Damian Keogh, the commercial director at Lookout Point, has been elevated to the role of managing director.
Keogh joined the company in February 2016 from BBC Worldwide, where he was head of drama. Lookout Point is currently producing a number of major upcoming dramas, including Mike Bartlett’s Press, Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Les Miserables, Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack and Davies’ major adaptation of Vikram Seth’s epic novel A Suitable Boy.
Chairman and Joint CEO Simon Vaughan said: “Damian’s commercial brilliance and effortless charm has led to him being an indispensable lynchpin in developing and managing many of our most important global relationships. He has already become a central part of our senior management team and this promotion underscores the pivotal role he will play in the company going forward.”
Joint CEO and Creative Director Faith Penhale commented: “We have a great team and Damian has proved himself to be invaluable. His promotion will help us to drive the strategic development of the company, as well as the everyday, as we deliver an exciting slate of shows and continue to evolve in new and exciting ways.”
Keogh said: “Lookout Point feels extremely well positioned for the future. The bedrock of our backing from BBCW, together with a global reputation, creatively and entrepreneurially, points to an exciting time ahead as we grow. I’m delighted and excited to be a central part of that.”
Additionally, Yasmina Hadded has become the head of business affairs, joining Lookout Point from Endemol Shine-owned indie Fifty Fathoms. This follows the recent appointment of Louise Mutter as head of production and Francis Hopkinson as executive producer.