Red Productions has recruited Chloe Dunbar as its new Head of Development.
She joins from Hera Pictures and marks Sarah Doole’s first senior appointment since taking up the role of CEO last year.
“Chloe is an exceptional operator with brilliant editorial judgement, strong industry relationships, and a thorough understanding of the television market here in the UK and internationally,” explained Doole.
“She adds to this a great track record in growing high-end, boldly original drama projects, which fits perfectly with RED’s ambition. Having started her career publicising RED’s output, I’m particularly thrilled that Chloe will be returning to us to develop our next generation of hit shows.”
Dunbar will be responsible for developing and implementing the MediaCityUK-based indie’s development strategy, originating and pitching new project ideas.
“Some of my most formative and exhilarating experiences of drama were forged on the sets of RED shows in my earlier career,” said Doole
“To me it is a company that has always been synonymous with exceptional writing, utter boldness and vision so I couldn’t be more excited to be joining Sarah and the team as they create this ambitious next chapter in RED’s history and develop a new raft of distinctive and memorable series with the very best drama talent around.”
Dunbar was Hera Pictures’ first employee in 2017 and is credited with originating and developing its first returnable series, Temple, for Sky. This turned into Sky 1’s most successful drama of 2019.
Prior to this, she worked at Channel 4 as Head of Press for Channel 4 Drama, Acquisitions and Film and later as the channel’s Development Executive of Drama.
She takes up her role from May 10th.