Simon Friend Entertainment

About us

We’re an independent theatre and film production company, and we develop, produce and manage all of our own productions. 

Our productions have won Academy Awards, BAFTAs, and Olivier Awards. 

We have numerous stage and screen projects in development. 

The Team

Simon Friend

Simon Friend – Producer

Simon founded the company in 2015. Before that he was Producer for Theatre Royal Bath, developing and producing the theatre’s commercial content. Simon was named in The Stage 100 most influential people in British theatre, and has recently expanded into film and television, producing the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning film The Father.

Hanna Osmolska

Hanna Osmolska – Executive Director

Hanna’s previous employment includes Playful Productions, ETT, Mark Rubinstein Ltd, Shared Experience and Cheek by Jowl, and representing Independent Producers on the Old Vic New Voices T.S. Eliot US/UK Exchange. Hanna also lectured at City Lit in Arts Administration and has been a trustee for Upstart Theatre.

Emma O'Mara

Emma O'Mara – Production & Development Co-ordinator

Emma joined the team from Greene Light Stage where she was Assistant Producer. Emma was the recipient of a Stage One Producing Placement at Neal Street Productions, trained by Caro Newling and Sam Mendes. Previous work for independent producers includes Smith & Brant Theatricals and Defibrillator Theatre. Emma formed O’Mara Productions, her vehicle for producing and general managing numerous productions after graduating with a Masters in Performance.

Laura Sedgwick

Laura Sedgwick – Production Co-ordinator

Laura joined from a year as the Stage One Trainee Producer at Smith & Brant Theatricals where she worked on True West, Come From Away and Bitter Wheat. Prior to that she worked as Production and Marketing Manager at OSO Arts Centre in Barnes, and was the Resident Trainee Producer at Theatre503. She has produced various shows on the Edinburgh and London fringe.

Eden Lack

Eden Lack – Production Assistant & Office Administrator

Eden joined the team after finishing a BA Hons degree from King’s College London. Having written, directed and produced her own productions in Switzerland, Eden continues to support the theatre by acting as a FOH volunteer at Theatre503.


Hannah Bowker – Production Accountant

Amy Cowling – Payroll & Production Accountant