Channel 4 names new fact ent commissioner

The UK pubcaster has named Danny Carvalho (pictured) as commissioning editor for factual entertainment, replacing Rich Evans who recently exited the department.
March 4, 2016

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has tapped Danny Carvalho (pictured) as commissioning editor for factual entertainment, replacing Rich Evans who recently exited the department.

Carvalho first joined Channel 4′s factual entertainment and entertainment department in 2014 to cover a maternity leave for Jilly Pearce, C4′s formats commissioning editor.

He has been credited with commissioning a raft of series that includes That’s So Last Century, Look into My Eyes and Dominos: A Slice of Life. He also oversaw the returning formats Virtually Famous and Three Day Nanny.

Prior to joining C4, Carvalho served as head of development at Pulse Films, where he commissioned MTV’s Sleeping with a Family and ITV’s The Cruise Ship. Before this, he held the title of executive producer at ITV Studios, where he was responsible for creating such fact-ent formats as ITV’s The Chase and Sky Living’s Four Weddings.

Carvalho is to report to Liam Humphreys, head of factual entertainment.

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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.