Former Discovery Networks International and ABC TV Australia exec Phil Craig has joined Aussie prodco Electric Pictures as head of factual.
“Almost 12 years ago I met Andrew Ogilvie at Science Congress. Since then we’ve become firm friends and made some great TV together, as co-producers and while I was working at the ABC,” he wrote.
Craig will oversee the company’s production slate and develop a range of factual programs for the local and international markets. He will remain based in London, with frequent trips to Australia.
Last October, Craig exited his position as executive VP and chief creative officer at DNI after nine months on the job. Prior to that he was head of factual at ABC TV in Australia and also worked for UK indie Nutopia.
Electric Pictures, which also has an office in Toronto, produces history, science, arts, adventure and lifestyle programming for networks such as National Geographic Channel, ARTE, NHK, SBS, BBC, Discovery and ABC.