Naomi de Pear


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]