Element’s Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe
Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that the company has signed a first-look production deal with Element Pictures for theatrical films.
Element Pictures is currently working with Fox Searchlight Pictures, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment and producers Ceci Dempsey (of Scarlet Films) and Lee Magiday on The Favourite directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. The film is set for release on November 23, 2018 in North America and January 1, 2019 in the UK.
Element Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Fox Searchlight Presidents Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum said,
“We have loved working with Ed and Andrew on The Favourite. They are brilliant producers who have deep relationships with some of the most unique and important directorial voices in the world. We enter this partnership with a shared commitment to bringing ground-breaking, ambitious works to the screen.”
Guiney and Lowe added,
“David and Matthew and the team at Searchlight are wonderful collaborators; they have great taste, are incisive, astute and very supportive. Our experience working together on The Favourite has demonstrated that we have a shared sensibility and a strong ambition to make truly distinctive and outstanding work together.”
Element Pictures recent productions include; Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience with Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer with Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room with Brie Larson, and Lanthimos’ The Lobster.
Rosie, written by Roddy Doyle and directed by Paddy Breathnach will be released in Irish Cinemas on October 12th.
Fox Searchlight Pictures is a speciality film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. Recent award-winning productions include The Shape of Water, Birdman, 12 Years a Slave and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.