Soho Moon Taps NBCU & RTÉ Alums


Irish production company Soho Moon (Hidden Assets, Death and Nightingales) has hired NBCUniversal alum Gillian Rose and former RTÉ executive Shane Murphy.

Rose has been appointed as an executive producer across its drama and documentary slate, and Murphy has been named as a consulting executive producer. Rose will be based in the U.S., while Murphy will be based in London.

Rose previously worked at NBCUniversal in New York for four-and-a-half years, most recently serving as senior VP of TV and film distribution. Prior to that, she was at Sky’s distribution arm, Sky Vision, for three years, having joined from PBS Distribution, where she was managing director.

Murphy formerly worked at RTÉ as group head of drama and comedy. Before that, he was managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises, commercial director of Tiger Aspect and head of acquisitions and co-productions at Fremantle.

Rose and Murphy will work closely with Soho Moon founder James Mitchell as the company ramps up its development slate. The company has a number of partnerships in place, including with Saffron Pictures, Corner Table Productions and Mammoth Films. It also owns the rights to distribute some 31 titles.

“Gillian is well-positioned to help us with global partnerships, presales and co-productions and has great relationships plus a deep understanding of the international market and distribution; Shane has been a friend and valued adviser for some time now,” Mitchell said. “This is a perfect moment in Soho Moon’s growth for Gill to come on board, helping to further our ambitions in which Shane plays a significant part.”

“I am delighted to join Soho Moon and excited to work on such interesting projects,” Rose said. “I believe there is real potential here for us to establish international partnerships with streamers and local broadcasters for many of these projects.”

Murphy commented, “James and I have worked together in one capacity or another for nearly a decade. I look forward to working across his full slate, in which there is already plenty of international interest.”