Elaine Pyke

Co-Founder / Creative Director

Elaine Pyke is Creative Director at New Pictures which she co-founded with Willow Grylls, Charlie Pattinson and Richard Nelson. She was the lead Executive Producer on NO ESCAPE for Paramount +, THE INNOCENTS for Netflix Originals and multiple series of DALGLIESH for C5/Acorn. She has her own slate of development projects both for the US, UK and European market.

Previously, 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 and Willow Grylls at Company Pictures – THE TAKE and THE RUNAWAY.