See-Saw Films has made four senior hires to its UK & Australian operation.
Julian Stevens and Moss Barclay join as Executive Producers for TV; Ann Phillips as Head of Development, Film / Executive Producer, Limited TV; and Laura Mazzola as Senior Business and Legal Affairs Executive.
Based in the London office, Moss, Julian, Ann and Laura join the international team behind Slow Horses (Apple TV+) and Heartstopper (Netflix), which both received two-season recommissions earlier this year.
See-Saw’s Managing Directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman said “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Ann, Moss, Julian and Laura to the team. Each brings their own expertise and experience at an exciting time for See-Saw with the continued expansion of our TV division, across premium returning and limited drama.”
Helen Gregory, Creative Director said “I am so thrilled that Moss, Julian and Ann are joining the See-Saw creative team. I’m such an admirer of their work and their author-driven approach to storytelling. I’m very much looking forward to working with them as they continue to further build our slate of distinctive, relevant, entertaining drama.”
Moss Barclay joins from Pulse Films, where she led the company’s expansion into scripted film and TV, developing Gangs of London for Sky/AMC, created by Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery. She previously worked at Sixteen Films, Big Talk Pictures and Working Title Films. Barclay started her career working for Paul Greengrass before co-founding new-writing theatre festival, HighTide. She joins See-Saw Films as an Executive Producer for TV.
Julian Stevens has produced shows including The Tunnel: Sabotage for Sky Atlantic and Canal+, The Missing season two for BBC One and Starz, and Informer for BBC One and Amazon, which earned him his second BAFTA nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. In 2019, Stevens produced Stephen Knight’s reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol for FX and BBC One alongside executive producers Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy. He joins See-Saw Films as an Executive Producer for TV. He will be working across Slow Horses as well as building his own slate of projects.
Ann Phillips joins from Ray Pictures, where she was Head of Development across film and television, developing projects with talent including Rita Kalnejais, Daniel Kaluuya, Kristen Roupenian, Sarah Solemani and Edward Berger. Prior to that, she worked as Development Executive at House Productions, working with writers and directors including Sebastian Lelio, Sean Durkin, Clio Barnard, and Theresa Ikoko. Phillips formerly worked as creative executive at Film4, under Rose Garnett and David Kosse, and started her career at sales and financing company WestEnd Films, acquiring titles such as Jeremy Saulnier’s Director’s Fortnight contender Green Room, Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea, Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman and Joseph Cedar’s Oscar-nominated Footnote. Phillips joins See-Saw as Head of Development, Film / Executive Producer, Limited TV.
Simon Gillis, COO said “With an amazing slate of TV and film projects in development and production, it’s a great time to expand the team. I look forward to welcoming them and working with Laura and our incredible creative partners as we drive the growth of the business across the streamer, broadcaster and theatrical landscapes.”
Laura Mazzola joins from Carnival Film & Television where she was responsible for legal & business affairs for scripted television and film. Recent projects included the theatrical feature Downton Abbey: A New Era, two seasons of The Last Kingdom (Netflix), and Belgravia (Epix/ITV). Previously, she provided television legal & BA support to Heyday, Working Title and Universal International Studios. Mazzola qualified into the media team at Eversheds Sutherland before moving to leading entertainment practice Simkins. Laura Mazzola joins See-Saw as Senior Business and Legal Affairs Executive.
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