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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
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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