Caledonia Productions, banner of theater and film director Patrick Daly, whose credits include August: Osage County, UNA and Galveston have signed with Passenger, led by its founder Richard Brown Priority agreement ( this England, True Detective, catch-15).
Two-year agreement with Passenger, currently part of Fremantle The global theater division, in addition to co-producing a slew of new projects, Daley and Brown have collaborated on select existing Passengers and Caledonian film and television projects. Freemantle will be responsible for global distribution.
Both Passenger and Caledonia are headquartered in New York and London.
“I have known and admired Richard Brown and Christian Daly of Freemantle: “We have worked with Vesper for many years, so when this It really was an easy decision to make when the opportunity presented itself. “He has 15 years of experience producing theater in the US, and UK productions include Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica, Kate Hall Olivier Award winning The Mountaintop by (Katori Hall), Tribe by Nina Raine (Tribes) and Lucy Prebble’s effects .
“As we continue to bring bold and original work to the stage, we will seek to do the same on screen. The expertise, support and global infrastructure provided by this transaction provide Caledonia with the springboard to make this happen, and we are eager to see what we will create together. ”
Upcoming projects from Caledonian films include feature film Marshall Street and are currently working with Film4 , directed by Nadia Latif. Meanwhile, the eight-episode comedy series SHRINK, developed and executive produced by Daly, is currently streaming on Peacock
“I have long been a fan of working with Patrick, a talented producer with great taste and invaluable creative instinct,” Brown said. “Now that Freemantle is Passenger’s permanent home, we are always looking for exciting opportunities to enhance and expand our capabilities to produce a growing portfolio of high-quality film and television projects. This agreement with Patrick and Caledonia is an important step in making that happen.
In addition to his premiere agreement with Passengers, Daly will continue to work as a production consultant working on live theater staging. Overseeing the live division of EON Productions. Most recently EON credits include the Broadway production of Macbeth (starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga), and the stage musical Sing Street Adapted from a John Carney film.
December 15, Freeman Fremantle has announced the acquisition of Passenger, an independent production company to become a wholly owned brand. As part of the deal, Brown will also take on a new creative role in the global theatrical arena to help drive Fremantle’s presence in high-quality television and Efforts in the development and production of film projects. A recent example includes a collaboration with Michael Winterbottom’s new series Rider’s Fall , Which tells the incredible story of Carlos Ghosn, the Brazilian-Lebanese CEO of Nissan and Renault, who was arrested in Japan and meticulously a year later. Plotting his own escape to Beirut, hidden in a music box on a private jet.