Nine leading independent production companies worldwide form a creative alliance

Fremantle and Haut Et Court are among The Creatives who will work together on high-end drama series and films

By Chris Evans 22 Nov 2021

Nine leading independent production companies worldwide form a creative alliance
Christian Vesper, president of global drama at Fremantle

Fremantle has formed a three-year partnership with nine leading production companies from eight different countries called The Creatives to develop and fund a slate of high-end drama series and films.

The new alliance has been spearheaded by France’s Haut Et Court, the production and distribution outfit behind The Returned and Possessions, and includes Lemming Films from The Netherlands, Belgium’s Versus Production, Norway’s Maipo Film, Germany’s Razor Film, Israel’s Spiro, France’s Unite, the US’s Masha and the UK’s Good Chaos.

Between them, the nine companies have over 100 films and series in various stages of development or production. They will work closely together in co-production and strategic partnerships, sharing talent and networks.

“Nine companies, nine different identities, who want to keep their individuality and their cultures. We co-operate, we exchange ideas, we develop, we produce and we maintain our idiosyncrasies. In return… we offer writers and directors a home of a significant scale where they will benefit from a global approach. At the same time, they retain control of their stories and keep hold of rights, as much as possible” The Creatives said in a statement.

Carole Scotta, Haut Et Court co-founder adds: “We have pioneered this unique deal structure, with the valued support and backing of Fremantle. We are committed to offer fair conditions to the talent we work with and to strengthen the long-term relationships with our writers, showrunners and directors as well as with new talent. Fremantle have given us their full support and, importantly, complete creative freedom.”

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