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Sharon Hughff appointed as head of television at Scott Free UK

EXCLUSIVE: Ridley Scott’s production company has a new UK television chief.

Sharon Hughff, who was previously Creative Director, Scripted Television at eOne in the UK, has been named Head of Television at Scott Free UK.

Reporting to Scott Free’s CCO David W Zucker, and President of Television, Clayton Krueger, Hughff will oversee development and production for the company’s slate of scripted programming out of London.

It comes two years after Hughff joined eOne from The Crown producer Left Bank, where she produced series including Netflix’s White Lines and Sky/Cinemax series Strike Back.

She most recently exec produced the adaptation of Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow for Paramount+ and Showtime, which premieres later this month. The series stars Ewan McGregor and was written by Ben Vanstone.

Previous credits at Left Bank, where she was an executive producer include an adaptation of Louise Penny’s Three Pines starring Alfred Molina for Amazon, and Robert Harris’s The Fear Index starring Josh Hartnett for Sky Atlantic.

Scott Free’s television credits include crime mystery Prime Target, which was commissioned by Apple out of its UK office and stars White Lotus and One Day star Leo Woodall and Black Adam’s Quintessa Swindell. It is also behind Sinking Spring, a crime drama starring Brian Tyree-Henry for Apple as well as FX’s Alien series from Noah Hawley and a series sequel to Blade Runner 2049 for Amazon.

Hughff said, “I am thrilled to be joining Scott Free to lead the UK Television Business.  I look forward to working closely with Ridley Scott, David Zucker and the entire Scott Free team to build on their exemplary record for making high quality, stand out global content.”

“Sharon is one of the most strategic and innovative executives in the global television industry,” added Zucker. “We are excited for her to join at a time of such momentum for the company to develop the most compelling content for audiences around the world.”

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