Elisabeth Murdoch
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United States United Kingdom

Locksmith Animation, Sister


Cofounder / Executive Chairman

Murdoch, along with Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone, formed multimedia production company Sister in 2019, which now has a slate that includes series “The Power” (Amazon), “This Is Going to Hurt” (BBC/AMC) and “The Landscapers” (Sky/HBO). Based in London with offices in Los Angeles, Sister has big ownership stakes in publishing house Zando, podcast producer Campside Media, comic book publisher Artists, Writers & Artisans and U.K. live music firm Obar Camden Holdings and Olivia Colman’s South of the River Pictures, as well as 3.4% of LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s Springhill Company. Murdoch, who worked for News Corp. divisions FX Networks and BSkyB, cofounded Locksmith Animation, backer of holiday flick “That Christmas.”


  • Locksmith Animation
  • Sister
  • Vertical Networks


  • Vassar College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 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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