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Dragonfly’s Emma Loach joins BBC doc team

Dragonfly executive producer Emma Loach has joined the documentary commissioning team at the BBC. She replaces Clare Sillery, who became interim head of documentary commissioning in August and will now take on ...
December 15, 2016

Dragonfly executive producer Emma Loach has joined the documentary commissioning team at the BBC.

She replaces Clare Sillery, who became interim head of documentary commissioning in August and will now take on the role full time.

Loach has been an executive producer since 2010, working for shops such as Endemol Shine UK-owned Dragonfly and indie Rare Day. Her credits include the BBC1 series Ambulance and BBC2′s A World Without Down’s Syndrome?

In a statement, Loach said: “I am excited to be joining the BBC documentaries commissioning team, especially at this challenging and interesting time for film-making, when there is such need to reflect the conflicting currents in our society and tell the stories that really matter in people’s lives today.”

Sillery took oversight of the UK pubcaster’s doc team after Patrick Holland became channel editor for BBC2. Prior to that, her commissioning credits included The DetectivesThe Real Marigold Hotel, Conviction: Murder at the Station, How to Die: Simon’s Choice and Handmade for BBC4.

“It’s a huge privilege to take on the head of documentaries role,” Sillery said. “In an increasingly uncertain world there’s never been a more important time for documentaries to reflect the complexities and dilemmas we’re all facing.”

The changes to the documentary commissioning team are part of a strategic reorganization at the pubcaster.

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