Magazine article Screen International

Tessa Ross-Juliette Howell Indie Makes Key Hires

Magazine article Screen International

Tessa Ross-Juliette Howell Indie Makes Key Hires

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Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell's recently launched film and TV indie House Productions has hired three executives to its development team.

Tom Leggett and writer-producer Polly Buckle have joined as development producers and Ann Phillips as development executive, all based in London.

Leggett joins from Playground Television where he was director of development and where he developed high end drama series for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky & Starz. Prior to Playground, Leggett was senior development editor at Film4 working on films such as 71', The Riot Club, Macbeth, 12 Years a Slave, High-Rise, Room and Black Sea.

Buckle most recently produced You, Me and the Apocalypse for Sky One/Working Title. She has also produced on Rev for BBC2/Big Talk, Being Human for BBC3/Touchpaper and worked extensively in script development for Working Title Television and Shine Drama, including developing Merlin for BBC 1. She will continue to write.

Phillips joins House from See-Saw Films, where she worked across the development of the film slate, collaborating with talent such as Steve McQueen, Simon Beaufoy, Garth Davis and Philippa Goslett.

She previously worked within Film4's development team as a creative executive and will primarily focus on House's film projects. …

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