The U.K.-based factual indie Plimsoll Productions is focusing on its U.S. expansion, appointing media executive and producer Saul Goldberg to run its Los Angeles office.
Goldberg will hold the title of VP of development and production, overseeing Plimsoll’s stateside slate across factual entertainment and documentaries and continuing to build on Plimsoll’s U.S. footprint, which now amounts to more than three-quarters of the company’s business. In his new role, Goldberg will work closely with Plimsoll Head of Factual Entertainment Karen Plumb, Head of Documentaries Richard Klein and President of International Production and Development Andrew Jackson.
Most recently, Goldberg served as head of unscripted TV at the film finance company Covert Media (formerly QED International). There, he created and sold two original documentary series to Viceland and developed innovative distribution strategies for a diverse slate of projects. Prior to that role, he developed and sold the prank show Fameless with David Spade to truTV, which he oversaw for eOne. Goldberg began his career as an agent trainee at WME and later as director of development alongside Ben Silverman at Electus, where he developed series including Candid Camera (TV Land) and Wake Up Call (TNT).
Recent Plimsoll credits include the second season of National Geographic’s Yellowstone Live and the Emmy-nominated Hostile Planet.
“Saul’s appointment is a clear sign of the increasing importance of our U.S. office,” said Grant Mansfield, chief executive officer of Plimsoll. “His experience and connections in the U.S. market will help drive further growth.”
“Plimsoll is a premium content powerhouse,” said Goldberg. “I could not be more excited to lead the company into the U.S. market as we strive to replicate the extraordinary ascension it has seen in the U.K.”