New venture will produce dramas, comedies and limited series for worldwide distribution.
UK-based DNA Films has teamed up with the Fox Networks Group (FNG) to form DNA TV Limited.
The new venture will create TV dramas, limited-run “event” series and comedies for UK and international broadcasters. As DNA TV’s partner, FNG will have a “first-look” to provide production co-finance.
CEO of DNA Films Andrew Macdonald [pictured] made the announcement with Peter Rice, chairman and CEO of FNG.
DNA TV Limited will be owned and operated as an independent TV production company, with the management and creative decision making of the company residing in the UK.
Macdonald commented: “Having worked closely with Peter when he was at Fox Searchlight, we are delighted to have Fox Networks Group in our corner. We believe that by utilising our relationships with British talent and broadcasters, we can produce great television drama that will resonate in the UK as well as with Fox’s audience in the US and around the globe.”
“Over the years the team at DNA has demonstrated a remarkable gift for developing strong, well-written material and managing productions with tremendous production values,” added Rice. “We’re delighted to be working with Andrew, Allon and their team again to produce great programmes for the Fox networks.”
Macdonald and producing partner Allon Reich will lead the DNA TV team as they do for DNA Films. Eric Schrier, president, original programming for FX Networks and FX productions will manage FNG’s participation.