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FremantleMedia enters into creative partnership with 87 Films

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Mumbai: FremantleMedia continues to build its roster of creative scripted partnerships with a new development deal with 87 Films. 87 Films was formed by Dudi Appleton and Jim Keeble, one of the leading writing teams in the UK drama industry, with executive producer Patrick Irwin joining the company. 

Under the new agreement, the companies will collaborate on ambitious scripted projects for the international market alongside FremantleMedia?s global in-house producers. 87 Films is currently developing dramas with the FremantleMedia?s Wildside in Italy, Kwai in France, Miso across Scandinavia, and FremantleMedia North America in the US.

FremantleMedia director of global drama Sarah Doole said, ?Jim and Dudi are a creative force that will be a tremendous addition to FremantleMedia. They have an exceptional vision for stories that tie perfectly into our ambitions for our drama business. This key relationship will bring their talents to our global network of producers.?

Appleton added, ?Christian Vesper and Sarah Doole are hugely inspiring collaborators for us. We speak the same language. In an international television business that can seem increasingly corporate, they are passionate about great dramatic stories wherever they come from, wherever they lead. And telling those stories is what we do. Collaborating with FremantleMedia?s global producers, we are creating authentic new drama that breaks through traditional borders of culture, language, and place.?

The agreement with 87 Films is the latest in FremantleMedia?s creative partnerships. Over the past few years, the company has invested in talented scripted creators, including Miso Film, Abot Hameiri, Dancing Ledge, Fontaram, Kwai, Wildside, Bend It TV and Easy Tiger, and has completed development deals with SLAM Films and Neil Gaiman.

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