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A 'Brilliant Speech' Convinced Bafta to Hire Joanna Lumley as New Host
Bafta CEO Amanda Berry talks to Screen about new host.Joanna LumleyBafta CEO Amanda Berry has said that Joanna Lumley’s acceptance speech for her Bafta TV Fellowship in May 2017 went a long way to convincing the organisation’s hierarchy that she would...
Anonymous Content, Paramount TV Plot 'Shantaram' Series
Partners acquire rights to Gregory David Roberts’ epic novel.Anonymous Content and Paramount TV have acquired the rights to develop a series based on Gregory David Roberts’ bestselling 2003 novel Shantaram.The companies have also acquired rights to The...
Bafta, BFI Set to Reveal UK Industry Guidelines on Harassment
Guidelines aimed at stamping out bullying and harassment.Amanda BerryBafta and the BFI are due to unveil a set of industry guidelines concerning harassment and workplace bullying “in coming weeks”, according to Bafta executives.Speaking at the unveiling...
BBC Announce 'Les Miserables' Series with Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins
Andrew Davies (War And Peace) will adapt the six-part series.BBC One has announced a new small-screen adaptation of Les Miserables.Dominic West (The Affair) stars as Jean Valjean, and David Oyelowo (Selma) will play his nemesis Javert. Lily Collins (To...
First Look at Devika Bhise in Historical Epic 'Swords and Sceptres' (Exclusive)
Rupert Everett and Derek Jacobi also star.Screen can reveal a first look at Devika Bhise in Cayenne Pepper Productions’ historical epic Swords And Sceptres, which has now wrapped after filming in the UK, India and Morocco.Swords And SceptresRupert Everett,...
First Look at Golshifteh Farahani in Eva Husson's 'Girls of the Sun' (Exclusive)
The picture is expected to premiere at a major film festival this year.‘Girls Of The Sun’Screen can reveal an exclusive first look (above) at Golshifteh Farahani in the role of a female Kurdish fighter in French director Eva Husson’s Girls Of The Sun.Farahani...
Former Focus Executive Isabelle Stewart Joins Protagonist (Exclusive)
Stewart will lead on acquisitions and report to CEO Dave Bishop.Isabelle StewartProtagonist Pictures has appointed Isabelle Stewart as head of acquisitions with immediate effect.Reporting to CEO Dave Bishop, Stewart will oversee acquisitions and attend...
Global Road Sets TV Deal with Offspring Entertainment
The television arm of the former IM Global has signed Adam Shankman’s Offspring Entertainment to a first-look TV deal.‘Step Up: High Water’Global Road Entertainment has signed a first-look television deal with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot’s Offspring...
James Franco Says Sexual Harassment Allegations ‘Not Accurate’
Golden Globe winner tells Late Show: ’In my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things I’ve done.’James FrancoGolden Globe winner James Franco told late night talk show host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday (January 9) that sexual harassment allegations...
Netflix Pulls Ahead of BBC iPlayer in UK
Freesat data reveals that the SVoD service grew its viewing share to almost 4% last year.‘The Crown’The scale of the challenge to the BBC from Netflix has been laid bare after an intense on-demand battle over the Christmas period (reports Broadcast).Freesat...
NFTS Appoints Alex Garland as First Associate Director
Ex Machina writer-director takes up two-year position.The UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) has appointed Oscar and Bafta nominated writer, producer and director Alex Garland as its first associate director.Garland is known for writing...
'Snowpiercer' TV Series Set Up at TNT
Original feature director Bong Joon Ho among producers.SnowpiercerTNT has picked up a series version of Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer, with Jennifer Connelly set to star.The basic cable network has given a full series order to the TV version of the 2013...
Thailand Attracts Record Numbers of International Film Productions
80 features shot in Thailand in 2017.Thailand hosted a record number of international feature film productions in 2017.Thailand capital BangkokThe country attracted 80 projects, a significant increase on last year’s number of 50. The previous record...
Vertigo Teams with Streaming Service Shudder to Release Thriller 'Revenge' (Exclusive)
French thriller played at Toronto and is now heading to Sundance.‘Revenge’AMC Networks’ genre SVOD service Shudder is partnering with distributor Vertigo Releasing for the UK and Ireland launch of Toronto thriller Revenge by writer-director Coralie Fargeat.The...
Vue Appoints MD of Italian Chain the Space Cinema
Toby Bradon returns to role at Italian outfit.Toby Bradon of Vue International has returned as managing director of the company’s Italian branch The Space Cinema (TSC), which operates 36 cinemas with 362 screens in Italy.Toby BradonBradon first joined...
'Wild' Director Jean-Marc Vallée Launches Production Company Crazyrose
Vallée and longtime producing partner Nathan Ross will develop, finance and produce original film and TV content.Jean-Marc Vallée directing ‘Wild’Hot on the heels of four Golden Globe wins for Big Little Lies, Jean-Marc Vallée has launched Crazyrose...
Women Film Journalists Name 'The Shape of Water' as Best Film
Lady Bird, The Florida Project and Faces, Places also win in multiple categories.‘The Shape Of Water’The Shape of Water leads the winners from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ), a international group of female critics and writers.Itwon best...
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