Senior Vice President, Scripted Development, BBC Worldwide Productions and Adjacent Productions
As SVP of Scripted Development for studios BBC Worldwide Productions and Adjacent Productions, Stephenson leads the team responsible for the creative development and production of scripted shows focusing on both UK reformats and original programing. Critically-acclaimed titles include: The Night Of (HBO), Getting On (HBO), Intruders (BBC AMERICA), Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz), and Luther, currently in development for Fox.
Prior to joining BBC Worldwide Productions, Stephenson oversaw the BBC Talent division in the UK and directed initiatives to nurture new writers and performers. Stephenson then moved to the U.S. and became VP, Programming, Co-Production and Acquisition, where she was responsible for developing international co-productions, sourcing formats and program acquistion. With this extensive experience, across two continents, Stephenson helps BBC Worldwide Productions create a successful bridge for UK talent and content into North America. Stephenson holds a BA with Joint Honors in English and Drama from the University of London and an MBA with concentration in broadcasting, from Bradford University School of Management.