Pratchett sets up own multi-media company

Bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett has set up his own multimedia production company, Narrativia, to hold exclusive worldwide rights to all of the writer's work across film, television, merchandising and digital media.

Narrativia will be headed by managing director Rod Brown, and will be based in Soho, central London. It will bring the management and development of the Pratchett brand under one roof.

Brown will work closely with the author and Narrativia directors, Pratchett's business manager Rob Wilkins, and the author's daughter and fellow writer, Rhianna Pratchett.

The company said it is already working on a number of Pratchett related television and film projects with high profile production partners and script writers, with further details to come.

Pratchett said: "This is an exciting and natural development for me and my works, and I look forward to working closely with the team to develop new stories in areas other than just print and e-books and, of course, seeing my first big screen project come to fruition."

Brown said: "This is a dream challenge for me. Having worked very happily with Terry, Rob and Rhianna over the past decade on the three mini series for Sky 1, I have grown to love the world and characters Terry has created so when Terry invited me to head up the company for him, it was easy to say yes."