Wildflame appoints former BBC Commissioning Executive to lead factual growth

Responsible for series such as Grierson-nominated The London Markets, Bruce Parry's Arctic and Nature's Microworlds, Nick Shearman has joined Cardiff based indie Wildflame to lead its growth in factual production across the UK and internationally.

Former BBC Commissioning Editor, Nick has worked at a wide range of UK indies including Tiger Aspect, RDF and Keo, and as a freelance Exec worked on the first series of The Supervet (Blast! Films/C4), John Bishop's Australia (Lola/BBC1) and The Billion-Pound Hotel (Rize/C4). He has produced programmes for all the terrestrial broadcasters as well as Discovery, and his shows have won RTS, Broadcast and MIPCom awards. He has also written two reports for Creative Skillset/Creative Diversity Network on their Commissioner Programmes and has served on Prix Italia, RTS and Grierson Award juries.

Paul Islwyn Thomas, Wilflame’s CEO, said

Nick is an outstanding Executive Producer with commissioning experience at the highest level in the BBC and as a senior figure within the UK indie sector. Working alongside our talented production team Nick will be responsible for nurturing emerging talent and lead on the delivery of our major factual titles ”.

Nick Shearman, Executive Producer Wildflame, said

I’m delighted to be joining Wildflame Productions in Cardiff. The group’s international business aligned with their commitment to new talent combined with ambitious heads means it has real scope for growth both within Wales and well beyond. And they are lovely people as well”.