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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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