Lee & Thompson acts for Derek Wax on new venture Wild Mercury Productions

Lee & Thompson acts for Derek Wax on new venture Wild Mercury Productions

The TV Group at Lee & Thompson has acted for client Derek Wax on the launch of new independent drama-focused production company, Wild Mercury Productions, which will sit within parent Endemol Shine Group. Wild Mercury Productions will be run independently by Derek but use Kudos’s production infrastructure.

The first project from Wild Mercury will be Troy: Fall of a City for BBC One, a retelling of the Trojan War, which will be produced in association with Endemol Shine Group’s production company, Kudos. The new production company also has a number of other projects currently in development, including a slate of contemporary dramas and the recently announced Cicero Project, the adapted trilogy of political thrillers set in ancient Rome.

Richard Lever, Head of TV, led the negotiations with Oliver Shipton, partner in the firm’s Corporate group assisting on the Corporate matters and David Andrews, Head of Employment, advising on the employment issues.