3 items from 2015
The Apprentice is back this week and we are so ready for a new batch of entrepreneurs spouting nonsense and selling rubbish. Now that this is the 11th series, though, we've spotted a few things that seem to keep happening:
1. A candidate says: "That was myself, Lord Sugar"
The Word Is 'Me'.
2. Narrator Mark Halliley finishes a long and winding sentence with a candidate's name
"Searching for fishfingers and goggles in a backstreet in London with time running out, project manager... Derek."
3. There's a helicopter shot of the city
And the Shard still doesn't look finished.
4. Karren Brady complains about the candidates wasting a lot of time
She'll be bringing that up in the Boardroom.
5. Lord Sugar says "resoomay"
(Hoping and praying he doesn't ever say "CV".)
6. The candidates talk into the bottom of their phones
"Don't hold it that way!" as the late, great Steve Jobs once said.
7. Lord Sugar »
London — The Hungarian National Film Fund has unveiled the list of five movies to receive production support in its latest funding round. Leading the pack is period romantic drama “Kincsem,” which received 2.2 billion Huf ($7.76 million).
“Kincsem” centers on a feud between the Hungarian aristocrat Erno Blaskovich and the Austrian army officer Otto von Oettingen, a tempestuous love affair between Blaskovich and von Oettingen’s unruly daughter, Klara, and the career of the champion race-horse Kincsem.
Gabor Herendi, writer-director of the Hungarian box office hit “A Kind of America,” directs his first feature film in seven years.
“Kincsem” is produced by Tamas Hutlassa (“Kontroll,” “Land of Storms,” “War of Wits”) and co-produced by Herendi. The cast is led by Ervin Nagy (“Chameleon,” “White God”) and Andrea Petrik (“Afterlife”). The 72-day shoot began in the Hungarian countryside at the end of last month.
Also receiving funding is “Gas Station,” which is Attila Gigor »
- Leo Barraclough
Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has taken all foreign rights to Ridley Scott’s untitled PBS Civil War drama. The six-part series, a blend of hospital drama and family saga, will be shot in Virginia and is scheduled for a winter 2016 premiere. The sales team will introduce the series to foreign buyers at the upcoming Natpe in Miami. Based on true stories, the drama follows two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the Civil War. Exec produced by Scott, David W Zucker and Lisa Q Wolfinger, it’s written by David Zabel who created it with Wolfinger. Production is scheduled to begin in spring 2015, in and around Richmond where much of the history took place.
International film group Umedia has closed its annual fundraising for investment in films and television with €58M ($70M) raised via its Belgian tax shelter. That’s a 5% increase from 2013. The money has already been invested »
- Nancy Tartaglione
3 items from 2015
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