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‘The Eichmann Show’ Producer Laurence Bowen Launches Dancing Ledge With FremantleMedia Backing

7 June 2016 6:28 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — “The Eichmann Show” producer Laurence Bowen has launched scripted production company Dancing Ledge, which has a development deal with “The Hobbit” and “Sherlock” star Martin Freeman. The company is backed by global production and distribution giant FremantleMedia, which has taken a 25% stake.

Bowen, previously co-founder and creative director of Feelgood Fiction, has a dozen projects in the pipeline for U.K. and U.S. broadcasters, including dramas written by “Sherlock” co-creator and actor Mark Gatiss, “Eye in the Sky” screenwriter Guy Hibbert, Chris Lunt, Dan Sefton and John Donnelly, as well as a new limited event series development commission for the History Channel written by Simon Block. Bowen is also developing several scripted ideas with Freeman.

Bowen’s past credits also include “Gates,” “The Hello Girls,” “Stone Scissors Paper,” “Suburban Shootout” and “My Life as a Popat.” Bowen also executive produced U.S. pilots of “Gates” and “Suburban Shootout »

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‘Eichmann Show’ Producer Launches Dancing Ledge With Fremantle Backing

7 June 2016 4:37 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In its second such deal in the past week, FremantleMedia has taken a 25% stake in a new UK indie. Producer Laurence Bowen is hanging scripted shingle Dancing Ledge with investment from the company. Bowen, previously co-founder and Creative Director of Feelgood Fiction, recently produced BBC drama The Eichmann Show which The Weinstein Co acquired in the U.S. Bowen and Dancing Ledge have a development deal with the drama’s star, Martin Freeman. Based in Notting Hill… »

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