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BBC poaches Channel 4′s David Brindley

UK pubcaster BBC has appointed David Brindley, formerly commissioning editor of documentaries at Channel 4, to lead its popular factual and fact ent commissioning. The move will replace the formats and ...
November 4, 2016

UK pubcaster BBC has appointed David Brindley, formerly commissioning editor of documentaries at Channel 4, to lead its popular factual and fact ent commissioning.

The move will replace the formats and features department, which was previously run by Donna Clark over an 18-month period. The department was responsible for such series as Employable Me, Full Steam Ahead and Arctic Live. Clark, meanwhile, will transition into an unspecified production role.

As head of commissioning for popular factual and fact ent commissioning, Brindley (pictured) will report to Alison Kirkham, who was  appointed as BBC’s controller of factual commissioning in September.

Brindley previously spent three years at C4 where his credits have included the forthcoming The Trial (w/t), The Tribe, Royal Navy School, The Extraordinary Case of Alex Lewis, 999: What’s Your Emergency?, The Hotel and The Vote.

Prior to C4, Brindley served in a variety of capacities at such firms as Twofour Broadcast; Dragonfly Television; Minnow Films, as one of its original team members producing on Morgan Matthews‘ BAFTA and RTS-winning The Fallen; and Blast! Films. He began his career at RDF working across three series of Wife Swap.

 

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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