Sarah Doole has stepped down as CEO of It’s a sin producer Red Production Company after just over 18 months.
Doole left StudioCanal-backed Red this month, having taken over in October 2020, following the departure of founder and longtime leader Nicola Shindler.
Doole was previously global drama director for Fremantle.
During his tenure at Red, Doole oversaw a company that delivered the drama adaptation of Netflix’s Harlan Coben mystery. stay closeITV thriller No comeback and the second series of Alibi’s thriller tracks – although these projects were won and directed by Shindler. Red is currently preparing Anansi Boys for Amazon Prime, alongside Endor Productions, and a second series of Finding Alice for ITV.
Elsewhere, the company has obtained adaptation rights The echo chamberby “The Boy In The Striped Pajamas” author John Boyne and has three other projects in development, including two with award-winning trans and disabled poet and playwright Jamie Hale and Kat Rose-Martin’s The Brit List comedy-drama. Ursula.
Since joining Doole, key hires have included Hera Pictures’ Chloe Dunbar as Head of Development and Margaret Conway as Head of Production.
Doole would focus full-time on her scripted incubator Sow The Seed, which she established in July 2020. At the time she joined Red, Sow The Seed was about to be brought under the StudioCanal umbrella, but Broadcast understands the deal is now unlikely to progress.
During her six years at Fremantle, Doole was widely credited with revitalizing her scripted production, bringing top-notch writing and production talent to the company, while developing and delivering a slate that earned awards. critical and commercial praise.
She has overseen high-end international series including Germany trilogy, Young Pope, My Brilliant Friend, Beecham House, Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Salisbury poisonings.
Prior to Fremantle, Doole was Creative Director of Drama and Head of Independent Drama at BBC Studios.
StudioCanal declined to comment but is expected to announce details regarding the transition period soon.
This article first appeared on Screen’s sister site Broadcast.