU, including the UK launch of Frozen Planet, Survival and Hidden Kingdom. He also worked as the managing director for Tigress Productions.

There is no news yet on a replacement for his role, or of a next job for Jackson.

About The Author
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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