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Venice Production Bridge will incorporate Gap Financing Market and Final Cut events.
The Venice Film Festival (Aug 31 - Sept 10) has revealed the line-ups for its 2016 market events, newly renamed the Venice Production Bridge (Sept 1 - 5).
The Production Bridge will host features, TV, web-series and Vr projects.
Venice’s two-day Gap-Financing Market event (September 2-3, 2016) will host 40 selected European and International projects looking to close their international financing.
The market’s Final Cut strand will award prizes to selected in-the-works projects from Africa and from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria, while the inaugural Book Adaptation Rights Area will see publishers pitch books ripe for film or TV adaptation.
The European Commission organises two workshops, one on access to finance (Sept 3) and the other on the future of cinemas (Sept 4). The second event, which will be opened by European Commissioner Oettinger, will focus on how cinemas can fully reap the benefits of digital technologies.
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Louisa Mellor Jul 26, 2016
E4’s new comedy, starting tonight, about a group of West Country 20-somethings boasts a star turn from Sean Bean…
Looking back now, the most outlandish part of brilliantly inventive 1999 sitcom Spaced isn’t a movie parody, cutaway gag or eccentric character, but the idea that you could rent a fully furnished two-bedroom flat in Zone Two for ninety quid a week. If Tim Bisley and Daisy Steiner were house-hunting in London today, they’d be forced to pack up their Gillian Anderson posters and typewriter and head back to their respective hometowns to crash on a mate’s sofa.
That’s the fate of Kent (Dylan Edwards) in the first episode of Wasted, a new UK comedy series starting tonight on E4.
Having failed to make it as a Bristol-based DJ, Kent goes back to the village of Neston Berry and to the bosom of his »
A brand new comedy series Wasted is coming to E4 which combines a gang of four twenty-something wasters, one West Country village and the ex-Lord of Winterfell!
Danny Kirrane (represented by Gordon & French) stars as the lovable fantasy fanatic Morpheus,who manages a bong shop, (Stoned Henge). A 25-year-old virgin, he’s massively into fantasy – Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, computers. He’s in love with one of his best friends, Alison, and has been since the age of about 5, he’s a bit of a loser, but he’s also got an inner strength.
Rose Reynolds (represented by Conway van Gelder Grant) plays his neurotic sister Sarah. Of the four she seems to be the one that is most likely to leave her hometown. At the beginning we find her planning to go away to India and then Kent arrives back from uni and that puts a »
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Five years back I cracked my knuckles and clacked out my first ever script. I had no clue what I was doing, but I wrote it because I was fed up auditioning for comedy shows I felt were s***ty and cliched. So, rather than be a moany actor, passively shuffling in and out of castings, slowly losing the will to live, I decided I would put my money where my mouth was and write my own. »
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He can barely make rent - let alone save humanity
Dylan Edwards (High-Rise, Pramface, E4′s forthcoming Wasted) and Natasha O’Keeffe (Sherlock, Peaky Blinders, The Last Panthers) have announced the release of their brand new digital series Difficult Second Coming.
Difficult Second Coming is a digital series following 20-something Jc and his merry band of misfits as they struggle with life in the big smoke. However Jc also happens to be the second coming, Jesus Christ reborn – and he’s struggling to make any impact whatsoever. Not only does nobody know who he is, but like a lot of his generation, he can barely make rent – let alone save humanity!
5 items from 2016
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