Decision follows his recovery from long illness

LONDON — Producer Damon Bryant has left Natural Nylon, the film production company he co-founded with Ewan McGregor, Jude Law and Jonny Lee Miller.

Decision follows his recovery from a long illness, which drastically curtailed his involvement in the company for two years.

Bryant will produce movies under his own banner, starting with two projects he is taking from Natural Nylon — “Marlowe,” to be directed by John Maybury, and “White Clouds,” helmed by Alison Maclean.

Both projects were developed with Andras Hamori and Alliance Atlantis. Bryant has a long-standing relationship with Hamori, with whom he co-produced “Owning Mahowny” for Alliance and “Max” for Pathe.

‘Air’ optioned

Bryant also has optioned Iain Banks’ latest novel, “Dead Air,” and tapped Roger Gray to write the screenplay.

He remains a 30% shareholder in Natural Nylon, which will continue to develop its own slate of movie projects under the management of Bradley Adams.

Bryant said: “Over the past months I have realized just how much time and energy I’ve been spending on management chores rather than the creative side of filmmaking. After much debate, I am delighted that the partners have amicably agreed that I can move on.”

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