Jane Featherstone
Courtesy of Sister
United Kingdom
2021

Sister

Jane
Featherstone

Cofounder / CCO

Alongside high-profile cofounders Elisabeth Murdoch and Stacey Snider, Featherstone is focusing Sister on film and TV production. Of late, the indie has become a top international drama producer, known for hit shows like “Giri/Haji” and “Chernobyl.” Featherstone’s breadth of output is notable: She is currently exec producing a huge array of dramas, among them “Landscapers” for Sky and HBO, “The Power” for Amazon and “This Is Going to Hurt” for the BBC and AMC. Sister has invested in several creative companies, including publishing venture Zando, LeBron James’ and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Company, podcast studio Campside Media and comic book and digital publisher AWA Studios. Before launching Sister in 2015, Featherstone helped to reinvent U.K. drama through hits such as “Broadchurch,” “Life on Mars” and “MI-5.”

Career

  • BROADCHURCH
  • THE SPLIT
  • CHERNOBYL

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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U.K. Drama Executive Warns That Netflix 'Co-Production Tap' Is About to Be Switched Off

U.K. Drama Executive Warns That Netflix 'Co-Production Tap' Is About to Be Switched Off

One of the U.K's leading drama executives said Monday that the flow of co-production money from Netflix and perhaps Amazon is about to slow or even run dry as the SVOD giants fully fund and take all rights to their original content.Jane Featherstone, delivering the annual BAFTA Television lecture in London, said that as the streaming services continue to grow, their appetite to work with broadcasters in specific territories will diminish. Featherstone, who previously ran Kudos, is head of a new scripted...

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