About New State Pictures

New State Pictures is a newly-established Film and Television development company, founded with a mission to tell stories that challenge established narratives and evoke fresh perspectives. We have a library of award-winning and best-selling novels, and use our expertise to identify titles with the potential to become engaging and transformative Film and TV content. 

With a background in Film&TV rights management, we bring a deep understanding of sourcing, acquiring, and developing novels for screen. We place immense value on identifying and nurturing the unique narrative potential of each literary piece. We leverage this through collaboration with leading industry experts and talent, ensuring that the stories we tell attain fullest potential and reach broadest audiences.

At New State Pictures, we believe in the transformative power of storytelling. Our chosen stories aim to challenge the status quo, spur innovation, and provoke learning. 

We are driven to breathe life into stories that inspire a new state of mind.

Who we are

Ana Emdin is the founder and director of New State Pictures. With a keen eye for literary talent and a passion for storytelling, Ana's focus is on discovering and developing projects that push creative boundaries and break established narratives. She has secured options for titles that went on a Booker Prize longlist and won Yale's Windham-Campbell Prize.

Before establishing New State Pictures, Emdin served as a development producer at Tibor Jones- a literary agency, management, and film production company. During her tenure, she managed screen adaptations for a library of YA titles and a 52-book estate by the best-selling author Wilbur Smith. She co-produced indie feature "The Dunns of Brixton", and produced award-winning documentary series "Untold Stories"  

Starting her career as a production assistant at Warner Brothers, Emdin advanced to production coordinator and manager roles  in commercials and branded content. She moved to the UK from Latvia in 2015 to study Film Production Technology at Birmingham University, followed by a master's in Strategic Communications at King's College London and Feature Producing certificate at NFTS Scotland. 

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