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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.

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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