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Lion TV names creative director, factual

Former Twenty Twenty exec Lisa Edwards (pictured) has been appointed to the newly created post of creative director of factual at All3Media-owned Lion Television.
March 16, 2016

Former Twenty Twenty exec Lisa Edwards (pictured) has been appointed to the newly created post of creative director of factual at All3Media-owned Lion Television.

In her new role, Edwards will oversee the London-based prodco’s push into the popular factual, features and fact-ent genres.

Prior to joining Twenty Twenty as director of programs, Edwards spent five years at the BBC where she served as commissioning editor for factual, features and formats.

There, she was responsible for commissioning and exec producing such series as Grow Your Own Drugs, The Supersizers and The Hairy Dieters. Before this, Edwards served as commissioning editor at Channel 4 where she developed and oversaw titles including River Cottage, Property Ladder and How to Look Good Naked.

Lion’s recent production credits include Pompeii: New Secrets Revealed with Mary BeardMarathon Man with Eddie IzzardBig Dreams Small Spaces with Monty Don and Chinese New Year: The Greatest Celebration on Earth, all for the BBC.

Edwards’ hire comes just months after former Keshet International exec Simon Shalgosky boarded Lion TV as head of entertainment development – another newly created role for the GI Janes shop.

With files from Manori Ravindran

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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