Former Sony Pictures International Productions executive Luke Scrase is launching Golden Gate Studios, a U.K.-based film and television development and production company.

Golden Gate Studios has secured a first look film and television deal with Sony Pictures, effective this month.

Golden Gate Studios will primarily focus on developing and producing British and European genre films as well as commercially driven television series for the global market. The aim will be to produce a mix of both English and local language content.

Scrase remains attached as a producer or executive producer on various projects he initiated during his time at Sony Pictures International Productions’ U.K. unit.

“I’m thrilled to be launching Golden Gate at this exciting time for the business. Never before has there been such an appetite for ambitious and diverse European stories that deliver on a global scale alongside an influx of new buyers and content makers. I am looking forward to developing new projects that fit this mould as well as continuing to work with all the producers and filmmakers who have entrusted me with their projects at Sony,” said Scrase. =

While at Sony, Scrase contributed to local feature production and development for the studio in the U.K. including Michael Winterbottom’s Greed co-financed with Film4 and Our Ladies directed by Michael Caton-Jones to be released later in the year. He also worked on various upcoming titles including Curtain Call from Academy Award-nominated scribe Patrick Marber set to star Colin Firth and Gemma Arterton, and The Dead Spit of Kelly, to be directed by Iain Softley.


Jon Creamer

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