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Ed de Rivaz

SVP, Development

Great Pacific Media

Ed has more than a decade of broad experience developing and producing factual content in Canada and the US. As an executive producer at History Channel US he developed original series and oversaw legacy shows including Ax Men, Doomsday: 10 Ways The World Will End, Milwaukee Blacksmith, Counting Cars and more. While at BBC Worldwide Productions he developed and produced Nat Geo’s award-winning Life Below Zero and Lives On Fire for OWN, and developed Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, Ladies of London, and Vanderbilt MDs. More recently, he served as executive producer and creative director with Anaid Productions (Engraved On A Nation: Man Vs Machine) before joining Great Pacific Media, where he oversees factual development. Originally from the UK, Ed studied history at the University of Cambridge, and his development projects have sold to broadcasters and platforms including APTN, BBC America, Bravo, Discovery, HGTV, History, Nat Geo, Netflix, OWN, TSN and USA Network.

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