Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta, who spearheaded See-Saw Films TV division, have departed the indie to start their own production company, 60Forty Films.
Laurenson joined See Saw from BBC Films in 2012 to head up its newly-formed television department . Kousetta joined See Saw in 2014 to oversee the commercial side of the division.
The pair will continue to work on See-Saw projects already in the pipeline including the Gary Oldman- starring Slow Horses and for Apple TV+, The Essex Serpent, starring Clare Danes also for Apple TV+ and Heartstopper for Netflix.
See-Saw founders and joint MDs, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, said “Jamie and Hakan have done an extraordinary job over the last eight years in growing See- Saw’s television slate and building a team of incredible executive producers. See-Saw is in an exciting position as we go into this year with a robust and impressive slate in no small part because of the hard work of Hakan and Jamie. We will miss them but are so excited to see what they do next, and thankfully it’s not goodbye as we’ll be continuing to collaborate on select See-Saw projects.”
Laurenson and Kousetta said, “We’ve had a wonderful time working with the brilliant people at See-Saw and we will miss them all. We are excited to start this new venture and are really happy to be continuing our collaboration with See-Saw on the projects we are exec producing.”
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