12:00am PT by Bryn Sandberg
BBC's Susan Hogg Joins Studio Lambert
Susan Hogg is moving on from the BBC.
The network's senior drama executive producer is joining Studio Lambert as head of drama and president of scripted programming. Hogg’s appointment comes just two weeks after Studio Lambert's chief executive, Stephen Lambert, announced he had signed a new five-year deal with All3Media that provides the funding to launch a drama department within the studio.
"I’m delighted that Sue has agreed to lead our push into scripted programming," says Lambert. "She has a fabulous relationship with many of Britain’s top writers and deep experience of developing and overseeing a wide range of great drama."
Hogg has been at the BBC for fourteen years, overseeing a wide range of drama series, including Five Daughters for BBC One, three seasons of Lark Rise to Candleford, two seasons of The Paradise, two seasons of Survivors and two seasons of Waking the Dead, as well as The Fades for BBC Three.
Prior her BBC tenure, Hogg was head of drama at Granada Television where she set up several long-running series for ITV, including Grafters and A&E. Before that, she was one of the founding executives of United Productions and oversaw the creation of Where the Heart Is, Touching Evil and No Child of Mine.
"I have had a highly productive few years working for BBC Production and I am very grateful to all the writers, commissioners and talented production colleagues who have made my time there so creatively enjoyable." says Hogg. "But I think I am ready for a change and I’m hugely excited by the opportunities that being part of a successful trans-Atlantic independent production company will give me."
Studio Lambert aims to develop drama for all the U.K. scripted networks, as well as the expanding U.S. scripted market. Add Lambert: "More than 300 scripted series were ordered in the US last year across broadcast, cable and SVOD, and in many cases they weren’t bought from the usual suspects. There’s never been a better time to be developing scripted for both sides of the Atlantic."