All3Media’s Company Pictures has expanded its drama and development team with the appointment of three new executives: Richard Fell, Lucy Raffety and Josephine Davies.

Richard Fell has joined as Company Pictures’ head of drama from Carnival Films where he was executive producer on Sky’s Stan Lee’s Lucky Man and Jamestown. 

His other credits include Liberty, Frankenstein’s Wedding, A Short Stay in Switzerland, Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! and Copenhagen.

Fell previously held roles as managing director at Fresh Pictures and senior executive at Tiger Aspect Drama. During an eleven-year tenure at the BBC, amongst other things he was responsible for creating and curating the drama strategy on BBC4.

Lucy Raffety is Company Pictures new director of development. Raffety has been series producer of BBC1’s Casualty for the past two years. Prior to that she has been a producer, story producer and script editor on dramas such as The Musketeers, Waterloo Road, The Bill and Bad Girls.

Josephine Davies has also joined as development producer. Davies was head of development at Pulse Films from 2016-2019. Previously she was head of development at Wildgaze Films and was involved in developing Academy Award nominated film Brooklyn (starring Saoirse Ronan), Their Finest (starring Gemma Arteton) and award-winning BBC documentary A Nazi Legacy.  Before joining Wildgaze in 2013, Davies was head of development at Shoebox Films, where she was involved in the development and production of Anna Karenina for Working Title Films, Hummingbird for Shoebox and IM Global as well as an associate producer on The Soloist in 2009 and Hanna in 2011.

Fell, Raffety and Davies join the existing Company Pictures team led by CEO Michele Buck.

Development producer Abi Arthur has worked at Company Pictures for over six years and alongside her role in development, she has also been script editing on The White Princess, Agatha Raisin and Midsomer Murders.

James Woolridge recently completed a Masters degree in television scriptwriting and graduated with Distinction. He is a BAFTA Rocliffe shortlisted writer who joined the development team at Company Pictures at the beginning of this year.

Michele Buck, chief executive officer, said: “I am really excited about the team I now have in place at Company Pictures. In an industry so driven by talent to welcome three such brilliant creatives shows the true ambition we have for the business.”

Staff Reporter

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