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Chris Muckle to head U.S. factual for October Films

After opening an office in New York last month, UK indie October Films has hired Raw TV's Chris Muckle (pictured) to be its head of U.S. factual.
November 19, 2014

UK indie October Films is continuing to bolster its presence in the United States.

After opening an office in New York last month, the company has hired Raw TV’s Chris Muckle (pictured) to be its head of U.S. factual.

Muckle spent the past three years working for the Gold Rush and Jungle Gold prodco and will work to further develop October’s presence in North America alongside U.S. executive producer Jos Cushing.

The company recently restructured to handle increasing commissions from U.S. broadcasters and international cable networks in addition to work coming out of the British market. Managing director Denman Rooke became exec chairman, creative director Adam Bullmore became managing director, and Matt Robins became creative director.

Recent October Films-produced series include Obsession: Dark Desires for Investigation Discovery, Outrageous Acts of Science for Discovery Science, World War 2 From Space for History in the U.S, and Operation Stonehenge: What Lies Beneath, a coproduction for BBC2, CBC, France 5, ZDF, SBS and Smithsonian Channel.

The company is also working on a project about the discovery of what is believed to be the wreck of the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus’s flagship, off the coast of Haiti.

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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