Hilary Bevan Jones Re-Ups as Endor MD


Hilary Bevan Jones, founder and managing director of scripted producer Endor Productions, has agreed to a multiyear extension of her contract.

Endor, which became part of Red Arrow Studios in 2012, has a roster of scripted shows that includes the drama Vienna Blood for ORF and ZDF; two seasons of Matthew Parkhill’s Deep State for Fox Networks Group; and the forthcoming BBC One drama But When We Dance, written by Paul Mayhew-Archer.

Bevan Jones has worked on numerous dramas throughout her career, including Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, with Dustin Hoffman, Dame Judi Dench and James Corden for BBC One; That Day We Sang, written and directed by Victoria Wood and starring Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball for BBC Two; Paul Abbott’s State of Play, starring David Morrissey, John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Polly Walker, Bill Nighy and James McAvoy for BBC One; and the HBO film The Girl in the Café, written by Richard Curtis and starring Bill Nighy and Kelly Macdonald. In 2006, she was made chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the first woman in its then-60-year history to hold this position.

James Baker, president and co-CEO of Red Arrow Studios, said: “Hilary is quite simply one of the most respected and talented producers working in British television, and we are thrilled that she has decided to stay with Endor and Red Arrow Studios. Together with her impressive team, Endor is well placed for its next exciting phase of growth.”

Bevan Jones added: “Over my years at the helm of Endor, it has been an honor to work with some of the most creative and talented professionals in our business, both in front of and behind the camera. I am delighted to be staying with Red Arrow and the company I founded and continuing to work with such a fantastic in-house team.”