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“Murder Detectives” producer Neil Grant joins Avanti Media

London and Cardiff-based indie Avanti Media has hired Murder Detectives producer Neil Grant as creative director. Formerly managing director at Films of Record, Grant will take up the post in January and will ...
October 17, 2016

London and Cardiff-based indie Avanti Media has hired Murder Detectives producer Neil Grant as creative director.

Formerly managing director at Films of Record, Grant will take up the post in January and will concentrate on developing and expanding the company’s factual features and current affairs slate.

Most recently, he served as executive producer on Channel 4′s The Murder Detectives. The docuseries trailed every step of an 18-month police investigation into the fatal stabbing of a Bristol teen and won a BAFTA award for best factual series.

Prior to Films of Record, was an exec producer at Mentorn Media for six years and spent 17 years at the BBC producing documentaries and current affairs.

Avanti Media specializes in factual entertainment series and event TV for primetime, as well as single docs and format creation. Its credits include ITV’s Jonathan & Charlotte doc, BBC1′s Bear Grylls Songs of Praise special and Channel 4 doc Britain’s Billionaire Immigrants.

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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