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‘Searching For Sugar Man’ Producer Passion Pictures Hires Ex-Shed Group Head As CEO

‘Searching For Sugar Man’ Producer Passion Pictures Hires Ex-Shed Group Head As CEO

Passion Pictures, the Oscar-winning documentary and animation outfit, has named ex-Shed Group chief Nick Southgate as its new CEO.

The company has offices in London, Paris, Barcelona and Melbourne, working across a range of output including feature documentaries (Searching For Sugar Man), animation series, and commercials for clients including Nike, Sony and Kellogs. The outfit also encompasses national history producer Passion Planet.

Passion founder Andrew Ruhemann moves to Chairman and will continue to creatively lead the company. Co-founder John Battsek departed back in January to launch a new banner.

Southgate was previously CEO of super-indie Shed Media, the home of production outfits Wall to Wall, Ricochet, Twenty Twenty, and Renegade, as well as scripted giant Shed. He is also the co-founder of Imagine Capital, the investment and advisory house, where he will remain a partner.

“For many years I’ve admired Passion,” said Southgate.

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