Former Sky Drama Director Cameron Roach Launches Indie


Cameron Roach, Sky’s outgoing director of drama, has launched Rope Ladder Fiction, a Manchester-based independent production company that will focus on providing training and development opportunities to new talent.

Rope Ladder Fiction will create scripted content alongside industry partners, working to ensure that new pathways into the industry are created and that talent is fully supported to grow their careers. Central pillars will be outreach and innovation.

Rope Ladder Fiction will build on Roach’s first solo project, curating Flip the Script, a training program to provide 12 paid placements for aspiring script editors in the northwest run by social enterprise Sharp Futures.

Roach said: “Rope Ladder Fiction is being established to encourage a focus on new talent in all craft areas whilst also working with industry partners to innovate and create entertaining, provocative, quality drama. We hope to evolve a true pipeline of talent for the long term, encouraging collegiate working practices and a dynamic and trusted environment. We are genuine in our desire to guide a new generation up the Rope Ladder.”