UK indie Minnow Films has partnered with advisory service group Matisse to provide long-term strategic advice to the prodco.
The deal sees Matisse becoming a minority shareholder in Minnow. As part of the partnership, the consultancy group will be involved across all spectrums of production, as well as operational and commercial areas.
The two companies first worked together in late 2019, including on Minnow’s RTS-nominated SAS: Who Dares Wins (pictured), which is preparing to launch its sixth season on British pubcaster Channel 4 later this year.
Minnow’s senior team includes founder Morgan Matthews, managing director Clare Voyce, and director of programs Sophie Leonard. Matisse, which launched in spring 2019, is run by Nick Curwin, chair; Scarlett Ewens, CEO; and Edwina Silver, director of new business.
Minnow was launched in 2006 by Matthews and its various productions have thus far won 12 BAFTAS, seven RTS Awards and four Grierson Trust Awards.
Its recent productions include the BBC doc The Last Survivors, which won two BAFTAs and a Grierson Award; Bad Boy Billionaires for Netflix, The Yorkshire Job Centre, and a six-part series for Channel 4, among others.
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