Revolution Films, the UK production company founded by producer Andrew Eaton and directorMichael Winterbottom, has set up a new televisiondivision and signed an exclusive first-look deal with Channel 4.
Kate Ogborn, an independent producer at TheBureau and the former executive producer at regional screen agency EM Mediawill head the TV arm. Ogborn recently executiveproduced Brothers of the Head for FilmFour and Winterbottom's A Cock and Bull Story.
The deal follows the companies' collaboration on Winterbottom's The Road to Guantanamo,which premiered last night in the Berlinalecompetition and will air on Channel 4 on March 9.
"We arevery excited to be establishing an ongoing relationship with Channel 4 and tohave attracted as bright a star as Kate Ogborn to runthe new television branch of Revolution Films," said Eaton. "Michael Winterbottom and I both started our careers working intelevision drama and we see this as an opportunity to bring the talent from thetelevision and film world together to develop and make innovative and dynamicprojects. We feel Kate's experience and success as an independent producer andher relationship with directing and writing talent is a perfect match withRevolution's ambitions."
Revolutionalready has several TV projects in early development at Channel 4, and alsowill continue to work with FilmFour as well ontheatrical features.