Elisabeth Murdoch
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Locksmith Animation, SISTER


Co-Founder / Executive Chairman

Murdoch’s slate for TV heavyweight Sister, launched in partnership with Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone in 2019, produced an ample crop of shows in 2022, including “This Is Going to Hurt” (BBC 1/AMC), starring Ben Whishaw, and season two of crime drama “Gangs of London” (Sky/AMC). However, Murdoch is also intent on making Sister just as big of a film player with Snider’s expertise. The prodco is partnering with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin on a Bee Gees movie for Paramount, which Lorene Scafaria (“Hustlers”) just boarded as director, and is also producing one of two films Dan Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”) is helming for Netflix as he takes on directing for the first time. Sister also has “Blue Bayou” director Justin Chon’s buddy pic “Night Riders” set up at Amazon. In addition to Sister, Murdoch still chairs Locksmith Animation, which made 20th Century’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong” in 2021.


  • Locksmith Animation
  • Vertical Networks


  • Vassar College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
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