U.K. Distributor Other Parties Launches Production Arm Led by Former Amazon Studios’ Exec Emily Guarino (EXCLUSIVE)


Published Time: 15.05.2024 - 13:31:29 Modified Time: 15.05.2024 - 13:31:29

U.K. distributor Other Parties has launched a new production arm headed by former Amazon Studios U.K. exec Emily Guarino.

Guarino, who was most recently head of business affairs at Amazon Studios, will be the new CEO of Other Parties Productions, working alongside Other Parties founder and director of distribution Aneet Nijjar. The duo previously collaborated during film industry development program Inside Pictures.

Guarino has over two decades of experience developing and producing content, having begin her career at NBCUniversal’s international studio in London. She went on to head up legal and business affairs at A+E Networks EMEA and most recently the European Originals Business Affairs team at Amazon Studios’ London HQ.

Other Parties Film Company launched in 2021 and quickly assembled a dynamic team including co-founder Aduke King, who oversees acquisition and development, former Wunderman and Thompson exec Tom Lancaster and Esmé Gartside, who heads communications.

The company recently released “Pier Kids” and “Small Body” as well as re-released Bette Gordon’s “Variety” with “Bushman” & -

#8212; David Schickele’s 1971 cult classic – set for cinemas this summer.

“Other Parties Productions will collaborate with authentic talent to tell transformational stories,” said Guarino. “Our plan is to go beyond entertaining; we will empower. I am looking forward to taking the first steps on an ambitious journey with Aneet and the Other Parties Film Company team.”

Nijjar added: “We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Emily to join as our CEO of Other Parties Productions. Her expertise, creativity and enthusiasm are the perfect match for our vision and values and will undoubtedly strengthen and transform the company as we enter a new and very exciting era.”

Other Parties Productions will be at Cannes this month to raise finance for a film and TV slate that is both boundary-pushing and commercially minded.

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