BBC Storyville editor Nick Fraser is stepping down from his role at the BBC.
He will be taking on a new role at documentary streaming service Yaddo.
Fraser has headed up the BBC’s documentary strand since its inception seventeen years ago, has been involved in over 340 films over the course of his career including films such as Man On Wire and One Day In September.
Documentaries that Fraser has been involved in have garnered awards including four Oscars, five BAFTAs, 15 Griersons, three Peabodys, and three International Emmys.
Kate Townsend, currently Executive Producer at Storyville, will assume responsibility for the strand in the interim.
Nick Fraser says: “I’ve had such a fantastic time at the BBC. Creating and sustaining Storyville has been more than I could ever imagine in terms of a fulfilling career. I really do think that the BBC is the greatest broadcasting organisation in the world. I’m sad to go but I truly believe that nothing ever really comes to an end and I hope that I can continue to make fresh and exciting films and to work with the BBC in my new role.”
Alison Kirkham, Controller, Factual Commissioning, says: “Nick Fraser has been an incredible leader of Storyville over the last seventeen years and the strand has built up an enviable reputation across the industry, garnering an impressive array of awards. The sheer range and ambition of the titles that he has been associated with demonstrates his passion for ensuring that the very best stories are brought to the screen.”
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