Before joining Archery, Judy was the CEO of Solution 3 Productions (part of All 3 Media). She develops and produces film and TV across all platforms. Solution 3 recently produced Bucket for BBC4 and Judy Executive Produced all four series of multi-award winning FRESH MEAT for C4 whilst Head of Film & Drama at Objective Productions. She is currently developing films with the BFI and Film 4 and Executive Produced Sky One's BULLETPROOF with Vertigo. She has acted as script consultant on C4 and Film 4 projects.
Judy Counihan was Executive Producer for Drama at IWC Media (part of the RDF group). She produced two series of the talent development strand Coming Up, working with Jack Thorne and Yann Demange. Prior to that, she was Director of Film at Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual Industries. An experienced film and television producer, Judy was responsible for leading the implementation of A Bigger Future, the UK Film Skills Strategy. Her career spans 22 years, winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Picture twice, most recently for NO MANS LAND (2001) and for ANTONIA’S LINE (1995). She also produced the Oscar nominated BEFORE THE RAIN which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Independent Spirit Award. Her other film credits include BRAKES, FAINTHEART, FRENCH FILM, ME WITHOUT YOU, JANICE BEARD and BORSTAL BOY amongst others. She is a board member and Trustee of Bird’s Eye Film Festival.
Judy was EP on 90’s drama FORGIVEN for C4 (written and directed by Paul Wilmshurst), which won the Emmy for Best Actress for Lucy Cohu. She has been a Tutor at the Film Business School and the National Film & Television School. She is also co-author of the published book entitled THE PITCH published by Faber and Faber. Other TV drama credits include BELLA AND THE BOYS, GOODBYE MR. CHIPS and FALLING APART (Channel 4, 2002 Winner BAFTA Best New Writer).
Judy has also produced a play for Human Rights Watch at The Royal Court Theatre and has completed a Masters at the London School of Economics in Human Rights.