Faye Dorn joins Big Talk as Executive Producer – Drama

After working with Cowboy Films and Ronan Bennett, Faye will join Big Talk on 18 June.

Big Talk Productions today announces a key new role within the senior editorial team with the appointment of Faye Dorn as Executive Producer – Drama.

Dorn joins Big Talk after working with Cowboy Films and Ronan Bennett on the development of the new Top Boy series for Netflix. Before this she was the executive producer on Fortitude for Sky Atlantic and Amazon, created by Simon Donald and starring Dennis Quaid, Richard Dormer and Sofie Grabol.

Dorn started her career at Company Pictures, firstly in development for George Faber during the production of Paul Abbott’s Shameless and HBO’s Generation Kill. Dorn was part of the development team on Bryan Elsley’s ground-breaking E4 series Skins. Dorn also script edited, produced and executive produced the long-running BBC One series Inspector George Gently starring Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby.

During her time at Company Pictures she also produced William Ivory’s Truckers and script edited the award-winning serial for Channel 4 The Devil’s Whore by Peter Flannery, BBC Two’s critically acclaimed The Shadow Line by Hugo Blick and the hit ITV series Wild at Heart.

Reporting to Chief Executive Kenton Allen, Dorn joins Big Talk at an exciting time for its current television and film output in both drama and comedy, enjoying the triumphant relaunch of Cold Feet which is now filming its eighth series in Manchester; Living the Dream, a Sky One comedy starring Philip Glenister and Lesley Sharp, which is also underway with filming its second series; critically-acclaimed comedy drama Mum, which also returned to BBC Two to stellar reviews and will film a third series later this year. Similarly, Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner has returned for a fifth series to much praise and unprecedented ratings, reaching 1.7 million for its fifth series debut. Another notable project is the ITV2 comedy Timewasters which has recently been nominated for Best Situation Comedy at the television BAFTAs.

Chief Executive, Kenton Allen, said: “Faye brings youthful exuberance backed up by huge experience, a fantastically sharp editorial mind, excellent taste and first class writer relationships into the company and she complements the existing team, led by Luke Alkin, perfectly. We could not be more excited by the slate she’s building and look forward to helping her develop the next generation of great British drama that can travel the world.”

Faye Dorn added: “I’m thrilled to be joining Big Talk and look forward to working with the incredibly talented team there and the new challenges it brings.”

Dorn starts in the position on 18 June 2018.

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