As the former chief executive of Kudos and co-chairman of Shine UK, Jane’s pioneering vision brought quality drama to the mainstream whilst growing Kudos into one of the UK’s most recognisable and formidable indies. During her tenure, Featherstone oversaw the production of some of the UK’s most ground-breaking and best-loved dramas, from BAFTA-winning television series Broadchurch and Life on Mars, through to Spooks, The Hour and Utopia.
Departing Kudos in 2015, Jane then founded Sister Pictures (in which Murdoch became a minority shareholder) in November 2015. In four years, the indie has become one of the leading, international drama producers, renowned for its phenomenal breadth of output including Giri/Haji (BBC Two/ Netflix), Gangs of London (Pulse Films/ Sky Atlantic/ HBO), The Split S1/S2 (BBC One/ SundanceTV) and Flowers (Channel 4). Forthcoming projects include The Power (Amazon), The Baby (HBO/SKY), This is Going to Hurt and Landscapers (SKY/ HBO). Chernobyl (HBO/ Sky Atlantic), the world-wide phenomenon and winner of multiple awards including 10 Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Globes and 9 BAFTA’s adds to the critical and audience acclaim the company has achieved for its work.
In October 2019 Jane joined forces with Elisabeth Murdoch and Stacey Snider to found SISTER, a global content company which produces and invests in visionary storytellers.
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST OVERRATED VIRTUE?
Following the rules.
WHICH TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE?
To be able to sing so that my children don’t cover their ears.
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTIEST PLEASURE?
I gave up guilt a long time ago.
WHICH MOVIE HAVE YOU WATCHED THE MOST TIMES?
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?
A lip balm in every pocket.