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Windfall Films restructures senior management team

Windfall Films, part of the Argonon Group, is shuffling its senior management team. David Dugan, CEO and co-founder of Windfall Films, has been named executive chairman. In his new role, Dugan ...
January 15, 2019

Windfall Films, part of the Argonon Group, is shuffling its senior management team.

David Dugan, CEO and co-founder of Windfall Films, has been named executive chairman. In his new role, Dugan will continue to guide the company’s growth and focus on its flagship projects. He remains director of the Argonon Group.

Dugan’s factual production portfolio includes Channel 4′s Mutiny; and the award-winning series Inside Nature’s Giants, as well as Your Inner Fish and Foxes Live: Wild in the City. Most recently he served as executive producer on The Placebo Experiment and Body Clock: What Makes Us Tick? for BBC’s flagship science strand ‘Horizon’.

Elsewhere, Emmy Award-winning producer and company director Carlo Massarella will take the reins as CEO. He will continue to lead Windfall Films’ international partnerships and co-productions to help expand the company’s footprint.

Since joining Windfall Films in 1996, Massarella has worked across a range of factual series and specials for UK, North American and international broadcasters. These programs include the BBC2 series The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway; the award-winning PBS ‘NOVA’ films Inside Chernobyl’s Mega Tomb and Eclipse Across America; and international series including Railroad Alaska and Unearthed.

Meanwhile, executive producer Dan Kendall has been promoted to the role of creative director.

Kendall joined Windfall in 2016 as an executive producer and has been a key figure in creating and producing returnable formats for the U.S. and international markets. In the UK, his current production slate includes titles on Channel 4, BBC2, and the BBC4 series Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry’s Mysterious World of Maths and Chris & Michaela: Under the Christmas Sky.

Allison Todd will remain on as managing director.

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