With a career in television spanning 15 years, Elmes has worked in both a production and development capacity across the full range of factual. She has developed over 100 hours of factual programming for the British, American and international markets and has worked in development and production for many leading factual producers including the BBC, Blink, Nutopia and Voltage.
John Smithson, Creative Director, Arrow Pictures, says: “Katie is a very talented creative with a great understanding of the development process. She brings rich experience and is the perfect fit for Arrow Pictures. Our slate contains many ambitious projects and I am looking forward to Katie’s input on both these and future work.”
Most recently a freelance development executive, where her credits included Our Coast (BBC Two) and London: 2000 Years of History (Channel Five), she was previously Development Executive at Big Wheel Film and Television with credits including Sue Perkins: Along the US-Mexico Border (BBC One). As Head of Development for Blink Films her commissions included: The Missing Evidence (Channel Five/Smithsonian); Nazi Secret Files (American Heroes Channel and Discovery International); and Titanic: The New Evidence (Channel 4). In 2015, Elmes’s development work was recognised when she was named one of Broadcast Magazine's 'International Rising Stars'.
Katie Elmes says: “To work alongside such a renowned filmmaker as John Smithson is an opportunity I was thrilled to accept and am excited to begin. I am looking forward to expanding my blue-chip factual experience into the feature documentary space. There is no better place to do so than at Arrow Pictures.”
Elmes takes up the position immediately.