RSA Films is launching a new Unscripted Division, headed by Dominic Crossley-Holland.

The launch follows the announcement of a multi-part Robbie Williams series for Netflix. The project is the first from RSA Unscripted and builds on the success of the production company’s recent feature documentaries Oasis: Knebworth 1996, Kipchoge: The Last Milestone, and Life in a Day 2020.

Crossley-Holland has developed and made films and series for Apple, Netflix, Nat Geo, Discovery, History Channel, PBS, BBC, and ITV, as well as a range of other international co-producers and platforms. He worked as EP for Jane Root’s Nutopia, was head of History and Business programming for BBC Studios, and a commissioner for Britain’s ITV.

“The RSA Unscripted Division will meet the increased demand for high-quality documentary. Our dedicated and highly experienced development and production team will produce genre-defining documentaries with the world’s best directors and storytellers,” said Luke Scott, ceo, Ridley Scott Creative Group.

Crossley-Holland added: “Our plan is to make entertaining, premium films that deliver high impact, working with our unparalleled director roster. We’ve some exciting and unique projects coming down the line shortly – watch this space!”

Reporting to Crossley-Holland is Louis Mole, head of Programming and Development. He arrives from Pulse Films where he developed and delivered premium nonfiction ideas for the American market, with credits including Dead Asleep for Hulu, and the upcoming Biography: Ol’ Dirty Bastard for A&E (w/t). Most recently, Mole executive produced the Emmy nominated Special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts for HBO Max.

RSA global managing director Kai Hsiung underlined the company’s ambition to become one of the leading global non-fiction producers.

RSA was founded by directors Ridley and Tony Scott over 50 years ago. RSA Films has created some of the world’s most recognisable commercial campaigns. As part of the Ridley Scott Creative Group, RSA is renowned for creative excellence and production expertise, bringing together the entertainment industry’s greatest selection of directors, designers, photographers, illustrators, experiential artists and more.

Pippa Considine

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