14th July 2023


Los Angeles & London – July 14, 2023 – Cindy Holland has been named the Global CEO of SISTER, it was announced today by Elisabeth Murdoch, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, and Jane Featherstone, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, SISTER. Holland will determine strategic direction and oversee execution across SISTER and its portfolio companies in the US and the UK.

“I am delighted to join SISTER at this exciting stage. The future is bright for well-positioned independent companies, and I love to build and support successful teams,” said Holland. “For years I’ve admired Jane Featherstone, and I am passionate about the artist-forward ethos that Liz has fostered at the SISTER entertainment group. I’m excited to get to know the whole team, along with Carolyn Strauss, with whom I’ve wanted to work for a long time. I can’t wait to get started.”

“Cindy has been a transformational leader in the industry for many years. She’s the total package: strategic, curious and focused on impact. Cindy is exactly the person to help take us to the next level, and I’m really looking forward to working together,” said Murdoch.

“I’ve known Cindy a long time, and seen firsthand the passion she has for nurturing artists’ projects and creating a bigger vision,” said Featherstone. “I’m thrilled to welcome her and join forces to continue building SISTER.”

Holland joins SISTER after an 18-year tenure at Netflix, including nine years as Vice President of Original Content. In her role, she established the network’s original programming strategy and oversaw the teams behind culture-defining titles including House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, BoJack Horseman, Grace and Frankie, Narcos, Making a Murderer, Stranger Things, The Crown, Icarus, Ozark, Big Mouth, Russian Doll, When They See Us, and The Queen’s Gambit, among many others. Most recently, Holland has been an active investor and advisor, with a focus on entertainment and women’s sports. Her role at SISTER marks a return to independent roots for Holland, who began her career on the producing side working at Spring Creek Productions with Paula Weinstein and at Mutual Film Company. Holland was named to the 2018 Time 100 list of most influential people, is a graduate of Stanford University, and is a Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.

SISTER is an independent, global entertainment group with offices in London, New York, Manchester and LA, on a mission to develop, produce and invest in visionary creators. As well as producing hit shows including The Power (Prime Video), This is Going to Hurt (BBC/ AMC), Landscapers (SKY/ HBO), The Split 1-3 (BBC One/ AMC+) Gangs of London (SKY/ AMC) and Chernobyl (Sky/HBO), SISTER has made a series of bold investments in new creator-led businesses including award-winning documentary production company Dorothy Street Pictures, premier British animation company Locksmith Animation, Zando, an ambitious publishing venture from Molly Stern, Campside Media, an award-winning podcast studio, AWA Studios, a comic book and digital media publisher, a partnership with iconic London music venue KOKO and Yes Yes Media, a new non-scripted TV and tech entertainment company. Founded by Elisabeth Murdoch, Jane Featherstone, and Stacey Snider, the company unites a team of renowned creatives to make breakout stories across all forms of media. To learn more about SISTER and its work, visit www.sister.net