EXCLUSIVE: All3Media’s Objective Media Group (OMG) has expanded by launching an unscripted label with Viacom International Studios exec Oliver Wright.

We’ve learned Wright’s currently unnamed production house will focus on developing and producing factual series and documentaries.

The company launches with a slate such as Channel 5’s upcoming space doc series Tim Peake: Secrets of Our Universe — the Paramount-owned network’s latest attempt to push into high-end factual with well-known talent.

It’ll sit within OMG, which also houses 141 Productions, Betty, Canard, Objective Fiction, OMG Scotland, Purple, Tannadice Pictures, Triple Brew Media and L.A.-based OMG America.

Wright was among the staff whose roles were impacted by Paramount Global’s decision to close the unscripted wing of Viacom International Studios (VIS) UK. That came as it switched international production focus to high-end scripted, as we exclusively revealed last month.

“I am thrilled to be setting up my own label under the unique and highly successful banner of OMG, where I’ll enjoy the fantastic support necessary to continue creating strong and high-rating factual content,” said Wright.

Wright spent more than five years at VIS UK as Head of Factual and Features. There his credits included Nick Knowles Into the Grand Canyon; three seasons of The Secrets of Royal PalacesNick Knowles’ Big House Clearout; ABBA documentaries including The Missing 40 YearsDiana: In Her Own WordsBroadmoor: High Security & Serial Killers; TK Maxx: How Do they Do it, and three seasons of The Wonderful World of Chocolate

Further back, he was an executive producer at Endemol Shine and worked as Head of Popular Factual at The Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom producer Arrow Media.

“Ollie is a prolific producer with unique talent Relationships – we’re delighted he’s joining OMG and look forward to welcoming his infectious energy to the group,” said OMG CEO Layla Smith.


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