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Reviewing 5 Popular Web Series Based on Books

1 July 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

1. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. A runaway success that sparked a veritable wave of web adaptations of romantic novels and stories, this Emmy-winning series is inventive, romantic, and beautifully executed. Ashley Clements and Daniel Vincent Gordh (particularly the former) handled their iconic Lizzie/Darcy roles with aplomb, and the series pulled a particular coup by casting Mary Kate Wiles as Lydia and reshaping her story as that of a party girl who gets hurt and slowly grows up over the course of the series. The interactions between sisters Lizzie, Lydia, and Jane (Laura Spencer), are warm and real and the highlight of the series along with the slowly-built-up Darcy/Lizzie romance.

The main flaw in the series is that it’s too long – the first 50 episodes chronicle every event that happens in the book, and while book purists might call this praiseworthy, this is a web-series not a BBC adaptation, and »

- Claire Hellar

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Strand takes Cannes entry Girlhood

3 June 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Strand Releasing has acquired all Us rights to Celine Sciamma’s drama following its world premiere in Directors’ Fortnight.

Karidja Toure stars as a Paris teenage girl gang member seeking her place in life.

Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing brokered the deal with Nicolas Brigaud-Robert of Films Distribution and plans an early 20165 release. 

Gravitas Ventures will distribute Freewater Films’ The Republic Of Two from director Shaun Kosta on VOD and iTunes as of June 3. Janet MontgomeryBrent Bailey, Stephanie Nicole Lemelin, Brandon Fobbs and Hallock Beals star. »

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