The Imaginarium Studios and Red Arrow have announced a major new joint initiative.

The Imaginarium is the UK’s premier Performance Capture studio and  Film, TV and Videogame production company, founded by actor/director Andy Serkis (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) and veteran producer Jonathan Cavendish (“Bridget Jones’s Diary”, “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”).

This new cooperation between Red Arrow Entertainment Group and The Imaginarium will see a new unit created to develop high-end scripted TV drama for the international market. The two companies are currently recruiting a senior level executive to manage the new initiative’s development slate.

All projects will be distributed internationally by Red Arrow International.

Jan Frouman, CEO of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, said: “The Imaginarium Studios is one of the most ambitious new production companies in the English-speaking market and we are delighted to forge this exciting new relationship with them.”

Jonathan Cavendish and Andy Serkis, Founders of The Imaginarium Studios said: “Working with our friends at Red Arrow will give us a terrific opportunity to create new content for the international marketplace which we can fast track into production. Red Arrow is a perfect partner for the Imaginarium and we are looking forward to working with them for many years to come.”

Henrik Pabst, Managing Director of Red Arrow International said: “Our aim is to work directly with major talent to develop international TV projects. The Imaginarium has been top of our list of people we would like to work with, so it’s great to be forging this new relationship with Tony, Andy, Jonathan and the team”.

About The Imaginarium Studios

Established in 2011 by actor/director Andy Serkis and producer Jonathan Cavendish, The Imaginarium Studios harnesses the power of performance capture to fuel a new generation of storytelling in film, television and videogames. The Imaginarium’s central London studio base acts as a magnet to the international film community as well as providing a development and production base for writers, filmmakers and creative visionaries from all over the world.

Andy Serkis is an acclaimed actor and director best-known for his Performance Capture roles in movies including “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “King Kong”. Jonathan Cavendish is a veteran producer with credits including “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”.

The Imaginarium Studios has secured film rights for Samantha Shannon’s novel “The Bone Season”, along with rights to a new adaptation of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”. Serkis and Cavendish will produce “The Bone Season” while Serkis will direct “Animal Farm”. The studio provided performance capture services for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the forthcoming Marvel Studios film “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. The Imaginarium team are also using their performance capture services and working with Serkis for his directorial debut on “The Jungle Book: Origins”, starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris and Benedict Cumberbatch. Currently The Imaginarium is producing the 4-part family TV series “Fungus the Bogeyman” for Sky UK.