Channel 4 adds doc commissioner

The UK pubcaster has bolstered its factual commissioning team with the addition of Alisa Pomeroy as documentaries commissioning editor.
August 12, 2015

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has bolstered its factual commissioning team with the addition of Alisa Pomeroy as documentaries commissioning editor.

Pomeroy – who will be reporting to C4′s head of documentaries Nick Mirsky - has directed a number of docs and also helmed the first three series of C4′s 24 Hours in Police Custody, for which she earned a BAFTA Best Director of Factual nomination.

Her additional credits include C4′s The Island with Bear Grylls, BBC’s The Apprentice and the BBC2 series The Armstrongs.

“Alisa is one of the most talented people working in the documentary industry at the moment, with experience across a range of top quality observational and formatted programs,” said Nick Mirsky in a statement. “Her films are characterized by a mixture of wit, intelligence and humanity and those are the core qualities we want to express in our documentaries output.”

Pomeroy is to start the position in September.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.