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Kate Townsend leaves BBC’s ‘Storyville’ for Netflix

BBC’s documentary strand ‘Storyville’s’ commissioning editor Kate Townsend is leaving her post to join Netflix. Townsend took over the commissioning role with the UK pubcaster when Nick Fraser departed last year. She previously worked as ...
June 7, 2017

BBC’s documentary strand ‘Storyville’s’ commissioning editor Kate Townsend is leaving her post to join Netflix.

Townsend took over the commissioning role with the UK pubcaster when Nick Fraser departed last year. She previously worked as executive producer on Storyville since 2011.

A statement from the BBC confirmed a replacement for Townsend will be announced in the next few weeks. Until that time, Emma Loach will interim as commissioning editor.

Townsend’s credits at the strand include A Syrian Love Story, Pussy Riot, Notes on Blindness and India’s Daughter.

“I and the BBC4 team remain incredibly grateful for all the work Kate has done nurturing and latterly leading the Storyville strand over the last few years; she leaves us with a really strong slate of films going forward. We look forward to building on those foundations and we wish her the very best for her future,” said Cassian Harrison, channel editor, BBC4, in a statement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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