The couple have hired the president of film and television production at FilmNation to shepherd their rich deal at Netflix, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have found a leader for their production company Archewell in Ben Browning, president of film and television production at FilmNation Entertainment, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
A veteran in film financing and the international marketplace, Browning joined FilmNation in 2014. His producing credits include the current Emerald Fennell drama Promising Young Woman.
The royal couple signed a rich deal with Netflix in Sept. 2020 that covers scripted and unscripted TV series, documentaries, feature films and kids’ programming. In December, Harry and Meghan inked an exclusive multiyear deal with Spotify with plans to host and produce podcasts that uplift and entertain audiences. The partnership kicked off with a holiday special hosted by the couple featuring inspirational stories. It remains unclear whether Browning will also head their audio efforts. A spokesperson for the couple declined to comment.
The low-key Browning, whose parents are British (he grew up all over the world), had a rapid rise in the international film financing world. He helped package and produce a number of high-profile indie titles, including Passengers and Room, before joining Glen Basner’s prolific foreign and sales company, FilmNation.