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Sundance Selects Acquires Spandau Ballet Doc, ‘Soul Boys of the Western World’

14 November 2014 7:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sundance Selects has acquired the U.S. rights to “Soul Boys of the Western World,” a music documentary about Spandau Ballet from director George Hencken. The doc follows the band from its inception in 1980s London, using footage from the members’ personal archives, before catching up with the five members through recent interviews, tracking the band’s enduring influence on music and fashion. Producers on the Wellingmax production are Steve Dagger and Scott Millaney. The rights were negotiated by Arianna Bocco, Svp of acquisitions, and Sean Berney, manager of acquisitions, on behalf of Sundance Selects/IFC, and Josh Braun and Ben Braun of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers. “Soul Boys of the Western World” premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March. The film will make its East Coast debut at Doc NYC this weekend. It will bow in theaters and on VOD in 2015. »

- Marianne Zumberge

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Doc NYC 2014 Boasts An Expanded, Impressively Diverse Slate

14 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Doc NYC, the largest documentary festival in the U.S., which runs this year from November 13-20, gets even bigger with its fifth edition, with well over 150 films, panels, masterclasses, and tributes, spanning across three venues: the IFC Center, the Sva Theatre, and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas. The subject matter runs the gamut from abortion, capital punishment, the gun control debate, dirty cops, and the controversial policing tactic of stop-and-frisk, and Edward Snowden to Big Bird, Washington D.C. punk music, burlesque acrobats, ping-pong champions, and Spandau Ballet.Besides offering the best of new documentaries, Doc NYC this year also honors the past with lifetime achievement awards presented to documentary pioneers Da Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, and Albert Maysles, as well as retrospective screenings of such classics as...

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Martin Kemps favourite TV

10 November 2014 4:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor, presenter and Spandau Ballet bassman on his telly gold and what leaves him cold

Downton Abbey. Its shot to suit the mood, which you dont really get these days. Theres no long tracks. They shoot it really simply. At first I shied away from it because I like [the] if youve got the budget, get the toys out [style of film-making]. But now I find its an unmissable show. The other show is Benidorm. For me its the funniest show on TV. Benidorm is such old-school, Carry On, panto humour. Its so warm.

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- Gwilym Mumford

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Metro records Spandau Ballet doc deals

7 November 2014 2:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Buyers launch Metro International doc.

Metro International Entertainment continues to close deals on Spandau Ballet doc Soul Boys of the Western World.

Recently launched campaigns include Madman in Australia/New Zealand, Nexo and Feltrinelli in Italy and September Films (formally Wild Bunch) in Benelux.

McF has boarded rights for ex-Yugoslavia while negotiations are underway in Middle East, Scandinavia, Spain, Germany and France.

Submarine handles Us rights.

Director George Hencken’s music biopic charts the rise, fall and reunion of the iconic ‘80s band through newsreel footage and new video content from the band’s personal archives. 

The doc next heads to Docs NYC and Cph:dox in Copenhagen later this month. 

Metrodome released in the UK.

Also on Metro’s slate for Afm is Destroyer, The Hurricanes and Kajaki. »

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

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Spandau Ballet doc rolls

7 November 2014 2:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Buyers launch Metro International doc.

Metro International Entertainment continues to close deals on Spandau Ballet doc Soul Boys of the Western World.

Recently launched campaigns include Madman in Australia/New Zealand, Nexo and Feltrinelli in Italy and September Films (formally Wild Bunch) in Benelux.

McF has boarded rights for ex-Yugoslavia while negotiations are underway in Middle East, Scandinavia, Spain, Germany and France.

Submarine handles Us rights.

Director George Hencken’s music biopic charts the rise, fall and reunion of the iconic ‘80s band through newsreel footage and new video content from the band’s personal archives. 

The doc next heads to Docs NYC and Cph:dox in Copenhagen later this month. 

Metrodome released in the UK.

Also on Metro’s slate for Afm is Destroyer, The Hurricanes and Kajaki. »

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

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The Apprentice series 10 premiere attracts 6.6m, up on last year

15 October 2014 2:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Apprentice achieved its best premiere rating since 2011 on Tuesday, according to overnight data.

The BBC One show's 10th opener attracted an average audience of 6.66 million (29.7%) at 9pm. This is up from last year's 6.01m ratings, but still down from 2011's 7.8m. It is also up nearly a million from last year's finale score of 5.70m.

On BBC Two, You're Fired brought in 2.10m (11.8%). Earlier, Cat Watch 2014 appealed to 1.11m (5.5%) at 7pm, followed by 100k House: Tricks of the Trade with 1.65m (8.0%) at 8pm and Human Universe with 1.58m (7.1%) at 9pm.

ITV's Wilderness Walks with Ray Mears interested 2.23m (10.9%) at 7.30pm (103,000/0.8% on +1), while Long Lost Family gathered 2.19m (10.6%) at 8pm (181k/0.8%). Spandau Ballet's True Gold special entertained 1.27m (5.7%) at 9pm (141k/0.9%).

On Channel 4, Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners fascinated 1.58m (7.6%) at 8pm (244k/1.1%), followed by Gordon Ramsay's Costa Del Nightmares with 1.28m (5.7%) at 9pm (300k/1.9%).

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TV highlights 14/07/2014

13 October 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

International Football: Germany v Republic Of Ireland | Long Lost Family: What Happened Next | Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners | The Dog Hotel | The Apprentice | Human Universe | Spandau Ballet: True Gold | Give Out Girls

The expansion of the European Championships to 24 teams has given a boost to the home nations, with Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic Of Ireland all hopeful of qualifying for Euro 2016. Thats not to say qualification has become a doddle; this fixture sees Roi face the World Cup holders. There are tough away encounters in store for Scotland and Northern Ireland, too, as they take on Poland and Greece respectively (Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2). Gwilym Mumford

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- Gwilym Mumford, Ben Arnold, Jonathan Wright, Rachel Aroesti, Julia Raeside, Ali Catterall and Mark Jones

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This Week In Trailers: I Am Eleven, We The Economy, Showrunners, Ambition, Spandau Ballet: Soul Boys of the Western World

4 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

The post This Week In Trailers: I Am Eleven, We The Economy, Showrunners, Ambition, Spandau Ballet: Soul Boys of the Western World appeared first on /Film. »

- Christopher Stipp

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Win Signed Spandau Ballet Posters For ‘Soul Boys Of The Western World’

2 October 2014 10:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of the new Spandau Ballet documentary Soul Boys Of The Western World in cinemas today, we have 2x posters signed by all five members of the band to give away.

Soul Boys Of The Western World is a journey through the 1980s and beyond; the story of a band, an era and how one small gathering of outsiders in London shaped the entire world’s view of music and fashion. The film is not only a fascinating, often hard-hitting social and cultural document of the time, but a brutally honest story of how friendships can be won, lost and ultimately regained.

To be in with a chance of winning simply answer the question below:

Who is the lead singer of Spandau Ballet ?

· Gary Kemp

· Tony Hadley

· Steve Norman

Just fill in the form below with your name, email address and the correct answer. Winners will be »

- Paul Heath

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Spandau Ballet's Soul Boys of the Western World: A 'True' '80s doc

29 September 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spandau Ballet are in the middle of a renaissance. They recently marked the 35th anniversary with a Prs for Music Heritage Award, they will soon release brand new music, and will have a primetime ITV special later this year.

Kicking off the Spandau revival though, is Soul Boys of the Western World, a brand new documentary about the band from filmmaker George Hencken.

However, it isn't just your average music documentary with talking heads and hindsight views, as it is made almost entirely out of archive material. Spandau Ballet had been planning on making a movie about their time as a band for several years, and began work on such a project after reuniting for comeback shows in 2009.

However, the project stalled until it was offered to Hencken, who had previously worked with Julien Temple on 2012's London - The Modern Babylon.

"I suggested that perhaps it would be a »

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Rome reveals 'slimmer' line-up

29 September 2014 6:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Name and focus changes for every section, which are now all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.

The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders including David Fincher’s Gone Girl. the world premiere of Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will and Burhan Qurbani’s We are Young, We are Strong and European premiere of Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, Toronto hit Still Alice and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.

This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.

Each section has changed name and focus for 2014 and are all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.

Italian comedies Soap Opera and Andiamo a Quel Paese bookend the line-up.

Full line-up

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

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Upcoming British film cinema release calendar

12 September 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Want to know what British films are coming out this month? Then look no further than our fabulous movie calendar...

Welcome to our new, regularly updated calendar of all the British movies due for release in UK cinemas over the coming months. So if you're keen to keep up-to-date on the latest in home grown cinema - from documentaries to dramas, and comedy horror to science fiction - this is the ideal post for you. 

So here's what's coming up in the future. 

12 September 2014

Pride

Director: Matthew Warchus

Cast: Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott

Details: A drama about a group of gay and lesbian activists donating to people in need during the 1984 miners' strike.

Jack To A King - The Swansea Story

Director: Marc Evans

Cast: Tbc

Details: A documentary about Swansea football fans.

19 September 2014

Night Will Fall

Director: Andre Singer

Cast: Alfred Hitchcock, Sidney Bernstein

Details: A documentary »

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Spandau Ballet will reunite for Soul Boys of the Western World premiere

18 August 2014 5:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spandau Ballet's film Soul Boys of the Western World will be broadcast live in a one-off satellite premiere screening.

The film will screen on September 30, before going on general release in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on October 3.

Following the premiere screening, Spandau Ballet will reunite on stage for the first time since 2010.

Lauren Laverne will host a question and answer session with the band and director George Hencken, before the group perform some of their classic anthems. The event will be broadcast to cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

Soul Boys of the Western World explores the band's journey through the 1980's and beyond, and looks at how one small gathering of outsiders helped to shape the entire world's view of music and fashion.

The film combines newsreel footage with never-before-seen video from the band's personal archive and candid interviews with the band members.

Spandau Ballet sold »

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Stake Out "Embrace Of The Vampire"

12 July 2014 7:35 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage and images from director Anne Goursaud's restored 1995 horror feature "Embrace Of The Vampire", starring Alyssa Milano, available on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment

The film was released alongside the new "Embrace Of The Vampire" reboot, also available on Blu-ray.

Goursaud's original feature stars Milano, Martin Kemp, Jennifer Tilly and Charlotte Lewis:

"...'Charlotte' (Milano) is a beautiful college freshman nearing her 18th birthday. 

"Charlotte's boyfriend 'Chris' would like to take their relationship to the next level, but Charlotte isn't sure if she's ready.

"Meanwhile, Charlotte finds herself aggressively pursued by a mysterious new suitor (Kemp). What Charlotte doesn't know is that she's the reincarnation of a Transylvanian princess ... "

Bessai's "Embrace of the Vampire", available from Anchor Bay Films in a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack October 15, 2013, stars Sharon Hinnendael, Victor Webster, C.C. Sheffield, Tiio Horn and Robert Moloney:

"...'Charlotte' (Hinnendale) is a timid and sheltered »

- Michael Stevens

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Martin Kemp shooting Age of Kill

1 July 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography has started on UK action-thriller Age Of Kill, from director Neil Jones and writer Simon Cluett.

Jones’ sophomore film stars Martin Kemp (The Krays) as a sniper forced to murder six random people in six hours to save his kidnapped daughter, played by Dani Dyer (Vendetta). He later realises the murders are part of a political coup and attempts to unmask the kidnappers.

The cast also features Phil Davis, April Pearson, Anouska Mond, Nick Moran, Tony Denham, Donna Air and Patrick Bergin.

“We have assembled a fantastic cast to do justice to Simon’s script: a fast-paced page-turner, which feels much more like an American picture than your standard British film,” said Jones.

The film is being produced by indie Richwater Films along with Anchor Bay UK. Jones will produce the film, alongside Luke Fairbrass and Richwater’s Jonathan Sothcott.

Simon Cluett’s fast-paced, edgy script never lets up and Neil Jones’ vision for the »

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Tom Hardy as Ron and Reggie Kray in Legend: First picture

13 June 2014 2:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first photo of Tom Hardy in Brian Helgeland's Legend has been unveiled.

Brian Helgeland's thriller will see the Bronson star play both Ron and Reggie Kray, the twin brothers who ruled over London's East End criminal underworld in the '50s and '60s.

Emily Browning also features in the cast of the film as Frances Shea, Reggie's estranged wife who died in 1967.

An inquest ruled that she committed suicide, however a former lover of Reggie claimed that Ron killed Frances in a jealous rage.

The gangsters' exploits were previously explored in 1990's The Krays. Spandau Ballet stars Martin and Gary Kemp played the roles of Reggie and Ronnie respectively.

David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Tara Fitzgerald and Chazz Palminteri round out the supporting cast for Legend, which is shooting in London now. »

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First Look at Tom Hardy as Ronnie and Reggie Kray in Brian Helgeland’s Legend

13 June 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It was revealed earlier this year that Tom Hardy has been cast in Legend, the upcoming Kray Twins movie from writer and director Brian Helgeland (Payback, 42). Now, with filming underway, the first official image of The Dark Knight Rises and Inception star as both Ronald and Reginald Kray has been released.

The well-known gangsters caused chaos during the 50s and 60s, and it should be fascinating to see how Tom Hardy differentiates both of the twin brothers from each other through his dual performance. It’s also clear just from the image above that they’ll be portrayed very differently.

Will Tom Hardy finally gain some major awards recognition? We’ll have to wait and see!

One of the last major movies to focus on the Kray Twins starred Gary and Martin Kemp from Spandau Balle, but having just the one actor play them should bring something very different to this particular project. »

- Josh Wilding

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Briefs: Tom Hardy Plays Kray, Andrew Rannells Is The New “Hedwig,” And Jake Gyllenhaal Will Bring His Star Power To “Constellations”

12 June 2014 3:09 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Dave Franco (above), who is 29, Robyn is 35, Jason Mewes is 40, and Jim Nabors is 84.

Jake Gyllenhaal will make his Broadway debut this fall in Constellations

Andrew Rannells will replace Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig starting in August. Nph “will sign off on August 17. Rannells will take over the role for a limited run starting three days later.”

Countdown To The Fosters: Maia Mitchell, David Lambert and Teri Polo Preview Season 2!

Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and generations of fans of Ruby Dee, who has passed away at the age of 91.

Below you can see Anderson show remarkable restraint and composure as he dismantles a smirking asshat.

Here’s a first look at Tom Hardy as infamous London gangster twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray (Ronnie was bisexual) in Legend. Remember the 1990 version The Krays, with the Spandau Ballet brothers?

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First Look At Tom Hardy As The Kray Twins In ‘Legend’

12 June 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Is there anything better in this world than Tom Hardy? How about Two?

Yes, Hardy’s latest flick Legend has started shooting, and Working Title have been ever so kind to release the first image of Hardy as both Ronnie and Reggie Kray. The film, written and directed by La Confidential’s Brian Helgeland, is an adaptation of John Pearson’s The Profession Of Violence, and focuses on the rise and fall of the twins in the 1950s and 1960s. The film also co-stars Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Tara Fitzgerald and Chazz Palminteri.

Of course this isn’t the first time The Kray Twins have been tackled on screen, Gary and Martin Kemp played the London gangsters back in 1990 (Yes, it doesn’t sound good on paper but it’s actually pretty decent!)

Legend is currently filming in the UK, but has no release date as of yet. »

- Lucy Cave

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First Photo Of Tom Hardy As Both Ron And Reggie Kray

12 June 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Image: Greg WilliamsAnything Gary and Martin Kemp can do, Tom Hardy can do one better. And no, we don’t mean belting out a rendition of Gold. Hardy has taken on the task of playing not one but two Kray brothers in the new film Legend, which charts an incident in their nefarious rise to power. It’s now shooting and the first picture of Hardy has been revealed.La Confidential’s Brian Helgeland is once more in a historical crime arena, adapting John Pearson’s book The Progression Of Violence. Legend dips into the dark underbelly of the swinging ‘60s, when sharp-suited gangsters warred for turf and control, and innocent people were caught in the middle of the conflict, although criminals like Ron and Reggie Kray liked to claim they only went after the competition.Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christoph Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Tara Fitzgerald and Chazz Palminteri fill »

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