Middlechild Names New Head of Factual


The indie producer Middlechild Productions has appointed Gursharan Singh Nijjar as its new head of factual.

Singh Nijjar was the series producer on Middlechild’s hit show Coastguard: Every Second Counts for Channel 5, which is set to return for a second season early next year. Singh Nijjar was also previously a series producer and director on Forensics: The Real CSI and a senior gallery producer on 24 Hours in A&E, along with series directing The Cotswolds with Pam Ayres.

He will work now across Middlechild and its Northern Child office in Newcastle, with a focus on premium, returning series.

David Sumnall, Middlechild’s managing director, said: “Despite all the challenges in the industry, we’ve had a really positive couple of years, and we’ve been looking for someone to help capitalize on that growth. As soon as I started working with Gursh and hearing his ideas and ambition, I knew we’d found someone who could take us to the next level. He’s got the perfect mix of being a great filmmaker and storyteller, as well as a team leader that everyone likes and respects.”

Singh Nijjar said: “Working at Middlechild is an absolute joy for any filmmaker. David and the rest of the team are not only welcoming but strive for ambition and excellence across all levels of production, something we all crave in the industry. I’m incredibly delighted with this opportunity and proud to be part of Middlechild’s journey.”