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David Arrowsmith joins Oxford Scientific Films

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 ...
June 25, 2018

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.”

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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