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Angela Ferreira promoted to Managing Director of Douglas Road Productions


Angela Ferreira has been promoted from her role as Development Executive to Managing Director of Douglas Road Productions, the company established by Sir Lenny Henry in 2014 and backed by Endemol Shine UK.

Angela joined Douglas Road Productions in 2017 tasked with broadening the slate into entertainment and factual. During this time she has successfully developed Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle, a series of eight monologues for BBC 4 and three commissions from BBC Music, as well as paid developments from Channel 4, UKTV and Sky. She will take up the newly created role with immediate effect reporting into Douglas Road CEO, Sir Lenny Henry and Endemol Shine UK CEO Richard Johnston.

During a career spanning over 20 years, Angela has worked across a broad spectrum of TV production; as a director, script editor, producer, executive producer and commissioner across arts, news, music, entertainment and live events. Angela has held Commissioning Editor positions at Channel 4 in Daytime, Factual Entertainment and for E4 and was an Executive Producer in BBC Entertainment and Features.

A passionate champion of diversity and inclusion across the television industry, she is Chair of the RTS Diversity Committee and on the NFTS TV Advisory Board. She is also part of the Diversity Tax Breaks working group.

Douglas Road CEO, Sir Lenny Henry said; “Angela’s breadth of experience, industry knowledge and commitment to not just creativity but also completion, make her an invaluable asset to Douglas Road productions. Her work on the recently completed Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle has been meticulous and collaborative – a joy to witness. As a former commissioner she embodies a broadcaster’s point of view whilst also possessing a producer’s thirst for programme making. She is a respected lecturer and mentor whilst also being a powerful ally and contributor to the ‘Tax breaks for diversity in UK film and TV’ lobby. Angela is all about implementation, great ideas and true representation on screen and behind the camera. As CEO of DRP I’m proud to have her on board as managing director. She can also knock Tina Turner’s Proud Mary dance out of the park….”

Angela Ferreira added; “I am delighted to be working with Lenny and the team at Douglas Road and look forward to growing the company over the coming years.”

Douglas Road was founded in 2014 by Sir Lenny Henry. The company set out to make high end content reflecting the world we live in, working with and developing diverse talent both in front and behind the camera.

Recent commissions include Lenny Henry: The Commonwealth Kid (Douglas Road and Burning Bright) for BBC One, Unsung Heroines: The Lost World of Female Composers for BBC 4 and The Lenny Henry Birthday Show (Douglas Road and BBC Studios) for BBC One. Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle, a series of eight monologues for BBC 4 will be on air later this month.



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