BBC Studios has entered into a “creative partnership” with comedian, actor and screenwriter, Jamie Demetriou.
The multi-year agreement will see Jamie Demetriou co-develop and co-produce new projects through BBC Studios’ production scripted portfolio and his own People Day Limited.
Jamie Demetriou was the recipient of a fourth Bafta award last month for his performance in Stath Lets Flats. Earlier this year he starred in Apple TV+ series The Afterparty in addition to previous roles in Hulu’s The Great and popular movies such as Cruella, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain and Netflix’s Eurovision. He was recently cast in Barbie, the upcoming live- action comedy, alongside Margot Robbie and Will Ferrell. He will also be seen in Disney’s upcoming live-action Pinocchio.
BBC Studios has an established relationship with Jamie Demetriou, acting as international distributor for Stath Lets Flats.
Jonathan Blyth, Director of Commercial & Partnerships for Comedy at BBC Studios said “Jamie is one of the most gifted and sought after comics in the country. We’re thrilled that he has chosen to develop his next scripted projects with BBC Studios and that we will play an active role in bringing his creative ideas to life for domestic and international audiences. We are delighted to build on the relationship we have established with Jamie and can’t wait to get started.”
Jamie Demetriou said “”I love TV. I love comedy. I love scripts. So I jumped at the chance to blend all three for BBC Studios. I’m genuinely so flattered that they wanted me to make some stuff. Because if there’s one thing I love more than stuff, it’s making it. Let’s get laughing!”
The deal was brokered by Kitty Laing at United Agents LLP, Jonathan Blyth at BBC Studios, and James Kay of Sheridans.
Jamie is represented by Kitty Laing and Charlotte Davies at United Agents LLP and CAA.
Picture credit: Michael Shelford
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