Trio to champion bold storytellers and visionary talent – producing global content across multiple platforms.
Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone officially announced Sister, a global production and development company focused on championing bold storytellers and visionary talent. Sister is built upon the foundation of Featherstone’s Emmy Award winning scripted indie, Sister Pictures, and sees all three co-founders and co-owners combine their collective expertise, track records and a shared commitment to creating break out, genre-defining narrative content. Sister will have offices in Los Angeles and London, with corporate HQ in the UK.
Murdoch serves as Sister’s Executive Chairman, Jane Featherstone, founder of
Sister Pictures (Chernobyl, Broadchurch)
becomes Head of Sister London and Stacey Snider, former 20th Century
Fox Film Chairman is Global CEO and Head of
Immediately at launch, the trio are thrilled
that Sister London will fully incorporate the existing teams
behind Sister Pictures highly successful programme slate who will
continue to operate as normal. They include Executive Producers Naomi de
Pear (The Power, Flowers, Don’t Forget the Driver), Chris Fry (Chernobyl, Giri/Haji)
and producer Katie Carpenter (Flowers, The Bisexual). Dan
Isaacs, current COO of Sister Pictures, becomes COO of Sister London.
Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider
and Jane Featherstone say:
three of us began to talk about ideas for a new kind of company there was an
immediate recognition that we could combine our collective experiences in
film and television and build something exceptional and fiercely independent.
We have each learned our craft over many years and now care most about the
quality of work we produce – its integrity, its purpose, and our ability to
clear the way for singular talent who have something to say. The ever-changing
entertainment landscape brings with it complexity, and success here requires
experience, deep rooted relationships, creative intuition and vision. We are fortunate to be well capitalised, to
have the independence and confidence to write our own rules, to be bold and
bespoke in the choices we make, and to utilise our resources to champion
visionary story-tellers. And to those story-tellers we say – come and
be brave, come and be rebellious, come and do your best work.”
combination of Featherstone and her highly regarded team’s track-record,
Snider’s renowned creative skills, deep industry expertise and relationships,
and Murdoch’s proven success building and scaling talent-driven content
enterprises uniquely positions Sister in the global marketplace as a resource
for talent and creators. Sister welcomes and cultivates distinct voices with a
unique world view. Its aim is to provide those voices with multiple platforms
from which to tell stories that are both commercially viable and
critically-acclaimed, to audiences around the world.
Sister Pictures currently has 26 staff in London. In
2019, it produced 25 hours of scripted television per year, which will rise to
32 hours per year in 2020.