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Nat Geo’s Alan Eyres hired as head of factual prodco Plimsoll Productions in US

ITV Studios-owned factual prodco Plimsoll Productions has hired Alan Eyres from Disney owned factual broadcaster Nat Geo as head of Plimsoll USA.

In his new role, Eyres will report to founder and CEO Grant Mansfield, be responsible for expanding the company’s US footprint and serve as a main point of contact for Plimsoll’s factual US-based business.

Eyres has a long history with Plimsoll, having served as network programming executive across National Geographic’s docuseries Hostile Planet and Earth Live and the two Yellowstone Live specials.

He spent the last decade as senior VP of unscripted production and development for the National Geographic Global Channels, overseeing a slate of more than 300 unscripted hours a year of series, formats and documentary films.

His credits include Disney+’s Limitless, Will Smith’s Welcome to Earth, Emmy-nominated series The World According to Jeff Goldblum and Beyond Belief with David Blaine.

Between 2016 and 2019, Eyres was a key member of the team that launched National Geographic Documentary Films, responsible for developing a premium slate of content for theatrical release, festival circuits and television distribution.

Mansfield, founder and CEO of Plimsoll Productions, said: “Alan is a highly respected executive with a well-known reputation for shepherding groundbreaking content with A-list talent. We have enjoyed a long and successful working relationship, and know his vision for genre-defining premium aligns with Plimsoll’s expansion goals in the US.”

Eyres added: “Having worked with Plimsoll since their inception, I have long been an admirer of Grant and the tremendous team he has assembled to produce incredible content across a wide array of genres. I could not be more excited to join Plimsoll and embark on this next chapter together.”

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