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Ealing Studios Acquires Stake in GreenAcre Films as TV Expansion Continues

21 May 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — London’s Ealing Studios is looking to further expand its TV division by acquiring a significant stake in production company GreenAcre Films, and forging a creative partnership with the company. Earlier this year, ITV commissioned Ealing to produce two stand-alone films based on the “Maigret” novels, starring Rowan Atkinson.

Ealing’s stake in Greenacre will see them develop an “ambitious and innovative” TV slate for both U.K. and international broadcasters. This is the first of what Ealing says will be many new partnerships at the newly restructured Ealing, which is headed by Ben Latham-Jones.

GreenAcre was co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010 and became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. They will continue to co-produce their current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV. As well as developing TV projects, they will also expand their feature film roster, which already has a »

- Leo Barraclough

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Ealing Studios Acquires Stake in GreenAcre Films as TV Expansion Continues

21 May 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — London’s Ealing Studios is looking to further expand its TV division by acquiring a significant stake in production company GreenAcre Films, and forging a creative partnership with the company. Earlier this year, ITV commissioned Ealing to produce two stand-alone films based on the “Maigret” novels, starring Rowan Atkinson.

Ealing’s stake in Greenacre will see them develop an “ambitious and innovative” TV slate for both U.K. and international broadcasters. This is the first of what Ealing says will be many new partnerships at the newly restructured Ealing, which is headed by Ben Latham-Jones.

GreenAcre was co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010 and became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. They will continue to co-produce their current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV. As well as developing TV projects, they will also expand their feature film roster, which already has a »

- Leo Barraclough

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Ealing Studios acquires 'GreenAcre Films' stake

21 May 2015 2:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ealing Studios has acquired a significant stake in TV and film company GreenAcre Films and forged a new creative partnership with the company that will see Ealing Studios expand its TV division.

Having already announced earlier this year the ITV commission of Maigret for two stand-alone films starring Rowan Atkinson, Ealing Studios’ stake in GreenAcre will see them develop a TV slate for both UK and international broadcasters. 

It marks the first partnership at the newly restructured Ealing Studios headed by Ben Latham-Jones

Co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010, GreenAcre Films became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. It will continue to co-produce its current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV.

As well as developing new TV projects, GreenAcre will also expand its feature film roster which already has a number of titles in development with the BFI. 

In a joint statement, GreenAcre co-founders Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks said: »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Ealing Studios Entertainment gets new owner

16 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ben Latham-Jones launches slate after buying out Barnaby Thompson.

In a multi-million dollar deal producer Ben Latham-Jones (Nina) has bought Ealing Studios Entertainment - the production arm of the iconic studio - from Barnaby Thompson and will take over the role of head of studio.

Thompson, who is set to focus on directing, will retain his shares in Ealing Studios Operations, which runs the stages and facilities business side of the business, alongside partners, Harry Handelsman and Uri Fruchtmann.

Included in the deal is part of the studio’s catalogue, comprising 26 films while further library and company acquisitions are understood to be in the works for former Fox Searchlight creative director Latham-Jones, who raised a multi-million dollar fund to support Ealing Entertainment, which he has worked at since 2013.

New projects on the outfit’s development slate include Swedish director Jesper Granslandt’s (Blondie) drama Vacation, set to star woman of the hour Noomi Rapace (The Drop) and Marwan Kenzari »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Latham-Jones Fully Acquires Ealing Studios Entertainment, Adds Several Projects to Slate

16 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ben Latham-Jones has fully acquired London’s Ealing Studios Entertainment, and has added several projects to the company’s production slate.

Latham-Jones, who joined the company in 2013 as a partner with Barnaby Thompson, takes over as head of the studio from Thompson. Latham-Jones is looking to expand the Ealing brand, best known for the 1950s comedies, and take “the studio to the next level.”

The new projects include “Encounter,” written and directed by Dominic Savage (“Love + Hate”); “Fisherman’s Friends,” written by Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft, who co-wrote “St. Trinian’s”; “Vacation,” a Swedish drama written and directed by Jesper Ganslandt (“Blondie,” “The Ape”), starring Noomi Rapace (“Prometheus,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”) and Marwan Kenzari (“Ben Hur,” “Autobahn”); and the recently announced “Callas,” also starring Rapace.

Ealing is also producing with George Simenon Ltd. two stand-alone films for ITV based on Georges Simenon’s classic “Maigret” novels, »

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