Exclusive Media Sets Up TV Division

The movie production, finance and sales label inks a first look development and distribution deal with FremantleMedia Enterprises for the startup arm.

LONDON -- Exclusive Media, the filmed entertainment company based in Los Angeles and London whose recent credits include The Woman In Black starring Daniel Radcliffe, is setting up a TV division.

It has inked a global first look development and distribution deal with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME).

Exclusive Media Television (EMTV) will be headed by Exclusive Media vice chairman and Hammer president Simon Oakes.

The division "is already in active development on a number of high profile projects" and will announce details "in due course."

The deal with FME gives the division of X Factor production house FremantleMedia a first look position all of EMTV’s commissioned programs to distribute globally.

Oakes said: "Our aim at Exclusive Media Television with this partnership is to build a successful scripted television business alongside our existing feature film operation."

FME global CEO David Ellender added: "Exclusive Media are successful players in the theatrical world which makes them ideally placed to get into the scripted television content market. They are instinctively international in their outlook and commercial in their ambition; we’re both looking to create world-class scripted projects so it’s a great partnership and we look forward to announcing our first projects together."

Founded by co-chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East, Exclusive Media is currently in production with Hammer’s The Quiet Ones directed by John Pogue and starring Jared Harris and Sam Claflin.

It is also in post-production with Ron Howard’s motor sports movie Rush starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl, produced with production partners Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Working Title Films, Brian Grazer and Revolution Films.