Hillbilly Films & Television (Production Company)

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Polly Leys and Kate Norrish launched independent production company Hillbilly Films and Television in 2004. Hillbilly specialises in producing high quality television drama and feature films.

Hillbilly Television has an overhead and development deal with talkbackThames and Fremantle Media and works closely with all the major UK broadcasters. Current projects include an original series by Simon Beaufoy, Syed Rahman and Bille Eltringham; an adaptation for BBC2 by acclaimed playwright David Greig; and two new series ideas with emerging talent Lucy Moore and Rachel Bennette.

Hillbilly Films is working with major financiers on a slate of original projects and adaptations. Award winning novel Becoming Strangers is being adapted by Ian Rashid while Aschlin Ditta is writing an original romantic comedy which is being developed in conjunction with BBC Films.

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