Working Title to reduce workforce

U.K. prod co. understood to be making up to 6 redundancies

LONDON -- Universal-owned and U.K.-based production banner Working Title is in consultation on redundancy with six staffers here from its 45-strong workforce.

The successful British production banner, run by Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan, is cutting its cloth amid the current economic climate, insiders said.

The company offered no official statement on the job cuts but sources close to the company played down any talk of restructuring the company.

Owned by NBC Universal, Working Title's recent big screen outings include Richard Curtis's "The Boat That Rocked" and "Frost/Nixon." The company also has "The Soloist," "The Green Zone" and "A Serious Man'" arriving in theaters in the coming months.

Working Title, founded in 1984, has made more than 90 films that have grossed over $4.5 billion worldwide.

Working Title recently said award-winning Swedish director Tomas Alfredson has signed on as director on its upcoming flick "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," based on John Le Carre's seminal cold war best-seller (HR 7/9).

Last month Bevan was appointed the new chairman of the U.K. Film Council.
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