Simon Winstone


Red Planet expands with Scott Free, BBC hires

UK-based producer Red Planet Pictures has hired execs from Scott Free Productions and the BBC as part of a wider expansion of its ranks. The hires see former BBC development exec Sarah Barton joining as head of development from Scott Free, BBC Wales development chief Michelle Frances becoming literary acquisitions executive, Rowan Greenaway named development […]

BBC Studios taps Red for drama hire

BBC Studios is adding Red Production Company’s Tom Sherry to its drama ranks. The BBC’s production unit has appointed Sherry as head of drama – North, meaning he will lead scripted from Salford, near Manchester, where the BBC has a base. BBC Studios Drama North is behind series including In the Flesh and From Darkness. […]

BBC Studios taps Red Planet for Wales drama chief

Red Planet Pictures’ Simon Winstone is joining the production arm of UK pubcaster the BBC. He will be head of drama – Wales at BBC Studios, which this month switched from a non-profit organisation to a wholly-owned BBC commercial subsidiary. BBC Studios’ Welsh productions include sci-fi stalwart Doctor Who, soap Casualty (which head of continuing drama […]