Changes for DCD Media’s factual division

West Park Pictures' founder and chief executive Andre Singer has stepped down to become a consultant for DCD Factual, while Cardiff-based Prospect Cymru, the prodco behind the upcoming How Not to be Pregnant (w/t), will become DCD Factual's main producer.
February 7, 2011

UK-based production and distribution group DCD Media has begun firming up the structure for its recently-created factual division, headed by creative director Charles Thompson.

Cardiff-based, DCD prodco Prospect Cymru will now be the main producer for DCD Factual. The prodco will appoint a Cardiff-based head of programming to help expand its existing slate, which includes the recently-announced How Not to be Pregnant (w/t) six-parter for BBC Three.

West Park Pictures, the prodco behind the Stephen Fry factual vehicles Stephen Fry in America and Last Chance to See, will undergo a management restructure with founder/chief exec Andre Singer stepping down to become a consultant for DCD Factual. Charles Thompson will oversee the company’s existing programming slate.

“West Park will from now focus on specialist factual production,” explained Thompson in a statement. “We make a lot of music and arts and other specialist factual programs within the division, and these will now sit within West Park.

“We owe Andre a debt of gratitude,” he continued. “His successful shows with Stephen Fry have brought DCD a great deal of kudos, including a string of awards. I wish him well and am glad he remains a Consultant to our factual team.”

As for making Prospect Cymru the factual production hub for DCD Factual, Thompson said that Wales “is a vital part of our factual strategy going forward, and we are now going to expand our activities and investment there.”

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