Fremantle announced the appointment of Mandy Chang as Global Head of Documentaries, spearheading its growth in high-end factual production. Reporting to the Group COO, Andrea Scrosati, Chang will oversee the strategy and creation of Fremantle’s new factual division.
“Mandy is an incredible creative talent. Her experience and leadership as both a producer and commissioner will be key to Fremantle’s very ambitious plans to scale-up our global factual capabilities. Whilst we are already producing and distributing a growing slate of documentaries, we want to invest to do more and we are excited to work with Mandy who will help us design and execute this ambitious plan,” commented Andrea Scrosati, Group COO at Fremantle.
“Leading BBC Storyville and international acquisitions to bring hundreds of hours of the best international documentaries and factual programming to the BBC’s platforms has been deeply fulfilling and a privilege. I am now really looking forward to a new challenge, working with Andrea and taking up this ambitious new role at Fremantle. This is a unique opportunity to create a division of world-class documentary films and series from around the globe, that unites all the experience and knowledge gained throughout my career,” Chang added.
Chang joins Fremantle from BBC Storyville, where she has been Commissioning Editor since 2017. Prior to that, she was Head of Arts at ABC TV and Acting Head of Non-Scripted TV at ABC. An award-winning documentary producer/director and filmmaker, Chang has won respect in her industry for her work and has received many nominations and several eminent awards including an Emmy for her films. Her work has spanned a range of factual genres – music, arts, history, observational, polemical and biographical.
This is a unique opportunity to create a division of world-class documentary films and series from around the globe, that unites all the experience and knowledge gained throughout my career” Mandy Chang Global Head of Documentaries at Fremantle