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Independent factual production company Barcroft Studios has appointed Al Brown as executive producer.

al brown barcroft 4July2019In his newly-created role, Brown will oversee the content output for 4Real, Channel 4ís youth programming content strand. Together with Barcroft founder and CEO Sam Barcroft, Brown will executive produce more than 100 original short form factual films for distribution on social channels. Barcroft recently gained a content commission from 4Real in the UK.4Real in the UK.

Previously, Brown spent more than a decade at Vice UK in various 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. He was also a member of the team responsible for launching linear pay-TV channel Viceland, online channel Vice News and Vice/ Fremantle Mediaís online channel Munchies. Significant projects exec produced by Brown include global fashion series State of Undress and LGBTQ series Gaycation.

Commenting on his hire, Sam Barcroft said: “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 on board as we seek to further grow our expertise across the business.”

Brown (pictured) added: “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.”