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Discovery Networks Int’l exec Dan Korn boards STV

Former Discovery Networks International exec Dan Korn (pictured) has joined Scotland's STV Productions as creative director, focusing on specialist factual and returnable programming.
June 26, 2015

Former Discovery Networks International (DNI) exec Dan Korn (pictured) has joined Scotland’s STV Productions as creative director.

The position will find Korn – who most recently served as head of special projects for DNI – focused on creating specialist factual and returnable programming for the Glasgow-headquartered production arm of STV Group. Based out of the prodco’s London offices, Korn will report to director of content Alan Clements and is set to begin the new post in August.

Korn arrived at Discovery Networks International in 2005 and oversaw a number of franchises and projects over the course of a decade, including the launch of Quest and Investigation Discovery in the UK. Prior to his role as special projects head, the exec served as head of programming for the UK and Western Europe.

In the latter role, Korn was at the helm of such franchises as Salvage Hunters, The James Cracknell Unstoppable Trilogy and Bear Grylls: Born Survivor, as well as the series Tony Robinson’s World War I. He is also responsible for overseeing a trilogy of VE-Day documentaries that include Churchill and Me with Hugh Dennis and Tony Robinson’s Victory in Europe.

“Dan is known throughout the industry for his creativity and he joins STV with an impressive production portfolio,” said Clements in a statement. “I’m looking forward to welcoming him to STV and to the company benefiting from his extensive and varied experience.”

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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