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Bloom announces key hires

7 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Alex Walton and Ken Kao’s company announces string of key hires in marketing, sales, finance and business affairs.

Alex Walton and Ken Kao’s Bloom has announced a string of key hires in marketing, sales, finance and business affairs.

Beth McPhee arrives as Eve of international marketing and publicity and previously served as Sap in the same department at Exclusive Media and before that 10 years as vice-president of marketing at Focus Features International (Ffi).

Christine Report joins as Sap of business affairs and was most recently senior council in business and legal affairs at Viacom and director of international business affairs at Ffi.

Gabrielle Stewart becomes Sap of international sales and most recently worked at Exclusive Media as Sap of sales and before that served seven years as vice-president at Ffi.

Former Film Finances Inc and The Bank Of Ireland executive James de Gallegos joins as VP of finance, while manager »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Thor Director Kenneth Branagh Wants To Helm Another Marvel Movie - Ragnarok Perhaps?

6 February 2015 8:39 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Kenneth Branagh stated publicly that a scheduling conflict kept him from returning to direct Thor: The Dark World, but the rumor mill cited the old "creative differences" as the real reason. It wouldn't be that surprising given the fact that both Patty Jenkins (who was originally lined up to direct the Thor sequel) and Edgar Wright dropped out of their respective Marvel projects for that very reason, and although Jon Favreau returned for Iron Man 2, his experiences working on that saw him hand the reigns over to Shane Black for the threequel. Either way, it would seem any problems Branagh might have had with the studio have been put to bed. The Hollywood Reporter asked the Cinderella director if he'd ever be open to returning to the McU while interviewing him at the Berlin Film Festival, and here's what he said. "I continue to have good relationships with all »

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Mike Gold: Our Pulp Roots

4 February 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

One would think that because the roots of comic book heroes are deeply planted in the forest of pulp heroes, adapting such characters to the four-color medium should be a snap. Despite the superlative efforts of such talents as Garth Ennis, Frank Robbins, Eduardo Barreto, ComicMix’s own Denny O’Neil and a handful of others, this is not the case.

Let us politely say that, overall, pulp heroes have enjoyed a mixed reception. Some good, some bad, some wonderful, some insipid. Sturgeon’s Revelation remains in complete control.

In making the transition, some people resort to measures that put these characters in modern times. Usually, that trick doesn’t work: The Shadow, The Spider et al are creatures of their own times. Sometimes they become something different – in the 1960s Archie Comics turned The Shadow into a routine, and boring, costumed superhero. At least the guy who wrote most of it, »

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Bloom to sell Jadotville

28 January 2015 6:32 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Efm: Alex Walton’s Bloom heads to the Berlin market with international rights to the geopolitical thriller starring Guillaume Canet and Jamie Dornan, who will be in town for the world premiere of Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Richie Smyth will direct the Irish-South African co-production in spring in South Africa.

Kevin Brodbin’s screenplay follows an Irish military commander in a stand-off with French and Belgian mercenaries in the Congo in the early 1960s.

Alan Moloney will produce via his Parallel Films. UTA Independent Film Group represents Us rights.

“We are always trying to find amazing stories to tell and this extraordinary true story of heroism against all odds is just that,” said Walton.

“To see Jamie, who is one of the most exciting leading men working today, alongside Guillaume, is a fantastic opportunity.”

Bloom is in production on Shane Black’s The Nice Guys and in post on The Sea Of Trees.

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