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Lyle to head Pact US

UK producers’ trade body Pact has brought in former National Geographic Channel CEO David Lyle to lead its fledgling US arm as president.

David Lyle

David Lyle

Pact announced in January that it was expanding into the US by opening an office there to represent the interests of UK, and in future US, indies in the territory.

Pact US has announced today that Lyle will join as its inaugural president. He will establish offices in LA and New York, staff the organisation and find business and legal representatives to provide free information and advice to its membership.

Lyle, a former president of Fox Reality Channel and president of entertainment at FremantleMedia, left Nat Geo after three years as CEO in April last year.

Lyle said: “It’s a privilege to lend a voice to the thriving independent production community here in the US – a group I love – at a time when the broadcasting and digital industries are becoming global in reach and ambition.

“I’m eager to introduce to the US an organisation that’s been crucial in protecting and serving the interests of UK’s independent content producers. Here production companies face many similar and some importantly different challenges.”


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