Last night, mystery surrounded the future of James Corden’s television production company making its hit American talk show.
Documents show that Fulwell 73 Productions LLP, of which the world star is listed as a designated member, is due to disband on Tuesday.
It is the parent company of three other Fulwell 73 companies, one of which is also in the process of being dissolved.
The move appears to mean Mr. Corden is no longer involved with the company, which he joined in August 2017 with great fanfare.
When asked last night whether Mr Corden would own any of the companies after the changes, a spokesperson for Fulwell 73 declined to comment.
The joint UK and US based company is behind Mr Corden’s Late Late Show, as well as the recent show where singer Adele was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey about her divorce.
Last night, mystery surrounded the future of James Corden’s television production company making its hit American talk show. Documents show Fulwell 73 Productions LLP, of which the world star is listed as a designated member, is due to disband on Tuesday
According to official documents filed with Companies House, all remaining assets will be transferred to the Crown after its dissolution. It is not known how much the assets are worth.
The company’s latest accounts, which were for 2019, show it had a turnover of Â£ 25.5million and a profit of Â£ 11.5million.
Sources close to Fulwell 73 – who was trained by Ben Winston, a longtime friend of Mr Corden for 18 years – described the decision to dissolve the company as a “procedural technicality with HMRC”, which “relates accounts deposited and delays due to the complexities of Covid accounting â.
When asked if a spokesperson was asked if this meant the company had unpaid tax bills, he declined to comment.
Last night, in a statement, all five of Fulwell 73 partners, including Mr Corden, said they were “more committed to the business than they have ever been” and insisted that ” Fulwell 73 is booming, âafter asking famous public relations firm Freuds to deal with the media surrounding the company’s current situation.
The move appears to mean Mr. Corden is no longer involved with the company, which he joined in August 2017 with great fanfare. When asked last night whether Mr Corden would own any of the companies after the changes, a spokesperson for Fulwell 73 declined to comment.
Rumors have circulated in the entertainment industry that there has been a falling out between some of the business partners. However, sources close to Mr Corden played down the suggestion, saying there was no argument.
Both Mr. Corden and Mr. Winston moved from London to Los Angeles in January 2015 to work on The Late Late Show presented by creator Gavin and Stacey. Mr. Winston is the executive producer.
The couple met in 2003 on the set of the British sitcom Teachers, where Mr. Winston was a runner and Mr. Corden a promising actor. They are now considered one of the most powerful and talented partnerships in show business.
It’s unclear what the corporate reshuffle means for The Late Late Show, which airs on U.S. network CBS. Since the couple arrived, it has attracted some of the biggest names in the world, with guests including Tom Hanks, Anne Hathaway and Ed Sheeran joining Mr Corden on his couch in Hollywood studios.
He and Mr. Winston, 40, also started Carpool Karaoke, which has grown into a global online phenomenon. Celebrities like Michelle Obama and Adele have joined Mr Corden as he drives them through Hollywood singing songs in his car.
Adele’s appearance has racked up 42 million views on YouTube.
Mr Corden, 43, has gone from being a British star to that of a world star. Since arriving in Hollywood, he has hosted the prestigious Golden Globe Awards, as well as the Grammys, and won numerous gongs for his own work in the United States, including ten Primetime Emmys. Although he had worked with Mr Winston for many years, Mr Corden did not get an official position at Fulwell 73 until 2017.
He said at the time: âIn many ways, I have felt like an unofficial partner for many years, and now that it’s official, I’m incredibly proud to have joined this amazing company.
It’s unclear what the corporate reshuffle means for The Late Late Show, which airs on US network CBS.
“In Gabe, Ben, Leo and Ben, I feel like I am working with the most dynamic, passionate and talented directors and producers I have ever met.”
Fulwell 73 was founded in London in 2005 by Mr. Winston, brothers Ben and Gabriel Turner and Leo Pearlman. He made some of the most watched programs on television.
Most recently, he was behind Adele’s two programs on either side of the Atlantic, An Audience With Adele which was on ITV and Adele: One Night Only which aired in the US on CBS.
Earlier this year, they also had a reunion of friends.
Fulwell 73 also has a long history of making sports documentaries, including The Class of ’92 which was about the Manchester United football team which starred David Beckham and Gary Neville. It was the best-selling sports documentary of all time.
Mr. Winston was also a close friend of boy band One Direction and directed a number of their music videos. In a statement, Mr Corden, Mr Winston, Mr Turner, Mr Turner and Mr Pearlman said: “Fulwell 73 is booming and the five partners remain as committed to the business as they have been. never been, and suggesting otherwise is as stupid as it sounds.
‘After an exciting year 2021 where we produced the Grammys, Friends: The Reunion, two specials Adele record, Stand up to Cancer, Among The Stars, the groundbreaking series for Disney +, Amazon Prime’s biggest hit of the year Video, Cinderella, being heralded as the new producers of the Kardashians, winning a number of major awards and celebrating the 1000th episode of The Late Late Show, the five of us can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store.