Magazine article Screen International

UK Indie Duck Soup Films Appoints Head of Development

Magazine article Screen International

UK Indie Duck Soup Films Appoints Head of Development

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Former RED Production Company exec joins Fremantle-backed indie.

UK production outfit Duck Soup Films has appointed Jackie Okwera to the newly established role of head of development.

Earlier this year the Leeds-based indie, launched in 2015 by Bekki Wray-Rogers, Libby Durdy and Jessica Holyland, received investment from FremantleMedia who acquired a 25% stake in the company.

Okwera, who joins from RED Production Company, will manage the firm’s slate of TV and film projects and look for new titles and relationships.

She has previously worked on dramas including Critical, The Five, Law and Order:UK, Casualty and Ordinary Lies. …

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