The Red Herring production company has enlisted the help of one of the
industry’s most experienced producers in a bid to raise its profile and
entice new directing talent through its doors.
The founders of the company, Sue Worthy and Brendon Norman-Ross, are to
be joined from this week by Pauline Crane, who joined RSA Films in 1987.
Crane has produced on a freelance and permanent basis for a number of
RSA stars, including Ridley Scott, David Bailey and Marek Kanievska.
Crane, who will be managing director, will scout for new directors to
work alongside Red Herring’s roster, while the company is to be renamed
Crane commented: ‘Red Herring was director-led and has used freelance
producers to date. The ideal line-up for Vertigo will be four or five
directors. Brendon and Sue want like-minded teams who want to get
Worthy added: ‘We’ve had a number of approaches from other companies,
but none of the offers were better creatively than what we had.’
Worthy and Norman-Ross founded Red Herring in 1993, having met in the
BBC presentation design department.