Jane Featherstone


‘No rules’ and a new chapter for Sky Studios

With the backing of Comcast and knock-out collaborations such as Chernobyl, pay-TV operator Sky and its newly formed Sky Studios is emerging as a drama player you’d be crazy to underestimate. Nick Edwards reports When Sky revamped its original drama output in 2013, it aimed to create material that would match the quality of the […]

Murdoch, Snider and Featherstone team to launch Sister

Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone have teamed up to launch Sister, a global production and development company working across TV and film. Sister is based on the foundation of Featherstone’s scripted indie, Chernobyl producer Sister Pictures, and will have offices in Los Angeles and London. Its corporate HQ is in the UK. Murdoch, […]

Georgia faces film and TV backlash following anti-abortion bill

Georgia, the biggest state for filming in the US, is facing a growing backlash from the TV and film production industry following the signing of its anti-abortion bill. Drama producer Sister Pictures has cancelled a planned scout in Georgia for Amazon Studios’ 10-part series The Power, directed by Reed Morano. Sister Pictures’ Jane Featherstone and […]

Chernobyl drama first from HBO, Sky pact

A drama based on the Chernobyl catastrophe is the first high-end series to come out of the US$250 million production pact between HBO and Sky. Chernobyl will be a fictional version of the events that surrounded the accident in a Ukrainian nuclear power plant in April 1986, which caused 31 deaths and likely many more […]

Kudos exec transfers to Carnival

Another Kudos creative executive is leaving the Endemol Shine Group-owned UK drama label. Jo Strevens is joining NBCUniversal International Studios-owned Carnival Films as head of development, having held the same role at Humans prodco Kudos. Her exit closely follows that of Humans producer Chris Fry, who left Kudos to rejoin the prodco’s former boss, Jane […]

Humans producer joins Featherstone prodco

Humans producer Chris Fry is leaving Kudos to reunite with former boss Jane Featherstone at Sister Pictures. Fry has been appointed executive producer at Sister, which Featherstone established earlier this year. At Kudos, Fry produced AMC-Channel 4 sci-fi drama Humans, which gave the UK broadcaster its best original drama ratings in 20 years. He also […]

Featherstone reunites with another Kudos exec

Jane Featherstone is reuniting with former Kudos colleague Naomi de Pear, who is launching a new production label within Sister Pictures. Featherstone and de Pear worked together at Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos from 2012 until the former’s departure. Featherstone went on to launch Sister Pictures in January this year, and soon brought another key Kudos […]

Isaacs exits Kudos, reunites with Featherstone

Dan Isaacs (below left) is leaving his post as co-CEO of Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos to reunite with former production partner Jane Featherstone, who recently revealed her new indie. Isaacs’ co-chief executive Diederick Santer (below right) will now lead Kudos as its sole CEO, with Warner Bros Television Production UK group commercial and business affairs […]

Ex-Endemol Shine UK pair launch indie

Former Endemol Shine UK bosses David Flynn and Lucas Church have created a new independent studio, Youngest Media. The pair exited Endemol Shine Group last year following its creation at the end of 2014. They have now launched London-based Youngest, which is described as “a new breed of independent studio delivering “television, video and digital […]

Liz Murdoch ‘investing in Featherstone firm’

Shine Group founder Liz Murdoch is set to reunite with Jane Featherstone by investing in new production company Sister Pictures. According to the Financial Times, Murdoch has held talks with Featherstone over a small, private investment in Sister, which Featherstone launched yesterday. Featherstone produced significant series such as Broadchurch and Spooks while Murdoch was in […]