Religion Penhale, embellished TV drama producer and CEO of Gentleman Jack indie Lookout Level, is leaving the BBC Studios-backed outfit to move up Pathe Productions, with Cameron McCracken stepping right down to Head of Movie.
After 23 years with Pathe most just lately as MD, McCracken will now report back to Penhale. He’ll proceed to handle the manufacturing and distribution of the movie slate together with the likes of Richard Eyre’s Allellujah and the Michael Caine-starring The Nice Escaper.
In her newly-created function, Penhale might be centered on main Pathe UK’s enlargement into TV drama.
The rent is a signature one. She has been CEO of one of many UK’s largest drama indies for the previous couple of years, because the departure of Simon Vaughan in 2020. She has overseen the likes of Gentleman Jack, Les Miserables, Pleased Valley and Conflict and Peace, all for the BBC.
“Pathe is iconic,” stated Penhale, pointing to 70 BAFTA and 50 Oscar nominations throughout McCracken’s tenure together with Slumdog Millionaire and Philomena. “The chance to construct on this unparalleled historical past – to be essentially the most distinctive, expertise focussed, proudly impartial house for the very best storytellers – was irresistible. I’ve had essentially the most unforgettable seven years at Lookout Level and with BBC Studios and whereas I’m unhappy to be saying goodbye to many inspirational pals and colleagues, I can’t wait to get began on this subsequent new chapter.”
Pathe Movies President Ardavan Safaee hailed Penhale’s “extraordinary expertise and expertise that can lead Pathe into the world of scripted tv – our new major focus within the UK.”
“Her observe document and her will to proceed what Cameron has been constructing for a few years, is in good alignment with Pathe’s ongoing efforts to be the pure house for the perfect abilities,” he added.