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Former Scott Free London exec Liza Marshall and Kick-Ass and One Chance producer Kris Thykier are partnering in new UK-based production company, Archery Pictures. The pair will work across film and television with Thykier shuttering his PeaPie Films and moving both the staff and development slate over to Archery. He’s currently in post on Woman In Gold with Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, is producing Kasper Barfoed’s Summer of ‘92, and exec producing John Wells’ Bradley Cooper-starrer Adam Jones for The Weinstein Company. Upcoming releases, Stephen Daldry’s Trash, and Asif Kapadia’s Ali & Nino will go out under the PeaPie banner.
Marshall is a respected exec who recently stepped down from her role as head of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London which she established in 2009. Her producing and exec producing credits include Before I Go To Sleep with Nicole Kidman, Welcome To The Punch starring James McAvoy »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Marshall will become joint managing director of the company with Thykier, who will shutter his company PeaPie Films, and move his staff and slate across to the new entity.
Thykier, whose films have grossed over $325 million at the worldwide box-office, has two films in production: “Summer of ‘92,” directed by Kasper Barfoed, and “Adam Jones,” which he is executive producing for The Weinstein Company. Thykier is also in post-production on “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.
- Leo Barraclough
Zane Lowe has revealed that Chase & Status told the most "shocking" story on his upcoming MTV show.
Soundchain will see Lowe speak to a different artist each week, discussing their careers and backgrounds, alongside special performances.
He said: "I had spoken to Ben about Chase & Status [and he had implied that] 'we have a working relationship that's successful' but he gave off this vibe that it's not without its challenges.
"So I raised it with [Chase & Status] and said, 'I've got the feeling that you guys have this interesting relationship' and they told the most amazing story.
"The extremity of that story is just crazy. It was made out of pure love and admiration but it's a good example of a high intensity disagreeing moment."
Lowe also explained that he finds it difficult bringing »
Exclusive: Creative producer, business exec plan future collaborations.
The Microwave initiative, which backs projects budgeted up to £120,000 ($200,000) is currently on hiatus with no projects in development but ScreenDaily understands that an announcement about the future of the scheme is in the pipeline.
Bays most recently independently produced upcoming music doc Backstreet Boys – The Movie for Pulse Films and co-wrote and produced upcoming short The Muse, directed by Tim Walker, starring Ben Whishaw.
Kelly will continue to structure and manage Seis and Sis finance and consulting through Northern Alliance.
The two also plan to work together on features, including a script »
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“We searched everywhere to find a fresh face who had the potential to become an action movie star and we’ve found the right match with Ed Skrein, who’s not only a great actor but also has enough charisma and physical stamina to play Frank Martin (the ‘Transporter’s’ leading role) with brio,” EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert told Variety.
Although plot details are still kept under wraps, Lambert said the first installment of “Transporter” reboot will return to the French Riviera, site of the first pic. He said the writers have given more »
- Elsa Keslassy
5 items from 2014
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