FremantleMedia has taken a 25% stake in drama and film indie Duck Soup Films.
Duck Soup Films is a collaboration between producers Libby Durdy, Bekki Wray-Rogers and Jessica Holyland who, before setting up Duck Soup, were responsible for producing and line-producing dramas including This Is England andUtopia.
Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO FremantleMedia, said, “Duck Soup is an exciting business with three incredibly talented founders at its helm. They have a refreshing determination to portray a broad range of perspectives through creative storytelling, and we’re looking forward to being part of their success.”
Based in Leeds and launched in 2015, Duck Soup Films is a recipient of the BFI Vision Awards 3 for its film slate and since its inception has received investments from Creative England and Channel 4.
FremantleMedia has made a number of investments in creative talent over the last 18 months, most recently Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It TV.
Its portfolio of investments spans scripted, entertainment and factual businesses around the world including Abot Hameiri, Naked Entertainment, Man Alive Entertainment, Full Fat TV, Corona Pictures, Dr Pluto, Dancing Ledge, Wild Blue Media, Eureka, No Pictures Please, Fontaram, Kwai, Wildside, 495 Productions and Miso.