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Noel Clarke’s ‘Brotherhood’ Lands International Sales Representation – Heads to American Film Market

14 October 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

UK’s Independent Film Sales company has come onboard to represent Noel Clarke’s latest, “Brotherhood,” for international sales. The third film in multi-hyphenate Clarke’s film franchise that I’d say most (especially on this side of the pond) know him for, completes what… Continue Reading → »

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Noel Clarke’s 'Brotherhood' scores int’l sales deal

14 October 2016 3:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Toronto crime drama will screen to potential buyers at Afm following £3.7m UK run.

UK outfit Independent Film Sales has boarded Noel Clarke’s UK box office success Brotherhood for international sales

The Toronto title will screen to buyers during the American Film Market.

Brotherhood is the third film in multi-hyphenate Clarke’s urban crime series which began with 2006 title Kidulthood.

The movie, about a former gang member struggling to adapt to a new way of life, has grossed £3.7m in the UK following its late August release.

Clarke, the most prolific black actor in UK film, wrote, stars in and directed the movie. Under his Unstoppable Entertainment banner he produced the feature alongside Jason Maza and Gina Powell. Also producing were Maggie Monteith’s Dignity Films Finance.

Executive producers are Damian Jones, Zygi Kamasa, Nick Manzi, Nicola Pearcey, Chris Reed and Josephine Rose.

Independent represent North American rights jointly with Noel Clarke’s agency Apa.[p »

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BFI: 60% of UK films in last 10 years featured no black actors

6 October 2016 6:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New BFI research reaffirms alarming diversity trends.

Research conducted by the British Film Institute (BFI) has revealed that 59% of UK films over the last 10 years featured no black actors in a named role.

Only 13% of UK films feature a black actor in a leading role, and 50% of those parts were found in just 47 films, which is less than 5% of the overall total of films surveyed (1,172).

The research was revealed at this morning’s [Oct 6] Black Star Symposium at the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 5-16).

BFI creative director and Lff chief Heather Stewart commented that “diversity is one of the biggest issues facing film” and that the new research clearly indicated that “the number of lead roles for black actors has not really changed over ten years”.

Further findings from the research include that there are only four black actors in the list of the 100 most prolific actors in the UK – Noel Clarke, Nonso Anozie, [link »

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Noel Clarke’s Unstoppable Signs Three-Film Deal With Dignity (Exclusive)

4 October 2016 3:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Noel Clarke’s Unstoppable Entertainment and Dignity Film Finance have signed a deal for a slate of three feature films set to go into production next year, following their partnership on Clarke’s “Brotherhood.”

The production outfits have agreed to finance and produce the projects in a non-exclusive agreement. The projects will include “,” the sequel to 2010’s “,” which starred Emma Roberts and Shanika Warren-Markland.

The slate will be “commercially driven and diverse, covering a cross-section of genres,” Unstoppable said. The first original project on the slate will be announced at the upcoming American Film Market. It is described as a “high-concept thriller with international cast already attached.”

“The success of ‘Brotherhood,’ commercially in the U.K. and internationally at the Toronto Film Festival, has proven that audiences are still excited by independent films. I’m looking forward to building on our partnership from this year to develop further features and »

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London Film Festival Bridges Cultural Divide

30 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The under-representation of racial and ethnic diversity across the film industry has been a hotly debated topic this past year. This pressing issue is now set to take center stage at the 60th annual British Film Institute London Film Festival, which runs Oct. 5-16.

This year’s hot ticket will be the Black Star Diversity Symposium, led by actor David Oyelowo, which opens the festival’s industry program on Oct. 6. The symposium has a specific focus on on-screen representation of the black community. The event aims to bring together actors, filmmakers, and industry leaders to discuss why opportunities for blacks remain limited and what can be done to effect positive change.

“The festival program has wonderful films from Bame [black, Asian and minority ethnic] filmmakers, and, with issues surrounding diversity magnified by social media, I think this is a moment on which we can really capitalize,” says Ashley Clark, programmer of the BFI’s Black Star season, »

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Brotherhood’

14 September 2016 9:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A decade ago, “Kidulthood” — a tough, multiracial British teen drama, written by and starring eventual BAFTA winner Noel Clarke — was justly praised for its vibrant energy; two years later, follow-up “Adulthood” saw the actor-scribe step up to add directing duties to the mix. Opening with a montage sketching the salient events of the story so far, third installment “Brotherhood” sees the return of West Londoners Sam Peel (Clarke), nemesis Uncle Curtis (Cornell John) and other familiar faces from the first two films. In this par-for-the-course conclusion to Clarke’s “‘Hood” saga, the key transition is the evolution of the main character’s philosophy: From a trenchant warning not to mess with a boy that has nothing to lose, to the realization that perhaps “the only person more dangerous than someone with nothing to lose is someone who stands to lose everything.”

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David Oyelowo to Speak at London Film Festival’s Diversity Debate

12 September 2016 3:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — British actor and producer David Oyelowo will be the lead speaker at a debate about diversity in the film industry, the Black Star Symposium, at next month’s BFI London Film Festival.

The discussion takes place Oct. 6, the day after the festival opens with the European premiere of Amma Asante’s “A United Kingdom,” in which Oyelowo stars as an African king-in-waiting who falls in love with a white Englishwoman. Oyelowo also stars in Mira Nair’s “Queen of Katwe,” another European premiere at the festival.

“[Oyelowo] is a passionate and articulate advocate for changing the framework of opportunities for black talent and for reversing the historical lack of recognition for their achievements,” the festival said in a statement.

Oyelowo said: “I’m really hopeful we’re about to segue from talking about diversity to actually doing it.”

Asante is another one of the speakers at the event, alongside actor, »

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Oyelowo, Asante, Jenkins to talk at BFI Black Star Symposium

12 September 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Headlining the BFI London Film Festival’s industry strand, the event will spotlight challenges for black film talent.

The British Film Institute (BFI) has revealed the line-up for its headline industry event at this year’s BFI London Film Festival (Lff, Oct 5-16), the Black Star Symposium on Oct 6, which will explore the continuing challenges for black talent in the film industry.

Delivering the event’s opening address will be David Oyelowo, who appears here at Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 8-18) in both Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom, which opens this year’s Lff, and Mira Nair’s Queen Of Katwe, which also plays at Lff. Oyelowo will be the event’s lead speaker, while Asante will also make a panel appearance, as will Barry Jenkins, director of Moonlight (playing in Toronto’s Platform strand). Other confirmed speakers include Noel Clarke (Brotherhood), Julie Dash (Daughters Of The Dust), Karen Blackett (MediaCom), Ramy El-Bergamy (Channel 4), and »

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Brotherhood review

9 September 2016 12:54 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Published Date  Friday, September 9, 2016 - 20:47

There's a scene early on in Brotherhood, the concluding chapter in Noel Clarke's British Hood trilogy, in which his Sam Peel checks himself out in a changing room mirror after a rigorous gym session. He ends up sadly patting his emerging belly and you realise that whatever his original intentions for this series, Sam has become his Rocky Balboa.

Having played the antagonist in 2006's Kidulthood and then switched gears in the hit 2008 sequel Adulthood to show the difficulties of that character's life after being released from prison, Brotherhood ties up a lot of loose ends but also rediscovers Sam a little further down the line, much like Sylvester Stallone brought back his most iconic character in Rocky Balboa or Creed. Sam the character has nothing like the innate sympathy that the Italian Stallion evokes, but the connecting tissue in all »

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Brotherhood actor Aaron Eaton dies days after film's release

9 September 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director Noel Clarke and rapper Stormzy among those who have paid tribute to 29-year-old south Londoner

Tributes have been paid to the Brotherhood actor Aaron Eaton, who has died days after the film’s release.

The 29-year-old played the character Teardrop in the third instalment of actor-turned-director Noel Clarke’s trilogy of films about gang life in London.

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Trailer: Karla Crome and Noel Clarke Star in New ITV (UK) Crime-Drama Series, ‘The Level’

7 September 2016 4:20 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The ITV (UK) upcoming 6-part drama series “The Level,” stars Karla Crome, Philip Glenister, Laura Haddock, and Noel Clarke, in a story that follows Nancy Devlin (Karla Crome), a Detective Sergeant living a secret double life. Her exemplary police career… Continue Reading → »

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The evolution of Noel Clarke

7 September 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Doctor Who’s Mickey to a one-man film industry, and Brotherhood. So why doesn’t Noel Clarke get more respect?

Over the past weekend, the final part of Noel Clarke’s The Hood trilogy of movies, Brotherhood, hit big in the UK. The movie has earned £1.98m in its first seven days on release, on just 220 screens. It did so in spite of Clarke at one stage struggling to raise the finance for the film (only two companies ended up putting in tangible offers), and also in spite of it being eight years since the release of its predecessor, Adulthood.

In a summer of box office disappointments, Brotherhood has offered a very welcome contrast.

The box office numbers were being reported as a surprise, and not unreasonably. Rounding off a trilogy that’s been off screen for many years is a gamble, and a trilogy too »

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Brotherhood the daddy at UK box office as Finding Dory crowned king of the summer

6 September 2016 7:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The final part of Noel Clarke’s trilogy surprise hit from a seemingly spent urban genre, as Pixar flick beats Disney stablemate Captain America: Civil War to be season’s best performer

Eight years ago, Noel Clarke’s Adulthood stunned the UK film industry when it debuted in the UK with £1.20m from 157 cinemas, on its way to a total of £3.35m. This represented a big jump up from the success of Kidulthood from 2006, and set a high commercial bar for the British urban drama.

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Sausage Party pushes Finding Dory off top of UK box office

5 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Seth Rogen animation proves irresistible fare to audiences, while latest movies from Noel Clarke and Woody Allen also open strongly

Sausage Party, Seth Rogen’s animation about horny, hard-talking supermarket products who discover the truth about their fate beyond the store, has topped the UK box office on its first week of release.

Related: Café Society, Sausage Party and Things to Come – Film Weekly podcast

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31 August 2016 1:21 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Richard Curtis’s jolly toff whitewash of West London was rather a misleading affair. How confusing it must be for fans wandering Notting Hill in search of that blue door to discover cultural and economic diversity populate those pretty streets too. Noel Clarke does not share Mr Curtis’s myopia. Across the ten year span of his […]

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Come and see Brotherhood with us for free!

30 August 2016 5:36 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Den Of Geek Aug 30, 2016

We're putting on a special screening of Brotherhood in London this Thursday - and Noel Clarke will be doing a Q&A in person!

Now playing in cinemas across the UK is the final part of Noel Clarke's The Hood trilogy, Brotherhood. The new film is written and directed by Clarke, who also co-stars, and the synopsis for the film reads thus:

BrOTHERHOOD follows Sam as he faces up to the new world after Adulthood and realizes it also comes with new problems and new challenges. Sam knows that to survive he must face his issues head on, and knows he will require old friends to help him survive new dangers. Noel Clarke (Star Trek into darkness, Doctor Who, Adulthood.) reprises the role of Sam Peel with breakthrough Grime artist Stormzy appearing alongside him as Yardz. The film is written and directed by Noel Clarke »

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The HeyUGuys Interview: Noel Clarke, Arnold Oceng and Jason Maza for BrOTHERHOOD

30 August 2016 5:06 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With the release of Brotherhood Noel Clarke has achieved a rare distinction. He has given the world an original British film trilogy. The Bridget Jones franchise will also tick the trilogy box next month. But, while good old Bridge has passed through many pairs of hands since her realisation from page to screen, Noel has […]

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Barack, the Beatles and Bridget Jones's Baby: 40 films to watch in autumn 2016

29 August 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Fab Four rock, The Magnificent Seven reload, Obama goes on a date – and Bridget Jones gets the baby blues. Our arts preview continues with autumn’s unmissable films

Autumn culture: Art | Classical | Pop | Dance | Theatre

Following Kidulthood and Adulthood, Noel Clarke’s London crime saga rolls to a close. Ex-con Sam (Clarke) is seeking a way out from the gangster life, but just when he thought he was out etc.

• 2 September (all dates are UK release dates)

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Brotherhood review – powerfully mature

27 August 2016 11:59 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Noel Clarke’s Kidulthood trilogy reaches a thoughtful, complex conclusion

With its theme of former gang members coming to terms with the ramifications of their decisions as teenagers, this is the most mature and thought-provoking of Noel Clarke’s urban drama series. Clarke, who stars as well as writes and directs, delivers a powerfully downbeat turn as Sam Peel, a man who stands to lose everything because of one single violent act a lifetime ago. There are some unexpected moments of humour. And Clarke’s film-making is more complex here than it has been before: there’s an interesting use of sound to emphasise Sam’s rock-bottom moment of personal tragedy. Then Clarke goes and spoils it all by using naked women as set dressing and cramming the frame with flash gangster cliches, which rather undermines the anti-aspirational message of the film.

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Julieta, Brotherhood, Popstar and Purge: Election Year – Film Weekly podcast

26 August 2016 2:43 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Guardian film team discuss the latest films hitting UK cinemas

This week, we review Pedro Almodovar’s adaptation of three Alice Monro stories, Julieta, The Purge: Election Year, in which America legitimately descends into bloodthirsty chaos, Andy Samberg’s Bieber-esque parody Popstar: Never Stop, Never Stopping and the final part of Noel Clarke’s urban trilogy, Brotherhood.

Follow us on Twitter (GuardianFilm, Henry, Ben, Catherine, Andrew, Peter and producer Rowan) and check out our Facebook page. Comment on the show below.

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- Presented by Benjamin Lee with Henry Barnes and Peter Bradshaw Produced by Rowan Slaney and Arenike Adebajo

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