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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
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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