Hip Hop Treasures executive producer Mira King has opened a UK production company Little Venice Studios.
The outfit is focused on factual shows that "deliver novel perspectives and stories that are rarely told", has started taking projects to market, and is in funded development on a talent-led ITV series for a Gen-Z audience.
The studio, which opened in London in May, received start-up investment from private investment team Rosegown, that champions diverse founders.
King previously set up factual indie prod-co Special Edition Films twenty years ago, which became Special Edition Films North & London. After her departure in 2018 she freelance-produced factual content such as ITV’s Inside the Crown, TLC’s Meghan and Harry: The Royal Baby Story and A+E’s Hip Hop Treasures.
King told Deadline Little Venice’s "guiding ambition is to make purposeful, popular and truly diverse content for the global market,” adding: "Little Venice Studios is progressive, innovative and delivers novel perspectives and stories that are rarely told.
"I set up my first company in 2003, when the idea of a diverse woman in charge was a real novelty, but 20 years on the landscape is completely changed. I’m proud to have been part of that change, but there is so much more to be done and Little Venice Studios is ready to meet that challenge."