The Story Collective

Vaughan & Keogh’s Story Collective appoints Young Vic’s Kwame Kwei-Armah to board

Simon Vaughan and Damian Keogh’s UK prodco The Story Collective has added director, writer, actor and artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah to its board. Kwei-Armah, who has been leading creative at the Young Vic Theatre in London for the past six years, will work with the Fifth Season-backed company on projects in development and assist talent […]

Story Collective invests in ‘Murder In Successville’ duo’s prodco Mighty Pebble

Fifth Season-backed production and investment firm The Story Collective has taken a stake in Mighty Pebble Pictures, the newly created prodco from Murder In Successville duo James De Frond and Tom Davis. De Frond and Davis, who previously founded Banijay UK label Shiny Button, will develop and produce across drama and comedy at Mighty Pebble, […]

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 […]

Fifth Season-backed The Story Collective invests in UK scripted firms Artis Pictures & Maia Pictures

Fifth Season-backed UK prodco The Story Collective has invested in Kate Croft’s scripted firm Artis Pictures and ex-Channel 4 commissioner Rachel Springett’s Maia Pictures. The Story Collective will provide strategic, commercial, and operational support, as well as development funding, to both companies, with the investment coming as the firm ramps up production on its first […]

Disney+ unveils ‘epic’ UK period drama from Steven Knight & Stephen Graham

Disney+ is expanding its UK originals after pairing up with Peaky Blinders‘ creator Steven Knight on a 12-parter set in the perilous world of illegal boxing in 1880s Victorian London. A Thousand Blows (working title, 12 x 60-minutes) has been created, written and executive produced by Knight, with Stephen Graham (Line Of Duty, Peaky Blinders) starring and […]

Endeavor Content’s The Story Company rebrands & hires ITVS, Euston & Lookout alums

Endeavor Content-backed UK prodco The Story Company has changed its name and hired execs from ITV Studios, Fremantle’s Euston Films and BBC Studios-owned Lookout Point. The company, now to be known as The Story Collective, was launched last year by BBCS alum Helen Jackson and Lookout Point duo, Simon Vaughan and Damian Keogh. It aims to […]