Fremantle has taken a majority stake investment in Beach House Pictures.
The Singapore-based TV and Film production specialises in creating and co-financing original IP across non-scripted and scripted entertainment including Netflix's lifestyle Mind Your Manners; Netflix true crime documentary Missing: The Lucie Blackman Case, and wildlife drama Otter Dynasty (Max/Discovery+, Love Nature). Beach House Pictures also produces long-running franchises including Masterchef Singapore (Mediacorp) and Wild City with David Attenborough (Netflix, Sky, BBC America).
In 2021 BHP took a majority stake in Singapore-based Momo Film Co. to further grow its scripted output and extend its reach across South-East Asia.
Momo Film Co’s projects include Dreaming & Dying which won two awards at the 2023 Locarno Film Festival as well as A Useful Ghost and Don’t Cry, Butterfly which featured at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
Fremantle has made a number of acquisitions since 2022, including Belgium-based A Team Productions, UK production company Dancing Ledge Productions, scripted Italian production company Lux Vide, international development and production company Fabel, Australian-American television production company Eureka Productions, Irish production company Element Pictures, 72 Films, Wildstar Films, and Silvio Productions.
In a statement on Fremantle's website, the company wrote: "The acquisition of Beach House Pictures further underlines our strategic growth plans to invest in and partner with premium production companies and work with the world’s most exceptional creative talent."
Jennifer Mullin, Group CEO, Fremantle, commented: “Fremantle invests in and works with the best creatives in the industry, and Jocelyn, Donovan and the team at Beach House Pictures are exactly that. Their taste and approach to storytelling is inspirational. Asia is a dynamic market and one we have targeted for strategic growth, and I am proud we have found a wonderful partner in Beach House Pictures to be part of our family.”
As part of the transaction, Blue Ant Media has sold its stake in Beach House Pictures.