Green Door exec moves to Woodcut, Duchess Street

Former Green Door Pictures exec Nicholas Yearwood (pictured) has joined Bob & Co.-backed shops Woodcut Media and Duchess Street Productions as a consultant executive producer.
August 23, 2016

Former Green Door Pictures exec Nicholas Yearwood (pictured) has joined Bob & Co.-owned shops Woodcut Media and Duchess Street Productions as a consultant executive producer.

Effective immediately, Yearwood will be charged with developing both scripted and non-scripted content for the two prodcos while continuing to develop independent projects for various off-screen talent.

Yearwood most recently served as a founding member of Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures, where he served as head of development and exec producer for nearly three years. There, he was responsible for producing a raft of non-scripted content including Sky’s Ones to Watch, the Elba short Beats of the Beautiful Game and Daniel Vernon’s Mandela, My Dad and Me.

“With the company firmly established and in rude health, I feel now is the right time to explore a variety of interesting and exciting opportunities elsewhere,” said Yearwood in a statement.

Bob & Co. invests, develops and produces content across a wide portfolio of media, including film, television and theater.

London-based factual indie Woodcut Media has previously produced such series as Holloway: Women Behind Bars, Combat Ships, The Krays: The Prison Years and Fred Dinenage: Murder Casebook. In January, Woodcut inked a first-look distribution and development deal for its true crime catalog.

Duchess Street Productions, meanwhile, specializes in developing and producing original drama and dramatic adaptations for the UK and international market.

“In recent years we have developed a fantastic rapport with Nicholas whilst working together on docs such as Mandela, My Dad and Me, and Cut From a Different Cloth,” said Woodcut Media CEO Kate Beal. “His creative vision and production values are aligned with Woodcut’s, and we look forward to his collaboration on various upcoming projects.”

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