Former C4 head of drama development Surian Fletcher-Jones is joining Working Title Television as head of development.
Working Title has also appointed United Agents’ Georgina Gordon-Smith as development executive.
During her time at Channel 4, Fletcher-Jones oversaw scripted productions including Indian Summers (1 & 2) and Cucumber and Banana. Previously, she was head of drama development at Scott Free Films, where she worked on the adaptation of Kate Mosse’s Labyrinth for Channel 4.
Gordon-Smith joins Working Title Television from United Agents where she was a founding member and partner, representing a number of screenwriters, whilst heading up the book to film department.
Based in London, the new hires will work with md Andrew Woodhead to develop high-end scripted British programming with wide international and commercial appeal, building on the UK business’ existing credits including: You, Me and the Apocalypse and London Spy.
The team will also work closely with Working Title’s Film and US Television’s business, led by President, Andrew Stearn; credits include the recently greenlit Gypsy starring Naomi Watts, for Netflix.
They will also work in unison with NBCUniversal International Studios, led by Michael Edelstein and JoAnn Alfano.
Woodhead said: “I am thrilled to have Surian and George joining me on this great adventure. I have worked with them both over the last few years in my role as an independent Producer and was always so impressed with their creative instinct and generosity of spirit. They are both a great fit for the business and together we are excited about the opportunities and challenges ahead.”
Working Title Television is a joint venture between NBCUniversal International Studios, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
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