EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Jackson has left Discovery Channel after a two-year stint as EVP Production and Development of Landmark Series and Specials. Jackson, a 30-year TV veteran with extensive background on factual documentary filmmaking, reported directly to Discovery, Science and Velocity Networks group president Eileen O’Neill while remaining based in his native UK. At Discovery, Jackson oversaw projects such as North America, Monster Squid – The Giant is Real, Africa, Curiosity, Winged Planet and the highly rated 2013 Shark Week. I hear he is in conversations with media companies in both the U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining Discovery in 2012, Jackson served as head of Natural History Unit at the BBC from 2009-2012, overseeing more than 40 series and specials, including Frozen Planet, Lost Land Of The Tiger, Ocean Giants, How Life Works, Live ‘N’ Deadly, Andy’s Wild Adventures, Survival, Monsoon and the Hidden Kingdom franchise. Before Discovery, Jackson was Managing Director of Tigress Productions where he built the company into one of Discovery Communications’ largest UK suppliers of natural history, science and adventure programming.
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