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Brook Lapping appoints BBC’s Sanderson as MD

Ten Alps-owned prodco Brook Lapping has named former BBC arts and music commissioner Greg Sanderson (pictured) as its managing director.
June 24, 2015

Ten Alps-owned prodco Brook Lapping has named Greg Sanderson (pictured) – the former arts and music commissioning editor for the BBC – as its managing director.

Working alongside executive producer Lucy van Beek, Sanderson will oversee the British prodco’s growth by expanding the company’s factual catalog, which includes wildlife, science, natural history, world issues and current affairs. He is to begin the position in October 2015.

An employee of the BBC for nine years, Sanderson has been responsible for exec producing BBC Proms and Proms Extra, an eight-week concert series of daily orchestral classical music. His credits also include projects such as The Art of China (BBC4), Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance (BBC4) and A Cook Abroad (BBC2).

Sanderson previously served on advisory committees for Sheffield Doc/Fest, RTS Cambridge Television Convention and the Edinburgh TV Festival.

Ten Alps most recently acquired Britain’s Hidden Heritage producer Reef Television, and also saw the exit of co-founder Bob Geldof from the company’s board.

“Following our acquisition of Reef TV, the appointment of Greg to lead our Brook Lapping unit marks the next stage in our drive to build a bigger television operation and develop our international business,” said Mark Wood, CEO of Ten Alps, in a statement. “Greg brings impressive experience and will be a key member of a reshaped management team.”

CORRECTION: 06/25/15, 11:03 a.m. EST An earlier version of this story erroneously stated that Greg Sanderson had been responsible for commissioning BBC Proms and Proms Extra, when in fact he had executive produced the series.

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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