Sony Pictures TV Launches U.K.-Based Non-Scripted Banner

Alan Brown - H - 2018
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Human will be led by Alan Brown and report to SPT international production president Wayne Garvie.

Sony Pictures Television has announced the launch of new non-scripted label, Human, to be led by award-winning producer/director Alan Brown.

Human will look to create high-end international content based around Sony Pictures Entertainment’s existing intellectual property and that of the wider Sony family, as well as developing its own proprietary factual entertainment formats.

Brown has multiple awards and nominations from the RTS, BAFTA, Grierson and Golden Rose. His production, development and commissioning credits include formatted shows such as The Apprentice, The Restaurant, Grow Your Own Drugs, The Very Hungry Frenchman, Driving School of Mum and Dad and Honey, We’re Killing the Kids. Brown has also overseen a range of popular culture documentaries, including the I Love 80s, and has worked with the BBC, ITV and Talkback. Most recently he was working with Twofour and at NBCUniversal where he ran their Chocolate label, creating numerous series for the U.K. and The Manners of Downton Abbey for PBS in the U.S.

Human will be based at SPT’s London office and report to president of SPT international production, Wayne Garvie.

"Non-scripted content — whether documentaries or entertainment formats — is a key part of our overall content strategy. Alan has been responsible for many wonderful programs over the years and, with his drive and enthusiasm, is the ideal person to oversee our new label, Human," said Garvie. "Within the Sony group we have multiple sources of intellectual property, many stories to tell; Alan will help us unlock this potential through the Human label."

Added Brown: "I am enormously excited to be joining Sony Pictures Television. We will be making fabulous shows that are both revealing and entertaining. Our mission will be content that can emotionally engage the audience. At Sony and with Wayne Garvie I know I have the backing and belief to create big shows and to have fun making them."