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Appropriate Adult exec to lead Plimsoll scripted

UK- and LA-based indie Plimsoll Productions has launched a scripted arm and hired the producer behind ITV factual drama Appropriate Adult to run it.

Lisa Gilchrist

Lisa Gilchrist is joining the firm as its first head of drama, reporting directly to CEO and company founder Grant Mansfield.

The news follows Plimsoll’s recent partnership with Lloyds Development Capital to help drive investment in its staple factual and natural history base in the US, and new markets and genres.

Gilchrist will be tasked with developing original scripted series with an initial focus on factual drama for the UK and international marketplace.

She has previously been behind a number of dramas based on real-life events including Appropriate Adult (ITV), See No Evil: The Moors Murders (ITV), Mo (Channel 4), The Moorside (BBC1), Planespotting (ITV) and This is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV).

Mansfield said: “Lisa has built a reputation on delivering stand-out, award-winning and emotionally powerful drama. Her wealth of experience in development and production, with her particular expertise in securing extraordinary access to real-life stories, makes her the perfect fit to drive Plimsoll’s scripted ambitions.”

Gilchrist added: “I am thrilled to be joining Plimsoll Productions to spearhead their move into drama. I have been fortunate enough to work with some of the most exceptional creatives in the business and look forward to collaborating with new and established talent to bring bold and emotionally powerful drama to both UK and international audiences.”

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