Red Production Company

StudioCanal appoints Tall Story’s Patrick Schweitzer as CEO of ‘It’s A Sin’ label Red

StudioCanal has appointed Tall Story Pictures’ Patrick Schweitzer as CEO of Red Production Company, the UK prodco behind It’s A Sin and the upcoming Anansi Boys. Schweitzer takes over the role vacated by Sarah Doole last year, with the company having been managed by a ‘transition’ team, supported by Françoise Guyonnet, StudioCanal’s executive managing director […]

Red Production CEO Sarah Doole steps down at ‘It’s A Sin’ prodco

Sarah Doole has stepped down as CEO at Red Production Company, the StudioCanal-owned UK company behind Channel 4 hit It’s A Sin. The former Fremantle head of global drama replaced Nicola Shindler as CEO of Red in 2020, after the prodco’s founder moved to start up ITV Studios-backed Quay Street. Doole spent 18 months at Stay Close producer […]

‘Stay Close’ prodco Red names BBC alum as production head

Red Production Company, the Studiocanal-owned UK indie behind Channel 4 hit It’s A Sin, has hired Margaret Conway as its new head of production. Reporting to Red CEO Sarah Doole, Conway will oversee productions across Red’s developing scripted slate as well as its growing factual slate via incubator company Sow the Seed. She takes up the […]

‘It’s A Sin’s Red partners with John Boyne for ‘Echo Chamber’ series

Red Production Company, the UK indie behind Channel 4 hit It’s A Sin, has acquired the rights to John Boyne’s novel The Echo Chamber. The StudioCanal-owned company will turn the book into a 10 x 30-minute returnable series, which Boyne himself will adapt for TV. The Echo Chamber tells the story of the Cleverley family […]

Disney+, ABC in Oz take trip to Studiocanal’s ‘Ridley Road’

Disney+, ABC in Australia and Nordic pubcasters including Sweden’s SVT are among buyers of Ridley Road, which debuted on the UK’s BBC last month. The 4 x 60-minute thriller, which is from Studiocanal-owned Red Production Company and sold by its parent, was commissioned for BBC One and co-produced with PBS’s Masterpiece. It will also air […]

Pact & DiVA create 80 UK apprenticeships via Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme, run by UK screen trade association Pact and media apprenticeships provider DiVA, has created 80 industry placements for young people. The UK-based initiative, which is part of the UK government’s Plan For Jobs, aims to create six-month work placements for young people aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk […]

Amazon Studios & Neil Gaiman to adapt ‘Anansi Boys’

Amazon Studios has ordered a limited series based upon Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel Anansi Boys for Prime Video. The show is produced by Amazon Studios, The Blank Corporation, Endor Productions, and Red Production Company. The six-episode series will begin shooting in Scotland later this year and will be written by Gaiman and Lenny Henry, alongside […]

BANFF: ‘It’s A Sin’ and ‘I May Destroy You’ take top prizes at 2021 Rockie Awards

It’s A Sin was named program of the year at the 2021 Rockie Awards International Program Competition at this year’s Banff World Media Festival. The five-part 1980s-set drama, was developed by UK-based Red Production Company, for Channel 4 and HBO Max, in association with All3Media International. The show follows a decade in the lives of a […]

SPT hires ‘It’s A Sin’ production head Michaela Fereday for in-house drama

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has appointed Michaela Fereday as SVP of scripted production on its senior international production creative team. Fereday, who will take up the post next week, will be based in the UK and report to Brendan Fitzgerald, SVP of international co-productions, while working closely with the international scripted teams in Los Angeles, […]

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