Magazine article Screen International

Former Qwerty Exec Launches Escape Plan

Magazine article Screen International

Former Qwerty Exec Launches Escape Plan

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Former Qwerty head of production and development Oliver Kassman has leftthe company to set up production outfit Escape Plan Productions.

While reporting to Qwerty chairman and former Polygram Filmed Entertainment boss Michael Kuhn, Kassman worked across the development and production of titles including The Last Days on Mars and Suite Francaise.

He played a key role in bringing in scripts including Nicholas Martin's Florence Foster Jenkins and Matthew Orton's Brit List project Clean.

London-based Escape Plan will focus on genre including horror, comedy, noir, sci-fiand period pieces and will also look to produce TV drama.

The first film to go into production is due to be writer-director Ruth Platt's (The Lesson) second feature Martyr's Lane, a psychologically driven haunted house film, which Kassman hopes to shoot in summer 2016. …

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