Magazine article Screen International

Ealing Studios Acquires 'GreenAcre Films' Stake

Magazine article Screen International

Ealing Studios Acquires 'GreenAcre Films' Stake

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Having already announced earlier this year the ITV commission of Maigret for two stand-alone films starring Rowan Atkinson, Ealing Studios' stake in GreenAcre will see them develop a TV slate for both UK and international broadcasters.

It marks the first partnership at the newly restructured Ealing Studios headed by Ben Latham-Jones.

Co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010, GreenAcre Films became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. It will continue to co-produce its current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV.

As well as developing new TV projects, GreenAcre will also expand its feature film roster which already has a number of titles in development with the BFI.

In a joint statement, GreenAcre co-founders Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks said: "We have very much enjoyed our time at Wall to Wall and we are continuing to develop several exciting projects with them.

"However, this opportunity to be part of such an exciting new partnership with Ealing Studios felt like too good an opportunity to pass up."

Latham-Jones, head of Ealing Studios, added: "It is great to be teaming up with GreenAcre who share our ambition to develop and produce television of the highest quality for a global audience.

"It was a natural progression for Ealing Studios to build our television slate alongside our burgeoning film division and we can't think of a better partner."

Jenks has most recently produced BAFTA-winning The Girl starring Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren and Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and was an executive producer on JeffPope's The Widower starring Reece Shearsmith. …

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