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Suzanne Mackie, creative director at The Crown‘s production company Left Bank Pictures, has left the acclaimed Brit producer, setting up her own London-based entity Orchid Pictures that will work across TV and film.
Mackie will remain engaged by Netflix through Orchid Pictures, and will continue as executive producer on The Crown for seasons 5 and 6.
“Having spent 12 very happy and creatively fulfilling years working with Andy Harries and the team at Left Bank Pictures, starting my own company felt like an exciting next chapter in my career,” said Mackie. “The opportunity of further deepening my collaboration with Netflix presented an immensely exciting opportunity.”
She added: “I am delighted that I can continue the onward journey of The Crown with Peter Morgan, Left Bank Pictures and the rest of The Crown team whilst building Orchid Pictures; The Crown has become a significant part of my life.”
Joining Mackie at Orchid is Hannah Campbell from Sky. “She and I have high hopes for Orchid Pictures and the prospect of working with Netflix to create a bespoke slate of projects – from emerging and established talent – which reflect our passion, vision and taste,” added Mackie.
Left Bank Pictures CEO Andy Harries said: “I have enjoyed an amazing journey with Suzanne, from Mad Dogs to Misbehaviour with lots of The Crown on top! She is smart, wise and has great taste. I have no doubt she will create some classy new shows for Netflix as well as riding sidesaddle with us on The Crown.”
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