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BBC Studios appoints development exec, science

Former Sundog Pictures exec Claudia Lewis has been named development executive for science at BBC Studios Factual. Lewis (pictured) most recently served as head of factual programs at the Don’t Look Down ...
November 15, 2016

Former Sundog Pictures exec Claudia Lewis has been named development executive for science at BBC Studios Factual.

Lewis (pictured) most recently served as head of factual programs at the Don’t Look Down and Reggie Yates: Life and Death in Chicago producer.

Previously, she held an 18-month stint as a development exec at BBC Production Science, working across a range of science programs including BBC1′s How to Stay Young, The Truth About Health Foods and The Truth About Meat; and BBC2′s City In The Sky.

Prior to this, Lewis was an executive producer for factual at Boundless Productions (formerly Talkback Thames).

Her other executive producer credits include Channel 4′s World’s Best Diet and the RTS award-winning Four Rooms, as well as BBC3′s World’s Toughest Jobs.

“Claudia’s knowledge and experience of the domestic and international television markets is going to be utterly invaluable in seeking new co-production partners and developing ideas for new audiences,” said Andrew Cohen, head of science at BBC Studios Factual, in a statement. “Combined with our global reputation, unparalleled journalism and partnerships, this is an exciting appointment at a time when we are building on the strengths of BBC Science as a global brand.”

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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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