HiddenLight Productions has appointed Siobhan Sinnerton to the new role of Creative Director & SVP Unscripted.
Sinnerton joins HiddenLight directly from Channel 4 where she was Commissioning Editor, News & Current Affairs and Immersive Content.
At HiddenLight, Sinnerton will be responsible for growing the company’s slate of premium unscripted content globally.
Sinnerton’s experience spans current affairs, popular factual formats and series and digital innovation. She joined Channel 4 in 2010 as Commissioning Editor, News & Current Affairs. Her most recent project, For Sama, was nominated for an Oscar and more than 30 major awards including best documentary at Cannes, BAFTA, Hot Docs, Grierson, BIFA, and SXSW. Other credits include: BAFTA-nominated The Hunt for Jihadi John; Rory Peck award-winner The Battle for Hong Kong; BAFTA and RTS award-winning Myanmar’s Killing Fields; multi-award-winning Children on the Frontline; and the Emmy award-winning Escape from ISIS.
Sinnerton has been a Commissioner on popular factual and consumer series, including Supershoppers, Life After Lock-up and 24 Hours In Police Custody. Sinnerton also established Channel 4’s Unreported World YouTube channel, now with over a million subscribers, and also developed digital shorts that have reached millions of young viewers. She was one of the first commissioners in the UK to experiment with VR, with Grenfell: Our Home. During her time at the channel Sinnerton also took time out to return to directing for the Grierson-nominated Walking Wounded.
Sinnerton will report to CEO, Johnny Webb.
Johnny Webb, CEO, HiddenLight Productions, says: “Siobhan is perfectly aligned with our mission to celebrate the best of the human spirit. She has built an outstanding network of talent on and off screen and has a reputation for nurturing lasting relationships. Siobhan’s love for premium storytelling, impact and innovation makes her a very exciting addition to our senior team.”
Siobhan Sinnerton says: “The need to create programmes that have real purpose, but that also entertain and reach the widest possible audience, is more pressing now than ever before. HiddenLight is one of the most exciting companies to launch in recent years. They truly understand the difference that television can make to people’s lives and, through their founders, their experienced team, their nurturing approach to talent and their transatlantic footprint, the company has the opportunity to make a huge impact globally. I’m beyond excited to be joining at such a pivotal moment in HiddenLight’s development.”
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