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CJZ taps former Beyond EP to lead factual

The Australian shop and Go Back to Where You Came From producer has appointed former Beyond Productions executive producer Andrew Farrell to the newly created post of head of factual.
December 4, 2015

Go Back to Where You Came From producer Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (CJZ) has appointed former Beyond Productions executive producer Andrew Farrell (pictured) to the newly created post of head of factual, effective in January.

Farrell’s production credits at Beyond, where he spent eight years, include Still Alive, MythBusters, Shark Island, Behind Mansion Walls, Deadly Women and Dark Minds.

Farrell began his career as a regional TV news reporter before moving to Beyond 2000, serving as a producer behind such reality series as Big Brother and My Restaurant Rules.

“Our factual programs have helped shape the reputation of the company so it was time to dedicate a senior role within CJZ for this genre,” said company CEO Matt Campbell in a statement.

He added: “Andrew comes with a bucket load of experience and passion for factual programming and is a perfect fit for CJZ. He has an impressive list of credits both in Australia and particularly the U.S. over the past eight years.”

CJZ’s slate includes Go Back, which returned to the air after a three-year hiatus this summer, Bondi Rescue and Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail.

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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