Fremantle Names Global Head of Documentaries


Fremantle has tapped BBC Studios alum Mark Reynolds as its new global head of documentaries.

Prior to joining Fremantle, Reynolds was a consultant advising producers and platforms on programming, co-production and distribution strategies. Before that, he was unscripted portfolio director at BBC Studios and had a long tenure at BBC Worldwide delivering the commercial and content strategy for factual global distribution.

In his role at Fremantle, Reynolds is supporting the growth of the Fremantle global documentaries business. He reports directly to Andrea Scrosati, group COO and CEO for continental Europe. He took up the role in January 2024.

“Mark has been a key member of the Fremantle family since he joined earlier this year, and I am delighted he has taken this role,” Scrosati said. “With his extensive commercial expertise in the unscripted genre on a global scale, Mark will continue to spearhead our activity in the premium documentary space, working with our world-class production companies and labels to position Fremantle as one of the leading players in this genre.”

Reynolds commented, “I am excited to continue my role at Fremantle working with such an experienced and talented team. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with some of the world’s finest and most innovative storytellers across a diverse range of critically acclaimed documentaries to continue to grow a world-class reputation of quality for Fremantle global documentaries.”