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All3Media acquires Two Brothers

10 February 2017

We’re delighted to announce that leading independent television, film and digital production and distribution company All3Media has acquired Two Brothers Pictures.

Two Brothers was founded by Harry and Jack Williams in 2014 and has gained a reputation for producing high quality, critically acclaimed drama and comedy both in the UK and internationally. Last year saw our breakout BBC comedy and double Broadcast Award winner Fleabag win plaudits globally. In the Autumn of 2016 we appointed Chief Operating Office Claire Evans, former head of operations and business affairs at the BBC and joint managing director of factual indie Babygrand Productions as chief operating officer.

Jane Turton, All3Media Chief Executive Officer said: “It’s very exciting welcoming Two Brothers to All3Media. The variety, quality and popularity of the series on their slate is exceptional and I look forward to working with Jack, Harry and Claire as they grow the business and launch new titles around the world.”

Joint Managing Directors Harry and Jack Williams added: “Two Brothers was set up to work with other likeminded creatives as well as to be an outlet for our own work. In All3Media we have found a parent company that  understands the needs of writers and producers but also has the business acumen and international sales expertise to take our work to the widest possible audience. The senior management team at All3Media completely understand what are trying to do and we’re delighted to be working with them.”

Harry Williams, Claire Evans and Jack Williams

The Williams brothers gained huge critical acclaim for writing and co-producing both series of The Missing, produced by New Pictures in association with Two Brothers for BBC One and Starz, and it has gone on to sell to nearly 200 territories, as well as being nominated for Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA awards.

More recently Two Brothers announced a raft of new commissions including Liar, a major six part thriller for ITV, starring  Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd; Rellik a time-jumping murder mystery co-production with New Pictures for BBC One and Hong Kong based conspiracy thriller, White Dragon for ITV as well as a one-off TV comedy short When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD for Sky Arts’ ‘Playhouse Presents’ series. In addition they co-produced the four part thriller One Of Us for the BBC in 2016.

Two Brothers Pictures not only produces work written by Harry and Jack Williams but has nurtured new writing talent from Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge to screenwriting newcomers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood who have had their first commission through Two Brothers with White Dragon for ITV.

All3Media International will be the distribution partner for Two Brothers Pictures.

 

“Rare breed”: Fleabag wins two Broadcast Awards!

3 February 2017

Fleabag has been named Best Multichannel Programme and Best Original Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2017.

In the Original Programme Category, the judges described the series as a “rare breed”. They went on to say “The Two Brothers series was also a shining example of how to open up a theatrical piece for TV. Many strands of Waller-Bridge’s monologue survived the transition thanks to her conspiratorial pieces to camera, often in her character’s most intimate moments, but the story arc was brilliantly opened up by a compelling structure anchored by career-best performances from Olivia Colman, Bill Patterson and Hugh Dennis.”

The judges also noted the significance of Fleabag‘s conception on the online-only BBC Three. “A fresh new talent with a unique voice has exploded onto our screens”.  Another judge praised the series for being “bold and unapologetically frank, with modern moral dilemmas dealt with to tragicomic perfection”.

Star and writer of the series Phoebe Waller-Bridge was accompanied to the awards by the show’s executive producers Harry and Jack Williams, director Harry Bradbeer, producer Lydia Hampson, the theatre show’s director Vicky Jones, and Claire Evans and Sarah Hampson from Two Brothers Pictures.

 

 

 

Ben Chaplin and Aidan Gillen star in ‘LSD’

16 January 2017

Our latest comedy short When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD will broadcast on 9th February 2017 as part of the Sky Arts Urban Myths series. The short will star Ben Chaplin (Mad Dogs, The Thin Red Line) and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire).

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Photograph by Lou Boileau

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Photograph by Lou Boileau

 

Announcement: When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD

2 December 2016

We’re delighted to announce our upcoming comedy short When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD for Sky Arts’ ‘Playhouse Presents’ series. Shooting has already been completed on the one-off TV play, which tells the fictional historical account of Hollywood Golden-age star Cary Grant and LSD advocate Dr. Timothy Leary meeting on the set of Hitchcock’s North by Northwest.

Written by EMMY award winner Roger Drew (VEEP, The Thick of It) and Ed Dyson (My Family, Man Stroke Woman), When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD follows the two men on a whimsical hallucinogenic ‘trip’ through psychological space and time, as they visit past, present and future memories.

When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD is directed by Geoffrey Sax and produced by Sarah Hammond.

Read more about our other shows here.

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Cary Grant in the iconic crop-duster scene in North by Northwest

Filming begins on Liar

28 November 2016

Production has begun on Two Brothers Pictures’ newest drama Liar this month. The six-part ITV drama, written by Harry and Jack Williams, is being shot on location in the south of England.

Liar, which stars acclaimed actors Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd, explores the devastating cost of deceit on both the couple and their friends and family, as secrets and lies are laid bare.

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