C4 ups Amy Flanagan to deputy head of factual

Amy Flanagan (pictured) has been promoted to deputy head of factual at the UK pubcaster, a role created by Ralph Lee, deputy chief creative officer and head of factual.
August 5, 2016

Channel 4 has promoted Amy Flanagan (pictured) to deputy head of factual.

Working across the division, she will report directly to Ralph Lee, deputy chief creative officer and head of factual, and will also take the lead on talent management for both docs and specialist factual output.

The role was created by Lee to provide additional support in managing factual programming. Lee also has an editorial leadership role in original content for the recently bolstered All 4 team.

Flanagan will continue to be the lead commissioner for the 9 p.m.documentaries series slate, which is overseen by head of documentaries Nick Mirsky.

The exec joined the UK pubcaster as documentaries commissioning editor in January 2014 before being promoted to deputy head of documentaries that November. In the role, Flanagan has overseen the series 24 Hours in Police Custody and The Romanians Are Coming as well as the doc Muslim Drag Queens. In addition, she has established and overseen the ‘Cutting Edge Directors Training Scheme.’

Prior to joining C4, Flanagan worked for The Garden Productions, where she co-series produced and directed the first series of Royal Television Society Award-winning 24 Hours in A&E, and went on to co-EP series two.

Previously, she spent six years at Blast! Films, where her producing credits include Victorian Sex ExplorerThe Artful Codgers and Last Days of the Raj.

Both John Hay, head of specialist factual, and Mirsky’s roles remain unchanged and they will continue reporting to Lee.

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