Baby Cow, the British production company founded by Steve Coogan, has promoted Managing Director Sarah Monteith to CEO following the departure of Christine Langan last November.
Monteith will step up with immediate effect after joining Baby Cow in May 2020 from BBC Studios, where she was Acting Director of Marketing and Global Director of Brand and Content Marketing. She will work closely with Coogan to lead the business.
Baby Cow has a number of high profile projects on its slate, including Coogan and Sarah Solemani’s #MeToo comedy Chivalry, which is set to shoot in Los Angeles for Channel 4. It is also in production on The Sorcerer for BBC Two, while the movies The fantastic Flitcrofts, with Mark Rylance, and The lost king are also in preparation.
Monteith said: “I feel more than privileged to work alongside Steve to develop this great British independent. The baby cow is rare; it’s more than a production company, it’s an international brand, with an enviable global fandom. This is where the difference thrives; different voices, different stories, different approaches.
Coogan added, “Sarah and I share the same vision for Baby Cow and our roles complement each other perfectly. There is real clarity and real enthusiasm. We have amassed a war chest of distinctive and timely gear that we have already started shooting.
Following her appointment, Monteith hired consultant Asha Amster as Baby Cow’s COO. Langan left last year to found Bonnie Productions.