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Cannes: Simon West’s ‘Salty,’ Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ ‘Damascus Cover’ Attract Buyers

25 May 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Carnaby Intl. has added international sales during the Cannes Film Festival on Simon West’s action-comedy “Salty” and espionage thriller “Damascus Cover,” which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and John Hurt.

Salty” went to Flins y Piniculas for Spain, Raon in South Korea, Kru Studios in Malaysia, Vistcom for Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and India, and Hgc in China. Carnaby had previously inked deals for Indonesia (Pt Prima Cinema), Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Slovakia, the former Yugoslavia, Hungary and Romania (Prorom), Poland (Kino Swiat), Israel (Five Stars), Middle East (Gulf Film), and Turkey (Central Park).

The film follows an ageing rock star, and reformed sex addict, who is persuaded to take a holiday by his wife, a former supermodel. Things take a turn for the worse when she’s kidnapped by Thai pirates raising money to buy a new boat. West’s credits include “Con Air,” “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and “Expendables 2.”

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- Leo Barraclough

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Competition Reminder: Win Engines of War!

21 May 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Philip Bates is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

You’ve only got a day to enter our competition to win the War Doctor novel, Engines of War in paperback! The book sees John Hurt’s ‘forgotten’ incarnation of our favourite Time Lord up against the Daleks – and his own people! The book is written by George Mann and ties into the 50th anniversary special, The Day...

The post Competition Reminder: Win Engines of War! appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

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Ealing Studios Acquires Stake in GreenAcre Films as TV Expansion Continues

21 May 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — London’s Ealing Studios is looking to further expand its TV division by acquiring a significant stake in production company GreenAcre Films, and forging a creative partnership with the company. Earlier this year, ITV commissioned Ealing to produce two stand-alone films based on the “Maigret” novels, starring Rowan Atkinson.

Ealing’s stake in Greenacre will see them develop an “ambitious and innovative” TV slate for both U.K. and international broadcasters. This is the first of what Ealing says will be many new partnerships at the newly restructured Ealing, which is headed by Ben Latham-Jones.

GreenAcre was co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010 and became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. They will continue to co-produce their current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV. As well as developing TV projects, they will also expand their feature film roster, which already has a »

- Leo Barraclough

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Ealing Studios Acquires Stake in GreenAcre Films as TV Expansion Continues

21 May 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — London’s Ealing Studios is looking to further expand its TV division by acquiring a significant stake in production company GreenAcre Films, and forging a creative partnership with the company. Earlier this year, ITV commissioned Ealing to produce two stand-alone films based on the “Maigret” novels, starring Rowan Atkinson.

Ealing’s stake in Greenacre will see them develop an “ambitious and innovative” TV slate for both U.K. and international broadcasters. This is the first of what Ealing says will be many new partnerships at the newly restructured Ealing, which is headed by Ben Latham-Jones.

GreenAcre was co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010 and became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. They will continue to co-produce their current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV. As well as developing TV projects, they will also expand their feature film roster, which already has a »

- Leo Barraclough

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Ealing Studios acquires 'GreenAcre Films' stake

21 May 2015 2:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ealing Studios has acquired a significant stake in TV and film company GreenAcre Films and forged a new creative partnership with the company that will see Ealing Studios expand its TV division.

Having already announced earlier this year the ITV commission of Maigret for two stand-alone films starring Rowan Atkinson, Ealing Studios’ stake in GreenAcre will see them develop a TV slate for both UK and international broadcasters. 

It marks the first partnership at the newly restructured Ealing Studios headed by Ben Latham-Jones

Co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010, GreenAcre Films became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. It will continue to co-produce its current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV.

As well as developing new TV projects, GreenAcre will also expand its feature film roster which already has a number of titles in development with the BFI. 

In a joint statement, GreenAcre co-founders Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks said: »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Spotlight brings five new titles to market

16 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Spotlight Pictures has unveiled five new titles on its slate led by James Franco starrer Yosemite.

The coming-of-age drama also stars Henry Hooper and follows two young boys as they journey to the Californian national park with their father.

Franco’s Rabbit Bandini Productions produced what is the fourth collaboration with Spotlight.

Chinese family animation Polar Adventure from Ori Animation centres on a penguin who returns to his home in the South Pole in search of his missing grandfather.

The film is scheduled to open this summer in China and Spotlight is working on the English-language dub.

Rom-com Ely And Naomi’s No Kiss List stars Victoria Justice in the tale of a college freshman in love with her lifelong gay friend.

UK comedy Chicklit with John Hurt, Christian McKay, Dakota Blue Richards is about small town men who attempt to raise money to save their failing local pub by writing a woman’s erotic novel in »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Steven Moffat Sticking With Doctor Who For At Least Another Year

15 May 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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News just in – It’s been announced that Steven Moffat has signed up to remain as Doctor Who’s showrunner for at least another year.

The writer has been at the helm of the series since 2010 and confirmed that he’ll also be sticking around for Series 10 which will be airing in 2016. He has thus far overseen the Eleventh Doctor’s tenure as well as introducing John Hurt as a secret incarnation during the franchise’s 50th anniversary year.

As Wales Online reports, he made the announcement at a special BAFTA Q&A which was held in New York this week to commemorate a decade of the revived series. Series 10 will be his sixth series as executive producer and the third to feature Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, who is expected to continue playing the titular Time Lord beyond 2015.

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John Hurt’s War Doctor Joins Titan’s Summer Event

14 May 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Philip Bates is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

A couple of days ago, the covers to Titan Comics’ upcoming summer event, starring the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors, were unveiled. And from the look of newly-released photo variants, the War Doctor is set to join them! The five-issue weekly series will be the first team-up for the incarnations played by David Tennant, Matt...

The post John Hurt’s War Doctor Joins Titan’s Summer Event appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

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John Hurt's War Doctor is back for Titan's Doctor Who comics event

14 May 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

John Hurt's War Doctor will make his return in Titan Comics' upcoming Doctor Who event miniseries.

Fans of the 50th anniversary special's troubled Time Lord can get a second dose of him in Paul Cornell's Four Doctors comic (via Doctor Who News).

David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi's incarnations of the Doctor have already been announced for the summer series.

Titan's three ongoing Doctor Who series will go on hiatus for the storyline before relaunching after what is promised to be a "blistering finale".

2013's 'The Day of the Doctor' unveiled Hurt's version of the Time Lord, filling in the gap between Paul McGann and Christopher Eccleston's incarnations and revealing more about Gallifrey's Time War.

Cornell is the writer of the popular 'Family of Blood' - as well as other Doctor Who spinoffs - and is also known for his work in comics. He will »

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10 Most Fan Pleasing Moments In The Day Of The Doctor

1 May 2015 4:52 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Doctor Who’s honourable history is full of groundbreaking and momentous moments but its 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, is as iconic as they come. Well, until the next landmark, at least!

Producers went all out to ensure that the Time Lord’s momentous milestone was marked with an almighty bang and the far reaching festivities culminated in a feature-length escapade that was screened simultaneously on TV and in 3D cinemas all around the world.

Fevered fans joined forces to “save the day” as the weird and wonderful worlds of the Whoniverse collided for a multi-Doctor adventure to end them all. Helmed by the then incumbent Time Lord Matt Smith, his popular predecessor David Tennant came along for the party and the titillating Tardis trio was topped off by none other than Sir John Hurt who had been spectacularly revealed as a secret incarnation at the end of the last episode. »

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Cannes: Wild Bunch unveils first titles

24 April 2015 5:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Company to launch Radu Mihaileanu’s The History of Love and Studio Ghibli co-production The Red Turtle.

Paris-based sales powerhouse Wild Bunch will kick off sales on Radu Mihaileanu’s saga The History of Love, starring John Hurt, Gemma Arterton and Sophie Nélisse at the Cannes Marché next month.

The mainly New York-set saga, spanning three continents and a period running from just before the Second World War to the present day, is based on Us writer Nicole Krauss’s international bestseller.

Hurt will play Leo, an elderly Polish Jewish immigrant still mourning the loss of his childhood sweetheart in the chaos of war, who is strangely linked to a teenage girl through a long, lost book on love… subtitled ‘the most loved woman in the world’.

“It’s a love story spanning 65 years… revolving around three friends in Poland whose destinies change forever when war breaks out,” Wild Bunch chief Vincent Maraval told ScreenDaily.

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John Hurt Plays an Alchemist in This Vibrant Animated Short Film

23 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Bringing his craggy voice to a vivid tale, John Hurt is one reason that The Alchemist's Letter is a true delight.

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Great TV and film for St George's Day on Netflix

22 April 2015 6:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

St Patrick's Day gets a lot of love, what with all the pub going and the Guinness drinking. In comparison, England's St George's Day tends to be a much more low-key affair, but there is a benefit to this: an evening free to catch up on some great TV.

To celebrate dragon slaying and all the other things that make our country great, we've put together a list of the best films and television shows from the UK available to watch on Netflix right now:

Sherlock

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have redefined Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective for the 21st century.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have both been heaped with praise for their roles as the dynamic duo of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, in stories that bring a modern twist to the classic mysteries.

Doctor Who

Digital Spy readers hardly need us to list the virtues of Doctor Who. »

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Six British Movies & TV Shows to Get You in the Mood for the General Election

18 April 2015 1:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kirsty Capes with six British movies and TV shows to get you in the mood for the General Election…

Despite being a lover of all things available on the big and small screens, Jeremy Paxman and Dimbleby don’t really do it for me as entertaining television. Many of us are sick to the back teeth of watching our glorious Pm candidates squirm under the fluorescent lights of the ITV television studios, or questions about the NHS. While it’s quite nice to laugh at the incompetence of our delightful parliamentary hopefuls and imagine moulding their play-dough-esque faces into different kinds of rotting fruit (just me?), there’s plenty of other ways to get excited for #GE2015 without wanting to throttle yourself with your own hair. Take a browse, for example, through a catalogue of fantastic television and film – where no one fluffs their lines and nearly everyone is better looking than David Cameron. »

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23 Actors You Totally Forgot Were In Doctor Who

16 April 2015 1:32 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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After 51 years in operation, Doctor Who has got a lot to boast about.

Not only does it continue to break ratings records as the world’s longest running sci-fi programme, it also sports an impressive and ever growing list of glittering guest stars who help to continue its presence as one of the most popular and talked about shows on TV.

Over the years, the ongoing liaisons of TV’s favourite Time Lord have featured the best that British acting talent has to offer and, as the show’s success has spread across the globe, so to has the desire for some of the industry’s biggest names to share the screen with our iconic hero.

Even the likes of Robert Downey Jr. have revealed that they’d love to appear in the show and its 50th anniversary festivities were made even more special when it enlisted the services »

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Looking ahead to the big blockbusters of summer 2016

9 April 2015 5:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year

Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.

2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.

Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.

Warcraft - »

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Mip 2015: High-End Dramas Replace Reality TV

8 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the 1990s, after “Survivor,” “Pop Idol” and “Big Brother” galvanized Europe’s TV biz, the Next Big Thing was assumed to be a juggernaut reality format.

Now, for Europe, it’s the next high-end drama. All over Europe, as Cannes’ Mip TV market will underscore, pay TV operators (Canal Plus and Sky), broadcasters (Italy’s Mediaset, Spain’s Atresmedia), and some of its mightiest film-tv production companies (France’s Studiocanal, Germany’s Constantin) are either moving into English-language drama or amping up production.

Several market factors are at work. “There’s a highly competitive U.S. market for drama in premium and basic cable,” says Tim Westcott, analyst at Ihs Technology. “In international, premium pay TV operators are looking to invest in original series to protect their core business from Svod operators who are offering content more cheaply.”

The result: A near feeding frenzy for the production and acquisition of ambitious, »

- John Hopewell

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Trailers From Hell Boards 'Snowpiercer'

23 March 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Director Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 follow-up to his cult-fave "The Host" was an across-the-board critical hit but suffered from its limited release in art-house theaters. The film’s action is entirely relegated to the interior of a massive train inhabited by the last remaining survivors of earth, the result of a climate change experiment gone tragically wrong. A high speed metaphor for class warfare, the film stars Chris Evans, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton as a memorably eccentric autocrat. Read More: 'Snowpiercer' Director Bong Joon-ho Lists 10 Favorite Films »

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Mel Brooks Receives British Film Institute’s Fellowship

22 March 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Mel Brooks has been awarded the British Film Institute’s highest honor, the BFI Fellowship, at a private dinner hosted by Greg Dyke, BFI chair.

John Hurt, BFI Fellow and star of Brooks’ films including “A History of the World Part 1″ and “Spaceballs,” gave a citation at the event. Alan Yentob, also a BFI Fellow, interviewed Brooks in front of guests that included Terry Gilliam, Mike Leigh, Simon Pegg and Salman Rushdie.

The Fellowship is awarded by the BFI board of governors, and it is presented for outstanding achievement in film and television. Previous recipients include Ralph Fiennes, David Cronenberg, Judi Dench, Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles.

Brooks said: “I am deeply honored to be the recipient of the BFI Fellowship and to be inducted into such distinguished company. When I was informed that I had been chosen, I was surprised and delighted. Not many Americans have been offered this prestigious award… »

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Mel Brooks receives BFI Fellowship

20 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The comedy great received the honour in person in London.

Us comedy writer, actor and director Mel Brooks has been awarded the highest honour of the British Film Institute (BFI), the BFI Fellowship, at a private dinner in London tonight (March 20).

Previous recipients include Sir Christopher Lee, Ralph Fiennes, David Cronenberg, Dame Judi Dench, Isabelle Huppert, Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles. The honour is awarded by the BFI Board of Governors and is presented for outstanding achievement in film and television

Ahead of the presentation, Brooks said: “I am deeply honoured to be the recipient of the BFI Fellowship and to be inducted into such distinguished company.

“When I was informed that I had been chosen, I was surprised and delighted. Not many Americans have been offered this prestigious award…and for good reason.”

BFI chair Greg Dyke, who hosted the event, said of Brooks: “His brilliant wit and satire have continued to surprise and delight »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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