Jane Featherstone, Chief Executive of Sister Pictures

Jane Featherstone is the Chief Executive of Sister Pictures, the new independent scripted company she founded in January 2016. Prior to that Jane was the Chief Executive of Kudos and Co-Chairman of Shine UK. Whilst at Kudos Jane developed and executive produced some of the most innovative and ground-breaking dramas in the UK, including the multi award-winning BBC1 hit Spooks; era-defining Emmy-winning Life on Mars, and its sequel Ashes to Ashes (BBC1), Dennis Kelly’s critically acclaimed and Emmy-winning Utopia (C4), The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic/Canal Plus) and The Smoke (Sky 1). Most recently she has executive produced River by Abi Morgan for BBC1/Netflix, Humans for C4/AMC by Sam Vincent and Jon Brackley and Flowers by Will Sharpe for C4/ Seeso as well as the Spooks movie, The Greater Good.

Jane also executive produced the highly successful and multi BAFTA and RTS winning Broadchurch, written and created by Chris Chibnall and she will continue this role on the third and final series which will be co-produced with Sister Pictures.

 Other credits include an impressive range of shows – Mayday (BBC1) and series 1 and 2 of the Golden Globe-nominated and Emmy-winning The Hour (BBC2), Hustle (BBC1), The Fixer (ITV1) and Tsunami: the Aftermath for HBO and BBC2.

Prior to joining Kudos, Jane produced the first two series of Paul Abbot’s award-winning ITV thriller Touching Evil, followed by BAFTA-nominated BBC2 film Sex ‘n’ Death and she also served at Hat Trick Productions where she worked on landmark comedy shows such as Whose Line Is It Anyway? Have I Got News For You and Drop The Dead Donkey.

She was made a Fellow of the RTS in 2011 and in 2007 received the Best Contribution to the Medium Award at the Women in Film and TV awards.

Harriet Palmer