October Films has appointed Mohammed Adnan as its NYC-based Head of Development as the company ramps up growth for streamers and platforms in North America.

In the US, the company has a co-production partnership with Octavia Spencer’s ORIT Entertainment, producing two true crime series, Highway 20 (w/t) and FEDS (w/t) for Warner Bros Discovery. October is currently making a high-profile Netflix series based on prestigious access to a global institution as well as multiple projects for other networks and streamers.

October recently opened an LA office alongside its NYC base.

Prior to joining October, Adnan was Global Head of Development at Pulse Films, where he was responsible for helming the company’s Non-Fiction arm in the US, UK and Europe.  His credits include the Emmy Award-nominated Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts (HBO Max), Inside Missguided (Channel 4), Hair Power: Me and My Afro (Channel 4), the upcoming premium three-part series Max Verstappen – Anatomy Of A Champion (Viaplay) and an upcoming ESPN 30 for 30 film.  Throughout his career, Adnan has developed a broad range of shows that span documentary, reality and entertainment – highlights of which include Who Should Get To Stay In The UK? (BBC Two), Desi Rascals (Sky) and Don’t Scream (BBC Three).

Matt Robins, Creative Director, October Films said: “Adnan is a potent creative force with an outstanding track record in the development of ideas that turn heads and deliver insight.  He is also a warm hearted and collegiate soul, and we are delighted to have him leading our team in New York.”

Mohammed Adnan, Head of Development, US added: “October’s reputation for premium limited series and returning brands is truly exceptional, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.  I see lots of opportunities to harness this to grow the company’s output into new areas and for new clients in the coming months and years.”

Jon Creamer

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