EXCLUSIVE: There’s some more change at Fremantle, this time in the documentary space.
Mandy Chang is stepping back from her role as Global Head of Documentaries, two and a half years after joining the RTL-owned company.
However, she is staying in the Fremantle family as she will continue to run Undeniable, the documentary label that it launched earlier this year.
In response, Mark Reynolds, who previously worked at BBC Studios, will take over as Interim Global Head of Documentaries, starting in January.
Elaine Morris, who is head of production, and Bernie Kay will report to Reynolds when he starts on January 8. Reynolds himself will report to Andrea Scrosati, Fremantle’s Group COO and CEO of Continental Europe.
“Mark will continue to support the growth of our documentaries business and drive collaboration across our production companies and labels around the world,” Scrosati wrote in an internal email seen by Deadline.
Reynolds has spent the last two years consulting having previously been Unscripted Portfolio Director at BBC Studios and for ten years before that working at then-titled BBC Worldwide.
Meanwhile, Natalie Chow and Sylvie Banks will report to Chang and work with her at Undeniable. Chang will be Creative Director at Undeniable, reporting to Scrosati.
Since Chang joined, Fremantle has backed documentaries including Mrs. America, the Penny Lane-directed doc produced in partnership with Anonymous Content, and a Devo documentary produced in association with Warner Music Entertainment and BMG. The company also took Kim’s Video, a doc about the legendary NYC video rental store, to Sundance earlier this year.
Undeniable, meanwhile, is working on a doc based on Ruth Wilson’s one-woman play The Second Woman.