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Lookout picks Apple Tree’s Carey

Ripper Street and The Collection prodco Lookout Point has added the executive producer behind BBC1 series Apple Tree Yard to its team.

Chris Carey

Chris Carey

Chris Carey is joining the drama production side of Lookout Point’s business to develop a slate of new shows and produce Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic Les Misérables for the BBC.

The Emmy-winning producer, who has 20 years’ experience in the business, set up prodco Welded Tandem in 2008, where he developed comedy series This is Jinsy and comedy feature film Discoverdale.

More recently, he produced Abi Morgan’s award-winning drama River, starring Stellan Skarsgard, and the acclaimed BBC1 series Apple Tree Yard.

Lookout Point, which is backed by BBC Worldwide, is producing Les Misérables in partnership with BBC Studios and The Weinstein Company.

The team also recently worked on the landmark BBC series War & Peace and single drama To Walk Invisible, written and directed by Sally Wainwright.

Other forthcoming projects include Press, a coproduction with Nigel Stafford-Clark, Deep Indigo and BBC Studios for BBC1.

Faith Penhale, joint CEO of Lookout Point, said: “Chris is a highly talented and creative producer with an impeccable track record. I’m delighted he’s chosen to join us on our journey as we continue to strengthen Lookout Point’s production credentials.”

Carey added: “Lookout Point is an extremely ambitious, dynamic company at the vanguard of the global drama market. There is a tremendous energy and deep commitment here to foster an environment where the leading creative talents in the world feel they can do their best work.”

The appointment comes soon after the launch of Benchmark Television, a collaboration between Access Entertainment, BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point.

Benchmark is a new initiative that will fast-track production of premium-quality scripted drama for television audiences around the world.

With an independent funding model, Benchmark will enable producers to have their scripted television series greenlit without first securing backing from any network or platform.


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