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Sarah Doole Tapped as CEO of RED Production Company


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Fremantle alum Sarah Doole has been appointed CEO at RED Production Company, taking over the role from Nicola Shindler.

Doole joins the RED/STUDIOCANAL business October 5, based in Manchester. As CEO, she will oversee RED’s development and production slate in the U.K. and work with STUDIOCANAL’s management team to drive the company’s growth strategy. Doole will also be tasked with expanding RED’s roster of creative talent to deliver new projects as well as fostering further collaboration within the STUDIOCANAL group.

Doole joins RED from Fremantle, where she had been director of global drama since 2013. Prior to this, Doole was creative director of drama and head of indie drama at BBC Worldwide.

Anna Marsh, CEO of STUDIOCANAL, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Sarah as she takes the helm at RED Production Company, one of the leading producers in the U.K. Her creative drive and exceptional scripted experience make her the perfect choice for this significant role. We have big ambitions for RED and we know Sarah will help the company step up to the next level to become an even stronger international player.”

Doole said: “I’m delighted to be joining RED which has a second-to-none portfolio of drama productions. As a proud Northerner I am extremely keen to protect RED’s strong heritage. I’m so looking forward to working with the RED team and, with the support of STUDIOCANAL, to creating a wide range of new, diverse and inclusive storytelling to sit under the big RED umbrella.”

Marsh added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Nicola Shindler for her outstanding contribution to RED Production and our business.”








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