Francis Hopkinson

ITV Studios, Sky execs join Lookout Point

High-ranking production execs at ITV Studios (ITVS) and satcaster Sky are joining UK drama house Lookout Point. ITVS creative director Francis Hopkinson (Wallander, DCI Banks) is joining as the senior management team as executive producer, while Louise Mutter is named head of production. Hopkinson will build and develop his own slate and produce new Andrew […]

ITV Studios promotes Oldfield in drama push

Catherine Oldfield has been promoted to creative director of ITV Studio’s drama label, Tall Story Pictures. Oldfield is co-founder of Tall Story and executive producer of the label’s forthcoming drama Trauma. She will lead the team following her co-partner Francis Hopkinson’s departure. Hopkinson will leave later this year for a new role as executive producer […]

ITV discovers Tutankhamun drama

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a four-part miniseries telling the story of the discovery of Ancient Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamun’s tomb. Tutankhamun, beginning in 1905, will follow solitary young archaeologist Howard Carter as he fervently leads an expedition into the Valley of the Kings in 1921 with the backing of aristocrat Lord Carnarvon. Guy Burt, who […]