Sealight Pictures bolsters its factual production team with two appointments

Alasdair Dolan has named Head Of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships while Sarah Beard is series producer.

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Alasdair Dolan and Sarah Beard

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Factual prodco SeaLight Pictures announce two new hires in order to expand it factual production team. Alasdair Dolan has been appointed to the newly created position of Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships. He will be responsible for optimising SeaLight’s industry partnerships with a focus on content development, whilst supporting the team with emerging trends and providing guidance on long-term objectives as the company continues to expand. Alasdair joins SeaLight from Flame Media Group.

Factual producer Sarah Beard has also joined as Series Producer. She is currently working on "Secrets of the Octopus" (for Nat Geo/Disney+), SeaLight’s latest premium doc series executive produced by James Cameron. Sarah was recently CEO of “Take 3 for the Sea”, a marine plastic pollution advocacy group.

Colette Beaudry, Managing Director and Co-Founder, SeaLight Pictures said: “We are increasingly working with networks early on in the production cycle; having Alasdair on board to assist with international partners and presales will enable us to extend our reach even further. And with another talented producer like Sarah joining our team, we look forward to creating more compelling blue-chip programmes for a global audience.”

Adam Geiger, Creative Director and Co-Founder added: “With more bespoke SeaLight concepts and filming technologies underway, it’s great timing for our new team members. We are driven to create standout programming that can raise awareness of key issues and have a positive impact on current and future generations.”

SeaLight, co-producer of the highly-acclaimed 'Life in Colour' with David Attenborough, will be attending Wildscreen Festival in Bristol next month.