September 2019

Freelands partners with Sister Pictures & launches newly-formed Sister

Stella EOC advises Freelands on its partnership with Sister Pictures and launch of global production company Sister

Sister Pictures: Jane Featherstone’s Emmy Award winning scripted indie

Founded in 2015, Sister Pictures is a leading independent production company based in London and is behind award winning productions such as Chernobyl and Giri/Haji.

They currently have 26 staff members in London, producing 25 hours of scripted TV per year, which will rise to 32 hours per year in 2020.

Elisabeth Murdoch, Jane Featherstone and Stacey Snider officially announce global production and development company

Freelands, Elisabeth Murdoch’s investment vehicle, has partnered with Sister Pictures and established Sister alongside Jane Featherstone and Stacey Snider.

This new independent global content company is built upon the foundation of Sister Pictures, and sees all three co-founders and co-owners combine their collective expertise, track records and a shared commitment to creating break out, genre-defining narrative content.

Elisabeth Murdoch will serve as Sister’s Executive Chairman, Jane Featherstone, founder of Sister Pictures (Chernobyl, Broadchurch) will be Head of Sister London, and Stacey Snider, former 20th Century Fox Film Chairman will be the company’s Global CEO and Head of Sister LA.

Murdoch and Featherstone have collaborated before when Shine acquired Kudos Productions in 2007. Featherstone went on to become Shine TV Chairman in addition to her role as CEO of Kudos, before departing to form Sister Pictures in 2015.

Commenting on the launch, Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone say: “The ever-changing entertainment landscape brings with it complexity, and success here requires experience, deep rooted relationships, creative intuition and vision. We are fortunate to be well capitalised, to have the independence and confidence to write our own rules, to be bold and bespoke in the choices we make, and to utilise our resources to champion visionary story-tellers.”

Stella EOC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Freelands.

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