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Articles from January 3

Amazon, ITV Order Drama 'The Widow' Starring Kate Beckinsale
Filming will begin in South Africa, Wales and Rotterdam this month.Kate BeckinsaleAmazon Prime Video and ITV have greenlit The Widow, an eight-episode Prime Original and ITV series, starring Kate Beckinsale.Production is set to begin this month in South...
BFI Scraps Plans for £130M National Centre for Film and Television
Institute blames ”turbulent economic climate and shifting political environment”.The BFI has abandoned plans to build a £130m national centre for film and television at the Hungerford Car Park site at South Bank, London.The Architects Journal reports...
CNN Films to Premiere Two Doc Features at Sundance
Company will celebrate its fifth year as a buyer at Sundance.Amy EntelisCNN Films will premiere two documentary features at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, RBG and Three Identical Strangers. The company also celebrates its fifth year as a buyer at...
Colin Lomax, Former Anchor Bay UK Chief, Dies Aged 56
Distribution veteran died between Christmas and New Year.Colin LomaxColin Lomax, CEO of Manga Entertainment and former head of Anchor Bay UK, has died at the age of 56.The UK distribution veteran died unexpectedly between Christmas and New Year while...
German-French Co-Productions in the Spotlight at Les Arcs Film Festival
Panel focused on Mia Hansen-Love’s Things To Come and Stéphane Robelin’s Mr Stein Goes Online.‘Things To Come’At Les Arcs European Film Festival in December, Franco-German co-productions were in the spotlight in a panel moderated by Screen International.The...
Global Road Entertainment Makes Key Hires
Executive hires bolster unscripted and alternative programming division.Kelly Campbell, Casey KellyGlobal Road Entertainment has appointed Kelly Campbell as its vice-president of business affairs, and named Casey Kelly director of development.Campbell...
How Rachael Was Brought Back to Life in 'Blade Runner 2049'
The VFX team on how they stayed true to the original film, while also giving the sequel its own unique identity.Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982) has proved a template for three decades of futuristic science-fiction design, from Minority Report (2002)...
'Insidious: The Last Key': Review
Back for a fourth outing, and anchored again by veteran actor Lin Shaye, the Blumhouse franchise shows signs of distressDir: Adam Robitel. US. 2018. 103minsThe fourth instalment of the Insidious series has deft scares and some nifty twists, all of which...
Netflix Confirm Sequel to 'Bright' with Will Smith
Director David Ayer and stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are expected to return.‘Bright’Netflix have confirmed that a sequel to Bright is in the works.Director David Ayer and stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are expected to return for the sequel,...
Octavia Spencer to Star in Drama from Reese Witherspoon for Apple
Apple has picked up Are You Sleeping, which is currently in development from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and the studio Chernin Entertainment/Endeavor Content. Octavia Spencer is set to star in the original drama series.Apple has picked up Are...
UK Home Entertainment Spend Up in 2017; Bestselling Titles Revealed
Video category grows for the third year in a row, now worth £2.69 billion.‘Beauty And The Beast’UK spending on video/screen entertainment, including DVD, Blu-ray and downloads, rose 7.5 % in 2017, according to The British Association for Screen Entertainment...
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