Industry veteran Bill Cullen is to join Frontline Television as its new managing director, writes Rick Dacey.
Cullen, founder of post-production company M2, has spent more than 25 years working in television and facilities and has been appointed to help raise the profile of the company and to further develop the broadcast and long-form aspect of its operations.
Frontline founder Tim Mein, who has been the caretaker managing director since the departure of Charlie Sayle last year, believed that Cullen's 'knowledge of the TV post industry and the people within it will be a fantastic asset for Frontline'.
Cullen said of his appointment: 'This is a great opportunity to bring a well-established and highly respected company forward to the next stage of expansion. Considering Frontline was founded over 24 years ago, it is not as well known a company as it should be, given its consistent success. It is doing great stuff and I see my role as repositioning the company in the market as a more heavyweight operator.'
Cullen also said that his initial aim is to make sure that Frontline is responsive to the market: 'The nature of the facilities industry is changing and Frontline has got to be ready to embrace those changes whatever they may be.'