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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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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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