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Global Showbiz Briefs: Showtime Buys ‘Inxs'; Sundance Channel Expands In Latin America; More

13 August 2014 10:32 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Showtime Buys Aussie Docudrama ‘Inxs: Never Tear Us Apart’ For U.S.

Shine International has sold the two-part miniseries Inxs: Never Tear Us Apart to premium cable channel Showtime in the U.S. The two-hour project from Shine Australia tells the uncensored story of the multiplatinum band’s rise to international stardom through the death of lead singer Michael Hutchence in 1997. Band members and insiders collaborated with the producers on the show, which aired Down Under in February and is the country’s top-rated Australian drama of 2014.

AMC Launching Sundance Channel Global in Six Latin American Territories

AMC Networks International is expanding Sundance Channel Global across Central America with launches on Cable Onda, the biggest pay-tv platform in Panama, on Tigo in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Paraguay and Guatemala. Additional subscription agreements were also reached with Claro, the largest pay-tv platform in Columbia and the Dominican Republic where the »

- The Deadline Team

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King's Speech producer takes on Afghan war drama

12 August 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The King's Speech producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin has signed on for an independent war drama set in Afghanistan.

The filmmaker - who accepted the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2011 - is serving as an executive producer on Kajaki (via The Hollywood Reporter).

Director Paul Katis and writer Tom Williams's film has been part-crowdfunded through Indiegogo.

Kajaki will recount the true story of a three-man unit on patrol in Afghanistan in 2006 who accidentally detonate a bomb.

They find themselves trapped in a minefield left behind after the Russian invasion in the 1980s, with one of their members critically injured.

Kajaki is planned to premiere in London through a series of special Vue Cinema screenings.

Proceeds will go to armed forces charities including Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes and Walking Wounded.

Kajaki will star David Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle, Benjamin O'Mahony, Bryan Parry, Liam Ainsworth, Andy Gibbins, John Doughty, »

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Landmine drama Kajaki begins shoot

11 August 2014 5:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The King’s Speech producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin on board British soldier drama, which will be released as troops return from Afghanistan later this year.

Shooting began last week on Kajaki, a battlefield drama based on the true story of British soldiers who became trapped in a minefield in Afghanistan. The film will shoot on location in Jordan for six weeks.

Paul Katis will make his feature directorial debut with the film, which has been written by Tom Williams (Chalet Girl), and Gareth Ellis-Unwin, producer of The King’s Speech, is executive producer for Bedlam Productions.

Based on first-hand accounts, the film depicts an incident involving a group of soldiers - mostly from the British Army’s 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment [3 Para] - who were trapped in a minefield while stationed at the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan in 2006.

Set on one day during their six-month tour of Afghanistan, it begins with a small unit of soldiers who are »

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