Cove Pictures, a Red Arrow Entertainment Group company, has appointed Paul Sowerbutts as Head of International Programming and Factual. Sowerbutts is formerly Managing Director of Channel 4 Rights, Publishing Director of BBC Books, Vice President of Zodiak West and MD of Diverse Productions. With this appointment, Cove Pictures extends its originally scripted focus also on factual programs.

Heather Rabbatts, Managing Director of Cove Pictures, said: “I am delighted to welcome Paul to the team, bringing a wealth of experience in creating high-end factual. Forging great relationships with extraordinary talent is at the heart of what we are striving to do at Cove, and Paul brings in an extraordinary network in order to develop our first factual projects.”

About Cove Pictures
Cove Pictures, led by Heather Rabbatts, produces high-end drama, comedy and factual programs for the international market. The company is a joint venture between Patrick Milling-Smith and Brian Carmody, the co-founders of Smuggler Inc., and Red Arrow Entertainment. Cove Pictures has also forged a creative alliance with Eon Productions, the film and television company run by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, to develop a number of television shows. Cove has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles.