Jane Featherstone


Jane Featherstone creates new prodco

Former Kudos boss Jane Featherstone has unveiled her new production company, which is named Sister Pictures. Featherstone left Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos in spring last year after producing series such as Hustle, Broadchurch and The Tunnel. Joining Featherstone from her former firm is Katie Carpenter, who is named head of development at Sister. Carpenter was […]

Hincks to exit Endemol Shine

Endemol Shine Group’s president, Tim Hincks, has decided to leave the mega-indie. This ends a 17-year association with Endemol Shine and its predecessor, Endemol. Hincks was effectively named as Endemol Shine’s number two upon its creation at the beginning of last year, with Sophie Turner Laing installed as CEO. However, he will leave the company […]

Kudos in development rejig

Endemol Shine Group drama label Kudos has reshuffled its development team, with divisional head Naomi de Pear moving into a production role. Jo Strevens, who was story producer on Kudos-produced Sky/Canal+ coproduction The Tunnel: Sabotage, will replace de Pear as head of development. She has been with the UK-based Kudos since last year, and will […]

Featherstone’s Kudos replacements named

Diederick Santer and Dan Isaacs are jointly replacing Jane Featherstone at the top of Endemol Shine Group-owned drama label Kudos. Santer (left) moves across from his role as managing director of another ESG prodco, Lovely Day, while Isaacs (right) moves up from Kudos COO. They jointly take on the role of CEO, a position the […]

Featherstone, Conrad exit Shine

Prolific drama producer Jane Featherstone is leaving Shine Group as its merges with Endemol and Core Media. Henrietta Conrad is also exiting Kudos stablemate Princess Productions. Shine is now operating as Endemol Shine Group following regulatory clearance granted at the back end of last year. Featherstone (pictured) is credited with successful dramas such as Broadchurch, […]

Shine has Parti to nurture Asian talent

Shine Group drama prodco Kudos Film & TV will work with indie Parti Productions to nurture Asian talent and develop Asian-themed scripted shows. As part of an exclusive first-look coproduction deal that Kudos CEO Jane Featherstone and Parti’s founder Nishi Parti brokered, the pair will seek to develop and produce TV dramas for the UK […]

Dragonfly MD Dickson to exit

Simon Dickson is stepping down from his role as managing director of Shine Group-owned unscripted prodco Dragonfly. He is leaving the UK company next month and will be replaced by creative director Mark Raphael and COO Lucinda Hicks, who will serve as co-MDs going forward. Dickson has been with Dragonfly since April 2011, first joining […]

Kudos co-founder Garrett to exit

Shine Group’s UK drama producer Kudos will say goodbye to its co-founder and chairman later this year. Stephen Garrett will step down from the Life on Mars and Spooks prodco more than two decades after co-founding it. In his other role as executive chairman of movie producer Shine Pictures, Garrett is currently working on crime […]

Fox to adapt ITV hit Broadchurch

US broadcast network Fox is planning a remake of ITV drama hit Broadchurch (pictured) to add its slate of limited run shows. The Kudos Film and Television-produced show has performed well in the UK, scoring 10.5 million – a 34.2% share – on its finale on April 15, prompting Fox to add it a slate that […]

Kudos strikes deal with Broadchurch producer

Shine-backed drama producer Kudos has inked a first-look deal with Imaginary Friends, the UK production company that has recently had huge success with ITV drama Broadchurch. Imaginary Friends is run by Chris Chibnall who wrote and exec-produced Broadchurch. Shine International distributes the serialised crime mystery, which generated massive ratings ITV1 with an average audience of […]