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Al Brown to head up C4 youth strand for Barcroft Studios

London factual indie Barcroft Media has appointed former Vice Studios exec Al Brown as executive producer, overseeing Channel 4′s youth content strand 4Real. Brown (pictured) will executive produce more than 100 original short-form factual ...
July 3, 2019

London factual indie Barcroft Media has appointed former Vice Studios exec Al Brown as executive producer, overseeing Channel 4′s youth content strand 4Real.

Brown (pictured) will executive produce more than 100 original short-form factual films intended for distribution on social channels alongside Barcroft founder and CEO Sam Barcroft.

Brown was previously VP of programming at Vice Studios. He joined Vice in 2008, where he held a number of positions over the years, including head of video and head of film and TV.

He was part of the team that launched linear pay-TV channel Viceland, online channel Vice News and Vice/Fremantle Media’s online channel Munchies. He has served as executive producer on series including State of Undress and Gaycation with Ellen Page.

“Al is the perfect person to lead our 4Real content output,” said Barcroft in a statement. “His experience speaks for itself and he understands what content resonates with younger audiences. We’re excited to welcome Al onboard as we seek to further grow our expertise across the business.”

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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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