DNA FILMS partners with FOX NETWORKS GROUP to create new TV company DNA TV LIMITED.
New Venture to Produce Dramas, Comedies and Limited Series for World-Wide Distribution.
UK-based DNA Films has teamed up with the Fox Networks Group (FNG) to make their first foray into television with a new venture to be known as DNA TV Limited, it was announced by Andrew Macdonald, CEO of DNA Films and Peter Rice, Chairman and CEO, Fox Networks Group.
The new company will call on DNA’s deep relationships with an incredible stable of UK-based writing, producing and directing talent, to create TV dramas, limited-run “event” series and comedies for UK and international broadcasters around the world. As DNA TV’s partner, FNG will have a “first-look” to provide production co-finance, and access to its unrivaled global distribution network, including US-based Fox Broadcasting, FX Networks and The National Geographic Channels as well as Fox International Channels’ 300+ channels around the world.
DNA TV Limited will be owned and operated as an independent TV production company. The management and creative decision making of the company will reside in the UK.
“Having worked closely with Peter when he was at Fox Searchlight, we are delighted to have Fox Networks Group in our corner,” said Mr. Macdonald. “We believe that by utilizing our relationships with British talent and broadcasters, we can produce great television drama that will resonate in the UK as well as with Fox’s audience in the US and around the globe.”
“Over the years the team at DNA has demonstrated a remarkable gift for developing strong, well-written material and managing productions with tremendous production values,” said Mr. Rice. “This venture will give their talent access to a global audience from a creative base in London and will give our networks group the opportunity to work with them. We’re delighted to be working with Andrew, Allon and their team again to produce great programmes for the Fox networks.”
Mr. Macdonald, with producing partner Allon Reich, will lead the team as they do for DNA Films which has produced and financed a slate of successful films including Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winning “The Last King of Scotland,” “Notes on a Scandal,” “28 Days Later” and “Sunshine”,. DNA’s current slate includes an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s “Far From the Madding Crowd” and writer/director Alex Garland’s thriller “Ex Machina”.
Managing Fox Networks Group’s participation will be Eric Schrier, President, Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.
DNA Films is run by Andrew Macdonald and his producing partner Allon Reich and is one of the UK’s most successful film production companies, producing over 20 films since 2000. Based in London but with close ties to Hollywood, DNA has produced for Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Universal and Entertainment Film Distributors. Forthcoming releases include Alex Garland's Ex-Machina and Thomas Vinterberg's Thomas Hardy classic, Far From the Madding Crowd. Previous productions include Sunshine on Leith (2013) Dredd (2012), Never Let Me Go (2010), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Notes on a Scandal (2006), 28 Weeks Later (2007), 28 Days Later (2002), Sunshine (2007), The Beach (2000), Trainspotting (1996) and Shallow Grave (1994).
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