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Moonriver TV expands London team

January 27, 2022

NAUTILUS producer, Moonriver TV, has expanded its London-based team with the hire of Lincia Daniel as an Executive Producer and promotion of Casey Herbert.

Lincia joins from Slim Film and Television, where she was UK Head of Production, working on the critically acclaimed AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS for BBC One and MYSTIC for CBBC.

Moonriver TV’s existing Executive Producer, Casey Herbert, is stepping up to become Senior Executive Producer, overseeing the creative team in London and working alongside CEO Xavier Marchand on the company’s slate of premium British and International drama.

With Marchand in Australia on the NAUTILUS set, Lincia Daniel will join Casey Herbert and Head of Development Daisy Gilbert in driving forward the company’s development slate, including FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING, an adaptation of the debut novel by Henry Fry about a young gay man’s wild ride through modern queer life in London; NOTRE DAME, a real-time mini-series created by William Boyd about the devastating fire that ripped through Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral in April 2019; A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, based on the NY Times bestseller by Amor Towles, and adapted for a major international streamer; and VAIN GLORY, by the acclaimed late screenwriter Alan Sharp, to be directed by James Watkins.

CEO Xavier Marchand said: “This is a tremendous start to 2022 and absolutely the right time for Moonriver TV to strengthen its team. With her strong background in production and all-round Executive Producer skills, Lincia will be the perfect complement to Casey, and with NAUTILUS in production, and CONSECRATION in post-production, this could be our most exciting year yet.”

Of her new appointment, Daniel said: “I’m really excited to be joining this dynamic, creative powerhouse. Moonriver TV’s talented team is developing and producing a rich and diverse slate of imaginative projects with exceptional writers and directors, and it’s a privilege to be joining such an impressive company.”

Marchand established the company to create prestigious and ambitious television with global appeal. Moonriver TV are currently in prep on NAUTILUS, an epic fantasy series for Disney+, which tells the origin story of Jules Verne’s legendary Captain Nemo. This follows on the heels of MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS, a feature film starring Lesley Manville and Isabelle Huppert, which will come to UK cinemas in Spring,2022, and will have a worldwide cinema release through Focus in the US and through Universal in the rest of the world. The Moonriver TV team have also just wrapped on CONSECRATION, an elevated horror film for AGC Studios from writer-director Chris Smith, starring Jena Malone, Danny Huston and Dame Janet Suzman.

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