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Former Discovery exec appointed EP at Woodcut Media

Former Discovery Networks International producer Adam Jacobs has been appointed to UK-based Woodcut Media as executive producer, effective immediately. Reporting to Kate Beal, CEO of Woodcut Media, Jacobs will work on the ...
April 20, 2017

Former Discovery Networks International producer Adam Jacobs has been appointed to UK-based Woodcut Media as executive producer, effective immediately.

Reporting to Kate Beal, CEO of Woodcut Media, Jacobs will work on the prodco’s development slate and commissioned projects currently in production, alongside Beal and creative director Derren Lawford. He will also help develop Woodcut’s male-skewed factual lineup over the coming months.

“We have known Adam for a good few years since our first collaboration on Woodcut’s The Krays: The Prison Years, which he executive produced. He is a highly-rated industry executive with a stellar track record, and we are confident that his contribution to our company’s continued expansion will speak for itself,” said Beal, in a statement.

Before joining Woodcut, Jacobs was EP, production & development factual at Discovery. Prior to that, he was director, factual programming, UK & Western Europe for Discovery Communications. He spent nearly 10 years at Discovery, having originally joined the operation as programming coordinator in 2006.

Over the years, Jacobs has worked on non-scripted and scripted programming for international television broadcasters and has executive produced shows for the UK and global markets including The Somme: The First 24 Hours; The Great Shark Chase and British Treasure American Gold, as well as acquiring award-winning third party titles such as Top Gear, Ross Kemp on Gangs, Dynamo Magician Impossible, Outback Truckers and Cars That Rock with Brian Johnson.

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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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