Prime Focus has shelved its production ambitions after the former head of its production division resurfaced at a newly established indie.
The Soho-based post facility has not replaced former Prime Focus Productions managing director Rod Brown, who this week joined forces with Terry Pratchett to launch Narrativia, a production company that will exploit the TV, film and digital rights to the author’s work.
One of the projects it is working on is The Watch, a series based on characters from Pratchett’s Discworld series that Prime Focus Productions had been looking to develop.
A spokeswoman for Prime Focus confirmed that the company is not currently involved in any productions, but is expecting to pick up post-production work.
She said: “We have a longstanding, ongoing relationship with Rod, and are looking forward to working with him on the programmes as they are greenlit.”
Brown was recruited by former Prime Focus UK group managing director Simon Briggs, who left the company in August ahead of an ongoing restructure and round of redundancies at the post-production facility.
Brown said he too hoped Narrativia and Prime Focus would collaborate on future projects.
Meanwhile, Prime Focus has ditched the Amazing Spectacles moniker given to its animation unit.
The directors of Amazing Spectacles, which was launched at the end of 2010 as an “independently run boutique backed by Prime Focus”, are now part of Prime Focus Animation.