EXCLUSIVE: Origin develops film and TV roster as execs Rubin, Marshall promoted.
Origin Pictures has promoted long-time head of development Ed Rubin to head of film and TV and development executive Claire Marshall to head of development.
The UK film and TV outfit, producers of BBC mini-series Jamaica Inn and horror film The Awakening, is currently in development on a number of film and TV projects with ITV, BBC and the BFI.
On its film slate, Origin is developing playwright Nick Payne’s adaptation of Julian Barnes’ Booker Prize-winning novel The Sense of an Ending with BBC Films, and Silencers, a Manchester-set police thriller from Control and Nowhere Boy writer Matt Greenhalgh with the BFI.
TV projects in development include a contemporary London-set crime series written by Ed Whitmore for ITV, an original multi-part drama about female spies during WWII from Crimson Petal & the White adaptor Lucinda Coxon for the BBC, and Christopher Monger’s adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s medieval–set series of books Order of Darkness.
Origin, headed by former BBC Films boss David Thompson, is currently working on TWC-backed feature Woman in Gold, set to star Helen Mirren. BBC One mini-series Jamaica Inn, starring Jessica Brown Findlay, airs in April.
Former BBC Films exec Rubin has worked across all of Origin’s film and television projects over the past six years. He is exec producer on Jamaica Inn and co-producer of upcoming Origin features What We Did On Our Holiday and X+Y.
Marshall, who joined the London-based outfit from Channel 4 in early 2013, was previously development editor for Channel 4 Drama where she co-produced episodes of new talent strand Coming Up for Touchpaper Television and set up C4’s new writing initiative 4Screenwriting.
Thompson commented: “Ed and Claire are two of the most talented executives in the industry. Both have real flair, imagination and commitment and a wide range of skills across the whole gamut of film and tv production.”