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Pioneer Productions names head of factual

Former STV Productions executive Peter Collins has been tapped to be the head of factual at Pioneer Productions, part of the Tinopolis Group. In the newly created role, Collins will develop, pitch ...
May 3, 2018

Former STV Productions executive Peter Collins has been tapped to be the head of factual at Pioneer Productions, part of the Tinopolis Group.

In the newly created role, Collins will develop, pitch and executive produce content with a focus on UK productions and broadcasters.

He will work closely with creative director Thomas Viner, and report to Pioneer CEO Jonathan Hewes.

Collins most recently served as head of specialist factual at STV Productions, where he was responsible for securing a raft of commissions for both the BBC and Channel 4.

In that role, he executive produced Britain’s Polar Bear Cub for C4, Lucy Worsley’s Fireworks for Tudor Queen for BBC4, and Britain’s Biggest Warship for BBC2.

Prior to that, he was the head of development at Oxford Scientific Films.

“Pioneer has seen real growth across 2018 and we’re currently in production on a wide range of series and specials for UK, U.S. and international broadcasters,” said Hewes in a statement. “Now is the time to further build on that success and supercharge our pipeline, and Peter’s track record and expertise make him a fantastic addition to the team.”

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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