SISTER co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Jane Featherstone, today announced a series of new promotions in the London arm of the multi-award-winning content company. Five new positions have been established in order to create new opportunities at the most senior levels, to enable development and progression across the business and to continue collaboration with the SISTER US teams. The roles are: Joint Creative Directors Scripted; Senior Creative Executive; Director of Development role and Director of Finance.
Naomi de Pear (The Power, This is Going to Hurt, Flowers) and Chris Fry (Chernobyl, Giri/Haji/ Landscapers) are promoted to joint Creative Director of Scripted in recognition of their extraordinary work developing and producing truly ground-breaking, multi-award winning content. The new creative leadership roles will see Fry and de Pear continue to act as Executive Producers, developing their own projects, while allowing for future growth. Continuing to report into Featherstone, both will take on increased strategic leadership positions in the company with deeper involvement in global decision making.
Having previously developed some of the studios most highly acclaimed titles including Flowers and Giri/ Haji and the forthcoming Landscapers, Katie Carpenter is promoted to Senior Creative Executive in recognition for her outstanding contribution to the creative ambition of SISTER. Carpenter continues to produce and executive produce across a series of major productions, whilst allowing her to contribute to the creative strategy reporting directly into Featherstone.
Current Head of Development Alice Tyler (developing Pack of Lies, The Baby, Landscapers) is promoted to the newly created role of Director of Development and will continue to oversee the company slate while serving as Co-Executive Producer on projects such as the upcoming Pack of Lies. Reporting directly to Featherstone, de Pear and Fry, Tyler will be responsible for driving creative strategy, nurturing Sister’s roster of creative talent and building a collaborative relationship with Sister’s LA arm and other creative partners.
SISTER London promotes Head of Finance, Matt Wesley into the newly expanded position of Director of Finance. The role will see him continue to report into SISTER London COO Dan Issacs while taking on new corporate group responsibilities and allowing for future growth in his team.
SISTER previously announced that Executive Producer Lucy Dyke joins the company to launch northern production hub Northern SISTER based out of Manchester. As well as developing her own projects in the region, Dyke will continue to work with the teams located in London and LA.
On the new re-organisation, Chief Creative Officer and SISTER co-founder Jane Featherstone says – “Home to a phenomenally talented bunch of people, I want SISTER to be a place where we can offer people the best opportunities to grow and develop by playing to their strengths and giving them the tools to succeed. These new roles are vital steps in training, supporting and creating the next generation of leaders to take us and our industry forward. I’m so thrilled for Chris, Naomi, Katie, Alice and Matt, and I’m excited for what’s to come.”
SISTER was co-founded by Jane Featherstone, Elisabeth Murdoch and Stacey Snider to develop, produce and invest in visionary creators. SISTER builds upon Featherstone’s Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning scripted indie, Sister Pictures, an independent, modern studio with offices in London and LA. It unites the expertise of the founders alongside a team of renowned creatives to make breakout stories across all forms of media. As well as producing hit shows including Chernobyl (Sky/HBO), Gangs of London (SKY/ AMC) and Giri/Haji (BBC/ Netflix), SISTER has made a series of bold investments in new creator-led businesses including Zando, an ambitious new publishing venture from Molly Stern, The Springhill Company, founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, Campside Media, a podcast studio, and AWA Studios, a comic book and digital media publisher. To learn more about SISTER and it’s work, visit www.sister.net