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.