A+E Networks, Netflix Partner on True Crime Show ‘I Am a Killer’

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A+E Networks U.K. is partnering with Netflix and Sky Vision Productions on new true crime show “I Am a Killer,” A+E announced Monday. The 10-part show for the Crime + Investigation Network, the European channel co-owned by A+E and Sky, will premiere in Britain later in the spring. Each hour-long episode will profile a different […]

Emmy Nominee Carrie Coon Is One of the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Villains

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“Fargo” and “The Leftovers” actress Carrie Coon is the latest name added to the vast official cast of Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War.” Coon voices Proxima Midnight, a member of villain Thanos’ Black Order, in the ensemble superhero movie, which opens worldwide from April 25. The news of Coon’s participation was revealed by “Infinity […]

Disney Required to Offer to Buy All Sky Shares if Fox Bid Fails

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Disney will be required to make an offer to purchase all Sky shares if 21st Century Fox’s bid to acquire the remaining 61% of the satcaster is not approved prior to completion of Disney’s acquisition of Fox, the British Panel on Takeovers and Mergers has ruled. The independent body ruled Thursday that The Walt Disney […]

Irish Government to Invest $250 Million Over 10 Years in Screen Industries

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The Irish government is set to pump €200 million ($247.2 million) into the country’s media production and audio-visual industries over the next ten years. The announcement came as part of the publication of a government report Tuesday, titled “Investing in our culture, language and heritage 2018-2027,” which is a cornerstone of its Project Ireland 2040 […]

Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville to Headline Bankside’s ‘Normal People’

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Academy Award nominees Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville are set to headline romantic drama “Normal People.” Bankside Films, which is handling international sales and will be pitching the project to buyers at Cannes next month, describes the Ireland-set film as “a story of love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every […]

MipTV: Beta Film Sells ‘Babylon Berlin’ to Africa, India

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Beta Films has secured new deals which will see acclaimed German crime drama “Babylon Berlin” debut across Africa and India. South Africa-based broadcaster M-Net, which is owned by Africa’s biggest subscription television network MultiChoice, has acquired rights across the whole of the African continent. Indian rights have been acquired by Tata Sky, the joint venture […]

EOne Takes U.K. Rights to Gurinder Chadha’s New Springsteen-Inspired Film, ‘Blinded by the Light’

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Entertainment One has taken U.K. and Australian rights on Gurinder Chadha’s new film, “Blinded by the Light,” a comedy drama inspired by rock legend Bruce Springsteen. Cornerstone Films has released a first-look image from the film (pictured), which began production last week, and will introduce it to international buyers at the Cannes Film Festival next […]