New Channel 4 contract for Firecrest

A GLASGOW-based independent TV production company – specialising in investigative journalism – has extended a deal to provide content for Channel 4 News.

Firecrest Films has agreed a new, 12-month contract with the producers of Channel 4 News, ITN.

In a statement issued by the company, Nicole Kleeman, executive producer, is quoted as saying: “It’s great to be working with Channel 4 News again, and I’m looking forward to building on our previous successes. Our films break new stories and generate headlines across the world. They are the result of many weeks and often months of intensive research and investigation. The contract provides the resources for us to do this, and demonstrates Channel 4 News’ strong commitment to high impact, investigative journalism.”

Firecrest was set up three years ago by Kleeman, after ten years at the BBC where she was a producer on Panorama and Newsnight.