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Former Pulse MD joins Zinc Media

London-based content and media producer Zinc Media Group has appointed award-winning executive producer Roy Ackerman as managing director of Films of Record and director of international strategy, TV. Ackerman will help grow the factual ...
April 11, 2017

London-based content and media producer Zinc Media Group has appointed award-winning executive producer Roy Ackerman as managing director of Films of Record and director of international strategy, TV.

Ackerman will help grow the factual programming prodco, Films of Record, while working with senior management at Zinc to increase the Group’s business in the U.S. and global market.

Ackerman most recently worked at Pulse Films as managing director. In this role, he rebooted its TV division and slate of commissions.

Previously, he worked at Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One Productions where he expanded the company, creating commercials, drama, factual formats and documentaries including Dream School and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Prior to that, he was the creative director at Diverse Production before it was acquired by Zodiak Television.

Ackerman will be working with Katie Buchanan, executive producer at Films of Record.

“We welcome Roy to the company and believe his experience, creativity, contacts and enthusiasm will be invaluable in developing both Films of Record and fast tracking Zinc Media’s strategy of international growth in the TV business,” said Peter Bertram, chairman of Zinc Media Group, in a statement.

 

 

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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