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Embankment Ups Max Pirkis To Head Of Acquisitions And Distribution – Berlin

Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar’s Embankment has upped Max Pirkis to its head of acquisitions and distribution. The move comes after what the company claims has been a successful Berlin with a slate including the Alicia Vikander-James McAvoy love story Submergence and Kit Harington-Dakota Fanning project Brimstone. Pirkis will now manage Embankment's acquisitions slate while also coordinating international delivery and distribution of current Embankment titles. Greg Martin
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Embankment names Max Pirkis head of acquisitions and distribution

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Embankment names Max Pirkis head of acquisitions and distribution
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Embankment Films has appointed Max Pirkis as head of acquisitions and distribution with immediate effect.

Pirkis, who joined the London-based sales firm in 2013, now heads up and manages Embankment’s acquisitions slate while also co-ordinating international delivery and distribution of current Embankment titles.

Greg Martin, who previously worked for Working Title, reports to Pirkis as acquisitions and distribution executive. Pirkis replaces Sara May, who moves on from her consultancy role with Embankment and will shortly be announcing her own new venture.

Embankment co-founder Tim Haslam said: “In Max, we have nabbed and nurtured one of the brightest – and we are convinced that he is an industry star of the future. His expanded role and responsibility is an exciting opportunity for the company and our team.

“[Embankment co-founder Hugo Grumbar] and I vividly recall first meeting him and thinking we’ve seen that guy before somewhere. Turns out he was amongst the lead actors
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‘The Quiet Ones’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Laurie Calvert, Richard Cunningham, Aldo Maland, Max Pirkis | Written by John Pogue, Craig Rosenberg, Oren Moverman | Directed by John Pogue

I have to admit, I get a kick out of seeing the word “Hammer” on the posters and DVD cases of modern horror releases. A studio associated with classic British horror of the past, Hammer are a mark of quality when it comes to atmospheric, gothic and haunting films, so I was interested in what we would be greeted with when The Quiet Ones was announced.

John Pogue, writer of films such as U.S Marshals and Ghost Ship, and director of Quarantine 2: The Terminal, stands behind the big camera once again for a creepy and tense horror film that follows other recent Hammer output like The Woman in Black and Wake Wood.

Oxford University professor Joseph (Jared Harris
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'The Quiet Ones' Debuts on Blu-ray and DVD August 19th

'The Quiet Ones' Debuts on Blu-ray and DVD August 19th
Inspired by actual events, the thriller The Quiet Ones is coming to Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 19 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The eerie supernatural story will be available two weeks earlier on Digital HD August 5. The film stars Jared Harris (TV's Mad Men), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards (Open Grave), Rory Fleck-Byrne (Vampire Academy) and Olivia Cooke (TV's Bates Motel).

When a crazed university professor (Harris) and his team of students set out to cure a disturbed patient, the unthinkable happens. Trusting in their leader and his motives, Brian (Claflin) and his fellow students find themselves far from help...and all too close to a sinister force they never suspected.

The Quiet Ones Blu-ray exclusive material includes the "Welcome to the Experiment: Making The Quiet Ones" featurette that takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the unforgettable thriller as well
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.The Quiet Ones. Movie Review

.The Quiet Ones,. bearing the mark of Hammer Films, is a scary flick that features the age-old debate between science and the supernatural. Jared Harris stars as Professor Coupland, a professor who thinks he can exorcise demons using science. His subject for his experiment is Jane Harper (Olivia Cooke), a possessed young girl with deep, dark secrets. Capturing the entire experiment is Brian McNeil played by Sam Claflin (.The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).

Is .The Quiet Ones. worth your time and money? Check out my review.

Official Synopsis:

From the producer who brought you The Woman In Black and Let Me In comes the unnerving tale of The Quiet Ones. Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an "experiment" on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected.
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My Fun Interview with Sam Claflin, Oliva Cooke, Jared Harris for .The Quiet Ones.

I enjoyed meeting the three stars from the upcoming film .The Quiet Ones. namely Sam Claflin (.The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.), Olivia Cooke (.Bates Motel.), and Jared Harris (.Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows,. .Pompeii,. .Lincoln.).

The film, bearing the mark of Hammer Films, talks about extracting demonic energy or negative energy according to Professor Joseph Coupland (Harris) and he wants to do exactly just that to Jane Harper (Cooke) who has been talking about a supernatural entity named Evey. Coupland hires videographer, Brian McNeil (Claflin) to document the experiment.

I sat down with the cast to talk about their interest in making the movie, working on the set, and the age-old argument between science and the supernatural.

.The Quiet Ones. from director John Pogue arrives in theaters on Friday, April 25.

Official Synopsis:

From the producer who brought you The Woman In Black and Let Me In comes the unnerving tale of The Quiet Ones.
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Third 'The Quiet Ones' Trailer

Third 'The Quiet Ones' Trailer
A creepy nursery rhyme and terrifying paranormal activities are featured in the latest trailer for Lionsgate's The Quiet Ones. While it still isn't ultimately clear who these quiet ones really are, they make their presence known when a university professor (Jared Harris) conducts an experiment where he tries to create a poltergeist through the negative human energy of a tormented young woman (Olivia Cooke). Sam Claflin, Erin Richards and Rory Fleck-Byrne co-star in this supernatural thriller directed by John Pogue, arriving in theaters April 25.

The Quiet Ones comes to theaters April 25th, 2014 and stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Olivia Cooke, Laurie Calvert, Aldo Maland, Max Pirkis. The film is directed by John Pogue.
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Giveaway: Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card from 'The Quiet Ones'

Giveaway: Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card from 'The Quiet Ones'
Next weekend, Lionsgate is releasing their new thriller The Quiet Ones in theaters nationwide, bringing this terrifying true story to life on the silver screen. Jared Harris stars as a university professor, who conducts a bizarre experiment where he tries to create a poltergeist from the negative human energy of a troubled young woman (Olivia Cooke). To celebrate this new release, we have a giveaway lined up where our readers can win a $25 Amazon gift card, t-shirt, matches, the official poster, and a three-pack of Hammer Films DVDs, The Woman in Black, Let Me In and Horror of Dracula. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so take a look at how you can win below.

Winners Receive:

The Quiet Ones T-shirt

The Quiet Ones Matches

The Quiet Ones Poster

Three Hammer Films (The Woman in Black, Let Me In, Horror of Dracula)

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Here's How To Win!
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Meet Jane Harper in 'The Quiet Ones' Clip and TV Spot

Meet Jane Harper in 'The Quiet Ones' Clip and TV Spot
Lionsgate has released a new clip and TV spot for The Quiet Ones, director John Pogue's upcoming thriller that hits theaters nationwide on April 25. Jared Harris stars as Professor Coupland, who assembles a group of students for an experiment where they try to conjure a poltergeist by using the negative human energy from their test subject, a troubled young woman named Jane Harper (Olivia Cooke). This hair-raising new footage features Coupland and Jane trying to draw this poltergeist out into the open with the help of an unorthodox test.

The Quiet Ones comes to theaters April 25th, 2014 and stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Laurie Calvert, Max Pirkis, Richard Cunningham. The film is directed by John Pogue.
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Explore the Supernatural in 'The Quite Ones' Featurette

Explore the Supernatural in 'The Quite Ones' Featurette
Go behind the scenes in this latest sneak peek of Lionsgate's horror film, The Quiet Ones. In the brand new featurette, the stars of the film discuss how the supernatural and scientific blend together to create the unnerving story they brought to the big screen. Find out why Sam Claflin believes this film will terrify people of every age, and what Jared Harris finds intriguing about doing a horror film through a scientific lens. Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones focuses on a tortured young girl, Jane Harper, who seems to be full of dark secrets. Get ready to take an intense journey this April 25, and see forces more powerful than you ever thought possible!

The Quiet Ones comes to theaters April 25th, 2014 and stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Laurie Calvert, Max Pirkis, Richard Cunningham. The film is directed by John Pogue.
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The Quiet Ones (2014) Movie Trailer 2: Scientists Explore Dark Energy

The Quiet Ones Trailer. John Pogue‘s The Quiet Ones (2014) movie trailer 2 stars Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Laurie Calvert, Max Pirkis, and Sam Claflin. The Quiet Ones‘ plot synopsis: “A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out [...]

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A Poltergeist Is Created in New 'The Quiet Ones' Trailer

A Poltergeist Is Created in New 'The Quiet Ones' Trailer
A group of graduate students engage in an experiment they won't soon forget in the third trailer for Lionsgate's The Quiet Ones. John Pogue (Quarantine 2: Terminal) directs this upcoming thriller which follows a university professor (Jared Harris) who is trying to study the dark mind of a troubled student (Olivia Cooke), in an attempt to create a poltergeist from her negative energy. Sam Claflin and Erin Richards co-star in this intense ride from Hammer Films, in theaters April 25.

A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment -- to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PhD students are soon confronted with a
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'The Quiet Ones' Gets 3 Haunting Motion Posters

'The Quiet Ones' Gets 3 Haunting Motion Posters
Lionsgate has released a series of three motion posters for The Quiet Ones, featuring Jared Harris as Professor Coupland, Sam Claflin as Brian O'Neil and Olivia Cooke as Jane Harper. The story, inspired by true events, centers on a university professor (Jared Harris) who tries to create a poltergeist by using negative human energy, with the help of his students Brian and Jane. John Pogue directs this haunting thriller, co-starring Erin Richards, Laurie Calvert and Max Pirkis, arriving in theaters April 25.

The Quiet Ones comes to theaters April 25th, 2014 and stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Laurie Calvert, Max Pirkis, Richard Cunningham. The film is directed by John Pogue.
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The Quiet Ones Poster

The Quiet Ones Poster
A group of university students set out with an unorthodox college professor to see if they can create a poltergeist using negative human energy. Their test subject comes in a young disturbed woman tormented by supernatural forces that can't be explained. As this group prepares to explore the darkness that has damaged her psyche, they are soon confronted by something more terrifying than they can possibly imagine, and risk losing their own sanity in the process. Check out the new poster for The Quiet Ones, which holds the scary promise that something unspeakable is happening to Jane Harper in a story inspired by true events.

The Quiet Ones comes to theaters April 25th, 2014 and stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Laurie Calvert, Max Pirkis, Richard Cunningham. The film is directed by John Pogue.
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The Quiet Ones International Trailer

The Quiet Ones International Trailer
After two domestic trailers, Hammer Films has released an international trailer for their upcoming thriller The Quiet Ones, which is inspired by true events. Watch as an unorthodox, yet charismatic college professor cons his students into a very dangerous experiment, where he attempts to create a poltergeist using negative human energy. What transpires may prove to be one of the scariest movie going experiences of 2014.

The Quiet Ones comes to theaters April 25th, 2014 and stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Laurie Calvert, Max Pirkis, Richard Cunningham. The film is directed by John Pogue.
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The Quiet Ones (2013) Movie Trailer: Poltergeist infests Olivia Cooke

The Quiet Ones Trailer. John Pogue‘s The Quiet Ones (2013) movie trailer stars Max Pirkis, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, and Laurie Calvert. The Quiet Ones‘ plot synopsis: “A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private [...]

Continue reading: The Quiet Ones (2013) Movie Trailer: Poltergeist infests Olivia Cooke
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Second The Quiet Ones Trailer

Second The Quiet Ones Trailer
Following the first trailer that debuted on Halloween, Lionsgate has released the second trailer for The Quiet Ones. Jared Harris stars in this adaptation of a true story, portraying a university professor who conducts an unusual experiment with some of his PhD students, as they try to create a poltergeist from negative human energy. Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke and Erin Richards co-star in this thriller from director John Pogue, arriving in theaters April 25. In addition, we also have a new photo featuring Sam Claflin, which you can check out below the trailer.

A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment -- to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity,
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The Quiet Ones Trailer

The Quiet Ones Trailer
The first trailer for supernatural thriller The Quiet Ones has arrived just in time for you to enjoy on this nice, quiet Halloween evening. The story follows an unorthodox college professor who cons his students into participating in an experiment that will potentially create a poltergeist from negative human energy. Watch the scary footage now, featuring stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke and Erin Richards.

The Quiet Ones comes to theaters April 25th, 2014 and stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Laurie Calvert, Max Pirkis, Richard Cunningham. The film is directed by John Pogue.
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Sara May joins Embankment Films

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New sales exec was most recently at French broadcaster TF1.

Sara May has joined Embankment Films to steer activities in European sales, co-productions and acquisitions.

She was most recently evp of acquisitions and co-productions at TF1, where she spent nearly 10 years and acquired distribution rights for France as well as sourcing, developing and packaging for the international sales division.

Prior to TF1, Sara held positions at Europacorp as head of acquisitions and M6 as program supervisor for English-language TV series.

Founding partner Tim Haslam said: “Based in Paris and Los Angeles, Sara is a focal point for Embankment.

“Sara extends our reach throughout the business primarily in the Us and Europe, further developing producer, agent and talent relationships, working closely with London-based acquisition and marketing executive Max Pirkis.

“Sara’s appointment completes a dynamic international and multi-lingual acquisitions and sales team including Barcelona-born Maite Villarino (Hispanic territories) and Hong-Kong born Sharon Lee (Asian territories).

“Like my partner
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