Exclusive Media forms TV division
Exclusive Media, the filmed entertainment company that owns labels including Hammer, has established a TV division and inked a global first look development and distribution deal with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME).
Exclusive Media Television (EMTV) will be run by Exclusive Media Vice Chairman and Hammer President Simon Oakes, and is already in active development on a number of high profile projects, which will be announced in due course. The deal with FME gives it first-look on all of EMTV’s commissioned programmes to distribute globally.
Oakes commented, “I’ve long been an admirer of the FME business and when building our TV arm, working with (them) was top of our list. Our aim at EMTV with this partnership is to build a successful scripted television business alongside our existing feature film operation.”
David Ellender, Global CEO, FME, added, “Exclusive Media are successful players in the theatrical world which makes them ideally placed to get into the scripted TV content market. They are instinctively international in outlook and commercial in ambition; we’re both looking to create world-class scripted projects so it’s a great partnership and we look forward to announcing our first projects.”
Helmed by Co-Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East, Exclusive Media is a major force in film production and international distribution. Its current productions include the recently wrapped Can A Song Save Your Life? starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, James Corden and Catherine Keener directed by John Carney (ONCE); and Hammer’s The Quiet Ones directed by John Pogue and starring Jared Harris and Sam Claflin. Also in post-production is Ron Howard’s epic feature film Rush starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl.