Baby Cow, the British production company founded by Steve Coogan, has promoted Managing Director Sarah Monteith to CEO after Christine Langan’s departure last November.
Effective immediately, Monteith will join Baby Cow from BBC Studios in May 2020, where she served as interim chief marketing officer and global director for brand and content marketing. She will work closely with Coogan to lead the company.
Baby Cow has a number of high profile projects on the way, including Coogan’s and Sarah Solemani’s #MeToo comedy Chivalry, due to be shot in LA for Channel 4. It is also being produced on The Witchfinder for BBC Two, while films The Fantastic Flitcrofts with Mark Rylance and The Lost King are also in the works.
Monteith said, “I feel unprivileged to work with Steve to develop this great British indie. Baby cow is rare; More than a manufacturing 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 are a perfect match. There is a real clarity and enthusiasm. We have amassed a war chest made of distinctive contemporary material that we have already started shooting with. “
Following her appointment, Monteith hired consultant Asha Amster as Baby Cow’s chief operating officer. Langan left last year to start Bonnie Productions.