Duke and Duchess of Sussex have recruited Ben Browning as head of content for Archewell Production and Archewell Audio. Commenting on the announcement, Mr Browning revealed the pair’s intent to create a “global production company”. He also commented on the pair’s desire to shine a light on diverse voices in the industry.
Mr Browning has worked on features such as ‘Room’, ‘Arrival’ and most recently, the Oscar-nominated film, ‘Promising Young Woman’.
Speaking to Forbes, Mr Browning said: “From the moment they shared their vision for Archewell as a global production company that will spotlight diverse voices and share uplifting stories, I knew I wanted to help with this unique opportunity.
“It’s a thrilling company to be starting.”
Meghan and Harry hope to create a production empire which provides a platform for a younger audience.
Mr Browning also set up FilmNation and will now lead Meghan and Harry’s creative partnerships with Netflix and Spotify.
His appointment comes after further announcements were made concerning the production company today.
Genevieve Roth founder of Invisible Hand, the agency which worked on the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016, will now work with Archewell.
The agency will work on initiatives such as International Women’s Day programmes.
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Ms St Laurent began work for the Sussexes in April 2020 after working for Bill and Melinda Gates.
A statement said: “We are proud to be joined by Catherine St Laurent in this next chapter with us.
“Her leadership and proven track record working within two organisations that have a tremendous impact in the world – the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Pivotal Ventures – makes her an incredible asset, and we’re excited to have her on our team.”
The moves regarding the foundation and production company come in the wake of the pair’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
During the bombshell interview, Meghan made allegations of racist comments made concerning Archie’s skin colour during her pregnancy.
The Duchess also claimed she had been left isolated by the Firm as she tried to adjust to ryal life.
Speaking to Oprah she said: “There was no guidance. Unlike what you see in the movies, there’s no class on how to speak, how to cross your legs, how to be royal.
“That was not offered to me. Even down to the National Anthem – no one thought to say ‘oh you’re American, you’re not gonna know that’.
“So that’s me late at night Googling it.”