Leading UK executives Dawn Airey, Nigel Hall and Russ Lindsay have launched production company Moon&Back Media backed by Asylum Entertainment Group.

Airey was the launch Director of Programmes for Channel 5 and is a former Managing Director of Sky channels and Director of Global Content at ITV.

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(L-R): Russ Lindsay, Dawn Airey, Nigel Hall

Hall was Global Head of TV for Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment, with credits including The X Factor and Got Talent franchises. He is a former Head of Light Entertainment at ITV.

Lindsay is the co-founder of UK talent agency James Grant.

Hall, Lindsay and Airey will aim to create talent-driven international formats at Moon&Back Media.

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Asylum Entertainment Group – part of Endeavor’s non scripted content group – is the parent company to Texas Crew Productions, Big City TV, Breaklight Pictures, and Audity.

Asylum has produced a slate of television long-form, features, documentaries and unscripted series, including launching limited series The Kennedys, starring Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear.

“This past year, we’ve been focused on aligning with inspired storytellers, including producers, artists and brands, to carve new opportunities that will entertain and inform our audiences,” said Steve Michaels, Chief Executive Officer of Asylum. “Nigel, Dawn and Russ offer a wealth of diverse experience; they’re incredibly esteemed visionaries who are committed to excellence in their craft.”

“We share the same values, business acumen and ambition as the team at Asylum, and we’re confident that our combined imaginations will empower us to create the very best unscripted content to entertain, surprise and delight audiences around the world,” says Dawn Airey, co-founder of Moon&Back.

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