BBC Worldwide has signed a first look deal with See-Saw Films’ newly launched television arm. This gives the distributor a first look at all of See-Saw’s television productions.
The deal is another significant step in See-Saw’s expansion into the television arena having recently partnered with BBC Worldwide on Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake. This announcement follows See-Saw’s recent hiring of Jamie Laurenson, who has now started as the company’s Head of Television, based in the company’s London office.
Sarah Doole, Creative Director and Head of Indie Drama for BBC Worldwide, commented: “Ambition, creativity and top level talent are the hallmarks of See-Saw Films and bringing those qualities into TV production will result in some truly exciting and original content. I’m looking forward to working with this immensely talented team.”
See-Saw Films is an Academy Award winning UK and Australian-based production company. The company was started in 2008 by producers Emile Sherman and Iain Canning. The duo produced Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech and more recently Steve McQueen’s Shame. The company is soon to start pre-production on the Australian set Tracks directed by John Curran and starring Mia Wasikowska.
Top of the Lake (6×60, 7×50), currently filming in New Zealand, is being co-produced by the UK’s BBC TWO, UKTV in Australia and New Zealand and Sundance Channel in the United States. BBC Worldwide distributes the television series internationally and also wholly owns UKTV in Australia and New Zealand.