All3Media invests in top UK film directors

Anand Tucker and Sharon Maguire, the directors and producers of films including Girl With A Pearl Earring and Bridget Jones’s Diary, have created an indie with backing from All3Media.

Screen’s sister title Broadcast revealed last month that Tucker was in talks with the UK super-indie, and he and Maguire have now launched Seven Stories, which will create TV projects for broadcasters in the UK and Us.

All3Media, which has funded the start-up, will hold an undisclosed stake in the company and manage its distribution through All3Media International.

Studio Lambert chief executive Stephen Lambert will become Seven Stories’ non-executive chairman after introducing Tucker and Maguire to All3Media chief executive Jane Turton.

The pair have already hired their top team. Sky drama executive producer Jo McClellan and Colleen

Woodcock, head of creative affairs at French film studio Pathé Productions, will both join as creative directors. McClellan’s credits include The Tunnel and The Last Panthers, while

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