Elisabeth Murdoch
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Cofounder / Executive Chairman

Since Murdoch came in to finance UK TV producer Jane Featherstone’s Sister Pictures, what was once a mere production company best known for HBO’s acclaimed drama “Chernobyl” has been transformed into a global independent content stronghold. The addition of Hollywood veteran Stacey Snider last October marked the beginning of a flurry of moves to elevate Sister, including investments in comic book company AWA Studios, podcast studio Campside and LeBron James’ production company SpringHill Entertainment. Having already proven she can build a production pioneer with Shine, Murdoch continues to attract talent to Sister, including backing Oscar winner Olivia Colman’s new shingle. Outside Sister, Murdoch’s Locksmith Animation remains active, delivering one last movie for Disney before moving on to a new multi-picture pact with Warner Bros.


  • Locksmith Animation
  • Endemol Shine Group
  • Vertical Networks


  • Vassar College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Elisabeth Murdoch: Staying Firmly Out of the Family Business

Elisabeth Murdoch: Staying Firmly Out of the Family Business

The succession plan taking shape for Lachlan and James Murdoch at 21st Century Fox raises the question of whether their sister Elisabeth will re-enter the family business on any level.The answer for now is a firm no — not in an executive role and not as a board member, multiple sources say. Elisabeth Murdoch is removed from the Fox and News Corp. fray by making her home base in London. She's focused on running the investment fund, Freelands Group, that...


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