Company will announce its first slate of projects closer to Cannes.

Two UK producers who have ties to Warp Films are launching a new production company, Duck Soup.

Libby Durdy and Bekki Wray-Rogers will produce for Duck Soup, which will work in both film and television. 

Durdy was previously on staff at Warp and for the past four years had been an independent producer with a first-look deal with Warp. She is also a 2013 Screen International Future Leader Producer.

Wray-Rogers, who recently produced both series of Channel 4’s Utopia and This is England ‘88 and ‘90, said the new company will concentrate on “cinematic, authored TV and cinematic, authored film.”

Durdy added, “We want to nurture talent, like first and second-time filmmakers, or TV directors who are moving into feature film, or filmmakers moving into TV.”

The company is Yorkshire and London based. Durdy is attending the EFM this week to take meetings.

Duck Soup will announce its initial slate of projects closer to Cannes.

Durdy and Wray-Rogers first worked together on 2006’s This is England feature film (and later worked on the TV series together). “There’s an energy when we work together, and we share similar tastes,” Wray-Rogers added.

Jessica Holyland, who has worked on the This Is England TV shows as well as with Leeds-based TV production company True North, will handle production and business affairs for the company.