Emmy Award-winning Producer, Chris Carey, joins Dancing Ledge Productions as an Executive Producer, as they continue to expand their drama slate.
In a 25-year career, Chris has produced and executive produced a number of high-end scripted dramas and comedies. His most recent credits include BBC One’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables with Lookout Point, BBC One’s psychological thriller Apple Tree Yard with Kudos, and Channel 4’s compelling mini-series, Run. Prior to this, he set-up and ran the independent production company The Welded Tandem Picture Co. which produced Douglas Adam’s Dirk Gently for the BBC and This is Jinsy for Sky TV. Chris’ work has spanned many genres, beginning with factual and entertainment, with his first role in network Television on Cilla Black’s iconic dating show, Blind Date.
Chris Carey says: “I’m delighted to be teaming up with Dancing Ledge at this pivotal point in their evolution. Laurence and his brilliant team have already built a mouth-watering slate of shows with some of the best writing talent in the industry. I was looking for a home where my slate of projects would be matched by a shared sense of values and ambition and I feel confident that I’ve found it. The next few years promise to be exciting times at Dancing Ledge. ”
BAFTA Award-winning producer Laurence Bowen (The Eichmann Show, Delhi Crime, Suburban Shootout), CEO, Dancing Ledge Productions says: “Chris’ production experience, talent relationships and amazing taste make him such an exciting, good person to be working with. He’s delivered many dramas I personally love, so I hope we can go on to deliver many more together. We’re already working with some of the most talented writers in the UK on some amazing projects, so the timing couldn’t be better.”
Most recently Dancing Ledge developed Netflix Original Delhi Crime, co-produced The New Pope starring Jude Law and John Malkovich, and produced Porters for Dave/UKTV.
It is currently developing projects with Paulo Coelho, Mark Gatiss, Faith Soloway, Nathaniel Martello White, Joe Barton and Lauren Sequeira and recently announced a new partnership with Lee Child Lee Child True Crime,a drama series based on real-life stories of people risking their lives in the pursuit of justice.
Its commitment to championing new talent includes a Writer in Residence Bursary, monthly new writer workshops and a mentoring programme with the Screenskills HETV Levy Writers Bursary scheme with mentors Jimmy McGovern, Sharon Horgan, Jack Thorne, Kay Mellor, Sally Wainwright, Paul Abbott, Levi David Addai and Jed Mercurio.
The company is 25% owned by Fremantle Group.