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Source: Trademark Films

‘Loving Vincent’

Producer Ivan Mactaggart (Loving Vincent) has launched his film and television production company, Cambridge Picture Company, with private equity backing.

The company opens with a slate that includes co-productions with David Parfitt’s Trademark Films, in which Mactaggart was until recently a partner.

These titles include spy drama Red Joan starring Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson, which shot in London and Cambridge - Screen International has an exclusive first look at the film here.

New members to the team are Head of Development Pete Daly and Producer’s Assistant Florrie Priest, with theatre producer Karl Sydow joining the board as a non-executive director.

Mactaggart recently received BAFTA and Oscar nominations for animated feature Loving Vincent, which portrays the life of Vincent Van Gogh through 65,000 frames of oil paintings. The film stars Douglas Booth with Aidan Turner, Saoirse Ronan and Chris O’Dowd among the cast.

Mactaggart describes Cambridge as “a hotbed of growth and innovation…we plan to harness that energy to build Cambridge Picture Company into a modern, dynamic and prolific media production company.”

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