ITV has created a new post of drama commissioning executive and appointed World Productions executive Victoria Fea to fill the role.Elsewhere, as Matthew Hemley reports in The Stage, Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures has appointed producer Claire Phillips as its first senior drama executive.
The move expands the drama department, which is directed by Laura Mackie.
Ms Fea will work with the department controller, Sally Haynes, and the head of continuing drama, Corinne Hollingworth, to commission and develop groundbreaking shows.
Phillips, whose credits include Waterloo Road and Footballers’ Wives, will be responsible for producing the company’s second series of HolbyBlue, as well as overseeing the production house’s drama development slate. She will executive produce future commissions the company receives.