Film and TV directors and producers Anand Tucker and Sharon Maguire have partnered to launch the London-based television scripted company Seven Stories, it was announced Wednesday.
The shingle, which is backed by All3Media, will develop and produce television dramas for the UK and U.S. markets.
Tucker is known for directing projects like the 2005 film “Shopgirl” and most recently directed episodes of the British miniseries “Indian Summers.” Maguire’s credits include directing the film adaptation of “Bridget Jones’ Diary.”
“After spending the last few years working in film and television in Los Angeles, we are delighted to return to our roots in the UK and launch a well-resourced television scripted company with the backing of All3Media,” says Tucker. “British and American television offer great opportunities right now to tell unexpected, compelling and fascinating stories. As the barriers between film and television become increasingly fluid, we’re excited to bring the relationships we’ve built over the years across both media to the slate we’re building. All3Media is hugely ambitious about scripted and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with them.”
They are joined in their venture by Pathe Productions alum Colleen Woodcock and Sky Drama alum Jo McClellan, who serve as creative directors. Studio Lambert chief executive Stephen Lambert, who introduced Tucker and Maguire to All3Media chief executive Jane Turton, serves as the non-executive chairman of Seven Stories.
“Anand, Sharon, Colleen and Jo have an outstanding track record and I am delighted to help them launch their start-up company,” said Turton. “This is another step in our commitment to growing All3’s scripted interests, which so far this year have included the acquisition of Neal Street Productions, the appointment of Michele Buck at Company Pictures and the launch of Studio Lambert drama.”