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Sony Pictures Television hires Big Talk's Matthew Justice to lead UK and European operations

In what might be considered a big poaching, Sony Pictures Television has hired Mathew Justice, a seasoned UK industry expert, now Managing Director of ITV Studios’ Big company talks – about the newly created role of Executive Vice President, Head of UK and Europe.

Justice, reporting to Wayne Garvie, President of SPT for International Productions, will directly manage the company’s international studio operations and European co-productions business, as well as working closely with SPT International Production’s wholly-owned and joint-venture production companies in the region, including Bad Wolf (His Dark Materials, Industry), Eleven Movies(Sex Education) and Left Bank Pictures(crown). He will join later this year.

“Joining Wayne and the SPT team is a dream come true,” said Justice. “The SPT labels are fantastic so it has been a rare privilege to work with them and the people behind them. Helping to grow SPT’s UK and European business is a very tempting prospect and I cannot wait to be a part of it. I leave Big Talk, My past home 16 ) has worked in the best hands for many years and will watch with admiration and pride as they continue to excel in everything they do stand out from the crowd.”

Justice has been since , when he was co-operating with Kenton Allen originally established in of the award-winning film and television production company.

in the past For years, Justice and team have been responsible for a series of important movies Attack on the Block , Sightseeing By , Cuban Fury and Man Up, and critically acclaimed, popular TV shows include Free Agents, Rev, he and she , raised by wolves , mother, cold feet, Friday dinner , wrong show and The Outlaws.

Lately he has been executive producing Stephen Merchant’s hit comedy Thriller Season 3 BBC/Amazon’s Sharpshooter , Noel Fielding as British Bandit Dick Turpin (Dick Turpin) Series (Apple TV+) and Dinner with the Parents

are available on Amazon Freevee. Justice is not only Big Talk’s producer, but also the commercial face of Big Talk, leading negotiations for its sale to ITV Studios in 2007.

“It was a great time at SPT, and they just got better,” Garvie said. “Matthew is a well-respected figure in British TV and film – and together with Kenton Allen he has built Big Talk into a major international player. Matthew is a smart operator, strategic thinker and, just as importantly, Yes, he’s a fantastic guy and he brings what we need to make our UK and European business stronger. Everyone at Sony and our label is very excited to have him on the team.”



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