Sister Pictures


Amazon & ITV team ‘but SVOD model ending’

A veteran British producer has warned cosy coproduction arrangements between American SVOD services and UK broadcasters will soon end, comments that come as Amazon Prime Video snaps up rights to a new ITV drama. Sister Pictures founder and former Shine UK chairman Jane Featherstone (pictured) used her BAFTA Television Lecture in London on Monday to […]

AMC eyes dramas from Fear, Humans scribes

US cable network AMC is developing a trio of dramas from writers with credits on Fear the Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels and Humans. Writers’ rooms have been opened for Jami O’Brien’s NOS4A2, Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley’s Pandora and Claire Carré and Charles Spano’s Silent History. O’Brien is known for work on AMC dramas […]

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 […]

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 […]

BBC lines up young adult sci-fi adaptation

BBC One is lining up an adaptation of young adult novel book series Noughts and Crosses, it emerge here in Scotland yesterday at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Levi David Addai will create the TV series, which will be based on Malorie Blacman’s books about a dystopian alternate history in which Earth’s land mass never […]

Kudos backs Derek Wax drama prodco

Kudos executive producer Derek Wax has launched a UK-based drama prodco that will sit within the Endemol Shine Group. He will run Wild Mercury Productions independently, but benefit from the infrastructure of and be housed at his previous firm, Kudos, which is behind Humans, The Hour and recent BBC One effort Capital. Wild Mercury launched […]

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 […]

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 […]