U.K.'s DNA Names Tom Winchester Head of TV Development

DNA Films was behind the 2006 drama 'The Last King of Scotland'

The TV arm of the film company has a first-look deal with Fox Networks Group

U.K. production house DNA has expanded its TV credentials with the appointment of Tom Winchester as head of TV development.

The company said Monday that Winchester comes from Bentley Productions, where he was head of development. Winchester previously worked at Endemol's Tiger Aspect and Hat Trick.

Run by Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich, DNA has been involved in a string of U.K. films, including Love Actually, The Last King of Scotland and Never Let Me Go and is currently working on Ex-Machina by The Beach author Alex Garland and Thomas Vinterberg's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd.

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DNA TV was set up earlier in the year as a partnership with 21st Century Fox's Fox Networks Group, where it has a first-look deal to provide production co-financing as well as access to its global distribution network.

"I am excited to be joining Andrew and Allon at a time when their partnership with the Fox Networks enters a new stage," said Winchester in a statement. "DNA is already a major force in British film, and I am delighted to be helping bring their expertise and world-class talent relationships to television."

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