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True North taps Kieron Collins as head of entertainment

UK indie producer True North has appointed former BBC Entertainment North exec Kieron Collins as its new head of entertainment. In his new role, Collins (pictured) is tasked with building the company’s ...
April 6, 2018

UK indie producer True North has appointed former BBC Entertainment North exec Kieron Collins as its new head of entertainment.

In his new role, Collins (pictured) is tasked with building the company’s entertainment slate. He will take up his post later this month as the company, according to a release, “prepares for the anticipated growth in out-of-London production.”

Previously, Collins served as managing editor for BBC Entertainment North, where he most recently created and executive produced Even Better Than The Real Thing for BBC1 and the archive series Top of the Box (4 x 120 minutes) for Channel 5.

Collins’ credits also include A Question of Sport, Dragons’ Den and Masterminds, as well as co-developing and executive producing the BBC1 daytime quiz The Boss.

Elsewhere, True North executive producer Fiona O’Sullivan has been named head of factual entertainment and reality, and will also continue to oversee the company’s Manchester base.

O’Sullivan joined True North in 2011 and has created, and executive produced a range of True North content including Teen Mom UK for MTV and The Lie Detective for Channel 4.

She previously worked at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV, and also served as head of factual at Lime Pictures where she helped create and launch Towie and Geordie Shore.

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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