Charlie Pattinson

Netflix orders supernatural UK original

Netflix has ordered a supernatural-themed original drama produced by UK-based New Pictures, TBI can reveal. The eight-episode series will be led by All3Media-backed New Pictures’ founders Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls. Creators of the series are Hania Elkington (The North London Book of the Dead) and Simon Duric (The Crown, Black Mirror). The […]

All3 buys Indian Summers producer

All3Media has acquired New Pictures, the UK indie behind Channel 4 ratings hit Indian Summers (pictured). The move bolsters All3’s drama assets, which currently include Midsomer Murders prodco Bentley Productions, Neal Street Productions (Ripper Street) and Company Pictures (Skins, Shameless). Former Company boss Charlie Pattinson created New Pictures with Claine Pyke, Willow Grylls and Richard […]

Company Pics founder forges All3-backed indie

Company Pictures co-founder George Faber has launched a drama indie with financial backing from UK-based production giant All3Media. The Forge, which Faber set up in June, is up and running with its first commission, an 8pm midweek drama for UK broadcaster Channel 4 called The ABC (WT). Forge has also secured a five-year distribution deal […]

Starz, BBC and Company Pictures team for abduction drama

Production has started on The Missing, a US-European coproduced drama about a man obsessed with finding his abducted son. The eight-part drama will be a copro between US premium cabler Starz, UK pubcaster the BBC and All3Media-owned prodcos Company Pictures and New Pictures. Two Brothers Pictures and Playground are also attached along with Fortis Film […]

Company Pictures’ Flint starts own drama indie

Helen Flint has left Company Pictures and started up her own drama production business, TBI understands. Flint, a Golden Globe winner for HBO/Channel Four drama Longford, has set up Little Island Productions (LIPS), which will make TV dramas and movies. She has started the indie after eight years as head of production at Company Pictures, […]

Sky Atlantic boss exits for Pattinson’s New indie

Elaine Pyke is leaving her role as boss of the Sky Atlantic channel to join New Pictures, the All3Media-backed indie producer set up by Company Pictures cofounder Charlie Pattinson (pictured). Pyke was controller of Sky Atlantic, the pay TV operator’s drama channel that houses the programming from its HBO output deal. New Pictures officially launched […]