Endor Hires to Drive Development


Endor Productions has tapped Jen McConnell, from Masterpiece’s Sanditon and previously Playground, as head of development.

In her new role, McConnell will continue to drive the expansion of the Endor development slate and strengthen
the creative strategy of the company. She will develop new projects of her own while continuing to prioritize high-end, talent-led drama with international potential.

McConnell joins Endor after working as a story producer on seasons two and three of Sanditon for Masterpiece and
BritBox, following a period of development and as script editor on Wolf Hall (BBC), EastEnders (BBC), Riviera (Sky Atlantic) and Bulletproof (Sky One). She was most recently a development consultant for Irish indie Subotica.

Company directors for Endor Productions, Carlo Dusi and Ian McBain, said: “We are thrilled that Jen has joined our growing family at Endor and her presence over the past few weeks has already injected even more energy into our fast-expanding slate of high-end dramas for the global market. With her exquisite taste and talent connections, Jen will make an invaluable contribution to the company’s ambitious strategy for the future, as we continue to grow the range and variety of our output. Coupled with Jez’s first-class producing expertise and Molly’s excellent support and brilliant ties to the publishing industry, we could not be more excited by the first-class team we are building here at Endor.”

McConnell added: “I am delighted to be part of Endor’s future and join the company at such a dynamic time. My career to date has spanned development and production, and I look forward to continuing that tradition of nurturing new ideas and lending myself to some of the shows we have going into production this year. Bringing my own slate of writers, directors and IP to the Endor fold is exhilarating, and I know they will all thrive under Carlo’s leadership.”