UK factual and drama production house World Media Rights (WMR) has tapped Dean Palmer for the newly created role of executive producer of fact-ent and project development.
Palmer joins WMR following stints at John Bishop’s Entertainment and Channel 5′s TV production arm, Elephant House Productions, where he served in consultancy positions. Prior to that, Palmer was the director of development at NBCUniversal’s Peacock Productions UK where he created ITV’s documentary Don’t Look Down: Rope Men.
Before that, Palmer was exec producer of The Winner Is for Sony Pictures International and showrunner of business reality TV series Redemption Inc. for Canadian pubcaster CBC in Toronto.
The veteran producer recently published the book The Queen and Mrs Thatcher: An Inconvenient Relationship, which was optioned by All3Media’s Two Halves in 2017.
Founded in 2007, World Media Rights has produced programming for a range of international broadcasters including Reelz, Planete, ZDF and Netflix. U.S. cable programming franchises include World War II in HD Colour, Air Crash Confidential and Hitler’s Circle of Evil.
“At a critical time in our company’s expansion, Dean brings flair, experience and passion to the creative and editorial team,” said David McNab, creative director of World Media Rights, in a statement. “Dean’s cross-genre experience will help us open up new markets while maintaining exceptional program quality.”