Producers Tim Headington and Theresa Steele Page Launch Production and Financing Company Ley Line Entertainment
Producers Tim Headington and Theresa Steele Page have teamed up to open Ley Line Entertainment, a content development, production, and financing company with projects spanning film, television, stage, and music.
Over the years, the duo has been involved in all facets of the entertainment business. Headington financed and produced such films as The Young Victoria, Argo, Hugo, and World War Z, while Page, a former music industry and advertising executive, was instrumental in overseeing the career development of many internationally recognized artists, including Britney Spears, NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, and Backstreet Boys.
Ley Line is hitting the ground running with Paul Harrill's upcoming Sundance 2019 NEXT entry Light from Light, which Headington and Page produced with the Sailor Bear trio of David Lowery, Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston, alongside actor Elisabeth Moss and Kelly Williams (Sorry to Bother You). The film stars Marin Ireland and Jim Gaffigan.
Ley Line is also co-financing and co-producing David Lowery's next effort, The Green Knight, a re-telling of the classic English tale Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, along with A24 and BRON.
"We started this company in order to foster both new and established talent while telling unique and meaningful stories across a broad range of mediums," said Headington. "I'm looking forward to embarking on a long and creative partnership with Theresa."
"Tim and I have diverse and complementary professional backgrounds and artistic tastes," said Page. "I feel really good about the current lineup of projects we have and I'm excited to find and support the next generation of artists."
Their first stage production is a musical--set to the international megahits of Max Martin--to be announced in January of 2019 and opening in the West End the following November. The company's next stage project will be an adaptation of Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret, with an eye towards a 2021 West End release. Headington produced the 2011 Oscar®-nominated film version (Hugo), and reflecting back on it, he says "it's one of the projects I've remained the most fond of in my career, and I still feel a deep personal attachment to the story. Brian is truly a genius and the stage seemed like a natural progression for his work." Selznick is currently writing the libretto for the musical.
Also on their slate is an as-yet untitled bio-doc of musician Brian Wilson from director Brent Wilson (no relation) which Ley Line financed and produced. Executive produced by Brian and Melinda Wilson, the film follows the legendary Beach Boys co-founder as he has in-depth, intimate conversations with his old friend and Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine. Featuring new and classic music this doc will be a favorite for Wilson fans. The film is in post-production and is slated for a 2019 release.
Other upcoming projects include The Mercy of Thin Air, based on the novel by Ronlyn Domingue, which the company has optioned and is developing, and a film based on the award-winning indie game by Atmos Games, Pinstripe.