Studiocanal has named Patrick Schweitzer as CEO of its UK-based It’s a Sin and Years and Years producer Red Production Company. An trade veteran, Schweitzer has labored throughout high-end tv drama for 30 years. Prior to becoming a member of Red, he spent 5 years at Tall Story Pictures and govt produced such sequence as ITV’S Grace, Redemption, Bancroft season 2 and The Bay.
Previously, Schweitzer was producer in improvement on Sky’s Gangs of London, having additionally produced Sky’s Save Me, the BBC’s SSGB, The Interceptor, Doctor Who and the ultimate season of ITV’s Whitechapel.
Other credit embody working as a location supervisor, then line producer. He was concerned in launching such returning TV sequence as Ashes to Ashes, Spooks, Hustle, The Hour, Blackpool and Call the Midwife.
On Red’s upcoming slate is Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys in co-production with Endor for supply to Prime Video in 2024. The firm’s most up-to-date sequence embody It’s A Sin (Channel Four), Years and Years starring Emma Thompson (BBC One), No Return starring Sheridan Smith (ITV) and Harlan Coben’s Stay Close for Netflix.
Said Schweitzer, “After a beautiful 5 years at Tall Story and ITV, I couldn’t be extra excited to affix Red for its subsequent chapter. I thrive to collaborate with one of the best writing expertise from throughout the nation to provide nice content material. To be part of this extremely regarded firm and to be working with Studiocanal, whose iconic catalogue continues to resonate throughout the globe, is totally thrilling. With workplaces in Manchester and London, my ambition is to construct on this wonderful legacy of exhibits and the corporate’s custom as a house to excellent artistic expertise. The purpose is for us to proceed making each mainstream leisure and bolder character pushed drama, to have fun tales that encourage new reflection on the acquainted and nurture writing that delivers deeper insights into our human situation.”
Anna Marsh, CEO of Studiocanal and Deputy CEO of Canal+ Group, added, “Patrick shall be an unimaginable asset to Red. He already has a rare portfolio of drama to his title and an innate skill to create programming that’s relatable to each sort of viewers. He shares Studiocanal’s international mission to carry tales to the display which have each an area and worldwide resonance with actual individuals. Passionate about story-telling in all its kinds, Patrick’s relationships with writers, appearing expertise, broadcasters and his workforce members are second to none. We are thrilled to know that Red is in such glorious arms.”