Makers of the upcoming Pamela Anderson documentary for Netflix, Dorothy Street Pictures has inked a deal with Elisabeth Murdoch, Jane Featherstone and Stacey Snider’s Sister with Sister taking a minority stake in the non-fiction production company.

Dorothy Street Pictures will remain fully independent while forming a “unique alignment” with SISTER.

Julia Nottingham (Be Water ,XY Chelsea, Skate Kitchen and Kingdom of Us) and her team of documentary filmmakers including  Emmy nominated Becky Read (Twas the Fight Before Christmas, Three Identical Strangers,) will continue to develop and produce television and feature content in the non-fiction space, grow its burgeoning scripted slate led by Ariadne Kotsaki and  “leverage the collective expertise in the broader SISTER group.”

Julia Nottingham, Founder of Dorothy Street Pictures “At Dorothy Street Pictures we believe in story first and are overjoyed to be supported by a company quite literally built around storytellers and the desire to empower the independent creative talent we all work with. We’re incredibly excited to collaborate with the teams both in-house at SISTER and across the broader group as we seek out enthralling and thought-provoking new stories for those audiences around the world.”

Stacey Snider Co-Founder and CEO SISTER  “In partnering with Dorothy Street, our goal is to support Julia and her team with a full spectrum of resources and support from SISTER.  Julia and her collaborators have demonstrated their talent for finding compelling stories that appeal to a broad cross-section of audiences and we are excited to be working with such a remarkable team of producers as they expand their creative vision.”  

London-based indie Dorothy Street Pictures was founded by Nottingham in 2018. Its shows include the Bruce Lee doc Be Water, ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas for Apple TV+; Tim Travers Hawkins’ Persona: The Dark Truth Behind Personality Tests for HBO Max; the Woodstock ’99 doc Burn It Down!, co-directed by Hawkins and Celia Aniskovich; and Chris Terrill’s The Last Mountain, which aired on BBC Two in September 2021.

Upcoming films from its 2022 slate include Netflix, CNN Plus, Paramount Plus and Sky releases. With fiction projects in development with BBC FILM, Film 4 and BFI.

Sister also has stakes in podcast producers Campside Media, book publisher Zando, comic book publisher AWA Studios, Olivia Colman and Ed Sinclair’s production company South of the River Pictures and Koko the iconic London music venue which re-launches in April 2022 as a new global music platform with a maze of immersive spaces for artists of all kinds .

In the past year, SISTER has launched the SKY/HBO production Landscapers starring multiple award-winning Olivia Colman and David Thewlis, from first time screenwriter Ed Sinclair and co-writer and director Will Sharpe, with Campside producing a companion podcast, as well as the adaptation of Adam Kay’s international best seller, This Is Going to Hurt, for BBC and AMC.

In 2022, SISTER releases include Sian-Robins Grace darkly comic horror The Baby for Sky and HBO, Emmy-Award winner Abi Morgan’s The Split returning to the BBC for the third and final part of the trilogy, and Gangs of London’s return to Sky Atlantic later in the year.

Jon Creamer

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