Red Production Company Promotes Pair Of Drama Execs

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Red Production Company – the indie behind Happy Valley, Prey and Scott & Bailey –  has promoted two of their drama executives.

Caroline Hollick, who has been serving as Red’s Head of Development, has been promoted the newly created position of Director of Creative; while Richard Fee has been promoted to fill the position of Head of Development. Both will report to Red Production Company founder Nicola Shindler.

In her new role, Caroline Hollick will work with a broad range of talent from the UK and overseas to developing more original scripted content for the indie; while Richard Fee will be responsible for overseeing Red’s extensive development slate, which includes Happy Valley season two and Lenny Henry’s first screenplay Danny and The Human Zoo.

Both promotions follows what has been a banner year for Red, who were recently acquired by StudioCanal and saw huge success with ratings hit Happy Valley. The indie will now look to expand even further by co-producing bug budget dramas for the international market, and will aim to secure commissions from new online platforms.

“Caroline and Richard have played a key role in increasing the number of new commissions and returning shows we have had due to their collaboration with and support for our writers – both established and new talent”, said Nicola Shindler. “We want to continue to promote the work of the very best writing talent in the UK and internationally – something that has always been at the heart of RED.”