News

London Screenings 2017: which films stood out?

  • ScreenDaily
London Screenings 2017: which films stood out?
Buyers expressed optimism over a handful of titles amid London security concerns.

Despite at least one distributor cancelling their trip to the 13th edition of The Film London London Screenings (19-22 June) due to the recent UK terror attacks, organisers and buyers expressed optimism about this year’s lineup.

In the sweltering heat of one of the hottest months of June in recent memory, distributors watched films represented by British sales agents in the air-conditioned sanctuary of the BFI Southbank.

Around 150 delegates (roughly 125 international buyers and a number of UK distributors, festival directors and programmers) attended the event, which showcases completed films and works in progress.

Alongside the usual smattering of European buyers, there were several Us distributors in attendance, among then Magnolia, The Weinstein Company, AMC, Film Movement and Screen Media. Buyers also came from as far afield as Taiwan and Brazil.

“It was a concern of mine whether the recent events (in London) would have an
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Wow! Amy Jackson will take training in martial arts for a Hollywood film

  • BollywoodHungama
Wow! Amy Jackson will take training in martial arts for a Hollywood film
Taking her association with British director Andrew Morahan to the next level after Boogie Man, Amy Jackson has collaborated with the filmmaker for his next out-and-out action film. The actress, who is also part of the Rajinikanth – Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0, is excited to be teaming up with the director for the action flick,Read More

The post Wow! Amy Jackson will take training in martial arts for a Hollywood film appeared first on Bollywood Hungama.
See full article at BollywoodHungama »

Little Film Company boards 'Boogie Man'

  • ScreenDaily
Exclusive: Coming-of-age tale stars Ankush Khanna.

Us sales agent The Little Film Company has boarded world sales on Globalwatch Film Productions’ Boogie Man, a coming-of-age story that has begun principal photography.

Ankush Khanna stars as an Indian teenager obsessed with the 1970s disco and glamour scene who pursues the girl of his dreams.

Amy Jackson, Roshan Seth, Aston Merrygold and Jerry Jane Pears also star.

Andy Morahan directs Boogie Man and Scott Millaney and Paul G Andrews are the producers. Morahan and Simon Olivier wrote the screenplay.
See full article at ScreenDaily »

George Michael’s Death: Remembering the Pop Icon in 5 Key Videos

  • Indiewire
George Michael’s Death: Remembering the Pop Icon in 5 Key Videos
Last night, pop singer and former Wham! member George Michael died in his Oxfordshire home at the age of 53. His longtime manager told the Hollywood Reporter that Michael died of heart failure.

Read More: George Michael Dead: A Life in Photos, from Wham! to ‘The X-Factor’

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,” his representative said in a statement to the BBC.

As a solo artist and with Wham!, George Michael racked up ten No. 1 singles. His first solo album “Faith” spent 51 weeks in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. and won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1989. He released four subsequent solo albums and all told has sold over 115 million records globally.

Read More: SXSW 2016 Review: Key & Peele’s ‘Keanu’ is
See full article at Indiewire »

This World Cup Soccer Short Is Spike Lee's Best Film In Years

As the eyes of the globe turn to Brazil for the start of the World Cup 2014 tournament, Spike Lee and a bevy of talented filmmakers turned out short films that speak to the soccer-loving faithful, the experimental film audience, and the global cinematic community, as a whole. Spike Lee has delivered a spin on The Game, a short film he shot on location in Brazil as part of an initiative sponsored by Pepsi. Lee.s short, which is available on iTunes, is part of the larger Pepsi Max.s Beats of the Beautiful Game visual album, which consists of 11 songs and companion short films from exciting directors. In addition to Spike Lee, short films for the project are being turned in from Idris Elba, Jessy Terrero, Diego Luna, Andy Morahan and The Kolton Brothers, according to THR. You can watch Lee.s short film, titled Pixote.s Game, above. Truthfully?
See full article at Cinema Blend »

Terry Gilliam Opera to be Shown Live at Movie Theaters as Part of Eno Season

Terry Gilliam Opera to be Shown Live at Movie Theaters as Part of Eno Season
London — A performance of an opera directed by Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam will be among the productions from the English National Opera to be shown live in up to 300 movie theaters across the U.K. and Ireland, and selected cinemas worldwide.

The live opera program, which will go under the banner Eno Screen, is the result of a deal between Eno and Altive Media. It begins with a live performance of David Alden’s production of Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes,” starring Stuart Skelton, on Feb. 23. Gilliam’s production of Hector Berlioz’s “Benvenuto Cellini” will be broadcast live to cinemas in June. From the fall, live screenings will extend to five or six productions a season.

The production team will be headed by director Andy Morahan and producer Dione Orrom.

Altive is distributing all Eno Screen productions worldwide for all platforms following the theatrical release.

“Eno’s entry
See full article at Variety - Film News »

English National Opera strikes distribution deal

English National Opera strikes distribution deal
Agreement with Altive Media will include a production from director Terry Gilliam.

English National Opera (Eno) has secured a partnership with alternative content distribution company Altive Media that will screen productions throughout the UK and in cinemas worldwide.

The partnership, dubbed Eno Screen, is set to broadcast the operatic productions in up to 300 cinemas across the UK and Ireland as well as selected cinemas around the world.

The first live screening will be Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes on Feb 23, directed by David Alden.

It will be followed in June by Hector Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini, directed by Terry Gilliam, best known for directing films such as 12 Monkeys and Brazil as well as being part of the Monty Python troupe.

The technical and creative team behind the broadcasts will be headed by award-winning MTV director Andy Morahan (Jls: Eyes Wide Open 3D) and producer Dione Orrom (Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary).

Altive Media will oversee
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Casting: Dance, Fraser, Meyers, McIntyre

Despite the Falling Snow

Charles Dance ("Game of Thrones"), Olga Kurylenko ("Oblivion") and Maria Furtwangler are attached to star in Shamim Sarif's spy-thriller "Despite the Falling Snow". Shooting begins mid October.

Kurylenko plays an enigmatic female spy who falls in love with an idealistic politician. The action will move between 1950s and present day Moscow and London. [Source: Screen Daily]

With the Outlaws

Brendan Fraser will star in Andy Morahan's comedy western "With the Outlaws" at Shoreline Entertainment. Nicholas Sercombe penned and will produce.

The story portrays what life would be like for British immigrants settling in the Wild West. [Source: THR]

London Town

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Liv Tyler and Daniel Huttlestone ("Les Miserables") are all set to star in Derrick Borte's coming-of-age story "London Town" at Cargo Entertainment, Dutch Tilt Film and Killer Films.

The music-infused story follows a teenage boy who goes to London to find his estranged mother after
See full article at Dark Horizons »

Cannes: Shoreline Touts Brendan Fraser Comedy Western 'With the Outlaws'

Shoreline Entertainment has signed up for worldwide sales duties for Andy Morahan's With The Outlaws, a comedy western starring Brendan Fraser. Billed as a comedy caper, the script turns the classic western genre on its head as it portrays what life would be like for British immigrants settling in the Wild West. Cannes: Download THR's Day 4 Daily Written and produced by Nicholas Sercombe, the deal was negotiated by Steve Macy on behalf of Shoreline and Sercombe. Shoreline CEO Morris Ruskin says: "I’m attracted to the project because it is an extremely funny and entertaining script with a hero that

read more
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

Casting: Pettyfer, Norris, Kittles, Fraser

Cali

"Magic Mike" star Alex Pettyfer is in final negotiations to play Kristen Stewart's on-screen boyfriend in Nick Cassavetes' "Cali" which begins shooting later this Summer.

The story centers on a San Fernando Valley couple who decide to fake the girl's death by making a snuff film and skipping town with loads of cash. Years later, she returns home to save her younger sister. [Source: Variety]

The Counselor

Dean Norris, best known for playing the brother-in-law to Bryan Cranston's Walter White character in "Breaking Bad", has joined Ridley Scott's "The Counselor".

Cormac McCarthy penned the script, about a lawyer who attempts to get into the drug business. Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz also star. [Source: ]

Olympus Has Fallen

Tory Kittles ("The Sapphires") has joined the cast of the White House-set action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" at Nu Image/Millennium.

Gerard Butler plays an
See full article at Dark Horizons »

Six Things You Didn’t Know About Guns N’ Roses’ ‘November Rain’

  • MTV Newsroom
MTV celebrates an important moment in its history this week: 17 years ago, Guns N’ Roses’ “November Rain” premiered on “Headbangers Ball.” Since the video dropped in 1992, plenty has changed: Axl Rose has hired and fired dozens of bandmembers (finally releasing the long-awaiting Chinese Democracy last year) and Slash has gone from solo artist to Velvet Revolver axeman. One thing hasn’t changed, though: “November Rain” is still as inexplicable as it was when it first aired on MTV. If you haven’t seen it, take the time to enjoy all 9 minutes of Axl’s magnum opus, and then check out all the things you might have missed about it.

» “November Rain” was directed by a gentleman named Andy Morahan, whose résumé includes two other Guns clips (”Don’t Cry” and “Estranged”), many videos for other artists (Michael Jackson’s “Give in to Me,” George Michael’s “Faith,” Bryan Adams’ “(Everything
See full article at MTV Newsroom »

Lucas tracks down Morahan's 'Spy'

Lucas tracks down Morahan's 'Spy'
LONDON -- Josh Lucas is set to star in Andy Morahan's God's Spy, a U.K.-Canadian thriller based on the true events that culminated in the discovery of Italian banker Roberto Calvi hanging under London's Blackfriars Bridge in 1982, the producers said Friday.

The $15 million-budgeted picture, which will shoot in 2008 in Montreal, also features Jordi Molla, Giancarlo Giannini and Peter O'Toole.

Written by Brian Phelan, it's produced by Lovett Bickford of Cardinal Pictures and exec produced by Kim Leggatt of Local Films. CAA is handling U.S. rights.

The movie centers on a young Wall Street trader (Lucas) who is really a Jesuit priest working undercover to gain experience of the financial markets. He becomes embroiled in a political and financial conspiracy involving the Vatican Bank, the CIA, the Mafia and Masonic Lodge P2.

See also

Credited With | External Sites