EXCLUSIVE: Range Media Partners has hired Thomas Daley as co-chairman of its international division based in London.
Daley joins Oliver Riddle as co-chairman and the plan is for them to oversee the development and production of American management company Range’s growing international film and television content.
The division is working with Range clients to opt for IP, develop material and produce projects with an international bias. In addition to its preliminary deals with A+E Studios, FilmNation and Anton Capital, the division has 12 projects with UK and European companies in active development.
Daley joins Heather Kadin (President of Scripted TV) and Mark Herwick (President of Unscripted) as directors of Range Studios.
The executive recently left Universal International Studios, where he was Senior Vice President and UK Chief Creative Officer. As part of the senior leadership team, he worked closely with Carnival Films, Heyday Television, Working Title, Matchbox Pictures and Lark. His role included developing television series across Europe, assessing acquisition and first-look opportunities, leading and managing the UK development team, and working on production finance models. Current projects he oversaw include Dodger (BBC), The Capture S2 (BBC), Once upon a time in Londongrad (Sky) and all the others burn (C4).
Prior to Universal International Studios, he was Vice President of Scripted Television UK for eOne in London and prior to that he was a producer on Chris Weitz’s historical drama. end of operationOscar Isaac and Sir Ben Kingsley.
Daley said, “Great stories can transcend borders like never before. I am delighted to be joining Oli, Pete, Rich and the rest of the Range team. His vision has such scope and scale and I look forward to offering personalized creative support to Range’s exceptional roster of talent. I couldn’t be more excited for the new relationships and creative adventures ahead.”
Pete Micelli of Range Media Partners commented: “It is an absolute pleasure to welcome Tom to the Range team. Having worked with him on eOne, I know that Tom is one of the most talented and sophisticated minds when it comes to storytelling. Our ambition is to build a world-class production studio outside of the UK, and Tom is crucial to that.”
Oliver Riddle, Co-Chairman of Range International, added: “For someone with Thomas’s reputation to come on board and build Range International is indicative of the exciting road ahead. We are honored that he has chosen us for the next chapter of his, and personally, I can’t wait to work with him.”
Range’s managing partners include Dave Bugliari, Mackenzie Condon Roussos, Rich Cook, Michael Cooper, Susie Fox, Matt Graham, Sandra Kang, Rachel Kropa, Natalie Bruss, Chelsea McKinnies, Peter Micelli, Mick Sullivan, Byron Wetzel, Jack Whigham and partners include Jeff Barry, Tanya Cohen, and Kai Gayoso.
Clients include Tom Hardy, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Bradley Cooper, Emilia Clarke, Taran Egerton, Michael Shannon, Shailene Woodley, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Benicio Del Toro, Luca Guadagnino, Michael Bay, and M. Night Shyamalan.