Elinor Day, the former deputy head of production at FilmFour who was responsible for such films as East Is East and Oscar hopeful The Warrior, has launched her own production company, the light club.
The venture has an umbrella deal with Box Film, the TV and film company founded by former Channel 4 drama chief Gub Neal. Box, which has an exclusive first look deal with Intermedia, will cover Day's overheads and have first option on upcoming light club projects.
Day aims to develop and produce features across a wide range of budget levels, working with both leading UK filmmakers and emerging talent. She may get involved in Box Films' projects.
"We aim to use our close working relationship with Box Film to make distinctive features for the widest possible market out of Europe," said Basil Iwanyk, president of worldwide production at Intermedia.
Day's credits include early work from Peter Cattaneo, Ol Parker and Simon Cellan-Jones. At FilmFour, she was responsible for more than 12 features including East Is East, Gangster No 1, Late Night Shopping, Lucky Break and The Warrior.