‘Catherine the Great’ producer adds new film Lisa Selway as COO.

Exclusive: British drama house New Pictures has expanded its management team.

The Catherine the Great And Days The producer appointed Lisa Selway as chief operating officer, Emily Russell as production director and executive producer, and Wendy Pearce as chief financial officer.

Selway has worked in the industry for 15 years, working on behalf of film and TV producers, financiers, distributors, talent and global streamers, and was most recently an independent business affairs specialist at Gray Seal Media.

He will work alongside New Pictures co-founders Willow Grylls and Elaine Pike, along with Russell and Pearce, to grow the company and build out its scripted operations.

Russell, who has been with the company since 2020 after joining from Mammoth Screen, has been tasked with overseeing all production. Her credits include BBC and Netflix dramas the snake and ITV’s try.

Pierce moves from finance director to chief financial officer as the All3Media-owned company moves into what it calls its “next phase.”

He will be responsible for financial risk management, planning and compliance. Prior to New Pictures, he was Head of Finance within All 3 Group Heads for Finance at North One Sport and Company Pictures. He has held roles at Endemol and Pearson Television (now Fremantle).

New film productions include ITV and Sundance serial killer draa Days A Sky and HBO period piece starring David Tennant Catherine the Great Starring Helen Mirren, BBC and Starz crime drama to loseNetflix sci-fi series The Innocentsof Sky Max the cobraStarz’s Spanish princessITV and HBO Max true-crime series White House Farm and ITV and Channel 5, Acorn TV and AMC procedurals Dalgelish. Includes upcoming shows There is no release For Paramount+, long shadow and Candice Carty-Williams’ the protector In association with Balloon Entertainment for BBC One and Netflix.

“I am delighted to be joining the extremely talented team at New Pictures, especially at such an exciting time,” said Selway. “I look forward to strengthening the relationship with New Pictures and working with our partners who challenge us to always innovate and always support our talent.”

Grylls said: “The new film is a home for bold and unique voice acting entertainment. I’m thrilled that Lisa Selway will bring her extensive experience, deep knowledge and exceptional relationships to continually push us to do it better. Wendy Pearce and Emily Russell are an integral part of the new film’s success. After an incredibly busy year with five shows in production, these changes formalize our evolution and propel us into this next phase of our growth.”

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