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Sundog appoints development head

British factual indie Sundog Pictures has appointed former Popkorn TV exec Nicky Huggett as head of development. In her new role, Huggett will work across Sundog’s slate while further pushing the ...
January 5, 2017

British factual indie Sundog Pictures has appointed former Popkorn TV exec Nicky Huggett as head of development.

In her new role, Huggett will work across Sundog’s slate while further pushing the shop into the docuseries space in the UK and the U.S.

Huggett arrives at Sundog following a two-year stint at Popkorn, where she served as a development head and helped establish the company’s development team. In this capacity, Hugget worked across a variety of series including the Channel 4 documentary Rich Kids of Instagram, which was later greenlit as a six-part series for E4.

Prior to Popkorn, she served as head of development at UK prodco Rare Day and head of development at London-based Windfall Films, where she developed Discovery’s Strip the City and BBC3′s Alex: A Life Fast Forward. She also held a producer role at CTVC, working on C4′s Grierson-nominated The Murder Workers.

“The thing that most appealed to me was Sundog’s ethos – to tell stories that matter. For me, that’s the best thing about this industry,” said Huggett in a statement. “I’m passionate about creating documentaries that change people’s lives, even in the tiniest way. Sundog sets out to do that every day, with everything they make.”

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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