05 Jan 2012
FremantleMedia UK appoints Boundless Managing Director
London, January 2012, Sara Geater, CEO FremantleMedia UK, today announced that Patrick Holland has been appointed as the Managing Director of Boundless, the new super Factual Label which combines the Factual Features, Factual Entertainment and Specialist Factual departments.
Patrick will lead the team including Hannah Brownhill, Head of Development and will report into FremantleMedia UK CEO, Sara Geater. He starts with immediate effect.
Patrick Holland, Managing Director, Boundless said: “I am really excited to be asked to lead Boundless - it has to be one of the best jobs in factual television. As the home of The Apprentice and Grand Designs, the label already produces some of the industry's strongest titles.
"It's a tremendous opportunity to build on the success of these brands, and develop fresh titles across the factual genres. I am really looking forward to working with Sara and the great team at Boundless, to make the label even more successful.”
Sara Geater, CEO FremantleMedia UK commented: “Patrick is one of the industry’s leading factual creatives. He is passionate about programming making and production and has a wide range of experience across factual from serious documentaries to popular factual. He has a true creative entrepreneurial spirit and has strong relationships with talent. I’m confident he will be a fantastic leader for Boundless.”
Patrick Holland joins Boundless from Ricochet where he was Director of Factual Programmes. During his time there he oversaw the factual slate, from documentaries including Born to Be Different to features series such as Cowboy Builders.
He also had a key role as the creative liaison between the companies in the Shed group and Warner Brothers. As executive producer his credits include Space Shuttle; The Final Mission (BBC2 Specialist Factual) , Michel Roux's Service (BBC2 Documentaries), Trawler Wars (Discovery), My Weird and Wonderful Family (Cutting Edge) and Nicola Roberts; The Truth about Tanning (BBC3).
Before joining Ricochet in 2005 Patrick worked as an executive producer at IWC Media where his credits included Fathers for Justice; The Men who Stormed the Palace (C4) and Wacko about Jacko (C4). He was responsible for running the Channel 4 new documentary makers strand The Other Side.
As a director Patrick made films for terrestrial channels including A Very British Murder;The Case of Tony Martin (C4), Looking for Dad (C4), The Love Triangle Murder (BBC2) and Faking It (Dog Trainer).
Boundless was formed in January 2012 combining the former talkbackTHAMES’s Factual Features, Factual Entertainment and Special Factual departments.
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