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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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