Alan HaylingEditorial Director
Prior to forming Renegade Pictures, Alan Hayling was Head of Documentaries at the BBC. At the BBC, he was responsible for a wide range of factual programmes shown across all the BBC’s television channels. Whilst there he and Jon Rowlands co-created Mischief, a populist six part investigative series for BBC3 and Alan executive produced the multi-awarding winning documentary Children of Beslan.
Previously, Alan was Editorial Director at Mentorn, one of the UK’s largest producers of factual programmes. There he expanded its range of programming by launching a science department, a factual drama department and factual entertainment group. He initiated international formats including Britain’s Worst Driver, the reality show Paradise Hotel for Fox and drama-documentaries like The Hamburg Cell for Channel 4 and HBO.
Prior to Mentorn Alan spent ten years as a Commissioning Editor for Documentaries at Channel 4. Whilst there he created and commissioned the strands Secret History and Secret Lives, Undercover Britain and a range of documentary series and single films.
He was the Channel 4 executive in charge of work by some of top filmmakers in the field including Errol Morris’s Dr Death, Phil Agland’s Shanghai Vice and Molly Dineen’s film Geri, Michael Moore’s series The Awful Truth and commissioned his hit film Bowling for Columbine.