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Scott McDonald boards UK indie back2back

Brighton-based indie Back2Back Productions has named Scott McDonald as its senior development producer. McDonald joins back2back’s development team, led by Holly Bigsby, with a focus on expanding the production company’s slate ...
January 14, 2019

Brighton-based indie Back2Back Productions has named Scott McDonald as its senior development producer.

McDonald joins back2back’s development team, led by Holly Bigsby, with a focus on expanding the production company’s slate of returning brands and franchises.

McDonald most recently served as a senior producer for IFA Media, the Singapore-based film, TV and digital content production group. He has also worked in a slew of senior development and production positions over the past decade at IWC Media, Dragonfly and Renegade Pictures.

The producer’s development credits include Car SOS, Drugs Live, Extreme Fishing with Robson Green and Celebrity Botched Up Bodies.

In the past two months, Back2Back has hired a roster of senior talent. This past December, Anna Boronat was named head of production, alongside Claire Hamilton who was tapped for the role for senior production executive. Mitzi David, meanwhile, joined the firm as a junior production executive.

Back2Back is currently in production on more than 61 hours of both new and returning content. Returning series include Mega Air for UKTV’s Dave channel in the UK, Viasat World’s Viasat Explore channel across CEE, Russia and Nordics and Duke in New Zealand. The series follows the fact-ent recommissions of the third season of The World’s Deadliest for UK’s 5Spike and Australia’s Seven Network; and the second season of Scrap Kings for Britain’s Quest, Viasat World’s Viasat Explore channel and Germany’s ProSieben.

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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