Simon Channing Williams and Gail Egan of Potboiler Productions are teaming up with Andrea Calderwood of Slate Films.
They will work together across a range of upcoming projects including John Le Carre’s The Mission Song, adapted by Neal Purvis and Rob Wade; classic Victorian drama Effie; Jeremy Brock’s Slave, to be directed by Gabriel Range; Biyi Bandele’s adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-seller Half Of A Yellow Sun and Dan Mazer’s comedy Stiff.
Channing Williams and Egan’s most recent production with partner company Thin Man Films was Happy-Go-Lucky which won a best actress Golden Globe for Sally Hawkins and an Academy Award screenwriting nomination for Mike Leigh.
Gail Egan said ‘We are thrilled that Andrea has joined us, her slate of films is very strong and complementary to ours and we share ambition for the type of films we would like to make, as well as a desire to make a mark in television drama.’
Andrea Calderwood said ‘I am delighted to be joining forces with Simon and Gail - I have been a huge fan of their work for a long time, and they are among the best in the business at what they do. In the uncertain world of British feature film production, it’s great to be part of such a strong team and have a shared vision for the films we want to see made.’
Potboiler is a recipient of the UK Film Council’s vision award, which gives selected UK production companies a discretionary fund from which to develop projects. Potboiler will use the fund to expand the team’s investment in new projects from established and emerging talent.