Katie McAleese has joined Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions as Creative Director. Previously an executive producer at BBC Wales Drama and Creative Director for BBC Drama Production, McAleese will develop and produce original British dramas, taking an active role in Big Light’s future co-productions and pursuing opportunities for UK writers in the global marketplace. London- and Paris-based Big Light is growing its drama output. Credits include The Man In The High Castle for Amazon, Medici: Masters Of Florence for Rai1 and Netflix, and Ransom for CBS, TF1, Global and RTL. McAleese will work alongside Spotnitz, Chief Operating Officer Jamie Hall, Head of Drama Sharon Remmer, and Development Producer Lorraine Sullivan. At BBC Wales Drama, the exec oversaw The Living And The Dead and at BBC Drama Production was exec producer of the second season of In The Flesh. Before joining the BBC, McAleese worked with Simon Vaughan to set up Lookout Point where she served as Head of Development, launching projects such as Ripper Street and Titanic.
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