Company Pictures

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Company Pictures
Industry Film
Founded 1998; 18 years ago (1998)
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Products Motion pictures
Television programmes
Parent All3Media

Company Pictures is an independent British television production company which has produced drama programming for many broadcasters.[1] It was set up in 1998 by Charles Pattinson and George Faber, colleagues at BBC Films. Their first film was Morvern Callar, which was credited as a coproduction with BBC Films as they had begun developing it while still employed there.[2] In 2003 Company Pictures became part of All3Media.[3] The founders, Pattinson and Faber, left in 2012 to set up another independent production company,[4] and John Yorke became managing director until 2015.[5] He was succeeded by Michele Buck, former joint managing director of Mammoth Screen.[6]

For both artistic and fiscal reasons, when producing the TV series The White Queen, Company Pictures entered into collaboration with a Flemish production house. This enabled them to film in the medieval cities of Ghent and Bruges, while receiving tax-breaks as a European co-production and for investment in Flanders.[7]


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  2. ^ Christopher Meir, Scottish Cinema: Texts and Contexts (Manchester University Press, 2015), p. 77.
  3. ^ All3Media buys Company Pictures, Broadcast, 14 October 2004. Accessed 25 October 2016.
  4. ^ Jake Kanter, Company founders quit - to set up new All3 indie, Broadcast, 22 June 2012. Accessed 25 October 2016.
  5. ^ Jake Kanter, John Yorke leaves Company Pictures, Broadcast, 27 March 2015. Accessed 25 October 2016.
  6. ^ Michele Buck to head Company Pictures, Broadcast, 18 June 2015. Accessed 25 October 2016.
  7. ^ J. Verheul, "British Flanders", in Screening European Heritage: Creating and Consuming History on Film, edited by Paul Cooke and Rob Stone (Springer, 2016), pp. 37-39.

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