1 Oct 2023

Sandra Shuttleworth moves to New Pictures

Leading drama production company New Pictures (an All3Media Company) has appointed Sandra Shuttleworth as Head of Production, as the company builds its extensive slate of high-profile shows for UK and international broadcasters and streamers.


Sandra will be responsible for leading New Pictures’ production management teams delivering its world-class dramas, alongside working with Co-Founder and CEO Willow Grylls and COO Lisa Selway to help drive the company’s overall business strategy.


Sandra joins New Pictures from Vertigo Films, where as Head of Production she oversaw series and features including A Town Called Malice for Sky, Mammals for Amazon and the romcom This Is Christmas which premiered on Sky Cinema. Prior to joining Vertigo, she worked as a Head of Production at Dancing Ledge on series The Responder and Crossfire, and Bend it Network on Beecham House and Blinded by the Light. She also brings international experience working in the US on high profile award-winning documentaries and dramas such as Three Identical Strangers and American Animals for companies including RAW and Darlow Smithson.


Willow Grylls, Co-Founder and CEO, New Pictures said: “Sandra is a hugely respected Head of Production with a wealth of UK and international experience in delivering critically acclaimed dramas and documentaries. She’s also brilliant at building relationships with globally renowned creative talent, which is at the heart of our company. We’re thrilled to have her join New Pictures as we continue to grow and broaden our slate and partnerships with broadcasters and streamers.”


Sandra Shuttleworth added: “It’s a really exciting time to join New Pictures, which has such a great reputation for producing talent-driven, award-winning dramas, and with lots more to come. I’m really looking forward to joining the team and helping drive the company to the next level.”


New Pictures’ growing number of critically acclaimed series includes THE LONG SHADOW (ITV), written by George Kay and directed by Lewis Arnold, CHAMPION (BBC 2 and Netflix) created by Candice Carty Williams, and NO ESCAPE (Paramount +) from Kris Mrska, alongside returning seasons of hit shows such as COBRA (Sky) and DALGLIESH (Channel 5). As well as the recently announced ITV series PROTECTION, the company is currently in production and development on multiple projects for streamers and broadcasters worldwide.

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