New Regency launches int’l TV arm

New Regency, the entertainment company behind Bohemian Rhapsody, has launched an international TV outpost in London named New Regency Television International.

The division, which will have former Scott Free UK managing director Ed Rubin at the helm, will be charged with producing TV content for the international marketplace.

Rubin will focus on developing high-end scripted content for the firm. The office will fund and develop projects from the ground up and also seek production partnerships.

Emma Broughton, former Ink Factory head of content, will join the firm as head of scripted.

“As we continue to explore various formats and distribution platforms for our deep library along with newly produced product, our direct expansion into international television production is the next strategic step,” said Yariv Milchan, chairman of New Regency.

“We are excited to be able to hit the ground running by tapping the expertise, relationships and track record of Ed, who understands New Regency’s commitment to high-quality talent and partnerships.”

Rubin added: “New Regency’s brand and output speaks for itself. There are few companies who consistently command both mainstream appeal and true authorship, so I couldn’t be more excited to be there at the start of New Regency Television International and bring that same world class stamp of quality and ambition to TV drama.

“It’s thrilling to have the opportunity to build a slate of striking and wide-ranging projects and to create a home for the most original and exciting storytellers from around the world.”