EXCLUSIVE: Range Media Partners has hired Thomas Daley as Co-President of its London-based International division.
Daley is joining Oliver Riddle as co-president and they are slated to oversee the development and production of international television and film content for the growing US property management firm Range.
The division works with Range clients to select intellectual property, develop materials, and create international projects. In addition to its first look deals with A+E Studios, FilmNation and Anton Capital, the division has 12 projects in active development with UK and European firms.
Daley joins Heather Kadin (President of Scripted TV) and Mark Herwick (President of Unscripted) as leaders of Range Studios.
The CEO recently left Universal International Studios where he served as Senior Vice President and Head of Creative UK. As part of the senior management team, he has worked closely with Carnival Films, Heyday Television, Working Title, Matchbox Pictures and Lark. His role included developing television series across Europe, evaluating first-look and acquisition opportunities, leading and managing a development team in the UK, and working on financial production models. Current projects he has managed include Dodger (BBC), The Capture S2 (BBC), Once upon a time in Londongrad (sky) and All the rest are on fire (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’ historical fiction drama. Operation finalOscar Isaac and Sir Ben Kingsley.
Daley said: “Great stories can transcend borders like never before. I am thrilled to be joining Oli, Pete, Rich and the rest of the Range team. Their vision is of such scope and scope and I really look forward to offering custom creative support to Range’s exceptional roster of talent. I am very excited about the new relationships and creative adventures that lie ahead of me.”
Pete Micelli of Range Media Partners commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Tom to the Range team. Having worked with him at eOne, I know that Tom is one of the most talented and sophisticated minds when it comes to storytelling. Our goal is to build a world class production studio outside of the UK and Tom is playing a pivotal role in that.”
Oliver Riddle, co-president of Range International, added: “To have someone with a reputation like Thomas come on board and build Range International is a testament to the exciting journey ahead of us. We are thrilled that he has chosen us for his next chapter and I personally can’t wait to work with him.”
Range Managing Partners include Dave Bugliari, Mackenzie Condon Roussos, Rich Cooke, Michael Cooper, Susie Fox, Matt Graham, Sandra Kang, Rachel Kropah, Natalie Bruce, Chelsea McKinnis, Peter Michelli, 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.