Magazine article Screen International

Former Metrodome MD Jezz Vernon Launches Port Royal London

Magazine article Screen International

Former Metrodome MD Jezz Vernon Launches Port Royal London

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Former Metrodome MD Jezz Vernon is launching UK film production and consultancy outfit Port Royal London.

The company will take a minority stake in Urban Edge Films, the outfit owned by football hooligan-turned-actor/writer Cass Pennant (The Hooligan Factory).

Vernon will become a director of both companies.

The duo previously worked together on various marketing campaigns during Vernon's tenure at Metrodome and they co-produced 2014 feature film The Guv'nors with Fulwell 73.

Vernon said: "As well as a production company Port Royal London is a network of film professionals from all parts of the process from financiers through to distributors, the aim is to consult on or board viable projects at any stage from cradle to screen. We are speaking to a lot of indie producers that have realised they can't make films in a commercial vacuum anymore, the market's just too tough now. …

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