Juno Studios: New Women-led Production Company Launches Today!

Four former senior Netflix executives have co-founded a new venture…

JUNO STUDIOS is an innovative entertainment studio with production capabilities and creative expertise across development, production, distribution and marketing.

Headquartered in London, UK, the team at JUNO STUDIOS includes industry luminaries Bec Mortimer, Fiona Lamptey, Amber Taylor and Vinnie Shergill. Their collective experience spans decades in the entertainment industry across strategy, development, producing, physical production, marketing and distribution for series, film and digital at Netflix, Universal, Warner Bros, Film4, Twentieth Century Fox, Channel 4 and the BBC amongst others. Their tenure at Netflix includes establishing and leading the UK office, launching flagship campaigns including The Crown and Stranger Things, spearheading the UK film division and leading high-profile casting across EMEA.

The newly founded JUNO STUDIOS issued a joint statement about their venture:JUNO STUDIOS’ is forging a new path in entertainment. Our collective expertise in storytelling runs across development, production, marketing and distribution and we’re excited to bring our entertainment experience to our partners. JUNO STUDIOS operates as an end-to-end studio with a collaborative cross-platform approach, so we can engage with audiences in the spaces they already love.

We are collaborating with writers, filmmakers, on-screen talent, creators, cultural organisations and brands that are intentional about longevity and legacy; who want to bring value to audiences by cultivating belonging.”

JUNO STUDIOS will work with our incredible network to shape an exciting and sustainable future for entertainment where creativity and creatives can thrive. We are also developing our own slate of projects so new stories are told and fresh voices are heard.

Co-founder and marketeer Bec Mortimer is responsible for bringing the co-founding team together. Mortimer set up the first international office for Netflix in the UK and has been integral to the successful launch of several entertainment companies across the UK holding senior leadership roles across Warner Bros, Universal Pictures and Entertainment One and cultivating successful fandoms for Harry Potter, The Twilight franchise and Sex Education amongst many others.

BAFTA-winning Film and TV exec Fiona Lamptey’s focus is on partnerships with writers, filmmakers, producers, showrunners and behind-the-camera creatives. Lamptey held the role of Director of UK Features at Netflix from 2020-2023, where she led the charge in the development and production of BAFTA-nominated The Wonder, starring Florence Pugh, crime thriller I Came By by Babak Anvari, and The Kitchen, a collaboration co-directed by Daniel Kaluuya and Kibwe Tavares, Scoop the dramatic retelling of the infamous Prince Andrew interview and Misan Harriman’s The After, which secured a 2024 Academy Award nomination.

Fiona Lamptey also said, “In an entertainment landscape fixated on fleeting engagement, we reject the notion of catering to passive audiences, instead, we will seek out and partner with visionaries who are specific and intentional about the stories they want to tell and who they want to tell them to.”

Vinnie Shergill, headed up Casting at Netflix EMEA and was Head of Creative Diversity at BBC Studios, working with on-screen talent and creators. With an extensive network spanning the UK, US and EMEA, Vinnie has worked with a wide range of talent on both scripted and unscripted projects. Vinnie was a named recipient of Strictly Come Dancing’s inaugural BAFTA award for Best Entertainment Programme in recognition of her pivotal role in shaping the show’s success. An expert in talent relations, Vinnie has also worked on a number of shows for Comic Relief/ Sport Relief for the BBC including The Great British Celebrity Bake Off and Let’s Dance.

Amber Taylor was the first marketing hire for Netflix UK spending nearly a decade with the streamer leading cross-channel film, series and brand campaigns. She has twenty years marketing and media experience in talkable, fan-first entertainment campaigns for the UK and globally at Netflix, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros.

These include cultivating franchise fandoms for Harry Potter, Marvel and DC Universes alongside blockbuster kids and family titles, as well as some of the UK’s biggest entertainment campaigns including The Crown, Bond and Avatar.

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