Heyday Television has named former DNA Films and TV Creative Director Tom Winchester as President. He will lead the UK business and will work closely with founder David Heyman to grow the company’s slate of high-end scripted series. He takes up his new post in January.
The company was launched as a joint venture with NBCUniversal International Studios back in 2015. Heyday Television has produced the upcoming three-part BBC One drama The Long Song and will soon start shooting contemporary conspiracy thriller The Capture, also for BBC One.
“I don’t think there are many people in the UK or US who don’t know and love David’s work”, Tom Winchester said. “His taste and talent relationships are second to none and it is an absolute honour to be joining him and NBCUniversal as they embark on the next stage of their joint-venture into television.”
Winchester is currently producing Shogun, a ten-part limited series for FX based on the international bestseller written by James Clavell. Shogun will be directed by Tim Van Patten and is described by FX as their largest scale international production to date.
“From my first meeting with Tom I felt strongly that we shared a creative vision”, added Heyman. “I am excited about the future and building the company together.” Additionally, Heyman and Winchester have announced the hire of former Sky Drama executive Anna Hargreaves to serve as a Development Executive for the company.