Company Pictures

Company Pictures
Type Subsidiary
Industry Film
Founded 1998; 23 years ago (1998)
Headquarters ,
Products Motion pictures
Television programmes
Parent All3Media

Company Pictures is an independent British television production company which has produced drama programming for many broadcasters.[1] It was set up in 1998 by Charles Pattinson and George Faber, colleagues at BBC Films. Their first film was Morvern Callar, which was credited as a co-production with BBC Films as they had begun developing it while still employed there.[2] In 2003 Company Pictures became part of All3Media.[3] The founders, Pattinson and Faber, left in 2012 to set up another independent production company,[4] and John Yorke became managing director until 2015.[5] He was succeeded by Michele Buck, former joint managing director of Mammoth Screen.[6]

For both artistic and fiscal reasons, when producing the TV series The White Queen, Company Pictures entered into collaboration with a Flemish production house. This enabled them to film in the medieval cities of Ghent and Bruges, while receiving tax-breaks as a European co-production and for investment in Flanders.[7]


  1. ^ About Us - Company Pictures
  2. ^ Christopher Meir, Scottish Cinema: Texts and Contexts (Manchester University Press, 2015), p. 77.
  3. ^ All3Media buys Company Pictures, Broadcast, 14 October 2004. Accessed 25 October 2016.
  4. ^ Jake Kanter, Company founders quit - to set up new All3 indie, Broadcast, 22 June 2012. Accessed 25 October 2016.
  5. ^ Jake Kanter, John Yorke leaves Company Pictures, Broadcast, 27 March 2015. Accessed 25 October 2016.
  6. ^ Michele Buck to head Company Pictures, Broadcast, 18 June 2015. Accessed 25 October 2016.
  7. ^ J. Verheul, "British Flanders", in Screening European Heritage: Creating and Consuming History on Film, edited by Paul Cooke and Rob Stone (Springer, 2016), pp. 37-39.

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