Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone have announced Sister, a global production and development company focused on “championing bold storytellers and visionary talent.”
Sister is built upon the foundation of Featherstone’s Emmy Award winning scripted indie, Sister Pictures, and sees all three co-founders and co-owners “combine their collective expertise, track records and a shared commitment to creating break out, genre-defining narrative content.”
Sister will have offices in Los Angeles and London, with corporate HQ in the UK.
Elisabeth Murdoch serves as Sister’s Executive Chairman, Jane Featherstone, founder of Sister Pictures (Chernobyl, Broadchurch) becomes Head of Sister London and Stacey Snider, former 20th Century Fox Film Chairman is Global CEO and Head of Sister LA.
Sister London will fully incorporate the existing teams behind Sister Pictures programme slate who will continue to operate as normal. They include Executive Producers Naomi de Pear (The Power, Flowers, Don’t Forget the Driver), Chris Fry (Chernobyl, Giri/Haji) and producer Katie Carpenter (Flowers, The Bisexual). Dan Isaacs, current COO of Sister Pictures, becomes COO of Sister London.
Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone say: “When the three of us began to talk about ideas for a new kind of company there was an immediate recognition that we could combine our collective experiences in film and television and build something exceptional and fiercely independent. We have each learned our craft over many years and now care most about the quality of work we produce – its integrity, its purpose, and our ability to clear the way for singular talent who have something to say. The ever-changing entertainment landscape brings with it complexity, and success here requires experience, deep rooted relationships, creative intuition and vision. We are fortunate to be well capitalised, to have the independence and confidence to write our own rules, to be bold and bespoke in the choices we make, and to utilise our resources to champion visionary story-tellers. And to those story-tellers we say – come and be brave, come and be rebellious, come and do your best work.”
Sister Pictures currently has 26 staff in London. In 2019, it produced 25 hours of scripted television per year, which will rise to 32 hours per year in 2020.
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