ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has inked a first look deal with Alchemy Entertainment Ltd. Founder, Kate Sinclair, who is responsible for sourcing and acquiring the rights to a raft of highly successful film properties pre-publication, including Slumdog Millionaire and Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, set up Alchemy earlier this year after being an Executive Producer at the Forge for three years. During her tenure she developed and Executive produced the award-winning BBC1 and Masterpiece drama, The Miniaturist.
Alchemy Entertainment aims to bring the values and expertise of film to television and Kate has migrated her slate from the Forge to the new company. She was also formerly an Executive Producer at Company Pictures where she acquired and developed nine television projects.
Alchemy has also brought on BAFTA award-winning Kevin Loader (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, The Death of Stalin, The Lady in the Van) and Paul Ritchie (McMafia, The Woman in Black, Nowhere Boy), both of whom have worked extensively across television and film, to help source, develop and produce for the company.
Before her work at Company Pictures, Kate worked for ten years in film for Film 4, the UK Film Council, Kudos, Seesaw and Aardman, among others. The deal was brokered by Kate Barnes, SVP Global Content Scripted and Simon Read, Head of Legal and Business Affairs at ITV Studios Global Entertainment and by Simon Vyvyan, Head of Legal Affairs at TVA Media, on behalf of Alchemy.