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BBC Studios Names New Factual Production & Commercial Directors


BBC Studios Productions has appointed Nicola Pinn as director of production and hired ICM Partners’ Ian Moffitt for the new role of director of commercial and business development.

In her new role, Pinn will be responsible for production management and will be a key strategic voice across the three factual production units—the Natural History Unit, the Science Unit and the Documentary Unit. Pinn, who has worked in senior factual programming at the BBC for the past 15 years, most recently worked within the Natural History Unit as its head of production.

Joining from the London arm of Los Angeles-based talent agency ICM Partners, Moffitt will be charged with ensuring that the factual business continues to grow both in the U.K. and globally. His role includes a particular emphasis on working closely with Managing Director of Factual Tom McDonald and his creative heads to grow IP, as well as forging both deeper and new relationships with U.S. buyers. He will also be charged with transforming how factual works with key creative talent on- and off-screen.

Pinn takes up her new role immediately whilst Moffitt joins BBC Studios Productions on May 4.

McDonald said: “Nicola and Ian’s appointments complete the new leadership team and bolster Factual Productions for future growth. Their experience speaks for itself and they are game-changers in production and commercial.”

Pinn added: “I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to take on this new role at such an exciting time for Factual productions and BBC Studios. I’m passionate about providing an environment where creativity can flourish, production management can excel, and our business can really thrive.”

Moffitt commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining Tom and his team at what is an exciting time for the business as it continues its period of stellar growth. I look forward to helping build on existing slate and forging new commercial and creative initiatives and partnerships in the UK, the US and beyond.”


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