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Burning Bright adds “An Idiot Abroad” co-creator as fact ent head

London-headquartered indie Burning Bright Productions has appointed former Lucky Penny Productions and Lincoln Square Productions executive producer Dan Goldsack as its head of factual entertainment. In the posting, Goldsack will be ...
September 19, 2018

London-headquartered indie Burning Bright Productions has appointed former Lucky Penny Productions and Lincoln Square Productions executive producer Dan Goldsack as its head of factual entertainment.

In the posting, Goldsack will be tasked with developing and expanding Burning Bright’s stable of fact-ent titles, including ITV’s Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road, Channel 5′s Raw Recruits and Sky 1′s 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy.

He reports directly to company co-founder and managing director Clive Tulloh, and joins the creative team fronted by Tulloh and head of factual Susanne Curran.

Goldsack’s past factual television credits include co-creating and exec producing Sky 1′s An Idiot Abroad with Karl Pilkington; ITV’s Dinosaur Britain; and Channel 4′s The Department of Complaints, Katie: My Beautiful Face, Elizabeth Taylor: Auction of a Lifetime and Prince: Last Year of a Legend.

Prior to joining Burning Bright, Goldsack has held executive producer titles at a number of London-based prodcos, including Lucky Penny Productions, Lincoln Square Productions, Mentorn Media and Plum Pictures. Before this, he was head of factual at Maverick Television over a three-year period from 2013 to 2016, and was head of factual at Silver River Productions from 2011 to 2013.

Goldsack joins the UK indie at a busy production period, with current company projects that include AMusical, a forthcoming Comedy Central pilot that will feature a line-up of comedians performing songs from musicals.

Burning Bright Productions was founded in 2011 by Tulloh, Toby Ward and Peter Bennet-Jones. In its seven-plus years, the award-winning television company has built its reputation on a string of popular entertainment hits for a variety of broadcasters in the UK and U.S. Past programs have featured such talent as Billy Connolly, Joanna Lumley, Caroline Quentin and Paul Whitehouse.

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