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Richard Klein joins IWC Media

Former ITV director of factual and BBC4 controller Richard Klein (pictured) has been appointed to the role of creative director at the Banijay UK-owned production company.
August 18, 2016

Banijay UK-owned IWC Media has appointed former ITV director of factual Richard Klein (pictured) to the role of creative director.

Klein will work alongside managing director Hamish Barbour and the company’s Glasgow- and London-based production teams as IWC attempts to expand on its factual content output to broadcasters across the UK and beyond.

Klein exited his role as factual director at ITV in February following Kevin Lygo‘s elevation to director of television at the UK commercial broadcaster.

Klein first joined the commercial broadcaster in 2013, where he worked closely alongside controller of factual Jo Clinton-Davis to oversee all factual and daytime programming at the network. His commissioning credits while at ITV included When Ant and Dec Met the PrinceThe Mafia with Trevor McDonald100-Year-Old DriversRookies, and Sugar Free Farm.

Prior to ITV, the veteran programming executive served as controller of BBC4 between 2008 and 2013.

IWC’s factual credits include ITV’s Slow Train Through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones, Channel 4′s Britain’s Benefit Tenants and Sky Arts’ Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge.

Its most recent commissions include A+E Networks’ Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence, Travel Channel’s Robson Green’s Grand Slam Fishing, ITV’s Ellie Simmonds – Swimming with Dolphins and BBC2′s Boy George’s My Generation.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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