Fane has revealed plans for international expansion, with the production company to open a new office in Australia.
The office in Darlinghurst, Sydney is now open, with Australia the first new territory for the UK company. Plans are also in place for further international bases over the coming year, and Fane has also unveiled a brand-new website.
The Sydney office will be launching several projects in the coming weeks. The focus will be on bringing international talent to Australasia, said Fane, as well as working with local talent via the Australian arms of publishers such as Pan Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Hachette.
Off the back of successful tours with Nigella Lawson, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Sir Michael Parkinson, Fane’s first projects under their own name in Australasia will be Grayson Perry’s show Them & Us, which will launch in January 2020 in Sydney and Melbourne, and The Betoota Advocate Live alongside the publication of their new book, which will be published by Pan Macmillan this December.
Fane m.d. Alex Fane said: “We are so very excited to be launching in Australasia, not only because of the brilliant opportunities it offers our current clients but also how it widens our roster of international voices. The success of the business will be down to how we connect with local talent and publishers and the response so far has been fantastic.”
Fane’s first hire in Australia is Peter Richardson who takes the position of Producer and will work across the upcoming tours.
The production company recently collaborated with Margaret Atwood on the launch of The Testaments (Chatto & Windus), creating a live event at the National Theatre, London in September to mark the release which was screened to 1,500 cinemas around the world across five continents.
Fane says it presided over sales of 450,000 tickets in their first two years alone through events with artists including John le Carré, Dolly Alderton, Stacey Dooley, Michel Legrand and Grayson Perry. Fane’s Autumn 2019 season includes tours and shows from the likes of Julie Andrews, Joanna Lumley, Sir Michael Morpurgo, Sir Michael Parkinson, Jojo Moyes, The High Low, Nadiya Hussain, The Receipts Podcast, Jay Rayner, Armistead Maupin and Adam Kay.