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Zig Zag’s Wyles moves to Barcroft

Peter Wyles, most recently head of development for UK-headquartered Zig Zag Productions, is heading to Barcroft Productions as its director of programs.
July 7, 2015

Peter Wyles, most recently head of development for UK-headquartered Zig Zag Productions, is heading to Barcroft Productions as its director of programs.

Wyles has also held posts at Endemol UK, RDF Media and September Films, where he created and exec produced the CBBC series Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab. Other credits include Channel 4′s The Big Breakfast, ITV1′s Trouble in Paradise and BBC2′s Alan Whicker’s Journey of a Lifetime.

Wyles has also worked on the other side of the production-buyer fence, with experience as a commissioning editor at Channel 5. He has also worked in print journalism.

“His journalistic background and fantastic television production heritage will help us deliver bigger and better, must-watch shows,” said Sam Barcroft, CEO of Barcroft Productions, in a statement.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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