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Leopard Films USA brings on Cook for talent role

Richard Cook, most recently with Pulse Films as acting head of television, will join the House Hunters International prodco as its VP of talent.
November 10, 2015

Richard Cook, most recently acting head of television for Pulse Films, is joining Argonon-owned Leopard Films USA as its VP of talent.

Cook, who joins the New York-based prodco on November 17, will report to CEO James Burstall and will be tasked with helping facilitate the company’s drive towards expansion into new genres and content platforms, with a focus on character-driven docusoaps, formats and factual entertainment.

At Pulse, Cook was responsible for such formats as The Cruise Ship for ITV and Channel 4′s Pro-Gamers. Previous positions included a stint with 10 Group as head of television, and with Eyeworks/At It Productions in the same capacity.

“Rich is a dynamic, clever, mischievous creative with an impressive track record,” said Burstall in a statement. “We are excited to bring him to New York to work with us.”

About The Author
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 HMV.com. 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.

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