Golden Globe Winner Helen Flint Sets up U.K. TV, Film Banner
She is leaving Company Pictures after eight years to set up Little Island Productions.
LONDON – Golden Globe-winning producer Helen Flint has exited U.K. film and TV production banner Company Pictures to start her own indie label.
Flint is setting up Little Island Productions after eight years as head of production at Company Pictures where her résumé boasts the Golden Globe-winning HBO and Channel Four co-production Longford, directed by Tom Hooper from a script by Peter Morgan and starring Jim Broadbent and Samantha Morton.
Alex Protherough, Flint's deputy at Company Pictures has also joined LIP as production executive.
The startup aims to produce a slate of scripted drama for the U.K. and global markets.
Flint said she has projects "already in the pipeline and collaborations with acclaimed creative talent" and hopes to be able to announce some in "the coming weeks."
At Company Pictures, Flint ran its diverse slate of drama productions, including the award-winning Shameless and Generation Kill, as well as executive producing the Martina Cole drama titles The Runaway and The Take.
Flint started her career at Granada Television as an assistant director and progressed though the independent sector as a line producer and producer.
New Pictures' Charlie Pattinson, one of the founders of Company Pictures who exited himself earlier this year, said: "I have worked with Helen for over 10 years. She has unrivaled experience in the U.K. film and TV industry and works tirelessly to deliver shows with the creative vision fully realized on time and on budget."
Capitalizing on their knowledge and experience of drama production within the U.K., Flint and Protherough have also formed a production services arm within LIP, offering a "comprehensive facility for international and U.K. domestic companies seeking to benefit from the new U.K. Television Tax Credit."