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Articles from February 2012

Del Toro, Reel FX Team Up on Day of the Dead
Jorge R Gutierrez will direct the Romeo And Juliet-style CG animation from a screenplay he is writing with Doug Langdale set against the Mexican folklore milieu. Guillermo De Toro is on board as creative collaborator and will also present the film.Texas-based...
Haslam and Grumbar's Embankment Sells Princess Di Film to 40 Territories
Tim Haslam (formerly CEO of HanWay) and Hugo Grumbar (former MD of Icon) have unveiled their new international sales and financing company, Embankment Films.The company has quietly been working on the Princess Diana biopic Caught In Flight since the...
Journalist and Former Screen Editor David Lewin Dies at Age 89
Veteran of Daily Mirror, Daily Express and Daily Mail.David Lewin, a groundbreaking entertainment journalist and former editor of the magazine that would become Screen International, died in his sleep at the age of 89 on Sunday [Feb 19].Lewin became...
Martina Ternstrom Joins Revolver
Martina Ternstrom has joined UK distributor Revolver as acquisitions executive; Panizzo promoted; Lucy Taylor gets new role.Ternstrom, who previously worked at The Works UK Distribution, New York-based Magnolia Pictures and most recently at Metrodome,...
Memento Closes Deals on Foxfire, Sister, We Are What We Are, under the Rainbow
EXCLUSIVE: French sales company Memento saw strong demand for its slate at the EFM and has tied up further deals on Competition entry Sister and the next films from Laurent Cantet, Agnes Jaoui and Jim Mickle.Memento Films International has closed new...
Peter Greenaway Plans New Death in Venice Project
EXCLUSIVE: Peter Greenaway is to make a new film version of Thomas Mann's Death In Venice.The film, Food For Love, is due to start principal photography in Venice on Nov 10.It is bound to provoke comparisons with Luchino Visconti's 1971 film of Death...
Sky Atlantic Books Richard E Grant Hotel Series
Richard E Grant is to front a "luxurious" travel series for Sky Atlantic that marks the first commission for Clive Tulloh's new indie.Hotel Secrets with Richard E Grant (working title) will follow the actors exploration of the world's most famous and...
Universal Signs Two-Year Deal with Paul Walker's Laguna Ridge
The first project to go under the production arrangement is the action thriller Skyscraper based on an original idea by Mike Sobel.Walker, who helped Universal to great success with the 2011 global smash Fast Five, will produce and star in the film alongside...
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