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14 items from 2017


'The Night Manager' firm hires former Film4 exec Anna Higgs

16 June 2017 4:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Ink Factory makes three hires.

The Night Manager outfit The Ink Factory has made three hires, including former Film4 executive Anna Higgs.

Higgs, most recently creative director at digital channel Nowness will join as head of story worlds and marketing. 

She will work alongside Emma Broughton, head of development. According to the company, Higgs will lead on strategy for building film and TV projects into immersive narratives across different platforms.

Based in London, she will also be tasked with growing the company’s in-house digital team and overseeing audience development and marketing functions.

Meanwhile, Sophie Johnston and Arielle Gottlieb both join Broughton’s team as script executives.

Gottlieb previously script-edited Hooten And The Lady for Red Planet Pictures, and was a story producer at Nutopia, script consultant for Euston Films, head of development at MakeFilm, and acquisitions assistant at Fine Line Features.

Johnston began work as a script editor on The Bill before joining Kudos where she »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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‘Night Manager’ Producer Ink Factory Hires Former Film4 Exec for Digital Push

16 June 2017 3:07 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Ink Factory, producer of “The Night Manager,” is beefing up its London office with several new hires, including Anna Higgs, who will work on digital initiatives. She joins from online channel Nowness, having previously been at Film4.

The development team has also been boosted with Sophie Johnston and Arielle Gottlieb joining as script executives, reporting to head of development Emma Broughton.

Higgs will take the title of head of story worlds and marketing at film and TV producer the Ink Factory, working up digital content for its big and small screen properties and new digital projects outside of these spaces.

She was a commissioning editor and head of digital at Film 4, and the Ink Factory said with her on board it is “looking beyond traditional narrative formats.” Most recently, Higgs was at Nowness, an online culture and lifestyle channel.

“I am looking forward to helping shape an innovative media company that won’t just be fit »

- Stewart Clarke

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‘Night Manager’ Producer Ink Factory Hires Former Film4 Exec for Digital Push

16 June 2017 3:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Ink Factory, producer of “The Night Manager,” is beefing up its London office with several new hires, including Anna Higgs, who will work on digital initiatives. She joins from online channel Nowness, having previously been at Film4.

The development team has also been boosted with Sophie Johnston and Arielle Gottlieb joining as script executives, reporting to head of development Emma Broughton.

Higgs will take the title of head of story worlds and marketing at film and TV producer the Ink Factory, working up digital content for its big and small screen properties and new digital projects outside of these spaces.

She was a commissioning editor and head of digital at Film 4, and the Ink Factory said with her on board it is “looking beyond traditional narrative formats.” Most recently, Higgs was at Nowness, an online culture and lifestyle channel.

“I am looking forward to helping shape an innovative media »

- Stewart Clarke

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‘Atlanta’ Star Brian Tyree Henry Joins Jodie Foster’s Thriller ‘Hotel Artemis’

31 May 2017 2:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Atlanta” star Brian Tyree Henry has joined Jodie Foster in Drew Pearce’s near-future action-thriller “Hotel Artemis.”

Simon and Stephen Cornwell are producing for The Ink Factory, which will also finance the film. Pearce, whose writing credits include “Iron Man 3” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” will direct from his own script in his directorial debut.

Adam Siegel and Marc Platt are producing for Marc Platt Productions. Pearce will executive produce through his Point of No Return production banner. The movie will be shot in Los Angeles.

Foster will play a nurse at an underground Los Angeles hospital for criminals. Zachary Quinto, Jeff Goldblum, Sterling K. Brown, Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista, and Sofia Boutella round out the cast.

Wme Global is handling U.S. rights. Lionsgate launched international sales at the Berlin Film Festival in February.

Henry’s best known for starring as Paper Boi, an up-and-coming rapper »

- Dave McNary

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Sterling K. Brown, Charlie Day, Jenny Slate Join Jodie Foster’s ‘Hotel Artemis’ (Exclusive)

11 May 2017 5:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sterling K. Brown, Charlie Day, Jenny Slate have joined Jodie Foster in Drew Pearce’s “Hotel Artemis.”

Jeff Goldblum has also joined the cast. Simon and Stephen Cornwell are producing for The Ink Factory, which will also finance. Pearce, whose writing credits include “Iron Man 3” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” will direct from his own script. The logline is under wraps.

Adam Siegel and Marc Platt are producing for Marc Platt Productions. Pearce will executive produce through his Point of No Return production banner.

Wme Global is handling U.S. rights. Lionsgate launched international sales on The Ink Factory-financed and produced action thriller in Berlin in February.

Brown won an Emmy for his performance in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and has also received critical acclaim for the NBC drama hit, “This Is Us.” He recently wrapped production on Marvel Studios’ much-anticipated “Black Panther” and can »

- Justin Kroll

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‘The Mummy’ Star Sofia Boutella in Talks to Join Jodie Foster for ‘Hotel Artemis’ (Exclusive)

28 April 2017 5:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sofia Boutella, who wreaks havoc as the titular monster in Universal’s upcoming “The Mummy,” is in talks to join Jodie Foster in Drew Pearce’s “Hotel Artemis.”

Simon and Stephen Cornwell are producing for The Ink Factory, which will also finance. Pearce, whose writing credits include “Iron Man 3” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” will direct from his own script. The logline is under wraps.

Adam Siegel and Marc Platt are producing for Marc Platt Productions. Pearce will executive produce through his Point of No Return production banner.

Related

The Mummy’ New Trailer Shows More of Sofia Boutella’s Creepy Villain

The project is expected to launch international sales next month at the Cannes Film Festival.

Boutella’s star has been on the rise since breaking out as Samuel Jackson’s henchman in Fox’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” The Algerian actress followed that up with a major role »

- Justin Kroll

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Dave Bautista to Co-Star with Jodie Foster in New Thriller Hotel Artemis

13 February 2017 9:33 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Daily Dead recently caught up with Dave Bautista at the Sundance Film Festival for the world premiere of his new film Bushwick, and it's been announced at the European Film Market in Berlin that the actor has now joined Jodie Foster in the thriller Hotel Artemis, which will take place in a hospital for criminals.

Press Release: Berlin – The Ink Factory, a multi-platform production company dedicated to high-end story telling through film, television and on digital, today announced that Dave Bautista (Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy) will join Academy Award winner Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs, The Accused) in Drew Pearce’s (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Iron Man 3) much-anticipated directorial debut Hotel Artemis. Lionsgate launched international sales on the Ink Factory financed and produced action thriller at this week’s Berlin Efm (European Film Market), with Wme Global handling U.S. rights.

Best Picture Academy Award nominee Marc Platt (La La Land, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Moonlight,’ ‘Night Manager,’ ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ Win USC Scripter Awards

11 February 2017 10:57 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Moonlight,” “The Night Manager” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” walked away with top honors at the 29th USC Libraries Scripter Awards Saturday night.

The annual ceremony, held on the University of Southern California campus, is unique in the season for celebrating adapted screenplays and their original source material.

Barry Jenkins won for his “Moonlight” screenplay along with Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose short script “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” served as source and inspiration. Jenkins accepted via video message from the U.K., where the film is set to release and the BAFTA Awards will be held Sunday.

Meanwhile, there was a tie in the television field. David Farr and novelist John le Carre won for “The Night Manager,” with le Carre’s son, Stephen Cornwell — a producer on the series — accepting on their behalf. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Moonlight,’ ‘Night Manager,’ ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ Win USC Scripter Awards

11 February 2017 10:57 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Moonlight,” “The Night Manager” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” walked away with top honors at the 29th USC Libraries Scripter Awards Saturday night.

The annual ceremony, held on the University of Southern California campus, is unique in the season for celebrating adapted screenplays and their original source material.

Barry Jenkins won for his “Moonlight” screenplay along with Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose short script “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” served as source and inspiration. Jenkins accepted via video message from the U.K., where the film is set to release and the BAFTA Awards will be held Sunday.

Meanwhile, there was a tie in the television field. David Farr and novelist John le Carre won for “The Night Manager,” with le Carre’s son, Stephen Cornwell — a producer on the series — accepting on their behalf.

Sharing the prize was “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Us Briefs: Dave Bautista joins 'Hotel Artemis'

11 February 2017 9:37 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Guardians Of The Galaxy star will join Jodie Foster in The Ink Factory’s thriller about a nurse at a hospital for criminals who suspects one of her charges is planning an assassination.

Lionsgate International is talking to buyers in Berlin on the thriller. Drew Pearce makes his directorial debut on Hotel Artemis, which The Ink Factory produces and is financing.

Marc Platt will produce alongside Adam Siegel and The Ink Factory’s Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell. Wme Global represents Us rights.

Terence Stamp has joined the cast of the odyssey adventure Viking Destiny in the role of Odin for sales agent Film Mode Entertainment, Misfits Entertainment, Fatal Black Film and Six Mile Hill. Production is set to begin in April in Northern Ireland.Yonatan Nir’s My Hero Brother has won the Audience Choice Award and Best Documentary Award at the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Rajko Grlic’s The Constitution »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Billy Lynn’S Long Halftime Walk arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 14

4 February 2017 10:49 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Your story Billy, no longer belongs to you. It’s America story now.”

Visionary Director Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’S Long Halftime Walk Arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the Ultimate Immersive Home Entertainment Experience.

A two-time Academy Award® winner for Best Director, Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, 2005; Life of Pi, 2012) brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynn’S Long Halftime Walk, debuting on three-disc 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray 3D™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and digital February 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In an industrywide first, the 4K presentation of the film is displayed at 60 frames per second (Fps), versus the standard 24 Fps, offering a first-of-its-kind, unique, and immersive viewing experience. Dubbed a “groundbreaking masterpiece” (Mark S. Allen, ABC-tv), Billy Lynn’S Long Halftime Walk follows a 19-year-old soldier as he is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing battle in Iraq. Through flashbacks, »

- Tom Stockman

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Efm: Lionsgate International to sell Jodie Foster thriller 'Hotel Artemis'

2 February 2017 1:46 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Patrick Wachsberger and his team have added the thriller from The Ink Factory to their Berlin sales slate.

Foster will play a nurse who runs a Los Angeles hospital for criminals and suspects one patient has been sent to assassinate another.

Simon and Stephen Cornwell are producing for their London-based The Ink Factory, which will also finance the feature. Adam Siegel and La La Land producer Marc Platt of Marc Platt Productions also produce.

First-time director Drew Pearce serves as executive producer through his Point of No Return and wrote the screenplay. His writing credits include Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

Wme Global represents Us rights. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘The Night Manager’ Surprises as Golden Globes’ Biggest TV Winner

8 January 2017 9:40 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Going into Sunday’s ceremony, few in the industry would have predicted “The Night Manager” would wind up leading all TV winners, with three trophies.

But the AMC-bbc co-production pulled off upset victories in limited series/movie acting categories for star Tom Hiddleston and supporting players Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman. The surprise strength is in keeping with “Night Manager’s” unconventional path to airing on screens around the world.

The thriller based on the John Le Carre novel revolves around a former British soldier (Hiddleston) who becomes the manager of a luxury hotel in Cairo but winds up drawn into the shadowy world of underground arms dealers.

Hiddleston told reporters backstage that he spent a day and night working as manager of London’s high-end Rosewood Hotel to get a feel for his character. He learned that the hospitality business isn’t that far removed from the work of a thespian.

“It »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Producers Guild TV Awards: ‘Westworld,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Atlanta’ Grab Nominations

5 January 2017 9:22 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s “Westworld,” Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and FX’s “Atlanta” are among the new series grabbing nominations for the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards.

Westworld” and “Stranger Things” both broke into the drama series race. The two will contend for the prize at the Jan. 28 ceremony against HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” the reigning Emmy winner for drama series and the PGA’s 2016 pick, AMC’s “Better Call Saul” and Netflix’s “House of Cards.”

Atlanta” was the sole newbie in the comedy series heat. Donald Glover’s auteur comedy will face off against HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” (which has scored back-to-back Emmy wins the past two years) and ABC’s “Black-ish” and “Modern Family.” Amazon’s “Transparent” took the comedy prize last year.

The PGA’s longform category is a hot competition among the big winner at last year’s Emmy Awards, FX’s “The People V. O.J. Simpson »

- Cynthia Littleton

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