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Co. founded by 'Nasty' producers

LONDON — A new British film company, Her Films, has raised a development fund of £250,000 ($363,000), primarily to support the work of women filmmakers.

Her Films, unusually based in the culturally unremarkable town of Coventry, was founded by the two women behind low-budget Brit pic “Nasty Neighbours,” which was screened in Venice and released last month in the U.K.

Managing director Christine Alderson and creative director Debbie Isitt intend to use the initial fund to help get four or five films off the ground. They aim for an eventual development slate of eight to 10 pics each year.

“Film companies in the U.K. who have the luxury of up to £250,000 to spend on development can be counted on one hand,” Alderson said, “and the ones who have set that money aside to work with female auteurs can be counted on one finger. Us.”

Investment comes from the Creative Advantage Fund, set up to back cultural ventures in the West Midlands region, among other sources.

By choosing to finance development rather than production, the Her Films team hope to build fruitful relationships with other producers; they will retain involvement in international sales. The two also wish to encourage more British women to work in film.

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