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Ex-Pioneer exec Jeremy Dear sets up London-based prodco

Former Pioneer Productions exec Jeremy Dear (pictured) has launched an indie called The Ideas Room, which will focus on content ranging from popular science to lifestyle and factual entertainment.
July 15, 2014

Former Pioneer Productions exec Jeremy Dear (pictured) has launched a London-based prodco called The Ideas Room, which will target U.S. and UK markets and focus on content ranging from popular science to lifestyle and factual entertainment.

Dear was previously senior VP and head of factual at the London-based Pioneer Productions, and also served as head of television at the Travel Channel UK. His production credits include Channel 4′s Christianity: A History, as well as the BBC’s How Sex Works.

The Ideas Room will work as both an end-to-end producer of shows and a development specialist.  Upon securing a commission, the company will either make the show in-house, or assist a network in choosing an appropriate production partner. In addition, the company will become a clearing house for third-party pitches.

“Our main aim for the company is to put the creation of audience-winning IP center stage and place a serious emphasis on development,” said Dear in a statement. “We want to give it the respect it deserves and keep up to date with broadcasters’ needs on both sides of the Atlantic – fulfilling them with targeted pitches from the best creatives around.

“There is a constant demand for fresh and modern content that can work internationally, making this the perfect time to launch a company like The Ideas Room,” he added.

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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