Rogue Films has appointed Jean Richardson, the former managing director
of Hungry Eye Commercials, to be its executive producer and run the
year-old production company alongside its managing director, Mark
Richardson helped to launch Hungry Eye in 1994. Before that, from 1987
to 1994, she was executive producer and sales and marketing executive
for a roster of 26 directors at Limelight Films.
Richardson quit Hungry Eye at the end of last year (Campaign, 24
November 1995), apparently because of differences of opinion with its
Dutch owners due to the company’s preferred emphasis on profitability
Hungry Eye has since relaunched itself under a new managing director,
Alex West (Campaign, 9 February), with a new roster of directors
including the comedy actor, Martin Clunes.
Richardson’s commercials experience includes work for major advertisers
such as Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Nike, McDonald’s, KFC, Marlboro and Tango.
In the music video field, she has worked with big names such as Michael
Jackson, Prince, Paul McCartney and Sinead O’Connor.
Richardson said: ‘I am delighted to be working with Mark in an
organisation that appreciates artistic talent and good, sound business.
This is an interesting opportunity to combine a lot of dynamic talent in
a productive and creative atmosphere.’
Andrews, the former managing director of Propaganda Films, joined Rogue
- the commercials production subsidiary of Carlton Communications - six
months after its launch (Campaign, 28 July 1995).
Rogue has a roster of ten directors, including Brendan McCarthy, Devon
Dickson, Philippa Cousins, and the duo, Schtum and David Hiscock.
Another two directors are soon to be appointed.
Rogue was created by the executive producer, Charlie Compton, as a spin-
off from Carlton’s post-production subsidiary, the Moving Picture
Company. It is currently looking to expand its operations into Germany,
France and the US.
Andrews said: ‘Jean will bring loads of energy and style. She has the
ideal profile of the executive producer today, who is expected to
operate on several levels at once - to sell cutting-edge creative
product, to manage creative talent and to interpret an agency’s brief.’
Richardson’s experience prior to Limelight includes a period at HotShoe,
the magazine for professional photographers, and a year at Glasshouse