Hindley (pictured), who joins as creative director, has spent her more than 20-year career specializing in documentaries and history series as a director, series producer and exec producer. Formerly creative director of Silver River and joint chair of the Grierson Trust, her credits include Living with Cancer, The Unspeakable Crime: Rape, Six Wives with Lucy Worsley, David Beckham: For the Love of the Game, Confessions Of…, and Nick & Margaret on Benefits.
Hindley will work alongside Brook Lapping MD Greg Sanderson as part of the firm’s management team helping to devise editorial strategy for the company. She will also build her own slate and executive produce those programs.
Nicholson, meanwhile, joins the firm from UK pubcaster BBC, where she oversaw such projects as Human Universe and Wonders of Life. Other credits include Channel 4′s 15 Kids and Counting and BBC’s Geordie Finishing School for Girls and The Normans.
The pair will work alongside Brook Lapping’s Sanderson and executive producer Norma Percy.
Brook Lapping’s content stable currently includes BBC2′s Inside Obama’s White House, BBC1′s Paxman in Brussels and Paxman on Trump v. Clinton, and high-profile projects with National Geographic Channel and Channel 5.
“Emma is a hugely popular and respected figure in the industry, and her breadth of skills is extraordinary. I’m really looking forward to benefiting from her energy and enthusiasm, and working with her to grow us into an even more diverse and busy company,” said Sanderson in a statement. “Alex is the perfect person to support that – her experience and skills on huge complicated productions will be totally invaluable.”