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Vice deepens focus on original programming

Millennial-focused media company Vice Media has bolstered its UK TV teams as it launches a UK Studios production division. Bree Horn (pictured, right) has been promoted to senior vice president of production ...
August 10, 2017

Millennial-focused media company Vice Media has bolstered its UK TV teams as it launches a UK Studios production division.

Bree Horn (pictured, right) has been promoted to senior vice president of production UK, working across Vice Studios, Vice Digital, i-D and commercial teams to produce short-form, long-form and feature-length content for in-house and third-party outfits.

Horn will work with Al Brown, VP of programming and film, to develop factual and scripted projects at Vice Studios, as the facility opens its doors to broadcasters, distributors and multi-platform outfits.

Most recently, Horn worked as vice president of production across Vice and i-D, and was responsible for production across the two brands’ digital and commercial endeavors. To date, Horn has been a part of a number of Vice Digital channel launches including Munchies and Vice News; produced campaigns for some of the worlds largest brands, including Chanel, Adidas and YouTube; and led the UK-based production of Vice’s Emmy Award winning series, Vice on HBO.

In her new role, Horn will report into Matt O’Mara, CEO of Vice UK. She will work alongside Alex Miller, executive creative director of Vice UK, as well as managing director of Vice Studios, Kevin Sutcliffe, who heads-up the UK Studio.

Elsewhere, Yonni Usiskin (left) has been promoted to head of programming, and will be responsible for the channel’s portfolio of youth-focused content.

Usiskin moves into the role having acted as executive producer on a number of Viceland’s flagship titles, including Hate Thy Neighbour, Needles and Pins and Big Night Out.

Prior to joining Viceland, Usiskin oversaw Vice News’ video content, as an executive producer across multiple award-winning documentaries including Libya’s Migrant Trade, the Emmy nominated Russian Roulette video dispatch series, and Peabody Award-winning The Islamic State.

Usiskin will report into CJ Fahey, GM of Viceland EMEA & APAC. Fahey joined Viceland UK at the start of the year having been integral to the network’s U.S. and Canada roll-out in 2016.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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