Oliver Wright, Viacom International Studios’ (VIS) UK head of factual and features, is setting up a new production company backed by All3Media-owned Objective Media Group.
The as-yet-unnamed factual label already has shows on the slate, including the upcoming Tim Peake: Secrets of Our Universe for Channel 5.
Wright has spent more than five years at VIS, during which time his credits have included Nick Knowles Into the Grand Canyon; three seasons of The Secrets of Royal Palaces; Diana: In Her Own Words; Broadmoor: High Security & Serial Killers; and three seasons of The Wonderful World of Chocolate.
Prior to VIS, Wright served as an executive producer at Endemol Shine and as head of popular factual at Arrow Media.
Objective Media Group includes production labels 141 Productions, Betty, Canard, Objective Fiction, OMG Scotland, Purple, Tannadice Pictures and Triple Brew Media in the UK, and OMG America in the US.
“Ollie is a prolific producer with unique talent relationships – we’re delighted he’s joining OMG and look forward to welcoming his infectious energy to the group,” said Objective Media Group CEO Layla Smith.