London-based producer Oxford Scientific Films has named former DSP executive David Arrowsmith as executive director of development.
In the position, Arrowsmith (pictured) will focus his efforts on developing OSF’s returning series and specials in the factual space, including such series as A Very British Hotel and A Very British Country House currently in production for UK pubcaster Channel 4.
Most recently, Arrowsmith served as director of development for the Endemol Shine Group-owned DSP, where he was responsible for the company’s full UK and U.S. slate and development team. Prior to that, he held such senior titles as head of development for October Films and head of development at Channel 5′s in-house department, 5Production (now Elephant House Studios).
With 15 years of development experience, Arrowsmith has also held a variety of titles at the likes of ITN, BBC, Granada, Nine Lives Media, Blakeway and Unique Factuals. His past production credits include Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty, Britain’s Bloody Crown, Cruising with Jane McDonald, Climbing Great Buildings, Mud Men, The Limbless Mountaineer and Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields.
“David is a rising star and he joins us at an exciting time with the company firmly on a growth trajectory,” said Clare Birks, chief executive at OSF, in a statement. “He has a passion for factual programming and a great track record in developing exciting ideas across a range of channels.”