September 2020

Deanne Cunningham joins the team as Head of Development

 

We are thrilled to have Deanne Cunningham (Endeavour, Cold Feet) joining us as Head of Development to oversee our UK slate, as well as taking the role of Executive Producer across select shows in production.

Cunningham will run development of a range of projects on our slate including award-winning playwright Joseph Wilde’s debut horror series Clyde Waters. Wilde’s television credits include Doctors, Casualty, the upcoming second season of Sky’s A Discovery of Witches, and his 2013 breakout play Cuddles is now in feature development with Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films.

Prior to Synchronicity, Cunningham spent over a decade in various scripted roles, with producing credits on hit dramas Endeavour and Cold Feet for ITV, as well as script editing positions on several award-winning shows including Humans (C4/AMC), Utopia (C4) and The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic/Canal+). Cunningham has worked in scripted development positions at BBC Drama and an earlier stint as Development Producer at Synchronicity. She has also produced several independent films with backing from Screen Scotland and the BFI. She is a former BBC Production Trainee and lives in Glasgow.

Claire Mundell, Founder and Creative Director at Synchronicity Films, says: “Deanne is a talented, insightful and tenacious developer with a host of brilliant writer, commissioner and talent relationships. We are thrilled to have Deanne join us in this senior editorial role, as we move our slate forward with a host of compelling projects, including Joseph’s unsettling and completely original allegory of toxic masculinity set on the Gare Loch.”

Deanne Cunningham, Head of Development, Glasgow at Synchronicity Films, adds: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining Claire and the team as Head of Development. Synchronicity has established a reputation for excellence, working with some of the most exciting writers on a slate of incredible projects. I’m looking forward to building on that and getting more brilliant dramas made, for UK and international audiences.”