Firecrest Swoops for Garden’s MacDonald

Inside the Trial, Supershoppers and Murder Case indie Firecrest have made a major new hire with the signing of Development Executive Frank MacDonald . 
 
Glasgow HQed Firecrest have recruited development specialist MacDonald from The Garden where he held a senior development role at the 24 Hours in Police Custody indie led Chief Creative Officer John Hay and CEO Magnus Temple
 
Prior to joining the Garden MacDonald was a driving force in development at Pulse films under Global President Emma Cooper and helped spearhead the rejuvenation of their non-fiction slate which included a series of notable domestic and SVOD commissions for the likes of BBC3, BBC2 and Netflix. 
 
MacDonald has previously worked with Firecrest's Creative Director duo Mark Roberts and Iain Scollay during the pair’s tenure at Question Time and Fried Chicken Shop producer Mentorn Media. 
 
Firecrest MD Nicole Kleeman said, “we are thrilled to be able to tempt someone of Frank’s calibre to Firecrest. It’s the next step in our development as a multi-genre indie of scale. Frank’s energy, creativity and contact book will open up new opportunities for Firecrest
 
MacDonald said, “It’s hugely exciting to be joining Iain, Nicole and Mark at Firecrest. It’s an opportunity to work with a team that’s already built a prestigious catalogue of high quality tv and helping them take it to the next level is something I’m keen to make happen. It’s a unique moment for the indie sector and Firecrest are brilliantly placed to continue making a significant contribution.