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Zane Lowe teases 'shocking' Chase & Status, Plan B story on MTV show

30 June 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

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.

The BBC Radio 1 DJ hinted that electronic duo Chase & Status had a difficult but fruitful professional relationship with Plan B, aka Ben Drew.

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 »

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Mia Bays, Mike Kelly leave Microwave

14 April 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Creative producer, business exec plan future collaborations.

Microwave creative producer Mia Bays and Business and finance producer Mike Kelly are leaving the Film London and BBC production scheme to pursue other opportunities.

The duo worked on eight films backed by the initiative, including Eran Creevy’s Shifty, Ben Drew’s iLL Manors and most recently Hong Khaou’s Sundance drama Lilting.

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 »

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

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star to Succeed Statham in ‘Transporter’ Reboot (Exclusive)

7 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ed Skrein (“Game of Thrones”) is to succeed Jason Statham in the reboot of EuropaCorp’s “Transporter” franchise.

British thesp Skrein previously starred in Ben Drew’s critically acclaimed crime drama “Ill Manors.”

“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.

Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, who previously collaborated on the Jonah Hill starrer “Accepted” and Brett Ratner’s “Tower Heist,” penned the script.

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

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