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Former UIS development exec Christopher Kennedy joins eOne’s UK scripted team

Entertainment One (eOne) has hired former Universal International Studios (UIS) development exec Christopher Kennedy as it looks to expand its London-based scripted team.

Christopher Kennedy

Kennedy, who was previously development manager for the UK and Europe at UIS, will oversee development of the studio’s original drama slate in the role of development executive, UK, television.

The appointment comes as Sharon Hughff, who joined eOne in February as creative director, scripted television, UK, looks to build out her own team. Hughff joined eOne from Left Bank Pictures, tasked with overseeing eOne’s scripted team and pipeline in the UK while also leading efforts to grow its slate of projects for international buyers in Europe and Asia.

During his three-year tenure with UIS, Kennedy was part of the team that made a creative push into continental Europe, helping to shepherd the development of series including Everyone Else Burns for Channel 4 and Dodger for BBC. He also worked on shows such as Peter Kosminsky’s Darkness Rising for Channel 4 and Peacock.

Hughff said: “With his impeccable taste and strong talent relationships, [Kennedy is] the perfect addition to our growing development team as we look to boost our presence in the UK and attract the region’s best and brightest creatives to bring impactful stories to the UK market and beyond.”

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