Vertigo Films has reached an agreement with the International Federation of Studios to take a majority stake in the company. Vertigo Credits Include Popular TV Shows Brittany and Armoredbox office success Streed Dance 3D and The Sweeney and award-winning films such as Monsters and Bronson.
Federation is a production and distribution company that defends independent European studios. Working with platforms and major players in the market, Fédération is at the origin of several major international productions such as The Office, Around the World in 80 Days and teen drama Meet me in Paris.
The acquisition follows a busy year for Vertigo, which is currently in post-production on a new comedy-drama series. Mammalsby Jez Butterworth with James Corden and Sally Hawkins for Prime Video, and an upcoming 80s gangster epic A town called Malice by Nick Love for Sky Max.
London-based Vertigo Films was founded in 2002 by executive producers Allan Niblo and James Richardson and has grown to become one of the UK’s most successful independent film production and distribution companies. After Jane Moore was named CEO in 2014, Vertigo channeled its success onto the small screen. Now in its 20th year, Vertigo has a long history of finding and supporting new talent, with a number of their films launching the careers of big names including Tom Hardy (Bronson, Mad Max), Vanessa Kirby (Kill Command, Mission Impossible), director Nicholas Winding Refn (Bronson, Drive) and director Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla, Star Wars: Rogue One). Their list of critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning films includes Bronson, Monsters, The football factory, it’s all gone Pete Tong and the aforementioned commercial success Street Dance 3D.
In a joint statement, Vertigo Film executive producers and co-founders James Richardson and Allan Niblo and Vertigo CEO Jane Moore said, “Vertigo Films has been a trusted name in filmmaking for 20 years, producing films quality and commercially successful, and we are delighted with the company’s success over the past few years through the expansion of our television division.Bringing the boldest ideas of extraordinary talent to life is in our DNA and now having such a prolific partner in the Federation is an opportunity to expand and drive our ambitious roster forward at full speed.Producing films and TV shows for the global market is at the heart of everything we do, and as we were looking for an international business partner, we wanted to find a company that shared our independent, rebellious and ambitious spirit – and to find that in Pascal Breton, Lionel Uzan and our friends of the Federation is gold dust. Their unwavering support has been a dream come true and we are thrilled to enter this new era together, launching these new plans for our future in Vertigo’s 20th anniversary year.
Financial details were not disclosed.