Sister hires former Netflix exec as president of strategy & business affairs

This Is Going To Hurt producer Sister has hired former Netflix exec Efrain Miron to become its president of strategy & business affairs. Miron will work with the prodco’s global CEO, former Netflix exec Cindy Holland, as well as co-founders Elisabeth Murdoch and Jane Featherstone on the company’s growth strategy, including the production and distribution […]

BBC, ITV & UK scripted firms face probe over possible breach of freelance competition laws

UK broadcasters the BBC and ITV, along with several local scripted production companies, are under investigation by the government’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) due to possible breaches of anti-trust rules regarding freelance contracts. Derry Girls producer Hat Trick, Wolf’s Hartswood Films, This Is Going To Hurt’s Sister, Beyond Paradise firm Red Planet Pictures and […]

Hulu & Britbox acquire BBC & Sister drama ‘Better’

US streamer Hulu and Britbox have picked up rights to BBC drama Better, produced by UK-based Sister. The five-parter, which debuted on BBC One in the UK earlier this year, will become available on BritBox in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden, while NPO in the Netherlands and VRT in Belgium also have rights. America Video […]

‘Chernobyl’ producer Sister hires former Netflix content chief Cindy Holland as global CEO

Chernobyl producer Sister has hired former Netflix content chief Cindy Holland as its global CEO, following the exit of Stacey Snider in May. Holland will determine strategic direction for the company and oversee its execution across the US and the UK, working alongside executive chairman Elisabeth Murdoch and CCO Jane Featherstone, who both co-founded Sister […]

Sister’s Jane Featherstone talks up ‘reignited distribution’ opportunity as industry faces ‘painful correction’

The industry is facing a “painful” correction as streamers rein in spending, according to Sister co-CEO Jane Featherstone, who also talked up the opportunities around distribution as the industry evolves away from exclusive deals. Featherstone, whose company has been behind hits such as Chernobyl, The Split and This Is Going To Hurt since launching in […]

ITV expands drama team ahead of ITVX launch, with Mammoth Screen’s TV chief among hires

UK commercial broadcaster ITV is expanding its drama team ahead of the launch of streamer ITVX with three new additions, including the director of TV at Mammoth Screen. Helen Ziegler will become senior commissioning editor from January and will lead on ITVX’s drama slate, as well as shows for flagship channel ITV. Ziegler has worked […]

Jane Featherstone’s Sister lands ‘Everything I Know About Love’ producer

I May Destroy You and Everything I Know About Love producer Simon Maloney has joined Landscapers prodco Sister as an executive producer at its Manchester-based division. Maloney joins Northern Sister, which was set up in 2021, and will work alongside creative director of scripted Lucy Dyke (The Split), who heads up the regional team. His first project in […]

‘Chernobyl’ producer Sister hires Amazon Studios UK scripted chief

Chernobyl producer Sister has hired Amazon Studios’ head of UK scripted as an exec producer. Lydia Hampson, who was behind Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s BBC Three hit Fleabag while an exec producer at All3Media-owned Two Brothers Pictures, has also struck a first-look deal with Amazon Studios UK. It covers projects solely developed by Hampson who, will still […]

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