David Lyle, an unscripted television veteran whose experience in the industry stretched across three decades, has died at the age of 67 following a long battle with cancer. Lyle passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 21. Most recently, Lyle was president emeritus for NPACT, having served as the president of PactUS, the American outpost for the production company trade organization established originally in the UK — since 2015.
Former BBC executive Rachel Morgan has been tapped by Bristol-based indie Plimsoll Productions to head its specialist factual and documentaries department. In the new role, Morgan (pictured) will focus on specialist factual and documentary programming for both the UK and international markets. She will be based out of Plimsoll’s offices in Bristol. Most recently, Morgan served as commissioning editor of specialist factual at the BBC.
The BBC is exploring the world of wizardry in a new Harry Potter documentary. Airing on BBC2, Harry Potter: A History of Magic will coincide with the British Library’s upcoming Harry Potter Exhibit, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The doc will follow the exhibition in the run up to its opening, as the texts and artwork are put on display, and showcases fans recreating some of the best-loved spells and magical moments from the book.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".