BBC Commissions New Dramas From ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ Scribe & ‘Poldark’ Producer

BBC has commissioned two new eight-part drama series for its flagship channel BBC One.
The Three, based on a trilogy of books by Sarah Lotz, is adapted by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy scribe Peter Straughan. It’s described as a multi-stranded, international thriller with a supernatural twist and sees four planes crash on the same day in four different countries, with three children left as survivors. Commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore…

BBC has commissioned two new eight-part drama series for its flagship channel BBC One. The Three, based on a trilogy of books by Sarah Lotz, is adapted by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy scribe Peter Straughan. It's described as a multi-stranded, international thriller with a supernatural twist and sees four planes crash on the same day in four different countries, with three children left as survivors. Commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore…

China’s Puji Capital Invests In Peter Guber’s Mandalay Endurance

Shanghai-based investment firm Puji Capital has launched Puji Films, a new entity that will focus on investments into the Chinese and Hollywood film industry. To kick open its doors it’s backing former Columbia Pictures head Peter Guber‘s Mandalay Endurance Media Ventures.
MEMV is a joint venture between Mandalay Entertainment, Endurance Media and sports owner Jeff Vinik. Guber heads up the new production, financing and international distribution platform with Steve…

Shanghai-based investment firm Puji Capital has launched Puji Films, a new entity that will focus on investments into the Chinese and Hollywood film industry. To kick open its doors it's backing former Columbia Pictures head Peter Guber's Mandalay Endurance Media Ventures. MEMV is a joint venture between Mandalay Entertainment, Endurance Media and sports owner Jeff Vinik. Guber heads up the new production, financing and international distribution platform with Steve…

Stephen Frears To Be Honored At Venice Film Festival

British helmer Stephen Frears is set to be honored at the Venice Film Festival with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory To The Filmmaker award. The award is dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema.
Frears will be given the prize at a ceremony held on September 3 before the out-of-competition screening of his latest title Victoria & Abdul, which is world premiering at the fest. Pic is set in 1887 and is based on the true…

British helmer Stephen Frears is set to be honored at the Venice Film Festival with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory To The Filmmaker award. The award is dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. Frears will be given the prize at a ceremony held on September 3 before the out-of-competition screening of his latest title Victoria & Abdul, which is world premiering at the fest. Pic is set in 1887 and is based on the true…

Macau’s Studio City Files For IPO; ‘Hamlet’ Stage Production Headed To BBC2; Siobhan Finneran Joins ‘Cold Feet’ – Global Briefs

Macau’s Studio City, the Hollywood-inspired cinematically themed casino resort that was opened in 2015 by the likes of Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and others, has confidentially filed for an IPO in the U.S. While numbers have not been disclosed, the proposed IPO is expected to commence “as market conditions permit,” according to an announcement by Studio City Int’l Holdings on Monday. Macau-based casino operator Melco Resorts and Entertainment, a…

Macau's Studio City, the Hollywood-inspired cinematically themed casino resort that was opened in 2015 by the likes of Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and others, has confidentially filed for an IPO in the U.S. While numbers have not been disclosed, the proposed IPO is expected to commence "as market conditions permit," according to an announcement by Studio City Int'l Holdings on Monday. Macau-based casino operator Melco Resorts and Entertainment, a…

Fox-Sky Deal Faces More Delays As UK Government Seeks Further Advice From Ofcom

Rupert Murdoch‘s attempt to buy the long-coveted remainder of pay-TV giant Sky has hit another bump in the road as the UK government has asked media regulator Ofcom to probe further into the mogul’s company after receiving “new evidence and comments.”
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has written to Ofcom asking for extra input before culture secretary Karen Bradley decides whether the deal should be subjected to a full competition probe.
The “new…

Rupert Murdoch's attempt to buy the long-coveted remainder of pay-TV giant Sky has hit another bump in the road as the UK government has asked media regulator Ofcom to probe further into the mogul's company after receiving "new evidence and comments." The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has written to Ofcom asking for extra input before culture secretary Karen Bradley decides whether the deal should be subjected to a full competition probe. The "new…

BeIN Media Scores Multi-Year Content Deal With CBS International

BeIN Media, the pay-TV platform that operates in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed a multi-year content deal with CBS Studios International for CBS and The CW programming.
It will see such programs CBS’ action-drama MacGyver, The Good Fight, Bull, Salvation and The Late Late Show with James Corden air on the platform for viewers in the MENA region.
The agreement also will cover the first-window rights to a selection of CBS and The CW’s slate of new  series…

BeIN Media, the pay-TV platform that operates in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed a multi-year content deal with CBS Studios International for CBS and The CW programming. It will see such programs CBS' action-drama MacGyver, The Good Fight, Bull, Salvation and The Late Late Show with James Corden air on the platform for viewers in the MENA region. The agreement also will cover the first-window rights to a selection of CBS and The CW's slate of new  series…

Busan Film Festival Heads To Resign After This Year’s Edition

Busan International Film Festival founder Kim Dong-Ho and fest director Kang Soo-Youn are stepping down after this year’s edition in October. Their resignation comes shortly after an open letter from festival staff called for the return of ousted fest director Lee Yong-Kwan.
“Out of the conviction that the festival must be held in any case, we decided to do our best for this year’s festival that is less than two months away and leave following the closing ceremony on…

Busan International Film Festival founder Kim Dong-Ho and fest director Kang Soo-Youn are stepping down after this year's edition in October. Their resignation comes shortly after an open letter from festival staff called for the return of ousted fest director Lee Yong-Kwan. "Out of the conviction that the festival must be held in any case, we decided to do our best for this year's festival that is less than two months away and leave following the closing ceremony on…