Magazine article Screen International

Western Edge Pictures Unveils Slate

Magazine article Screen International

Western Edge Pictures Unveils Slate

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UK production company launches with finance partner Gennaker.

Western Edge Pictures (WEP) has launched with finance partner Gennaker and Film Agency Wales funding.

Gennaker will invest up to £5m in its first phase across two years with a bespoke approach to each film deal. WEP has also received £88,500 in company support investment from Film Agency for Wales.

The partnership which will share offices in Wales and in London, has already forged a number of co-production deals with production partners including the Irish Film Board and Matador Pictures.

Boxing documentary Mr. Calzaghe, directed by Vaughan Sivell, will be the next film out of the new partnership, with a slate that also includes Ivan Kavanagh's The Canal, Sivell's Bloodlines:JCM, A Visit to America (written by Owen Sheers), Outlaws (written by Sally Griffiths and Rachel Cuperman) and sci-fi feature Photographic Memory Recalls the Highlights of the Year (written by Tom Betts and Ellen Waddell). …

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