New Regency expands global footprint
February 21, 2019
In a move that signals a commitment to its global expansion strategy, New Regency is launching New Regency Television International, a division charged with producing TV content for the international marketplace based out of London. The new division will be led by renowned producer Ed Rubin, who will focus on developing high-end, authored and distinctive scripted content from across the globe. Emma Broughton will also join the company as Head of Scripted. Along with a dedicated sales team charged with selling New Regency’s film titles around the world, New Regency Television International will be based out of the company’s London office which opened last October. New Regency Television International will fund and develop projects from the ground-up as well as seeking to partner on projects from other producers.
“As we continue to explore various formats and distribution platforms for our deep library along with newly produced product, our direct expansion into international television production is the next strategic step,” said Yariv Milchan, Chairman of New Regency, “We are excited to be able to hit the ground running by tapping the expertise, relationships and track record of Ed, who understands New Regency’s commitment to high quality talent and partnerships.”
“New Regency’s brand and output speaks for itself. There are few companies who consistently command both mainstream appeal and true authorship, so I couldn’t be more excited to be there at the start of New Regency Television International and bring that same world class stamp of quality and ambition to TV drama,” added Rubin. “It’s thrilling to have the opportunity to build a slate of striking & wide-ranging projects and to create a home for the most original and exciting storytellers from around the world.”
Ed Rubin comes to New Regency with strong talent relationships and extensive producing credits. Rubin was a producer on the 2011 period ghost story “The Awakening”, “Woman In Gold” which became the highest grossing independent film internationally of 2015, and Ritesh Batra’s “The Sense of an Ending”. Television credits include Bafta-nominated “The Crimson Petal & The White” and “Death Comes to Pemberley.” Rubin joins New Regency from Scott Free London as Managing Director working across all creative, business and strategic aspects of the company. While there, he initiated and set up a new slate of television projects with a mix of both established and newer talent.
Emma Broughton previously served as Head of Creative at The Ink Factory where she set up the ongoing development across the John Le Carré canon, Roald Dahl’s “Tales of the Unexpected” for TV, in addition to acquiring major IP for development in TV and film. Broughton has also held roles at BBC Drama Production, BBC Films and BBC Worldwide.
New Regency is currently celebrating the success of the extremely popular global box office hit, multiple award-winning and Academy Award-nominated, “Bohemian Rhapsody” which to date has grossed over $800 million worldwide. In 2019, the company is also set to release James Gray’s upcoming “Ad Astra”, starring Brad Pitt, Ruth Negga, Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland as well as Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” starring Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern and Timothée Chalamet. New Regency co-produced “Little Women” with Sony who will release the film on Christmas 2019.