Sony’s AXN group of international television networks and Pinewood Television today announced a development agreement for a slate of six television projects, with the goal of producing three high quality original series over the next three years.
The series will be financed in partnership between Sony Pictures Television Networks and Pinewood Television.
The series will air on Sony’s AXN networks, which broadcast in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe, with a programming emphasis on high-impact action, crime and mystery.
Led by Creative Director, Helen Gregory, Pinewood’s focus is on high quality original drama series for the global marketplace. Gregory co-created “The Catch” for ABC in the US, and has produced dramas and comedies for the major UK networks BBC, Sky, ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5.
Pinewood Television is a joint venture between the UK’s renowned Pinewood Studios and media investment company StoryFirst.
The deal was brokered by Marie Jacobson, EVP, programming and production at Sony Pictures Television Networks, and Peter Gerwe, a Director for Pinewood Television.
Marie Jacobson, EVP, programming and production at Sony Pictures Television Networks said: “As we look for alternative paths to expand original series development, Pinewood TV make for the ideal partners. We are thrilled to join hands with the team at Pinewood and look forward to developing projects that play both in the UK and on our channels around the world.”
Peter Gerwe at Pinewood added: “We are proud to move forward to bring quality first run programming to the AXN networks. Led by Marie, the SPTN management are fantastic to work with and our creative teams are a great fit. We are looking forward to bringing our financing capabilities to the market.”
Sony Pictures Television Networks operates branded entertainment channels reaching over one billion households around the world. Sony’s linear and digital networks offer high quality film and television content from Sony Pictures and third-parties, as well as original content.
Pinewood Television’s focus is on the creation, production and financing of high quality original drama series for the global marketplace.