Caroline Stone has joined Pathé’s UK operation, Pathé Productions Ltd, in the newly created role of Commercial Director.

The company says the appointment “consolidates the expansion of Pathé’s business in the UK into premium scripted television.”

Stone joins Pathe after a 15 year tenure at BBC Studios Productions. Since 2020 she had been Commercial Director of Scripted where she helped establish distribution partnerships with all the leading drama producers in the UK. In her time at BBC Studios she was also instrumental in helping build a portfolio of wholly owned or majority owned scripted production labels, as well as part of a list of investments including: Small Axe, The Pursuit of Love, Sherwood, Raindogs, This Is Going To Hurt, Happy Valley and Mood.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Pathé, it’s such an iconic company that I have long admired, they have built a fantastic reputation for the consistently high quality and distinctiveness of their creative output. And I couldn’t be more delighted to be working with Faith again at such an exciting time for the business,” said Stone.

“I’ve known Caroline for a long time and seen firsthand the exceptional skills and experience she has in her field” said Penhale. “She’s a real one-off, commercially and creatively brilliant and exceptionally collaborative. I can’t wait to join forces with her at this exciting stage to build on Pathé’s long standing reputation as the home for the best storytellers.”

At Pathé, Stone will work closely with Managing Director Faith Penhale, and alongside Director of Business Affairs, Pierre du Plessis and Head of Production, Imogen Bell. She will advise on all commercial matters across the business, informing the growth strategy and seeking out commercial opportunities.

Jon Creamer

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