(Los Angeles, California--January 29, 2013) High-profile feature directors such as Stephen Frears, John Madden and Kirk Jones are coming to the US, repped with the likes of David Mamet, Danny Boyle and Jean Jacques Annaud, via a new alliance between Tomboy Films and Looking Glass Films. Executive Producer June Guterman presides over the US-based Looking Glass Films, whose roster will be represented in the UK by Tomboy Films, overseen by Managing Directors Glynis Murray and Barnaby Spurrier.
“We have each attracted rosters of amazing directors that reflect our tastes in narrative and they are in perfect alignment. Our company cultures are equally harmonious,” said Guterman. “We are engaged by great storytelling and beautiful film – which allows us to work in long form, traditional and digital/mobile media. We love what we do and believe in having fun while we do it. “I’m delighted to be associated with Glynis, Barnaby, and Tomboy Films.”
“We have known and respected Looking Glass Films for many years, so a formal working relationship is a natural step forwards for us,” said Murray. “Tomboy has an unusually eclectic roster and finding a partner who is attuned to the way we work and the caliber of directors we represent was very important for us. We are confident that Looking Glass Films and Tomboy will be a very successful combination.”
Guterman said that Looking Glass Films has been producing a lot of work internationally, noting, “Commercial production is a world market today. In addition to our US jobs, we’ve been working with London, Brazil, Singapore, and the rest of Europe.” She mused that she’s “begun to feel like a production company/travel agent – luckily we all love to travel , and both companies’ rosters are equally comfortable shooting in the US, UK and anywhere else in the world!”
In terms of UK representation for her directors, Guterman sought a very specific fit. “I wanted people who could properly rep A-list directors and do a great job executing production, as well as partnering with us in the process - a hands-on approach is critical when dealing with major talents,” she said. “Also, production is different in every country. Tomboy Films has great relationships with U.K. agencies and an exceptional understanding of that market.” In addition to their respective rosters, both Looking Glass Films and Tomboy Films have off-roster relationships with directors available for special projects that expand options for brands and agencies.
Recent work produced by Looking Glass Films includes the SK-II launch campaign with Kate Bosworth (via Leo Burnett) helmed by Cliff Watts, who also photographed 2012 Sexiest Woman Alive Mila Kunis for the November cover of Esquire. Tomboy Films’ recent work includes projects for Churchill Insurance, Tesco, 02 and Ferrero Rocher. Tomboy was one of the official digital content providers for the London Olympics.
The Looking Glass Films roster is comprised of directors Jean Jacques Annaud, Alfonso Arau, Suzuya Bobo, Laurent Briet, Kerry Conran, Renny Harlin, Lesli Linka Glatter, Fatima Andrade Koehler, Andy Dugan, David Mamet, Barbara McDonough, Francine McDougall, Paul McGuigan, Dito Montiel, Marine Panossian, Roman Polanski, Chris Rock, Mark Simmons, Cliff Watts and Marlon Wayans. The Looking Glass Films and Tomboy Films rosters are repped in the US by Sarah Holbrook on the East Coast, Chris Breneman in the Midwest, and Marla Mossberg on the West Coast.
The Tomboy Films roster is comprised of directors Andrea Arnold, Andrew Gaynord, Ben Caron, Ben Miller, Benjamin Till, Clio Barnard, Dominic Brigstocke, Fez, Gregory Rood, Hugh O'Conor, Jeremy Jeffs, Joe Cornish, John Carney, John Crowley, John Madden, Justin Chadwick, Karan Kandhari, Kirk Jones, Lenny Abrahamson, Marcus Tomlinson, Mark Mylod, Matthew Huntley, Oliver Smyth, Patrick Cadell, Paul Walker, Peter Capaldi, Richard Loncraine, Sandra Goldbacher, Shane Meadows, Simon Cheek, Stephen Frears, and Zam Salim.