Factual producer Arrow Pictures has appointed Katie Elmes as its Development Executive.

Elmes has held a range of senior development posts including at the BBC and at indies such as Voltage, Blink and Nutopia.

John Smithson, Creative Director, Arrow Pictures, says: “Katie is a very talented creative with a great understanding of the development process.  She brings rich experience and is the perfect fit for Arrow Pictures.  Our slate contains many ambitious projects and I am looking forward to Katie’s input on both these and future work.”

Most recently a freelance development executive, where her credits included Our Coast (BBC Two) and London: 2000 Years of History (Channel Five), Elmes was previously Development Executive at Big Wheel Film and Television with credits including Sue Perkins: Along the US-Mexico Border (BBC One). As Head of Development for Blink Films her commissions included: The Missing Evidence (Channel Five/Smithsonian); Nazi Secret Files (American Heroes Channel and Discovery International); and Titanic: The New Evidence (Channel 4).

Katie Elmes says: “To work alongside such a renowned filmmaker as John Smithson is an opportunity I was thrilled to accept and am excited to begin. I am looking forward to expanding my blue-chip factual experience into the feature documentary space.  There is no better place to do so than at Arrow Pictures.”

Elmes takes up the position immediately.

Jon Creamer