Green Door

Idris Elba bites into Apple first-look deal

Idris Elba and his production company Green Door has signed a first-look deal with Apple. The actor, director and producer and his outfit will create global series and features for the company’s streaming service Apple TV+. Elba founded Green Door in 2013 and the production company has been behind projects including the comedy The Long […]

Idris Elba, Lionsgate UK to crown up-and-coming writer

Three finalists have been selected in the competition run by Lionsgate UK and Idris Elba prodco Green Door Productions to find a new generation of TV writers. Three projects have been chosen for The Write to Green Light competition, with an urban reworking of Cleopatra, a man coming back from the dead and mass murder […]

Endemol Shine brings Guerrilla talent to town

Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Babou Ceesay (Black Mirror, Eye In The Sky) are headed to Cannes to promote their new political thriller Guerrilla. The show is for Sky Atlantic in the UK and Showtime in the US and counts Idris Elba’s prodco Green Door among its producers. The six-parter is set in 1970s London and […]

Idris Elba prodco makes unscripted hire

Idris Elba’s UK indie, Green Door, has hired seasoned ITV and Leopard Films producer Miles Jarvis to head up its unscripted division. As an exec producer at ITV for six years Jarvis’ credits include the UK version of Dance Moms and Gino’s Italian Escape and This Morning. Prior to ITV he was at Argonon-owned Leopard, exec producing […]

Shine cuts copro deal with Idris Elba prodco

Shine North and actor Idris Elba’s production company Green Door have agreed a programming deal whereby they will develop factual programming together. The Luther star and regional production division of Shine recently worked together on BBC motoring series Idris Elba: King of Speed. It followed the actor as he looked at iconic car marques and […]