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3 items from 2015


Afm: 'Social Suicide,' 'Doo Dah Man' get producers rep

2 November 2015 9:15 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Producers reps The Thing Is… are representing worldwide rights to Bruce Webb’s British youth drama/thriller Social Suicide and Claude Green’s The Doo Dah Man.

Alan McQueen and Chris Johnson from The Thing Is… are both attending Afm to rep the titles.

Social Suicide, produced by Janet Wells, premiered at Raindance 2015 last month in London and will next travel to Ale Kino, Poland’s Youth Film Festival.

Jackson Bews and India Eisley lead the cast of thriller, which shows the lengths teenagers will go to for Internet fame. 

Notably, the adult cast features cameos from Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, reuniting for the first time since playing Romeo and Juliet for Zeffirelli in 1968. The cast is rounded out by Neve McIntosh and Richard Cordery.

Wells also co-wrote the script with Robert Klecha.

The Doo Dah Man is about the relationship between a con man and a young man running away from his father. The cast features »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Afm: 'Social Suicide' gets producers rep

2 November 2015 9:15 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Producers reps The Thing Is… are representing worldwide rights to Bruce Webb’s British youth drama/thriller Social Suicide.

Alan McQueen and Chris Johnson from The Thing Is… are both attending Afm to rep the title.

The film, produced by Janet Wells, premiered at Raindance 2015 last month in London and will next travel to Ale Kino, Poland’s Youth Film Festival.

Jackson Bews and India Eisley lead the cast of thriller, which shows the lengths teenagers will go to for Internet fame. 

Notably, the adult cast features cameos from Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, reuniting for the first time since playing Romeo and Juliet for Zeffirelli in 1968. The cast is rounded out by Neve McIntosh and Richard Cordery.

Wells also co-wrote the script with Robert Klecha.

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- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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TV Review: ‘Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot’

29 March 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A rare romance from the typically dark imagination of children’s book author Roald Dahl, “Esio Trot” spells more than just “tortoise” backwards, but an evening of warm-fuzzy feelings all around as Dustin Hoffman’s Mr. Hoppy devises an elaborate scheme to woo the chelonian-loving widow downstairs, as played by Judi Dench. Commissioned as a New Year’s telepic for British TV, this delightful family offering is already making its way to homevideo in several European markets, but could potentially support a more substantial treatment Stateside, if someone were to shell out for theatrical (exec producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein bought all other U.S. rights).

Judging by Hoffman and Dench’s involvement alone, this is no ordinary TV movie. Co-written by “Love Actually’s” Richard Curtis (who shares credit with Paul Mayhew-Archer) and directed by smallscreen miracle worker Dearbhla Walsh (“Little Dorrit,” “Shameless”), the film has been crafted with »

- Peter Debruge

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