Carnival Films has appointed Joanna Strevens as its new head of development.

Reporting to Gareth Neame, she will be responsible for overseeing Carnival’s development activity.
Strevens was previously Head of Development at Kudos Film & Television.
Previously, Strevens was Story Producer for The Tunnel: Sabotage (Sky Atlantic/Canal+), developing it from the initial premise into an eight-part series.

She also worked as Head of Drama Development for Hat Trick Productions, where she developed and Script Exec’d a development slate including ITV’s The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and Case Sensitive, the BBC’s Fairytales and assisted with the early development of Sky 1’s Critical.
Gareth Neame, MD, Carnival Films said: “Jo is a highly talented executive and I’m delighted that she’s joining the team. Her extensive experience of bringing high-end drama slates to fruition as well as the relationships she has built with broadcasters, writers and directors, will prove essential in helping us take Carnival to the next level.”

Carnival’s current slate includes second seasons of The Last Kingdom and Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, the Shakespeare adaptation The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, a co-production with Neal Street for BBC/WNET PBS.  A new series Jamestown is currently in production for Sky.  

Staff Reporter

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