Dancing Ledge Productions has promoted Chris Carey to the post of managing director.
The Emmy Award-winning producer joined Dancing Ledge in May 2019 and has already been named executive producer of two new dramas for the BBC: The Salisbury Poisonings and The Responder, starring Martin Freeman. In his 25-year career, Carey has produced and executive produced a slew of scripted dramas and comedies, with recent credits that include BBC One’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, BBC One’s psychological thriller Apple Tree Yard, the Abi Morgan-penned series River and Channel 4’s miniseries Run.
At Dancing Ledge, Carey will work alongside CEO Laurence Bowen (The Eichmann Show, Delhi Crime, Suburban Shootout) to oversee the company’s growth. Dancing Ledge Productions works internationally with Fremantle, which has a minority stake in the company, with Fremantle handling international distribution for both drama series.
Carey said: “I’m delighted to be partnering with Laurence and the team at Dancing Ledge. High-end drama is a deeply challenging and competitive environment, now more than ever in these exceptional times, and it makes it so much more worthwhile when you’re in a team of likeminded souls sharing common values. We’re still at a very early stage in the Dancing Ledge story but Laurence and I are confident that both The Salisbury Poisonings and The Responder will be a good indication of what lies ahead. We’re working with some outstanding talent and have a terrific diverse development slate. We’re very excited about the future.”
Bowen added: “Chris’ experience, knowledge, contacts and creative flair make him the perfect first MD of Dancing Ledge. He’s had huge success in the industry before and since joining Dancing Ledge and with him in a leadership position, the company can grow its reputation as a producer of memorable, bold drama and a champion of new talent.”