FremantleMedia, the independent production company behind The X-Factor and The Apprentice, is to revive the Euston Films drama label.
Originally a subsidiary of former ITV franchise holder Thames Television, Euston Films produced a number of memorable hits including The Sweeney, Minder and Van der Valk.
The label is to be revived under the leadership of BBC Head of Drama Production, Kate Harwood who will serve as Managing Director and report to FremantleMedia UK CEO Sara Geater.
Geater said: “Euston Films is a name associated with iconic drama, and I’m delighted to announce that we will be launching it as a new label as part of FremantleMedia UK.
“Our strategy is to produce high-end drama with global reach, and Kate’s appointment as Managing Director of Euston Films is a real coup. She brings a fantastic wealth of experience and knowledge, and will be a great asset.”
Kate Harwood added: “I am delighted to be taking up the role of Managing Director of Euston Films and am really relishing the challenge of new ventures in drama in the independent sector after many happy years in BBC Production.”