Pemberley Productions was founded in 1946 by William P. Darcy. In its early years, the company developed and financed film projects with an unerring eye for critical and underdog commercial success. As Pemberley's clout grew, so did its San Francisco-based production facilities. Pemberley developed a reputation for iconoclastic vision—a cultured alternative to Hollywood—and it soon branched out into developing technologies.
William S. Darcy, heir to the growing media empire, scored a major triumph with his first project, a television serial adaptation of the neglected short stories of Henry James. The success of the serial led to a string of similar television adaptations, including the award-winning Stories of Ann Radcliffe.
Sensing a sea-change in the way content is created and distributed, Darcy rebranded the company as Pemberley Digital in 1998. Since then, he has been succeeded by his son, William F. Darcy, who has continued to grow the company's presence and influence in the fast-paced world of digital media. Pemberley's youngest CEO has already made his mark, building a world-renowned application development team and branching out beyond even what his father imagined. In the second decade of the 21st century, Pemberley Digital is at work on some of the most exciting video app technology on the market.