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.