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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.

 

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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