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Director of International Co-productions and Acquisitions
Richard spent the formative part of his career at Turner Broadcasting EMEA, where he worked over a 12 year period performing a number of different job roles, covering programming, acquisitions, co-productions and development. After an 18 month period as a children’s tv consultant, Richard joined DHX Media, who is the owner of the world’s largest independent library of kids’ and family content. In this new role, Richard is responsible for International Co-Productions and Acquisitions, and predominantly focussed on working with producers and broadcasters East of the Atlantic.
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We have seen great International successes with formats in the grown-up and family space. Shows such as ‘Total Wipeout’ and ‘Ninja Warrior’ are the latest in a long line of hits. Research tells us that children are tuning in, but it appears that no one has yet made a successful kid specific version. If successful global formats do exist, why is no one specifically attacking the kids’ market? With UK production houses looking to find International hits and global networks such as Netflix and Amazon starting to dip their toe into multi-territory shows; will kids’ formats be the next big thing? With…
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