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Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell launch House Productions

8 August 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Production company launches with investment from BBC Worldwide and Access Entertainment.

Former Film4 head Tessa Ross and ex-Working Title TV chief Juliette Howell have joined forces to launch TV and film production company, House Productions.

The independent outfit launches in partnership with international distributor BBC Worldwide and Access Entertainment – a division of Access Industries, the media, industrial and technology group owned by Us industrialist Len Blavatnik.

House Productions will be based in London with Ross and Howell as joint CEOs, and will collaborate with talent with whom they have previously worked as well as striking up new relationships.

Announcing the new company, Ross said: “Juliette and I are truly excited about what we can achieve together, and with our partners at BBC Worldwide and Access Entertainment.

“We’re going to build a creative and supportive home at House Productions and look forward to growing something unique and long lasting with both new and old collaborators.

Howell added: »

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

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Former Film4 Boss Tessa Ross, Ex-Working Title Exec Juliette Howell Launch House

8 August 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tessa Ross, the uber-successful former head of Channel4’s movie-arm Film4, and Juliette Howell, the former head of television at Working Title, have set up a film and TV production company, House Productions, with the backing of the BBC’s international distribution arm, BBC Worldwide, and Access Entertainment, part of billionaire Len Blavatnik’s business empire.

House Productions will be based in London with Ross and Howell as joint CEOs, working across the company’s slate of television and feature films. BBC Worldwide has taken a 25% stake in the company, and will act as the global distributor for its TV slate. Access Entertainment, which is headed by the BBC’s former director of television, Danny Cohen, has agreed to a first-look deal to develop and finance feature films with House. In addition, House will receive additional investment from New York-based investor Laura Sloate.

Ross was controller of film and drama at Channel 4, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Former Film4 Boss Tessa Ross, Ex-Working Title Exec Juliette Howell Launch House

8 August 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tessa Ross, the uber-successful former head of Channel4’s movie-arm Film4, and Juliette Howell, the former head of television at Working Title, have set up a film and TV production company, House Productions, with the backing of the BBC’s international distribution arm, BBC Worldwide, and Access Entertainment, part of billionaire Len Blavatnik’s business empire.

House Productions will be based in London with Ross and Howell as joint CEOs, working across the company’s slate of television and feature films. BBC Worldwide has taken a 25% stake in the company, and will act as the global distributor for its TV slate. Access Entertainment, which is headed by the BBC’s former director of television, Danny Cohen, has agreed to a first-look deal to develop and finance feature films with House. In addition, House will receive additional investment from New York-based investor Laura Sloate.

Ross was controller of film and drama at Channel 4, and »

- Leo Barraclough

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William, Kate and Harry Pay 'Emotional' and Somber Tribute to the Fallen on 100th Anniversary of Britain's Bloodiest Battle

1 July 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Prince William, Princess Kate and Prince Harry attended a somber memorial to honor the fallen on Friday morning - 100 years after the bloodiest day in British history. The trio traveled to northern France to pay tribute to the 60,000 British soldiers who died in the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916. Red, white and blue confetti fluttered down from a vast war memorial on a hill above a former battlefield and schoolchildren each placed a posy at 600 white gravestones during the moving remembrance ceremony. The reflections on the sacrifices made 100 years ago had begun for the royal trio earlier in the »

- Simon Perry, @SPerryPeoplemag

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Andrew Woodhead to Head Working Title Television U.K.

9 March 2016 8:50 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Working Title Television U.K. has named Andrew Woodhead as its new managing director.

Woodhead was formerly executive producer at Kudos Film & Television, where he worked on multiple series of the BAFTA-nominated “Spooks” and ITV’s “Law & Order U.K.,” he also acted as an executive producer on the first season of Sky Atlantic’s critically acclaimed psychological thriller “Fortitude” and Sky 1’s “Sinbad.” Woodhead also produced Abi Morgan’s BAFTA-winning single film “White Girl.”

Recently, he has been focusing on his own projects, which include developing an adaptation of The Man Booker prize-winning “The Luminaries” (currently in development), and producing “Marcella,” written by Hans Rosenfeldt (“The Bridge”) for ITV.

Working Title Television is based in London and L.A. and is a joint venture between NBCUniversal International Studios, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The L.A. office is led by recently appointed president, Andrew Stearn.

Based in London, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Round-Up: Contest – Win Hell And Back on DVD, The Harvesters Teaser, Gypsy Series, The Abandoned Release Update

6 January 2016 8:58 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Want to go to Hell and back without the, you know, going to Hell part? Daily Dead's Hell and Back DVD contest details are after the jump. Also in this round-up: a teaser trailer for The Harvesters, details on the Netflix series Gypsy, and an update on the release of The Abandoned.

Hell and Back DVD Contest: Prize Details: (5) Winners will receive (1) DVD copy of Hell and Back.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Hell and Back Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01 am Est on January 12th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA (December 3, 2015) – Freestyle Digital Media announced today that »

- Tamika Jones

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