Dorothy St is a female led, award-winning production company driven by a desire to tell distinctive, compelling and cinematic stories.

recent releases include emmy-nominated pamela, a love story (Netflix); coleen rooney: The Real Wagatha Story (Disney) and the greatest night in pop (Netflix).

Dorothy St was founded by award winning producer Julia Nottingham and is backed by Sister.

Development Associate Producer

Amelia has worked across development and production on award-winning documentary features/series for premium networks like Netflix, HBO, Apple, Hulu, Amazon, Disney and Nat Geo. She began her career in NYC working on various projects for Emmy award-winning companies Imagine Entertainment (THE TRUTH ABOUT JIM, THE SUPER MODELS, THE VOLCANO: RESCUE FROM WHAKAARI) and The Documentary Group (AMEND: THE FIGHT FOR AMERICA, NIGHTGOWNS WITH SASHA VELOUR). On the side, she directs and produces independent short films, dedicated to centering stories of the misunderstood and underrepresented.


Anu is a Development Executive working across the Dorothy Street Pictures fiction slate. Having spent several years assisting some of the film industry’s most influential producers at companies such as LucasFilm, Legendary, and See-Saw Films, Anu moved in-house to work across development where she champions stories from unique perspectives.

Head of Scripted / Producer

Ariadne is the Head of Scripted at Dorothy St producing the fiction slate alongside Julia Nottingham. In Summer 2022 Dorothy St produced Lucy Cohen’s debut feature EDGE OF SUMMER for BBC Films and BFI shot in Cornwall. She has worked in scripted development for over 12 years both at indie companies such as Faliro House (BEFORE MIDNIGHT, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE) as well as at Fox Searchlight. Whilst running the development slate for Damian Jones, she was across ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE and GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN. She is attached to produce the Dorothy St slate of feature projects in development at Film4, BBC Film and the BFI.

Head of Production

With over a decade's worth of experience in non-scripted television, from reality and entertainment to natural history, Ella joined the Dorothy Street team in August 2022. She brings with her a wealth of production knowledge, working across many of the major broadcasters, including the likes of Netflix, Amazon, BBC, ITV & Channel 4. Ella's early career started in New Zealand and after relocating to London in 2010, and she has never looked back!


Originally qualified as a solicitor, Fergus has worked in many production capacities as a producer and executive producer, as well as structuring finance for the development and production of multiple film & TV projects. Fergus is a director of the company and looks after operations and commercial affairs.

Hugo Godwin
Development Executive

Hugo is an experienced producer and development producer and a Screen International Star of Tomorrow. His recent producing credits include Grierson-nominated MEMORY BOX: ECHOES OF 9/11 for SKY/MSNBC, HOUSE OF VERSACE for Paramount+ and HOMEBOUND for BBC Film/BFI. His recent development credits include THE PIGEON TUNNEL for Apple TV+, directed by Academy-award winner Errol Morris, THE REASON I JUMP which won the World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance, and upcoming feature doc THE MINERS’ STRIKE for BBC2. He began his career at the BBC and has worked for many of the UK’s leading independent production companies including Oxford Film & TV, The Ink Factory, Minnow Films and The Garden Productions.

Julia Nottingham
Founder & CEO

Julia Nottingham is an award winning Producer and the founder of Dorothy St Pictures. Julia’s past credits include PAMELA, A LOVE STORY Dir: Ryan White (nominated Outstanding Documentary and Outstanding Music Composition Primetime Emmy Awards 2024), THE LAST MOUNTAIN Dir: Christopher Terrill (nominated Broadcast Tech Innovation Award 2022), 'TWAS THE FIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Dir: Becky Read (winner Grierson Best Documentary Prize 2022 and Best International Documentary Feature at Guanajuato International Film Festival 2022), IF THE STREETS WERE ON FIRE Dir: Alice Russell (second place 66th BFI London Film Festivals' Audience Awards), BE WATER Dir: Bao Nguyen (Sundance 2020), XY CHELSEA Dir: Tim Travers Hawkins (Tribeca 2019), SKATE KITCHEN Dir: Crystal Moselle featuring Jaden Smith (Sundance 2018), KINGDOM OF US Dir: Lucy Cohen (LFF 2017, winner Best Documentary Prize Grierson 2018, nominated Outstanding Debut BAFTA 2018), TROPHY Dir: Shaul Schwarz (Sundance 2017, winner Outstanding Nature Documentary Emmy 2017), ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS Dir: Michal Marczak (Best Director Sundance 2016), THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS Dir: Edward Lovelace and James Hall (SXSW 2014). In 2018 Julia was named by Screen International as a Future Leader.

Lily Hedley
Junior Development Executive
New York

Lily is a Junior Development Executive based in New York. Prior to joining Dorothy St in January 2023, Lily supported the co-head of HBO Documentary Films, working closely across their robust slate of award-winning documentary features and series (including ESCAPE FROM KABUL, IN THE SAME BREATH, I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, THE APOLLO, THE BEES GEES, THE VOW, TINA).

Lily Kaplan
Head of Global Development
New York

Lily is an Executive and Producer based in New York. She has developed award-winning documentary features and series for premium streamers including Apple, Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, National Geographic, Showtime, MGM, and ABC News, working closely with some of the industry's most visionary filmmakers and journalists. Select credits include:THE SUPERMODELS (Apple), JUDY BLUME FOREVER (Amazon), CRIME SCENE (Netflix), THE VOLCANO: ESCAPE FROM WHAAKARI (Netflix), LOUIS ARMSTRONG'S BLACK AND BLUES (Apple), MURF THE SURG (MGM+), JULIA (HBO) and ON POINTE (Disney+).

Office Coordinator

Madeleine joined Dorothy St as Office Coordinator after working on various Film and Theatre productions across Australia. She studied the Arts in Sydney, made the big move to the U.K. in 2022 and is only just getting started over here!

Melanie Archer
VP of Non-Scripted

Award-winning filmmaker Melanie Archer has been Exec-ing, Showrunning, producing and directing internationally acclaimed original documentary series for over 20 years. Melanie worked with Michael Apted on his landmark documentary series 7Up for many years before going on to produce the successor to that series, 7Up Millennium Generation for the BBC, in the year 2000.

VP of Global Formats and UK Development

Naomi is an Executive Producer based in London, UK. Series she has developed include: Save Our Squad with David Beckham (Disney+), Tucci - The Heart of Italy (w.t, Nat Geo), Five Star Kitchen (Netflix), A House Through Time and All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star for BBC2, as well as the RTS winning limited series The Choir: Our School by the Tower (BBC2) and single documentary Why is Covid Killing People of Colour? (BBC1).


Rashpal brings over 25 years of production experience to Dorothy St. Since starting her career at Channel 4, she has managed a wide spectrum of high-volume series, feature documentaries, and factual television for both UK and USA networks. Her expertise and dedication have consistently delivered captivating and well-executed content.


Serena joined Dorothy St in 2021 as the office assistant. She has since trained in production management working as production coordinator on key Dorothy St titles for Netflix, Amazon and Disney. She holds a first class degree in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London where she specialised in documentary filmmaking.


Tarun joined Dorothy St in May 2023 as Head of FInance. He is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Prior to joining Dorothy St, Tarun spent over 10 years at PwC working on the external audits of FTSE 250 and high growth SME clients, with a specialism in TV and film. This included a 3-year secondment to Los Angeles where he worked with several leading entertainment companies and TV and film studios of varying sizes.

Telma Lima
Head of Production Accounting

Telma started in the media industry at Disney in 2016, working across finance functions for various divisions. Telma is the Head of Production Accounting at Dorothy St and is responsible for production accounting and financial reporting to networks, in collaboration with the Head of Finance, Head of Production and COO.

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