ENTERTAINMENT ONE SIGNS FIRST-LOOK DEAL WITH
PROLIFIC UK PRODUCERS/DIRECTORS JAMIE CAMPBELL AND JOEL WILSON’S PRODUCTION COMPANY, ELEVEN FILM
Indie studio takes major stride as it expands its international co-production portfolio
London/Toronto/Los Angeles – February 21, 2013 – Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) is pleased to announce that it has broadened its UK Television operations through a new first-look TV deal with Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson’s BAFTA, RTS and Rose D’Or nominated production entity Eleven Film to develop new scripted projects for the UK and international markets.
Under the terms of the pact, eOne will have exclusive first-look rights to all Eleven Film produced scripted television development, serve as deficit financier and will handle worldwide distribution, excluding UK rights for all Eleven Film television projects including its current slate in development.
Eleven Film is in advanced development on a number of compelling drama projects commissioned by BBC, C4 and Sky, with top writers attached including, Jack Thorne, Fintan Ryan, Joshua St Johnston, Paul Andrew Williams and Chris Dunlop. The company’s strong slate of programming includes Being Maxine, The Murder of Billie-Jo: Sion Jenkins’ Story, Candid Cameron, Getting to Gordon, Dawn Porter’s series about breast cancer My Breasts Could Kill Me and Eleven Film’s first drama series Cast Offs, written by BAFTA winner Thorne and Oscar® nominee Tony Roche. Campbell and Wilson’s other credits include Alex and I, Osama and US, Pulling Kylie, Don’t Panic, Martha and Me, Come Home Gary Glitter, Playing the Race Card, 24 Hours With… and Tax the Fat.
“Eleven Film is a fresh and creative production company with truly innovative programming,” says Carrie Stein, Executive Vice President, Global Productions, eOne Television. “They have a strong commercial slate of projects that fit with eOne’s sensibilities. We’re thrilled to be working in partnership with Jamie and Joel as we expand our television slate in the UK and European markets.”
“eOne is a powerful and creative force in the international entertainment market and a partner who can offer the support and reach we want to enable us to take our projects out to global audiences,” say Campbell and Wilson.
Building on the 2012 expansion of eOne Television in the UK and Europe and the relocation of Peter Emerson, President of eOne Television International, to the Group’s London office, eOne is well-positioned to work with top content producers and secure premium television content from around the world. The team continues to establish international partnerships with industry-toppers and source major co-production opportunities, both in the UK where eOne recently saw success with UK co-productions Dangerous Persuasions (Raw) and Primeval: New World(Impossible Pictures) as well as North America.
eOne develops, produces, acquires, distributes programming across all genres, including the highly-anticipated breakthrough programs Rogue, DIRECTV’s first original scripted series starring Thandie Newton; and Discovery Channel’s first-ever scripted mini-series Klondike, co-produced by Discovery, eOne, and Nomadic Pictures in association with Scott Free Television, among many others.
Through strong relationships with broadcasters and content providers, eOne Television International has successfully sold eOne’s original and third-party productions to over 500 broadcasters in 150 countries, including the major US networks and international pay TV channels.
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About Entertainment One
The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,700 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
eOne Television currently has a robust presence in production and distribution of television programming in a wide-range of genres including, Rookie Blue on ABC and Shaw, Call Me Fitz on DIRECTV and HBO Canada, preschool-phenomenon Peppa Pig on Nick Jr., The Walking Dead on AMC, Hell on Wheels on AMC, and Saving Hope on CTV.