Bad Wolf appoints Emma Obank as Creative and Commercial Affairs Executive

Bad Wolf today announces the appointment of Emma Obank to the newly created role of Creative & Commercial Affairs Executive.

Joining the award-winning indie from leading literary agency Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, Emma will combine her talent for identifying and nurturing new writers and directors with a commercial focus on developing returning original series, further expanding the Bad Wolf slate and fuelling the company’s drive into a new round of original new scripted shows.

This new role encompasses a creative and development path on new drama projects as well as elevating the commercial ambition across the company’s full slate.

While an agent at Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Emma represented some of the UK’s most exciting and promising new voices and also launched Casarotto’s unrepresented writer and director surgeries.  These surgeries acted as a platform for talent to gain direct access to agents and creatives and freely ask questions about the industry. In her time as an agent Emma has been invited to speak at BAFTA, the BFI, for Screen Alliance Wales, Director’s UK and the NFTS and has been on the industry panel for BAFTA Rocliffe and the WFTV Kay Mellor Screenwriters’ Lab. Emma was also a mentee on the prestigious Women in Film & TV mentorship scheme.

Working closely with CEO Jane Tranter and Director of Content Dan McCulloch this new role will help push and package new returning TV drama, as well as existing development, to greenlight. With staff at Bad Wolf’s studio home in Wales, plus its teams in London and in LA, Emma will work across the company as well as support new voices and schemes run by Screen Alliance Wales.

CEO Jane Tranter and Director of Content, Dan McCulloch, said:

“We’re excited and here for what Emma will bring to the producing world.  As an agent Emma was well known for her drive, creativity and championing of new voices. Bad Wolf’s m/o is to surprise and innovate and Emma’s decision to move from agenting into producing is a bold and brave one. The next generation of TV drama can only truly come from risk takers, we’re here to support that in every way we can.”

Emma Obank said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining Bad Wolf, a company I have long admired and been inspired by because of its ambitious programming and determination to bring epic stories to our screens. It’s been a privilege to represent and nurture an incredible roster of writers and directors at Casarotto. In my new role, I’m excited to develop pioneering new series alongside some of Britain’s most talented creatives and Bad Wolf’s dynamic team.”

Since launching in 2015 Bad Wolf has been at the forefront of international TV drama, producing over 70 hours of high-end drama for HBO, BBC, SKY, ITV, Disney+, AMC and MGM+.  Shows including The Night Of (HBO), His Dark Materials (HBO/BBC), A Discovery Of Witches (Sky / AMC Networks), Industry (HBO / BBC) and I Hate Suzie (Sky / HBO Max) have all gone on to achieve global recognition and win multiple awards at the BAFTA, BAFTA Cymru, RTS, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. Recent productions include The Winter King (MGM+/ITVX) which has become ITVX’s most successful exclusive production since the launch of the streaming service, and the hugely successful 60th Anniversary Specials of Doctor with BBC Studios for BBC One and Disney+ topping the ratings charts with the Christmas Day special.  Thriller Red Eye will debut on ITVX in the spring, followed by the first full series of Doctor Who for Disney+ and a third season of Industry scheduled to air on HBO later in 2024. Currently in production is the second series of Doctor Who with Ncuti Gatwa as the Doctor, and six part series Dope Girls for BBC One.  In December 2021 Sony Pictures Television acquired a majority stake in Bad Wolf to become partners in the company’s next phase of international growth.