Glasgow-based television prodco Firecrest Films has appointed Lorraine McKechnie as executive producer.
McKechnie joins Firecrest from UK pubcaster Channel 4 where she served as a Nations and Regions executive.
Previously, she was at television indie Finestripe Productions where she developed and produced a portfolio of award-winning programs, including ITV’s ‘The Day’ strand and Channel 4′s Bank of Dave.
Her other credits included: BBC1′s Stephen Fry: The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive and Channel 4′s Inside Dior, which she series produced before joining the broadcaster in 2017.
“It has been a privilege to work at Channel 4 as the Nations and Regions Exec, and although I am sad to be leaving, I am incredibly excited to be joining Firecrest at such a key time in its growth,” said McKechnie in a statement. “I have long admired Nicole, Iain and Mark’s values, rigor and the quality of the programs they make. I look forward to developing the next generation of ideas with them, and helping to cement their position as a key Scottish supplier.”
Firecrests continues to expand its team following investment from the Channel 4 Growth Fund, which took a minority stake in the business in January 2017.
The company’s factual output includes Channel 4′s flagship consumer series Supershoppers, which won BAFTA Scotland and RTS Scotland awards in 2016; docuseries including C4′s Lifers Behind Bars and BBC Scotland’s The Cancer Hospital; and single films such as BBC Scotland’s Breadline Kids, C4′s Princess Diana’s ‘Wicked’ Stepmother, and Tessa Jowell: Her Last Campaign for BBC1′s investigative strand ‘Panorama’.
Firecrest’s latest film is Inside Facebook: Secrets of the Social Network, an investigative piece into the world’s biggest social media company. It premieres July 17 at 9 p.m. on Channel 4.