Expectation has appointed Kirstie Macdonald as Creative Director, Drama.

Macdonald joins Expectation, the indie recently launched by former Endemol Shine president Tim Hincks and ITV director of TV Peter Fincham, from World Productions.

At World Productions, Macdonald script edited the first series of Line of Duty. She has worked on a number of shows as script executive including Outlaws and The Fear and new Sky Atlantic show, Save Me written by Lennie James who stars alongside Suranne Jones.

She was also an Executive Producer on Dark Angel starring Joanne Frogatt and In Plain Sight starring Martin Compston and Dougie Henshall.

Macdonald began her career as a script editor in 1999 when she was a trainee on the second series of The Cops. Since then she has script edited and produced various shows including The Bill, New Tricks, Family Affairs, and The Innocence Project.

Macdonald said: “The prospect of working with such an experienced and dynamic team is incredibly exciting. I’ve learnt so much from my time at World, I can’t wait to build on that experience with this thrilling new challenge.”

Co-CEO of Expectation, Tim Hincks, said: “Peter and I are absolutely delighted that Kirstie is joining Expectation. Kirstie is a first class producer, she has fantastic relationships with writers – both new and established – but above all she is a true creative who loves television and storytelling. She will be a huge success at Expectation and we can’t wait to start working with her.”

Macdonald joins Expectation in September and will be working with the creative team which includes: Nick Mather and Nick Samwell-Smith as Creative Directors, Entertainment; Nerys Evans as Creative Director, Comedy, Colin Barr as Creative Director, Factual and Factual Drama and Amy Flanagan as Creative Director, Factual.

Staff Reporter

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