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Lynda La Plante, creator of the “Prime Suspect” TV series, has joined with veteran TV producer Sophie Balhetchet to launch film production company Cougar Films.

Balhetchet, previously with World Prods., will also develop TV drama projects through Cougar, although La Plante will continue to use her existing company, La Plante Prods., for her television work.

Cougar will announce its development slate shortly.

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