James Brown has joined UK production and finance outfit Neon Park as a partner alongside CEO Lex Lutzus, and has also taken up the role of managing director.

Brown will continue in his current role as head of acquisitions and production at UK distributor Metrodome on a consultancy basis.

London-based Neon Park recently completed a first-look deal with Metrodome for UK distribution of its slate and will premiere war drama Age Of Heroes starring Sean Bean, Danny Dyer and James D’Arcy at the AFM.

Brown said of the move: “Lex and I have been looking for a venture to undertake together for some years. Co-creating Age of Heroes really proved to us that we are a strong team and I am looking forward to the partnership being a long and fruitful one.”

The first-look deal with Metrodome includes an injection of capital covering development and housekeeping.

Neon Park’s CEO Lutzus said of the deal: “We are thrilled to have structured a strategic partnership with Metrodome. The company has real vision and foresight, and our goals are perfectly aligned.”

Metrodome’s CEO and chairman Mark Webster commented: “Lex and James have proven themselves to be producers with a real appreciation of developing projects for a defined audience. As a result, we are very pleased to have established a long-lasting relationship with Neon Park.”

Age of Heroes is represented internationally through Content Film, which closed deals for the feature at Cannes earlier this year. The second and third instalments in the trilogy are set to shoot at the beginning of next year.