See-Saw Films, the Academy Award-winning film production company, is moving more aggressively into the TV business with the hire of Jamie Laurenson as head of television.
Laurenson is to join from BBC Films where he is executive producer. At the BBC, he was also commissioning editor for drama at BBC 4, where he developed British films such as An Education, My Week With Marilyn and Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, and TV projects such as Toast and Holy Flying Circus.
See-Saw’s Emile Sherman said in a press release: “Jamie is the perfect fit for our company. As an incredibly experienced film and television executive we are excited by his decision to focus solely on developing and growing our TV business. Increasingly there appears to be no distinction between film and TV talent and hiring Jamie puts us in the best position to take advantage of that.”
Laurenson will start at See-Saw in July.
See-Saw is now in production on Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake, a six-part series for BBC 2, UKTV Australia and New Zealand and the Sundance Channel, to be distributed by BBC Worldwide.