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2 items from 2014

Elizabeth Is Missing to become three-part Stv series

13 August 2014 2:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Emma Healey's bestselling novel Elizabeth Is Missing will be made into a three-part series by Stv Productions.

Healey's 2014 debut novel will have a script developed by writer Andrea Gibb (BBC Films' Swallows and Amazons and Music and Silence).

Elizabeth Is Missing tells the story of Maud and her quest to find her missing best friend while battling with dementia.

"Elizabeth Is Missing is a dramatist's dream," said Gibbs.

"It has everything; a great premise, a compelling mystery, an unusual and engaging heroine and is both funny and very moving."

She added: "It is also about something very important. Dementia is a time bomb. According to the Alzheimer's Society, two thirds of people with dementia are women and by 2021 there will be a million people with it in the UK.

"It's not an inevitable disease of old age but a disease of the brain which affects not just the person »

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Scottish Desire for Freedom Raises the Question: And Then What?

19 June 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Edinburgh, Scotland — Next week the Edinburgh Film Festival marks the 20th anniversary of the start of production on “Braveheart” with a special screening, which coincides nicely with the run-up to September’s referendum on Scottish independence. Both the film and the campaign for independence focus on the issue of “freedom” for Scotland, but also prompt the question: “And then what?”

For a film that is about Scottish nationalism, it has always irked the industry in Scotland that “Braveheart” was largely shot in Ireland, due to that country’s tax breaks and the offer of 1,700 Irish soldiers for the battle scenes. This was raised again on Wednesday by Scottish film critic Siobhan Synnot, who was speaking in Edinburgh at a Scottish film industry summit titled “The Future of the Scottish Film Sector, Post Referendum.” Synnot pointed out that the debate that “Braveheart” ignited when it premiered in Scotland is still going on today. »

- Leo Barraclough

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