Jones ankles Mission Pictures

Co-founder returns to production roots

LONDON — Co-founder Damian Jones is leaving Mission Pictures, the Brit production company whose upcoming movies include Danny Boyle’s “Millions” and John McKay’s “Piccadilly Jim.”

Jones will get a two-year, non-exclusive production deal with Mission, which was founded in 2001 when Andrew Hauptman and Ellen Bronfman’s Andell Entertainment bought Dragon Pictures, the shingle of Jones and his producing partner Graham Broadbent.

“I feel more at home as a creative hands-on producer than I do as a production executive,” Jones said. “I’m sure that Mission will be an increasing force, both here and in the States, and I hope that several of my films will be an important part of their slate.”

Mission chairman Hauptman commented, “I’m pleased that we are able to facilitate Damian’s ambitions and look forward to an even stronger relationship with him over the coming years.”

At Dragon, Jones was based in Los Angeles for several years, producing pics such as “A Texas Funeral,” “Gridlock’d” and “Splendor” before re-locating back to London.

Since founding Mission, the company has completed Peter Hewitt’s family comedy “Thunderpants” and the sword-and-sandal spoof “Gladiatress,” with “Millions” in post. Next up will be “Piccadilly Jim,” starring Sam Rockwell, and Mark Mylod’s “A Romantic Comedy About Divorce.”

More Film

  • MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.

    Sundance: First Look at Poster for M.I.A. Documentary

    LONDON — Co-founder Damian Jones is leaving Mission Pictures, the Brit production company whose upcoming movies include Danny Boyle’s “Millions” and John McKay’s “Piccadilly Jim.” Jones will get a two-year, non-exclusive production deal with Mission, which was founded in 2001 when Andrew Hauptman and Ellen Bronfman’s Andell Entertainment bought Dragon Pictures, the shingle of Jones […]

  • Carey Mulligan Says Dee Rees Would

    Carey Mulligan: If Dee Rees Was a White Man, She'd Be Directing the Next 'Star Wars'

    LONDON — Co-founder Damian Jones is leaving Mission Pictures, the Brit production company whose upcoming movies include Danny Boyle’s “Millions” and John McKay’s “Piccadilly Jim.” Jones will get a two-year, non-exclusive production deal with Mission, which was founded in 2001 when Andrew Hauptman and Ellen Bronfman’s Andell Entertainment bought Dragon Pictures, the shingle of Jones […]

  • Inventing Tomorrow

    Sundance Film Review: ‘Inventing Tomorrow’

    LONDON — Co-founder Damian Jones is leaving Mission Pictures, the Brit production company whose upcoming movies include Danny Boyle’s “Millions” and John McKay’s “Piccadilly Jim.” Jones will get a two-year, non-exclusive production deal with Mission, which was founded in 2001 when Andrew Hauptman and Ellen Bronfman’s Andell Entertainment bought Dragon Pictures, the shingle of Jones […]

  • MFFF: Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret

    MyFrenchFilmFestival: Filmmakers Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret Discuss Their Competition Short ‘Chasse Royale’

    LONDON — Co-founder Damian Jones is leaving Mission Pictures, the Brit production company whose upcoming movies include Danny Boyle’s “Millions” and John McKay’s “Piccadilly Jim.” Jones will get a two-year, non-exclusive production deal with Mission, which was founded in 2001 when Andrew Hauptman and Ellen Bronfman’s Andell Entertainment bought Dragon Pictures, the shingle of Jones […]

  • Nicolas CageVariety Studio at Sundance Presented

    Nicolas Cage on High Movie Prices, Not Playing Superman and Sundance Action Movie 'Mandy'

    LONDON — Co-founder Damian Jones is leaving Mission Pictures, the Brit production company whose upcoming movies include Danny Boyle’s “Millions” and John McKay’s “Piccadilly Jim.” Jones will get a two-year, non-exclusive production deal with Mission, which was founded in 2001 when Andrew Hauptman and Ellen Bronfman’s Andell Entertainment bought Dragon Pictures, the shingle of Jones […]

  • 'Lizzie' Review

    Sundance Film Review: 'Lizzie'

    Evocative visuals and a strong cast ham-handedly reframe the infamous ax murderess as a heroine slaying the patriarchy.

  • Elsie Fisher appears in I Think

    Sundance Film Review: 'Eighth Grade'

    LONDON — Co-founder Damian Jones is leaving Mission Pictures, the Brit production company whose upcoming movies include Danny Boyle’s “Millions” and John McKay’s “Piccadilly Jim.” Jones will get a two-year, non-exclusive production deal with Mission, which was founded in 2001 when Andrew Hauptman and Ellen Bronfman’s Andell Entertainment bought Dragon Pictures, the shingle of Jones […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content