Dallas-based oil billionaire and film financier-producer Tim Headington and music industry and advertising veteran Theresa Steele Page have launched film, TV and theatre production and financing company Ley Line Entertainment.
Notable upcoming projects include David Lowery’s The Green Knight, a documentary about Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, and Sundance 2019 selection Light From Light.
The roster includes a West End theatrical adaptation of The Invention Of Hugo Cabret, the film version of which, Hugo, Headington financed and produced alongside former business partner Graham King. His financing and producing credits include The Young Victoria, Argo, and World War Z.
Page was instrumental in overseeing the career development of stars like Britney Spears, NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, and Backstreet Boys.
Ley Line’s Headington and Page produced Paul Harrill’s Light From Light alongside the Sailor Bear trio of Lowery, Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston, and actors Elisabeth Moss and Kelly Williams. Marin Ireland and Jim Gaffigan star in the drama about a single mother and part-time paranormal investigator asked to look into a possible haunting at an East Tennessee farmhouse.
Alongside A24 and BRON, Ley Line is co-financing and co-producing Lowery (A Ghost Story) The Green Knight, a retelling of the Arthurian adventure about Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
“We started this company in order to foster both new and established talent while telling unique and meaningful stories across a broad range of mediums,” said Headington. “I’m looking forward to embarking on a long and creative partnership with Theresa.”
“Tim and I have diverse and complementary professional backgrounds and artistic tastes,” said Page. “I feel really good about the current lineup of projects we have and I’m excited to find and support the next generation of artists.”
Headington and Page will announce in January a stage musical set to the hits of Max Martin, who has written and produced songs for Spears and NSYNC, among others. The show is earmarked to open in the West End next November, and will be followed by a stage version of Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret set for the West End in 2021. Selznick is currently writing the libretto for the musical.
The slate features an untitled documentary about Brian Wilson from director Brent Wilson (no relation), which Ley Line financed and produced. Brian Wilson serves as executive producer with wife Melinda Wilson, and takes part in on-screen conversations with his friend and Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine. The film is in post-production and features new music and classic song and has been eyed for a 2019 release.
The company’s upcoming projects include The Mercy Of Thin Air, based on the novel by Ronlyn Domingue, and a film based on the award-winning indie video game Pinstripe.