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Alan Clements to exit STV Productions as managing director

Alan Clements, managing director of UK content producer STV Productions, is leaving the company in early May. Clements was tapped for the role of director of content in 2008 and has ...
April 13, 2018

Alan Clements, managing director of UK content producer STV Productions, is leaving the company in early May.

Clements was tapped for the role of director of content in 2008 and has since, according to a release, “has transformed the business into a multi-genre production company supplying all the major UK networks and international customers.”

The production company is currently in the process of appointing Clement’s successor.

“As we embark on a new growth strategy for the business, the time is right for fresh creative leadership,” said Simon Pitts, chief executive officer at STV Group, in a statement. “Alan’s legacy is an STVProductions that is very well placed to meet the surge in demand for nations and regions programming, with a highly talented and capable team and a healthy pipeline, including two new drama commissions for BBC1.”

The Scottish producer works across a variety of genres, including drama, entertainment and factual. Ratings winner Antiques Road Trip has run for 16 seasons on the British pubcaster BBC, along with seven seasons of sister programme Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.

The company’s credits include ITV’s CatchphraseBabushkaRoss Kemp Behind Bars: Inside Barlinnie; BBC1′s And They’re Off…for Sport ReliefThe Dressing Room for UKTV’s W; Channel 4′s Britain’s Polar Bear Cub;BBC2′s Scotland and the Battle for Britain; andacclaimed documentary Fire in the Night, which marked the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster.

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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