'Wolf Hall' Co-Producer Company Pictures Gets New CEO

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Michele Buck will lead the U.K. production company that is part of All3Media, co-owned by Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.

Production company All3Media, jointly owned by Discovery Communications and Liberty Global, has appointed Michele Buck to the role of CEO at its U.K. production firm Company Pictures.

She will start her new role on July 1. Company Pictures productions have included Shameless in the U.K., Skins, Wolf Hall, which it co-prodcued, and The White Queen, among others.

Buck recently stepped down as joint managing director of Mammoth Screen, the production company she co-founded in 2007 that recently was acquired by ITV. With Mammoth, she worked on such dramas as Parade’s End for BBC Two, Endeavour for ITV1 and Poldark for BBC One. Buck previously served as controller of drama, United Productions and ITV from 1998 to 2007.

Said Jane Turton, CEO of All3Media: “We very much look forward to welcoming Michele. Michele’s expertise, experience and passion for drama and her relationships and reputation in the U.K., U.S. and around the world are a hugely exciting addition to Company Pictures as she leads the business to further creative and commercial success. I cannot wait to work with Michele again.”

Said Buck: “I will relish the challenge of leading Company Pictures into its next phase and growing its already distinctive drama portfolio. I’ll be looking to build upon the existing Company reputation by seeking to attract new talent and great new projects to take the company onwards and upwards."

Established in 1998, Company Pictures is one of the U.K.’s largest independent film and TV drama production companies. Its shows have included Shameless, Skins, The White Queen and The Village.

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