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Prime Focus Productions Announced

Prime Focus, a leading visual entertainment services groups, has announced the launch of a new division, Prime Focus Productions.
Headed up by newly-appointed Managing Director, BAFTA award-winner Rod Brown, the division will nearly complement the broad range of post-production services already offered by Prime Focus, and provide broadcasters and directors with concept-to-delivery expertise for TV drama productions.
The first project is already underway, an adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, Good Omens, scripted by Monty Python's Terry Jones and Gavin Scott of Small Soliders fame. STV is funding script development and will be a co-production partner for the project.
Ex-Mob Film Company partner and Executive Producer Rod Brown joins Prime Focus with 23 years experience in the industry. His credits include Sky 1's Hogfather, for which he won a Television BAFTA, Colour of Magic, Going Postal and Sky's long-running drama series Dream Team. Rod's role will be to establish Prime Focus Productions as a leader in producing outstanding television drama.
Rod said: "We set up Prime Focus Productions to provide fantastic television drama and we've hit the ground running. We have a great team and have already moved into development on a number of projects, collaborating with some high-profile names including Sir Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Terry Jones and Sir David Jason. It's very exciting to be part of such an ambitious project."
Another project in the pipeline for Prime Focus Productions is set to star Sir David Jason and is currently being developed by Caleb Ranson, the writer behind hit ITV dramas such as Diamond Geezer and Distant Shores. The project will be co-produced by Prime Focus Productions, STV and Shoreline Entertainment.
Margaret Enefer, Head of Drama, STV, said: "Working with Rod Brown and his creative team at Prime Focus has been a really invigorating and productive process. At STV, we're looking forward to continuing to develop these exciting high profile projects, and to making them into ground-breaking television shows."
Joining Rod Brown at Prime Focus Productions is Creative Executive Rebecca Fisher, who began her television and film career as a screenwriter in Sydney for the Australia Broadcasting Corporation. Before joining the Prime Focus Productions team she was Creative Executive at Infinity Features Entertainment in Vancouver.
As part of a continued drive to expand Prime Focus beyond post production, Prime Focus Productions brings together the right people at the right time. Simon Briggs, Managing Director UK at Prime Focus, said: "A production division has been part of our thinking at Prime Focus for a while now, but it was about getting the timing right and finding the right people to drive it. I am delighted to have Rod on board to head up this new venture and with several exciting projects in the pipeline, we already have significant momentum to Prime Focus Productions."
He continued: "Our offering provides an end-to-end TV production solution for broadcasters from concept to delivery and is seamlessly supported by Prime Focus' comprehensive range of post production and VFX services which now become an integral part of the production process. By utilising our creative teams, our sizeable post production infrastructure and by establishing front-to-end workflows, we will be able to effectively manage the budget to ensure that the true value is seen on the screen."
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