Diverse, a company under Zodiak Entertainment, announces the appointment of Alan Brown as creative director across the Diverse Group. Brown comes to the company with a wide background in factual production. He was a producer director at the BBC and Granada for several years before creating the I Love the 70s/80s brand for BBC2, which became a worldwide hit and the number one show for VH1 in the USA. Brown also worked at BBC Factual as an executive producer and became a BBC senior commissioning executive for entertainment in 2003 where he ordered the first British versions of the formats The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den. From there he joined talkbackThames as a key creative in charge of factual and comedy entertainment shows before heading back to BBC Production in 2007. His work has earned him awards from The Royal Television Society, BAFTA, Grierson and the Rose d’Or.