New Pictures was established by Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke, Willow Grylls and Richard Nelson in 2013 to produce television drama for all markets.

In the first year of operation New Pictures produced two seasons of the critically acclaimed The Missing for BBC One and Starz, and Indian Summers for Channel 4 and WGBH.

New Pictures is currently in production on a new crime thriller series Rellik (6 x 60') for BBC One and Cinemax, and a supernatural drama Requiem (6 x 60') for BBC One.

Between them the executive team have produced or commissioned over a thousand hours of award-winning drama for every major UK broadcaster and for HBO, Cinemax, WGBH, CBS, MTV and Showtime in the USA.

In January 2016, New Pictures sold to All3Media.

Charlie Pattinson
Co-Founder / Executive Producer

Charlie Pattinson set up Company Pictures with George Faber in 1998 and grew it into one of the UK’s largest Independent Television and Film Drama production companies.

Charlie’s Producer and Executive Producer credits include Our Friends In The North (BAFTA and RTS awards), The Lakes (BAFTA award), Elizabeth 1 (Three Golden Globes), ten series of Shameless (C4 – numerous BAFTA and RTS awards), seven series of Wild At Heart (ITV), seven series of Skins (BAFTA and RTS awards), seven series of George Gently Films (BBC1), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers for HBO (2 Golden Globes, 15 Emmys), The Devils Whore (RTS awards), The Take (Sky) starring Tom Hardy, The Runaway (Sky), The Shadow Line (BBC1) and more recently The Village (BBC1) and The White Queen (BBC1 and Starz).

In April 2013 Charlie left Company Pictures to set up New Pictures.

Elaine Pyke
Co-Founder / Executive Producer

Elaine Pyke joined New Pictures in 2014, as an Executive Producer currently working on Indian Summers and The Missing.

Elaine was Channel Director for Sky Atlantic HD, responsible for all acquired and commissioned programming on the channel, Sky Atlantic strategy, as well as the on and off screen promotion and identity brand of the channel. She oversaw a 15% year on year increase in channel share and a move into original scripted drama which included The Tunnel, Fleming and Hit and Miss.

In her previous role as Head of Drama at Sky, Elaine launched a raft of new dramas including Falcon, Skellig, Inspector Thorne and three Terry Pratchett Disc World adaptations. She was responsible for returning series’ Strike Back and Mad Dogs, which have achieved success on both sides of the Atlantic in addition to two collaborations with Charlie Pattinson – The Take and The Runaway.

Willow Grylls
Co-Founder / Executive Producer

Willow Grylls started her career in film, working on Julien Temple's Vigo, Lynne Ramsay's Morvern Callar and Shane Meadows' A Room for Romeo Brass before moving on to produce Penny Woolcock's Mischief Night (2006). She joined Charlie Pattinson and George Faber's Company Pictures at its inception in 1998, working initially in film development as well as business affairs. Willow then became a producer and series producer for television commencing with Martina Cole’s The Take (2009) for Sky, starring Tom Hardy. Willow has just executive produced The Missing starring James Nesbitt, Frances O'Connor and Tcheky Karyo for BBC One, Starz (US) and TF1 (France).

Richard Nelson
Co-Founder / Chief Operating Officer

Richard joined New Pictures in 2014 after 13 years as Director of Finance at Company Pictures (productions included Shameless, Skins, Wild at Heart, George Gently and Generation Kill) where he guided the company through a period of prolonged growth and its integration into the All3Media Group. Richard has previously worked as Group Accountant for SelecTV plc (Birds of a Feather, Lovejoy, Pie in the Sky) and as Finance Manager for BBC Drama Series (Eastenders, Casualty, Holby City, Silent Witness).

Charlie Hampton
Executive Producer

Charlie Hampton joined New Pictures as an Executive Producer in August 2017.

Charlie's previous role was Commissioning Editor, Drama at ITV. Whilst there she was responsible for developing new dramas and Executive Producing new and continuing series. Charlie worked across shows including Harlots (ITV Encore/Hulu), The Durrells, The Halcyon, Home Fires, Grantchester, Mr Selfridge, Prey and BAFTA winning The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies.

Before joining ITV, Charlie worked at Company Pictures as a Script Executive on Inspector George Gently and as Series Producer on Wild at Heart. Her first role at Company was as a Script Editor on Shameless and she has also worked as a Story Editor on New Street Law for Red Productions and as a Script Editor on EastEnders for BBC. A history of art graduate, Charlie got her first break working for Shed Productions in the script department on Bad Girls and Footballers’ Wives.

Christine Healy
Head of Production

Christine joined New Pictures as Head of Production. Previously she was a Production Consultant in the BBC Drama department working on 'Silent Witness', 'Undercover', 'Our Girl 2' & 'Red Water'.
Prior to this Christine had a successful career as a freelance Line Producer in television drama, working on such productions as 'Dr Foster' (BBC 1), 'Indian Summers' (Channel 4), 'Tommy Cooper' (ITV), 'The White Queen' (BBC 1/Starz), 'Line of Duty' (BBC 2) and many more.

Kim Varvell
Head of Development

Kim joined New Pictures in January 2016 as a script editor and worked across The Missing Series 2 and Requiem, both for BBC One. She has most recently worked on a new Netflix Original series as Script Executive, and now heads up the development team, overseeing the slate and developing a diverse raft of projects from new and established talent for the company.
Before joining New Pictures, Kim worked at Tiger Aspect for 4 years, script editing shows such a My Mad Fat Diary for E4, and Cuffs for BBC1, as well as working on a number of original development projects. Kim started her career in drama in the BBC commissioning department assisting Polly Hill, Lucy Richer and Chris Aird.

Drew Craven
Executive Assistant

Drew Craven joined New Pictures in 2013 as Executive Assistant to Charlie Pattinson (CEO) and Richard Nelson (COO).

Drew started as a receptionist at Company Pictures in 2007. Within a year she was given the extra responsibility of all company travel co-ordination and went on to become PA to the Managing Directors, George Faber and Charlie Pattinson.

Imogen O’Sullivan
Script Editor

Imogen graduated from Oxford University in 2013 with a degree in English and went on to study for a Masters at UCL. In June 2014, she completed an internship with Origin Pictures, going on to work as a freelance researcher for them. In October 2014, Imogen joined New Pictures as a Development Trainee and is now Script Editor.

Matt Sandford
Script Editor

Matt joined New Pictures in 2017 as a Script Editor, having previously worked as an Assistant Script Editor on Left Bank Pictures' reboot of 'Strike Back’ for Sky One and Cinemax. Matt started his career as the Literary Assistant for Theatre503 before working as the Development Assistant at Tiger Aspect for two years. He is working across the slate on a number of projects currently in development.

Roisin Owen
Assistant/ PA

Roisin joined New Pictures in January 2017 and is the assistant to Willow Grylls, Elaine Pyke and Charlie Hampton.
Roisin graduated from Newcastle University in 2015 with a degree in History and Philosophy. After graduating she did numerous work experiences with Sid Gentle Films, Eleventh Hour Films and Remedy Productions, to then work on Elliot Barnes-Worrell’s ‘The Works’ as the production assistant. After this she joined Carnival Films as an in-house runner and moved onto Carnival’s show ‘Stan Lee’s Lucky Man series 2', as a trainee script-supervisor.

Gus Lewis
Development Assistant

Gus Lewis graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 2014 with a degree in Politics, Psychology and Sociology. He worked as a bellboy at the Chiltern Firehouse, an assistant at the creative agency Found, and completed an internship at British GQ, before joining New Pictures as a Development Assistant in February 2017.

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