TV financier and indie producer Far Moor has opened an office in LA and hired industry veteran Louisa Spring as part of its expansion into the US.

The company, set up by Artists Studio producers Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin, is looking to take advantage of the new TV tax credit for high-end drama and comedy and will use its new base to advise international producers and US broadcasters on the mechanics of the change.

Spring was previously a talent agent representing actors including Roger Moore, The Borgias’ Joanne Whalley and Rome creator Will Mcdonald and has also exec produced films including Guy Pearce-fronted Woundings. She was also an advisor to the British Film Commission and a board member at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in LA.

Far Moor recently got its first project away, securing BBC America, Canada’s Space and Endemol Worldwide Distribution to come on board BBC1 drama Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

Thomson-Glover said: “Following our recent visits to LA it became abundantly clear that there is real interest in the new UK television tax credit from international production houses and broadcasters, and it seemed the logical next step was to open up a permanent presence in Los Angeles.”