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Kudos Appoints Chief Creative Officer


Executive Producer Karen Wilson promoted to leadership team

Kudos has appointed Executive Producer Karen Wilson as its Chief Creative Officer. In this newly-created role, working closely with CEO Diederick Santer and COO Martin Haines, Karen will oversee the creative direction of the company as it gears up for its next phase of growth.

Karen joined Kudos in 2001 and as an Executive Producer at Kudos has worked on numerous high profile series including Hustle (BBC One), Spooks (BBC One), Utopia (Channel 4) and The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic).

Diederick Santer said; “Celebrating a quarter century of leading the way in drama, Kudos is once again evolving and reforming by bringing our smartest, hardest-working, and longest-serving creative into the leadership of the company. Karen is a brilliant and confident colleague, epitomises all the values we aspire to at Kudos, and I’m thrilled to be working with her even more closely across all our output, including three as yet unannounced commissions.”

Prior to joining Kudos, Karen worked as a Script Editor for both Thames Television (The Bill, ITV) and the BBC. She cut her teeth as Drama Development Assistant to Tony Garnett at World Productions before launching a freelance career working on dramas including This Life (BBC), Undercover Heart (BBC) and City Central (BBC).

Karen Wilson said; “I am passionate about Kudos; its people, its output and its ambition. So to have the opportunity to work with Diederick and Martin in shaping its future is hugely exciting. Working with both new and existing partners and collaborators I’m looking forward to delivering outstanding work for both domestic and international audiences.”

Karen will take up her new role with immediate effect.


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