[tps_footer] David Heyman, producer of “Harry Potter” and “Gravity”, is forming an innovative joint venture with NBCUniversal International Studios to create Heyday Television. NBCUniversal International Studios President, Michael Edelstein, and David Heyman made the joint announcement.
The new company will bring together one of the world’s most successful film producers with NBCUniversal International’s development, production and distribution expertise to produce premium television and digital content across all platforms including free-to-air network, cable and SVOD. The deal is designed to provide flexibility for Heyman to create television in both the UK and US. The heads of those divisions will be named shortly. NBCUniversal will distribute content produced by the new company.
“David Heyman has created some of the most memorable and successful movies of our time. It is a pleasure to welcome him into the NBCUniversal family. We look forward to helping David bring his passion and creativity to global television audiences for years to come,” said Edelstein.
Heyday Television starts with a leg-up in the US as the company has received two series commitments from NBC. Bob Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment said, “On behalf of everyone at NBC Entertainment, we’re thrilled to be in business with a visionary film producer like David Heyman who is going to bring his classy sensibility, his sophisticated sense of storytelling, and his extraordinary relationships with great writers and directors to television.”
NBCUniversal International Chairman Kevin MacLellan said: “Our goal is to attract the best talent in the world, so we’re extremely excited about this partnership. David is an extraordinary producer and I’m really looking forward to seeing what he creates.”
The venture reunites Heyman with NBCUniversal International following their earlier collaboration on David Hare’s intelligence thrillers, The Worricker Trilogy, starring Bill Nighy, Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weiss, Christopher Walken, Helena Bonham Carter and Winona Ryder.
Heyman commented: “I am thrilled to be launching Heyday TV in partnership with NBC Universal International and to be working with Bob, Kevin and Michael. I look forward to calling on many of the film relationships I’ve developed over the years – but also to working with many of the brilliant voices already working in television. I’m enormously excited by the opportunities for long form storytelling, and can’t wait to get started in building an ambitious and varied slate of shows which I hope can resonate around the world.”
Heyman is represented by UTA, Bloom Hergott, and Wiggin.[/tps_footer]