Producer Sue Clothier and Transmission Joint Managing Directors Richard Payten and Andrew Mackie recently announced the formation of Utopia, a joint venture to produce quality factual and scripted content for all platforms.
The venture builds on the success of Transmission Films, the Australian-based feature distribution company, and Sue Clothier, who has a long career in factual production including most recently Northern Pictures which she founded in 2010.
Utopia’s slate will be anchored in the factual space, but also has a number of scripted projects in development.
“Transmission Films is the leading independent distributor in the country and partnering with Richard and Andrew in Utopia has been the easiest decision I have ever made. We share a strong and united vision for the future and believe we are well placed to build on our experience to deliver distinctive content in this evolving international media and entertainment landscape,” said Sue Clothier.
“Sue is the ideal partner – a producer with excellent taste, and a fantastic reputation. Being longtime friends and colleagues, it made perfect sense to extend Transmission’s feature business into the factual space and beyond. We’re excited about mixing our respective experience and generating original IP across old and new platforms. This is a natural next step in the growth of Transmission brand,” said Richard Payten and Andrew Mackie.