Unscripted

EXCLUSIVE: BBCWW Productions hires Cane

BBC Worldwide Productions has named former FremantleMedia North America exec Jonathan Cane (pictured) as its VP of unscripted development, realscreen can reveal.
November 12, 2014

BBC Worldwide Productions (BBCWW) has named former FremantleMedia North America exec Jonathan Cane (pictured) as its VP of unscripted development, realscreen can reveal.

Based in BBCWW’s headquarters in Los Angeles, Cane will report to Travis Shakespeare, senior VP of current unscripted programming, and begins immediately.

His duties will include overseeing the development of unscripted fare for network, cable and digital platforms across all major U.S. outlets for both BBCWW and the company’s indie Adjacent Productions.

Cane started his career at MTV News in 1998 and eventually became showrunner on a number of shows at MTV. Prior to joining the BBC, Cane served as VP of development at FremantleMedia North America, where he focused specifically on the U.S. cable landscape, and worked with networks including A&E, Discovery, Lifetime, TLC and Bravo.

His credits include Perfect Score and Parental Control.

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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