Channel 4 has created the position of senior commissioning editor, factual, for Anna Miralis, where she will focus on the 10 p.m. time slot.
Miralis (pictured) returns to the broadcaster after spending four years at Wall to Wall as head of UK factual, where her productions included the recent three-part series How to Lose a Stone in 21 days with Michael Mosley for C4; Nadiya’s American Adventures for BBC 1 and Nadiya Bakes for BBC2.
She previously spent six years at C4 commissioning 10 p.m. programs ranging from the BAFTA-winning Paedophile Hunter and Dogging Tales to Secret of the Living Dolls. She also commissioned the 8 p.m. returning series The Secret Life of the Zoo and Posh Pawn.
“I couldn’t resist this wonderful opportunity to return to commissioning at C4,” said Miralis in a statement. “The Channel is riding on a high and factual have recently delivered some outstanding programmes. I am very much looking forward to working with Danny and his team in a role that I really love. It’s such an exciting time for documentaries.”
In addition, Alisa Pomeroy has been promoted to senior commissioning editor.
Pomeroy’s C4 commissions include the multi-award-winning Jade: The Reality Star who Changed Britain; Barrymore: The Body in the Pool and the critically acclaimed Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles.
The executive’s promotion will enable her to take a more strategic role within the factual team.
“I’m happy to be part of this reinvigorated factual team and look forward to seeking out the next generation of powerful, innovative and entertaining factual programs from our incredibly talented Indy community,” Pomeroy said in a statement.
Danny Horan, head of factual, said he was “thrilled” with both senior role appointments.
“Alisa’s breadth of experience and recent successes such as Jade, Undercover Police and Barrymore means she is perfect to take on a more strategic role with me,” he explained in a statement.
“Anna has proven herself as one of the best buyers in the business and a real force who has a nose for popular and wild ideas alike. ”
“They will help me to continue to build a stronger Factual department working the best indies and filmmakers.”
Headquartered in London, Channel 4 is a British free-to-air public-service television network mandated to produce high quality and distinctive programming. Its broadcast area includes England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Switzerland.