Lookout Point, the London based drama studio, today announced an expansion of its creative ambitions by hiring Pippa Brown as Creative Director, Comedy to spearhead the company’s move into the genre.
Brown has an outstanding track record and has collaborated with many of the country’s leading comedy talents. She joins from Tiger Aspect, having just co-written, produced and exec-produced Holly Walsh’s hit BBC One series “The Other One”. While previous producing credits include BBC Three’s much-loved sitcom “Bad Education” and subsequent movie, Kathy Burke’s “Walking and Talking” for Sky Atlantic and Sky’s critically-acclaimed sketch comedy series “Psychobitches”.
Working closely with CEO Faith Penhale and the wider Lookout Point team she will focus on expanding the award-winning indie’s slate with a range of new, highly authored and original comedy and comedy-drama developments.
Faith Penhale said: “Pippa is a huge talent, her taste in writers and talent is peerless, and her arrival heralds an incredibly exciting moment in Lookout Point’s journey. Comedy and drama are inextricably linked and the most eye-catching, original scripts are often in that brilliant blurred space between the two. I can’t think of anyone better qualified to help guide us deep into that space!”
Pippa Brown said: “I am super excited to join Lookout Point who are at the forefront of ambitious scripted programme making. I cannot wait to work with them to make truly original, authored shows that will reach global audiences. *I really hope I don’t balls it up.”
Lookout Point, which is owned by BBC Studios, is one of the UK’s leading producers of television drama, known for delivering highly authored series with scale, ambition, and global impact. Their 2019 Bafta-nominated show Gentleman Jack, created by Sally Wainwright for BBC One and HBO, has been recommissioned for a second series and won the RTS Award for Best Drama Series. 2019 also saw their epic adaptation of Les Misérables from Andrew Davies, starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins, for the BBC. Alongside their latest production A Suitable Boy, directed by renowned film-maker Mira Nair, and the hugely acclaimed 2016 production of Tolstoy’s masterpiece War & Peace, this completes a trilogy of world classics from Andrew Davies. Earlier this year Lookout Point produced Series 5 of Sally Wainwright’s award-winning and much loved series Last Tango in Halifax, also for the BBC, starring Anne Reid MBE and Sir Derek Jacobi.