LONDON 14 March 2016 - Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced that it has taken a minority stake in UK film and television production company Fable Pictures.
Fable Pictures is run by Faye Ward, Creative Director, and Eugenio Perez, Managing Director, and will focus on high-end drama series that can travel internationally, with SPT distributing around the globe.
Andrea Wong, President, International Production, SPT, said: “We are increasing our drama footprint in recognition of the rise in demand for international high quality drama. This will build on the success we are enjoying with series such as Left Bank’s upcoming Netflix drama The Crown and The Halcyon for ITV, as well as Playmaker’s Love Child and award-winning The Code.”
“Faye is one of the UK's most promising and ambitious drama producers and we can’t wait to help her achieve her vision for Fable Pictures.”
Faye Ward, Creative Director, Fable Pictures, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Sony Pictures Television team. To have their support, knowledge and global expertise invested in our slate is a real boost for our new venture.”
“Fable Pictures' vision is to collaborate with strong writers and directors to tell stories that are ambitious, illuminating and entertaining across film and television. This deal will enable us to focus on what we do best, and pour our energy into developing a number of new projects with talent we are incredibly excited about.”
Fable’s current project is film Stan and Ollie; written by Jeff Pope, directed by Jon S. Baird, and starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly. It is due to shoot later this year. Faye Ward’s previous credits include Suffragette, written by Abi Morgan and directed by Sarah Gavron, starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep. Other credits include Jane Eyre (Focus Features), Golden Globe nominated series Dancing on the Edge (BBC), Small Island (BBC), Toast (BBC) and episodes of The Crown for Left Bank Pictures and Netflix.
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