Patrick Walters.

See-Saw Films’ television development executive Patrick Walters has been promoted to head of TV development across its slate in the UK, the US and Australia.

Walters will also serve as executive producer on selected UK productions as the company ramps up its drama output.

Recently the company headed by Iain Canning and Emile Sherman hired former Film4 executive Nicky Earnshaw as head of film and TV production in the UK, succeeding Amy Jackson, who moved into independent producing.

Since joining See-Saw in 2014 Walters worked on the development of Top of The Lake: China Girl, The New Legends of Monkey and the upcoming limited series The North Water based on the novel by Ian McGuire, which Andrew Haigh will direct for the BBC.

He will report to head of television Jamie Laurenson and chief operating officer, TV, Hakan Kousetta, who said: “He has a keen understanding of what is both captivating and original and we can’t think of a better person to lead our development slate.”

Prior to See-Saw he served as development editor at Ruby Film & Television on projects including the features Suffragette and Tulip Fever. Earlier he worked in development at Scott Free Films  and Channel 4 drama.

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