LOS ANGELES BASED FENSKE BOLSTERS SISTER’S U.S. TEAM
January 29, 2020 London & Los Angeles— Sister, an independent Global Content company, has appointed tenured TV executive, Kate Fenske to the role of Chief Creative Executive. Based in Los Angeles, Fenske will harness her deep expertise and relationships to support Sister’s mission of championing bold storytellers and visionary talent across multiple platforms.
Fenske will be starting with Sister in the coming months.
Elisabeth Murdoch, Sister’s Executive Chairman, Jane Featherstone, Head of Sister London and Stacey Snider, Global CEO and Head of Sister LA., announced Sister in October 2019. Sister has offices in Los Angeles and London, with corporate HQ in the UK. Fenske, who marks the first major hire out of Los Angeles, will report to Snider where the two will collaborate on developing stories and opportunities with U.S. talent and distributors.
Stated Snider: “Kate is not only wildly talented, but she brings a clear-eyed discipline and expertise to every project and opportunity. And, more importantly, her taste and passion is symbiotic with that of Sister’s, with a dedication to developing extraordinary voices and stories. We are all thrilled Kate is joining our team as we continue to build out our Los Angeles base.”
“Joining Sister is an undeniable opportunity – I’m truly thrilled to support these remarkable women in their commitment to bold voices telling powerful stories,” said Fenske.
Prior to joining Sister, Fenske was the President of Production for Entertainment 360, the joint venture between MRC and Management 360. Prior to Entertainment 360, Fenske served as SVP, Development at Universal Cable Productions (UCP) where she jointly oversaw scripted development. Her projects included Hulu’s true crime anthology and Golden Globe® and Emmy-Award® winning The Act; Umbrella Academy for Netflix, George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers for SYFY and Dirty John, for Bravo, USA’s Golden Globe® nominated The Sinner; YouTube’s supernatural thriller Impulse; SYFY’s horror anthology Channel Zero; USA’s true crime anthology Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G. and Bravo’s Imposters.
Previously, Fenske headed marketing for BBC One and Drama in the UK, overseeing all promotions for their biggest network and drama series. She was later named Head of Development at Grady Twins Productions under Marti Noxon and Dawn Olmstead.