Nick Curwin and Magnus Temple, co-founders and co-chairmen of UK indie Dragonfly Film & TV, have stepped down, three years after the firm’s acquisition by superindie Shine Group.
Their year-end departure, likely after the expiration of their earn-out period, means that MD Sanjay Singhal will broaden his executive role at the business. Furthermore, Steve Nam, former head of rights at broadcaster Five, recently joined the company to take the newly created role of chief operating officer.
Curwin and Temple will continue to oversee Dragonfly productions such as Life Begins and Plane Crash for Channel 4 and will also act as consultant executive producers for Dragonfly (fka Firefly Productions) next year.
“This change in our roles is a natural evolution for the company, while also allowing us to catch our breath after five extraordinary years,” said Curwin and Temple in a joint statement.
While still known as Firefly, the firm was acquired by Shine in January 2007 and was rebranded as Dragonfly in January 2009. It is best known for shows such as Kill It Cook It Eat It (BBC3) and The Family (Channel 4).