Jeremy Thomas Relocates RPC & HanWay Films From Iconic Soho Building To West London Venue Steeped In Music History

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EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor) is relocating his revered Recorded Picture Company and HanWay Films labels from Soho to a new west London home.
The Hanway Street office has served as the HQ for RPC and HanWay for more…

Apple Streaming Service Is “Big Moment For Media Industry & UK Producers” Says Former Channel 4 & TLC Boss

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Apple is today expected to shed some light on its new video streaming service during an anticipated, live-streamed event from the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. The event gets underway at 9am PST.
The streaming service rival to Netflix is …

Guy Ritchie’s Starry Crime-Comedy ‘Bush’ Sells To Germany, France & UK For Miramax

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EXCLUSIVE: Miramax has inked significant deals on Guy Ritchie crime-comedy Bush for Germany, France and the UK.
The star-studded pic, whose cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding and Michelle Dockery…

Laura Linney, Terry Chen & Hannah Gross Join Viggo Mortensen’s Directorial Debut ‘Falling’, Shoot Underway In Toronto

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EXCLUSIVE: Three-time Oscar nominee Laura Linney (Kinsey), Hannah Gross (Mindhunter), and Terry Chen (House Of Cards) have joined the cast of Viggo Mortensen’s directorial debut Falling, which is now underway in Toronto.
Green Book star Mortensen…

Rapper Stormzy Joins ‘Noughts + Crosses’; Fugitive Launches Slate; Cineflix Boards ‘The Minister’ — Global Briefs

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Brit musician Stormzy has joined the cast of BBC One drama Noughts + Crosses, Mammoth Screen’s adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s dystopian young adult book series currently being filmed in South Africa. The popular grime artist will play new…

‘Motherland’: Lionsgate UK Re-Ups For World Sales Rights To Second Season Of Sharon Horgan-BBC Sitcom

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EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate UK is renewing its partnership with the BBC, Merman and Delightful to co-finance and sell the second series of Sharon Horgan sitcom Motherland.
Shoot is recently underway on the second season of the UK show about the trials and tra…

Cannes Intrigue Spikes: Tarantino, Almodóvar, Malick Trending Up; ‘Ad Astra’, ‘Against All Enemies’, Netflix Not Expected

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We’re just a few weeks away from the annual unveiling of the Cannes Film Festival lineup, and, as ever, speculation is running high about what will and won’t strut down the Croisette from May 14-25. Also as usual, nothing is set in stone until fest chi…

China Buyer JL Vision Picks Up Oz Sci-Fi ‘2067’ With Kodi Smit-McPhee & Ryan Kwanten, First Look Image

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EXCLUSIVE: Ambitious Chinese buyer JL Vision has picked up rights to Oz sci-fi-thriller 2067 starring X-Men’s Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood).
JL Vision is lining up a 10,000+ screen release next year in China for the recently shot film …

‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’ At 25: Richard Curtis, Working Title Et Al Recall A Film That Transformed The UK Biz

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Few films have had a more transformative impact on their local industry than Four Weddings And A Funeral, which was first released twenty five years ago this week.
Grossing a remarkable $245M off a $4M budget, the film about a committed bachelor who un…

Cannes Series Festival Lineup Includes Netflix, Amazon, Starz, AMC, ITV; Diana Rigg, Steven Knight Masterclasses

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Cannes Series has revealed the lineup, jury and masterclasses for its second edition (April 5-10, 2019), which takes place alongside the MIP TV market on the French Riviera.
Among ten series in competition at the TV festival are Netflix’s German …

Spike Lee & Netflix’s Vietnam Pic ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Adds Cast Including Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr & Mélanie Thierry

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Spike Lee’s anticipated Netflix film Da 5 Bloods has rounded out cast, we can reveal. Clarke Peters (The Wire), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (BlacKkKlansman), stage star and singer Norm Lewis (Sex And The City 2), Mélanie Thierry (The Zero Theorem) and Vik…

Canal+ Launches Series Streaming Service In France Amid Growing Netflix Challenge

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Canal+ has launched its new series only streaming service in France as it looks to claw back some of the online market being devoured by Netflix and other streamers.
Canal+ Series, available for €6.99 a month, launches today with hundreds of shows incl…

Pulse Films & ‘Infernal Affairs’ Director Andrew Lau Option ‘Teddy Boy’ Comic Book Series About Triad Brotherhood

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EXCLUSIVE: Pulse Films and Infernal Affairs director Andrew Lau have optioned English-language screen rights to Chinese comic book series Teddy Boy, the source material for Lau’s hit 90’s crime movie franchise Young And Dangerous.
Thomas Be…