Lionsgate Signs First-Look Deal With U.K. TV Production House Bonafide

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Lionsgate U.K. head Zygi Kamasa

The banner is working on an adaptation of J.G Ballard's 'Super-Cannes' and has a period drama with the BBC currently in production.

Lionsgate has bolstered its international TV operations, signing a first-look deal with U.K production outfit Bonafide Films. 

Currently in production on Peter Moffat's BBC period drama The Last Post, the story of military police stationed in the Middle East during a time of crisis in the 1960s, Bonafide is also developing an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's Super-Cannes with playwright DC Moore adapting and Saul Dibb directing.

It also has an original series with BAFTA winner Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), plus adaptations of the George Saunders novella Bounty and Ned Bauman's novel The Teleportation Accident, again with Straughan, for Film4 in the works.

"We’re excited to be partnering with Bonafide, which has proved to have a flair for bringing fresh and unique projects to the table," said Lionsgate U.K. head Zygi Kamasa. "This deal marks the latest step in our continued strategy of bringing British television product to a global audience out of the U.K. office."

The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by Alexandra Keen, executive vp business and legal affairs, together with Sarah Buxton for Bonafide. Consultant Marc Lorber brought the deal into Lionsgate U.K.