Fremantle Picks Up 72 Films Stake


Fremantle has acquired a majority stake in 72 Films, the independent production outfit behind All or Nothing: Arsenal and 9/11: One Day in America.

“At this stage of 72’s development, there are great advantages and opportunities of joining forces with Fremantle,” the company’s founders, David Glover and Mark Raphael, said in a joint statement. “Their extensive international infrastructure and expertise will provide 72 Films with the platform to have our work seen across the world. We know and like their excellent team. And they offer us not only fantastic support but complete creative freedom so we can continue to work in the same way.”

Jennifer Mullin, group CEO of Fremantle, commented, “Fremantle is proud to invest and work with the very best creative minds in the business. David and Mark and their team at 72 Films are exceptional talents, all of whom take enormous pride in their storytelling and filmmaking, and we are thrilled to have them part of our family.”

Simon Andreae, CEO of Fremantle UK, who spearheaded the deal, added, “Mark, David and the 72 family have developed an unrivaled reputation for telling the world’s most fascinating stories with real freshness and flair. We are delighted to welcome them into the Fremantle family and look forward to supporting them in whatever ways we can as they continue to grow and flourish.”

72 Films’ recent television productions include The Elon Musk Show for BBC and the Netflix documentary Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story.