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The Story Collective recruits from See-Saw Films & New Pictures

Fifth Season-backed UK production company The Story Collective has made a pair of senior hires, appointing Elouise West as head of commercial, legal and business affairs and Ceci Mazzarella as head of development. West arrives from New Pictures, where she has spent the past four years running business affairs on a range of productions, including Des for […]

See-Saw & Samantha Strauss’s Picking Scabs prodco hires Screen Australia head of production

Slow Horses producer See-Saw Films and Samantha Strauss’s joint venture prodco, Picking Scabs, has expanded its senior staff with the addition of a Screen Australia exec. Louise Gough becomes executive producer at Australia-based Picking Scabs, which was launched in 2020 by Slow Horses producer See-Saw and The End writer-producer Strauss. Gough will report to Strauss […]

Heyday alum’s Pure Fiction hires Euston Films & Urban Myth execs

Pure Fiction Television, the indie launched earlier this year by former Heyday Television president Tom Winchester, has expanded its development team by hiring execs from Euston Films and Urban Myth Films. Laura Klimke becomes executive producer at Winchester, while Yolanda Lee has been named as development exec. Klimke joins from Fremantle-owned Euston Films where she […]

‘Heartstopper’ prodco See-Saw hires quartet including Pulse Films & Carnival execs

Slow Horses and Heartstopper producer See-Saw Films has landed four execs from companies including Pulse Films and Carnival Film & Television to bolster its senior exec ranks. Moss Barclay and Julian Stevens join as executive producers for TV, alongside Ann Phillips who is also becoming head of development for film. Laura Mazzola has been named […]

News round-up: Acorn TV & C5 extends ‘Dalgliesh’; ‘Rivers Of London’ in development

Acorn TV & C5 extends Dalgliesh AMC Networks’ Acorn TV and Paramount’s UK network Channel 5 have ordered a two-season renewal for detective drama Dalgliesh. The show is from All3Media’s New Pictures, with Acorn Media Enterprises serving as distributor for both seasons in North America, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico. All3Media International serve as […]

Heyday president launches new prodco with See-Saw backing

Heyday Television president Tom Winchester has exited the NBCUniversal-owned firm to set up a new production company, Pure Fiction Television. Pure Fiction aims to be “creatively and financially autonomous,” but has launched with minority investment from Top Of The Lake producer See-Saw Films and talent agency Hamilton Hodell. Winchester said he wants to take a […]

Netflix extends See-Saw’s ‘Heartstopper’ with double season order

Netflix has ordered a further two seasons of its adaptation of Alice Oseman’s graphic book series Heartstopper. The show, from UK-based See-Saw Films, follows a love story between two teenagers – one an openly gay deep thinker and the other a rugby player – at an all-boys grammar school in the UK. The first season […]

See-Saw Films hires Porchlight co-founder to lead in Australia

Slow Horses producer See-Saw Films has appointed former Porchlight Films exec Liz Watts to head up its operations in Australia. Watts will oversee the development and production of all film and TV projects out of See-Saw’s Australian office, including those from its joint venture Picking Scabs with writer Sam Strauss. She reports See-Saw’s joint MDs […]

BBC & AMC+ drama ‘The North Water’ sails into 40 territories

CBC in Canada and Foxtel in Australia are among almost 40 broadcasters and streamers around the world to have acquired BBC & AMC+ drama series The North Water, ahead of its UK debut. The 5 x 60-minute series, which is distributed by BBC Studios, was produced by See-Saw Films as a co-production with Rhombus Media, […]

See-Saw Films hires Channel 4 & Pinewood TV alum as creative director

The North Water prodco See-Saw Films has appointed former Channel 4 drama commissioner Helen Gregory as its new creative director. Gregory will be responsible for steering the creative strategy of See-Saw, developing its television slate and also working with joint MD’s Emile Sherman and Iain Canning on the company’s film strategy. She will also be responsible […]

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