ANAND TUCKER

CEO

Anand Tucker is an award winning director, producer and writer, whose films include:

Hilary and Jackie, which won him the BIFA Best Director Award and was called 'one of the best British films of the decade' by The Sunday Times.

Girl With a Pearl Earring (Producer), which starred Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth and was nominated for a BIFA for Best Achievement in Production, a BAFTA for Best British Film and a host of Academy Awards.

His film And When Did You Last See Your Father? was released in 2007 and starred Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth. It was nominated for seven BIFAs including Best British Film and Best Director.

In 2009 Anand returned to television directing the critically acclaimed adaptation of David Peace's novel, Red Riding: Nineteen Eighty Three for Channel 4. As well as directing the 2013 ABC pilot Gothica.

Most recently, Anand directed Indian Summers, produced by New Pictures for Channel 4 and PBS. The opening episode drew 2.9 million viewers, making it the most successful Channel 4 drama launch in 20 years.

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SHARON MAGUIRE

CEO

The award winning director of Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016), Sharon Maguire began her career working for Channel 4 television’s The Media Show and BBC’s The Late Show. 

In September 2016, Bridget Jones’s Baby was released to huge acclaim. The film smashed box-office records, becoming the biggest UK rom-com of all time.

Sharon wrote and directed the film Incendiary for Channel 4, which starred Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams. In the USA in 2012, she directed Call Me Crazy, for TV with producers Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Jennifer Aniston. 

Sharon also directs commercials (Audi, BT, Ford, Volkswagen, National Lottery). Her directorial debut was in 2001 with the box office smash, Bridget Jones’s Diary. The movie grossed $300 million worldwide. 

Sharon is slated to direct the movies: Longbourn (based on the novel by JoJo Moyes), The Breakaway (based on the memoir of Olympic Cyclist Nicole Cooke) and Fun Lady (based on the true story of Texas sex-toy saleswoman, Linda Brewer).

She is currently adapting Guardian journalist Emma Brockes’ memoir, An Excellent Choice.

COLLEEN WOODCOCK

Creative Director

Colleen joined s7ories from Pathé Productions, where she was Head of Creative Affairs, overseeing development and production on all Pathé UK films, since 2006.

During her time there she worked closely with writers including Abi Morgan, Simon Beaufoy, Julian Fellowes, Moira Buffini, Ol Parker, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Guy Hibbert and Stephen Beresford, and directors such as Danny Boyle, Stephen Frears, Jane Campion, Phyllida Lloyd and Justin Chadwick.

Films she oversaw during her tenure include The Duchess, Bright Star, 127 Hours and Oscar winners Slumdog Millionaire, The Iron Lady, Philomena and Selma among many others.

Prior to Pathé, Colleen spent six years as Head of Development for Michael Kuhn’s Qwerty Films, developing a slate of projects including Severance and The Duchess, and oversaw production on Qwerty financed films such as David O Russell’s I Heart Huckabees and Richard Eyre’s Stage Beauty.

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STEPHEN LAMBERT

Chairman

Stephen Lambert is one of the best known creative television executives in Britain and America, responsible for global non-scripted hits such as Undercover Boss, Wife Swap, Gogglebox, Secret Millionaire, Four In A Bed, Perfect Match and Faking It. He is the founder and CEO of Studio Lambert, the production company he launched in 2008 with the support of All3Media.

Within three years of launching Studio Lambert, the company was ranked as #11 in Broadcast magazine’s annual ranking of production companies by size of turnover. His programs have won many awards, including several Primetime and International Emmys and more than half a dozen BAFTA awards. He recently agreed a new multi-year arrangement with DLG that has seen the launch of Studio Lambert Associates.

 

ANDY COKER

Finance Director

Prior to joining the s7ories team, Andy gained experience in the international distribution business at Carlton International, the studios and post production facilities business at ITV Southern Resources and broadcaster experience at BBC News and Channel 5. Andy has been Finance Director at Studio Lambert since 2008.

 

GILL LANG

Director of Legal and Business Affairs, Scripted

Gill started her legal career as a corporate finance lawyer at the city law firm Herbert Smith before leaving private practice to become the first in-house lawyer at the literary agency The Agency.

Gill then moved into television production and joined Granada Productions and was head of business affairs for drama and comedy for some seven years. From there she moved into the broadcaster ITV Network where again she was head of business affairs for drama and comedy. Gill is also Director of Legal and Business Affairs, Scripted for Studio Lambert Associates Limited and Unstoppable Film and Television Limited.

 
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ADRIENNE MAGUIRE

Development Consultant

Adrienne has spent the last few years sourcing literary rights for independent production companies. Before that she spent fifteen years in publishing at Penguin, HarperCollins, Victor Gollancz and Orion. 

During that time she got to work with many great writers including Nick Hornby (Fever Pitch, High Fidelity, About A Boy), Terry Pratchett (The Discworld Series), Raymond Carver (What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Short Cuts), Bernard MacLaverty (Cal, Grace Notes), Raymond Briggs (The Snowman, Fungus The Bogeyman), Jessica Mitford (Hons And Rebels, The American Way Of Death). 

 
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ALEXANDRA MACEWAN

Development Executive

Alexandra joined the team after having developed drama-docs, specialist factual, comedy-entertainment and documentary television for major UK and American broadcasters. These include The Truth About Stress for BBC 1, Titanic: The New Evidence for Channel 4/Smithsonian, The Joy Of Techs with Marcus Brigstocke and Alexis Conran for UKTV, and Volatile Earth for More 4/PBS. Prior to joining s7ories, Alexandra gained experience in scripted television at Rooks Nest and Origin Pictures.