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Claire Ingham

Executive Producer, Producer, Development Executive

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Claire is a drama executive producer and development executive with a passion for great stories. She is seasoned in managing productions from first idea through development, production and post for a number of independent production companies, including Impossible Pictures, Company Pictures and Kindle Entertainment, and was part of the executive producing team at BBC Independent Drama. She is currently developing a slate of TV and film projects under her own label.

Claire is a member of PACT, BAFTA and the RTS, regularly attending events, and serving on judging panels, and a mentor for Screenskills and Villiers Park Educational Trust.


Work Experience

Executive Producer (2018)
Red Room Films

Developing a slate of TV/Film projects under own company label as Exec Producer including: Spy Princess, with Freida Pinto, Olivia Hetreed, Anand Tucker & Andy Paterson, She Sent Me, with Helen Cross & Bryn Higgins – and further developments with writers including Emilia di Girolamo, Rob Festinger and Matthew Arlidge.

Executive Producer (2018-2022)
'Spirit Walker', Kindle Entertainment / Lionsgate

Charged with developing and managing this international fantasy adventure series with showrunner Patrick Harbinson and Kindle MDs Anne Brogan and Melanie Stokes, including overseeing pitches/bibles and scripts, location research, budget and scheduling, VFX and VP research, US/UK pitching.

Executive Producer (2011-2017)
Company Pictures

Originated and developed a large slate of drama projects with UK/US broadcasters and partners – working with writers including Stephen Butchard, Peter Flannery, Sarah Phelps, Steve Thompson, Robert Murphy, Debbie Isitt, Emilia di Girolamo, Naz Sadoughi, Niall Williams, and Olivia Hetreed. Also Executive Producing across productions:

Inspector George Gently, Company Pictures/BBC One (2012 – 2017)
10 x 90’ Period Detective Drama
Creator/Writer – Peter Flannery and writers: Robert Murphy, Charlotte Wolf, Timothy Prager, Mike Cullen, Jess Williams. Directors, Bryn Higgins, Robert Del Maestro, Gillies Mackinnon, Nicholas Renton, Ben Bolt, Bill Anderson.
RTS Best Drama Winner 2015 and 2018 & Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award 2018 (NE)

Moonfleet, Company Pictures/Sky One (2013)
2 x 60’ Christmas Adventure
With Ray Winstone and Aneurin Barnard. Creator/Writer – Ashley Pharoah, Director Andy de Emmony

Wild At Heart, Company Pictures/ITV1 (2013)
1 x 90’ Special
Creator/Writer – Ashley Pharoah, writer, Chris Murray, Director Nick Laughland

Shameless, Company Pictures/C4 (2011 – 2012)
10 x 60’ Contemporary Drama – Series 9
Creator/Writer – Paul Abbott. Writers: Ed McCardie, Tom Higgins, Jimmy Dowdall, Ian Kershaw, Kevin Erlis, Mark Brotherhood. Directors Luke Watson, Dominic Leclerc, David Threlfall, Tim Whitby, John Henderson

Executive Producer (2013)
BBC Independent Drama England

Working across a busy development slate, including Executive Producing across productions:

Inspector George Gently (2011)
2 x 90’ Detective Film Drama
Creator/Writer – Peter Flannery, writer, Stewart Harcourt, Directors Gillies Mackinnon, Nick Renton

Waterloo Road (2011)
30 x 30’ Contemporary School Drama

New Tricks (2011)
10 x 60’ Contemporary Detective Drama

Producer / Script Executive (2008-2011)
Red Room Films

Developing a slate of TV projects in collaboration with independent companies Fifty Fathoms and TXTV. And producing/developing film projects including Stratford Road (UKFC) writer, Helen Cross, The Island of Lost Souls (SWM) writer/director Sean Spencer, Firebird (EMmedia) writer/director Christine Parker.

Producer (2005)
Romance, Red Room Films / UKFC

‘Digital Extreme’ Short Film. Writer/Director Sean Spencer.

Head of Development / Associate Producer (2005-2008)
Impossible Pictures

Responsible for managing and extending the drama slate, which included Primeval. Also responsible for managing the company’s relationship with German broadcaster Proseiben. Originated and developed further projects with writers including Emilia di Girolamo, Chris Lang, Adrian Hodges, Michael Chaplin, Joe Ahearne, Jed Mercurio, Martyn Hesford, Matthew Arlidge, and Ben Court and Caroline Ip. Successful in winning MEDIA slate funding to further the
business of the company. Also working across productions:

Frankenstein, Impossible Pictures/ITV1 (2007)
Associate Producer/Script Executive
Contemporary Science Fiction 90’ Film Creator/Writer and Director, Jed Mercurio. With Helen McCrory

Pickles: The Dog Who Won the World Cup, Impossible Pictures/ITV (2006)
Script Executive
Family Comedy Drama 90’
Creator/Writer Michael Chaplin, Director, Gavin Millar

Producer (2003)
Hearing Things

Short film starring Oscar nominee Felicity Jones and Glenna Scacchi Morrison. Writer/Director Claire Ingham.

Winner: Jerwood Award for Short Screenplay.

‘Spirit of Moondance’ Short Film Winner, Moondance International Film Festival 2005

Development Editor / Researcher & Reader (2000-2005)

Working with Linda James & Joanna Anderson on Film and TV slate at Alibi Entertainment and TV slate at Red Rooster Film and Entertainment. Working with Joanna Anderson on Film and Matt Arlidge on TV slates at Ecosse Film and TV. Working with Linda James on Film slate at Sly Fox Films.