Pinewood launches TV production arm

Pinewood launches TV production arm
Pinewood Group has recruited the producer of Fortitude, The Enfield Haunting and The Last Kingdom to lead its newly-formed TV production company.

Pinewood Television, a joint venture with StoryFirst Pst, has hired Helen Gregory as creative director to create, develop and finance drama series for the international TV market.

Pinewood Group opened conversations with experienced producers in 2011, with the new division expected to produce its own content as well as work as a co-production partner on dramas in need of funding.

Pinewood has already invested in a dozen feature films, including A Fantastic Fear of Everything and Kill Your Friends, and said it now planned to develop, produce, market and distribute high-end TV drama to build up a library of TV content. It is currently arranging long-term external financing from a group of investors and banks.

Chief executive Ivan Dunleavy said: “The global demand for high-end television continues to rise dramatically and, with high-end
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