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C21May iPad

New Regency opens int’l TV arm

US film and TV prodco New Regency is launching an international production arm based in the UK and has hired execs from Scott Free Productions and The Ink Factory to run it.

Ed Rubin

New Regency Television International will be based in the company’s London office, which opened in October, and led by Ed Rubin as MD.

Rubin joins from Scott Free Productions to work across all creative, business and strategic aspects of the company. His film production credits include The Awakening, Woman in Gold and The Sense of an Ending, while his TV work includes Death Comes to Pemberley.

Emma Broughton is also joining the new venture as head of scripted, having previously been head of creative at The Ink Factory. There she worked on development across the company’s John le Carré adaptations and the TV version of Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected. Broughton has also held roles at BBC Drama Production, BBC Films and BBC Worldwide.

The new division will focus on developing high-end, authored and distinctive scripted content from across the globe. It will fund and develop projects from the ground up as well as seeking to partner on projects from other producers.

Yariv Milchan, chairman of New Regency, which is behind films including Birdman and 12 Years a Slave, said: “As we continue to explore various formats and distribution platforms for our deep library along with newly produced product, our direct expansion into international television production is the next strategic step.”

New Regency is currently celebrating the success of global box office hit Bohemian Rhapsody, which to date has grossed more than US$800m worldwide.

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