22 June 17 – Catherine Oldfield has been promoted to Creative Director of ITV Studios’ drama label, Tall Story Pictures.
Oldfield is co-founder of Tall Story Pictures and is Executive Producer of the label’s forthcoming drama Trauma; she will lead the team following Francis Hopkinson’s departure later this year. Oldfield joined Hopkinson at ITV Studios in 2011 to establish a new scripted team and last year the label was rebranded to Tall Story Pictures. They have been behind a raft of original series including Home Fires and Tutankhamun, both developed and executive produced by Oldfield, plus brand new series Bancroft.
Julian Bellamy, Managing Director, ITV Studios, said: “Francis leaves the business in fantastic shape with a great foundation to continue to grow. I’m delighted that the person leading this will be Catherine, her skill and experience can be seen across the breadth of Tall Story’s productions and development slate. I’m looking forward to watching the label continue to thrive under her expert direction.”
Oldfield added: "It's a really exciting time for Tall Story right now and I am delighted to be taking it in to the next stage of its evolution. I'll of course miss working with Francis - but with filming for Trauma in full swing, it is very much business as usual. We are in a good place and I can't wait to see what the future holds." Prior to joining ITV Studios Catherine was Head of Scripted Content at Monkey with responsibility for developing a slate of scripted programmes across both comedy and drama including the comedy Henry 8.0. Earlier in her career Catherine was Development Producer at Greenlit Rights where she oversaw the development of dramas including Collision, written by Anthony Horowitz & Mike Walker, and Caught in a Trap; both for ITV1.
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