Patrick Schweitzer has been named the brand new CEO of Crimson Manufacturing Firm, the U.Okay. producer behind such hits as It’s a Sin, Years and Years and the upcoming Neil Gaiman-adapted fantasy collection Anansi Boys.
Crimson mother or father firm Studiocanal unveiled the information on Monday, with Studiocanal CEO Anna Marsh calling Schweitzer “an unbelievable asset to Crimson. He already has a rare portfolio of drama to his identify and an innate skill to create programming that’s relatable to each form of viewers…Patrick’s relationships with writers, appearing expertise, broadcasters and his workforce members are second to none. We’re thrilled to know that Crimson is in such wonderful palms.”
Over his 30-year-career in tv, Schweitzer has labored on such high-end drama collection as Grace, Redemption and Whitechapel for ITV, Sky’s hit Gangs of London and Save Me, and such BBC exhibits as SSGB, The Interceptor and Physician Who. He was concerned in launching quite a few returning TV collection together with Spooks, The Hour, Blackpool and Name the Midwife. Previous to becoming a member of Crimson, Schweitzer spent 5 years at British manufacturing home Tall Story Footage (Bancroft, The Bay).
“After a beautiful 5 years at Tall Story and ITV, I couldn’t be extra excited to hitch Crimson for its subsequent chapter,” Schweitzer mentioned in an announcement. “I thrive to collaborate with the most effective writing expertise from throughout the nation to supply nice content material. To affix this extremely regarded firm and to be working with Studiocanal, whose iconic catalog continues to resonate throughout the globe, is completely thrilling…The intention is for us to proceed making each mainstream leisure and bolder character-driven drama, to have fun tales that encourage new reflection on the acquainted and nurture writing that delivers deeper insights into our human situation.”
Alongside Anansi Boys, a co-production with Endor Productions, which is able to star Whoopi Goldberg, CCH Pounder, Delroy Lindo, Malachi Kirby and Fiona Shaw and is about to air on Amazon Prime Video subsequent 12 months, Crimson’s latest productions embrace Sheridan Smith starrer No Return for ITV and Harlan Coben’s Keep Shut for Netflix.