The London-based independent producer Nevision is further expanding its core team, appointing senior media executive Anne Morrison as creative director of factual programs.
Morrison will also sit on Nevision’s board. Her remit will be to broaden the company’s slate of factual programming, working on original ideas for the U.K. and international markets. Morrison is spearheading Nevision’s expansion into factual production, having previously executive produced feature documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards for the company. An active factual slate of both feature and series projects is already in development under her purview.
Morrison has held a number of top positions in the entertainment industry. Having been a producer/director, she worked in senior management for over 20 years at the BBC, and, as controller of documentaries and contemporary factual, was responsible for 1000 staff, a budget of over £120 million ($154 million) and hundreds of hours of factual television, including many award-winning program such as Dunkirk, The Secret Policeman, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, One Life, What Not To Wear and Top Gear.
On leaving the BBC, she became Chair of BAFTA from 2014 to 2016, the second woman to be elected to the position in its 70-year history.
James Cabourne, executive chairman at Nevision, said: “A key aim for Nevision is to build our portfolio of high-quality original series across all genres. Having established our position in scripted and children’s over the last few years, the natural next step is for us to expand further into factual, consolidating our position as a multi-faceted independent production company. We are genuinely thrilled to have attracted someone of Anne’s caliber and reputation to helm our expansion into unscripted as we plan the next stage of our global growth.”
Morrison added: “I am delighted to be joining Nevision at this exciting stage in its development. I am looking forward to expanding the factual slate with strong ideas across the range from impactful documentaries to factual entertainment. Audiences in the U.K., and internationally, reward innovative programs made with a sense of purpose, and that’s what we intend to provide. For factual programs at Nevision there’s a bright future ahead.”