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Australia’s Seven takes stake in another UK prodco

Australian broadcaster Seven has invested in UK production company Slim Film + Television – responsible for shows including include BBC2’s Legacy and Channel 4’s The Art of Foley. It was founded in 2011 by Simon Crawford Collins (Spooks, Ashes to Ashes, Hustle).

Seven has previously invested in UK indie 7 Wonder.

Simon Crawford Collins, Founder and Managing Director of Slim Film + Television, commented:  “Together we will be looking to further expand internationally and pursue a number of high-end international co-production opportunities that are already in development as well as fully exploit our incredibly exciting slate of programming to produce innovative and highly successful programming for global audiences.”

Tim Worner, CEO of Seven West Media, added: “Seven is committed to growing its international production footprint and we want to do that with the very best people.  Simon’s track record speaks for itself, and audiences in Australia, and in fact all over the world, have loved the shows he has already been involved with.  He is now attracting some brilliant writers to Slim, and together we believe we will create more outstanding work to take to audiences everywhere.

As part of Seven’s investment deal, BBC Worldwide, which held a 25 per cent stake in Slim, is exiting the company.

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