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Tom Watt-Smith

Tom Watt-Smith

Creative Director, Specialist & Premium Factual

Tom joined Lion as 'Head of Factual' after holding executive producer roles at RAW and Studio Lambert. He is responsible for the development and delivery of Lion's factual shows in the UK and internationally.

Tom is a multi-award-winning Director and Executive Producer. He directed the BAFTA-nominated and Grierson and RTS-winning 'Drowning in Plastic' (BBC/ CGTN), the RTS-nominated 'Big Life Fix' (BBC) and exec-produced the 2020 Grierson nominated 'Meat: A threat to our Planet?' (BBC). 

At Lion, he has been delivering successful series and feature documentaries including 'Stolen: Catching the Art Thieves' (BBC), 'Saving Venice' (PBS/Arte), 'Arctic from Above' (SKY/NBCU) and is currently in production with a raft of exciting shows for 2023 -  including 'Pompeii' (BBC)  'Codebreakers' (C4), 'Caribbean' (BBC) and 'Foodspiracy' (BBC).  

Tom has a track record of working with leading talent and filmmakers around the globe to create noisy, exciting shows with a social purpose.