(London) Leading independent factual production company Barcroft Studios today announces the appointment of Al Brown as Executive Producer.
In his newly-created role at Barcroft Studios, Al is tasked with overseeing the content output for 4Real, Channel 4’s youth programming content strand. Together with founder and CEO of Barcroft Studios Sam Barcroft, Al will executive produce over 100 original short form factual films intended for distribution on social channels.
Brown spent over a decade at Vice UK, joining in 2008. He held an array of positions including head of video and head of film and TV, culminating in his appointment as vice president of programming for Vice Studios with responsibility for the UK division.
Al was a member of the team responsible for launching linear pay-TV channel Viceland, online channel Vice News and Vice/ Fremantle Media’s online channel Munchies. Significant projects exec produced by Brown include global fashion series ‘State of Undress’ and LGBTQ series ‘Gaycation’.
“Al is the perfect person to lead our 4Real content output. His experience speaks for itself and he understands what content resonates with younger audiences. We’re excited to welcome Al onboard as we seek to further grow our expertise across the business” said Barcroft Studios CEO Sam Barcroft.
“When Sam mentioned the 4Real partnership with Channel 4, I knew it was something I wanted to be part of. It’s not every day you get the opportunity to take a truly blank slate to develop and produce content for the most discerning and important audience out there. I’m looking forward to promoting new voices and championing the best young talent in the industry.” said Barcroft Studios’ Executive Producer, Al Brown.
Al’s appointment follows the recent announcement that former Nerd TV founder John Farrar has joined Barcroft Studios as Creative Director, tasked with maximising the company’s long form content output.