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Maguire to head popular factual at Rumpus Media

Emily Hudd and Iain Wimbush‘s Rumpus Media has appointed former Spun Gold executive producer Fintan Maguire to oversee its popular factual slate. Maguire will look to expand the London-based company’s footprint by ...
August 21, 2017

Emily Hudd and Iain Wimbush‘s Rumpus Media has appointed former Spun Gold executive producer Fintan Maguire to oversee its popular factual slate.

Maguire will look to expand the London-based company’s footprint by working with international broadcasters and joins the Immigrants Guide to Britain producer as head of popular factual in September.

Having boarded the London-headquartered Spun Gold in 2016, Maguire’s executive experience includes working across a broad spectrum of factual and fact-ent series for UK broadcasters including Sky, Channel 5, ITV and TV3 Ireland. His production credits include ITV’s When Phillip Met Prince Philip; and Channel 5′s Eamonn and Ruth: How The Other Half Live and Secrets of The National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh.

Prior to Spun Gold, Maguire developed and executive produced a stable of programming for London-based indie Crackit Productions, and launched TV3 Productions, the in-house production unit of Irish commercial free-to-air operator TV3. At TV3 Productions, Maguire exec produced more than 200 hours of factual and fact-ent programming.

Before moving to its production division, he served as commissioning editor over a three year period at TV3, overseeing such programming as the Irish primetime version of Deal or No Deal? and Lion TV’s The Box.

“We are thrilled that Fintan is joining us at this key point in our growth as a company. He has a proven track record in making big, broad appeal factual hits and will not only help us grow our existing fact-ent slate but will spearhead our move into new genres and with new channels. He’s a talented developer, a smart program maker and a joy to be around,” said Hudd, Rumpus Media’s joint MD, in a statement.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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