9 items from 2015
Industry veteran to take executive producer and producer duties at new firm.
Chris Moll, who stepped down as head of film at Creative England in April, has resurfaced at burgeoning film and TV production company Catalyst Global Media.
Moll has been hired to takes on both executive producer and producer duties at the London-based firm, which launched in May.
Reporting to Catalyst co-founder and CEO Charlotte Walls, Moll will be charged with sourcing high-quality, commercially viable projects for Catalyst’s development and production slate.
He will also be responsible for expanding the company’s national and international partnerships with key talent, producers, agents, publishers and financiers, and identifying new opportunities for collaboration across film, television, digital and music.
Walls said: “Chris brings tremendous strength as an award-winning film producer and seasoned entertainment executive with passion and vision for current projects and the future of Catalyst.”
Moll said he would help build “a slate focused on both creative »
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the work of Aardman Animations with three programs featuring the studio’s Oscar-winning and nominated Wallace And Gromit shorts on Friday, August 7, and Sunday, August 9.
Aardman’s latest film, Shaun The Sheep Movie, will be released in U.S. theaters on August 7.
Wallace and Gromit Restored – The Marc Davis Celebration of Animation
Friday, August 7, 7:30 p.m. │Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills
As part of the Academy’s Marc Davis Celebration of Animation series, Aardman Animations co-founder David Sproxton and Wallace and Gromit cinematographer Dave Alex Riddett will discuss the making of the studio’s Oscar-winning shorts “The Wrong Trousers” and “A Close Shave,” and the Oscar-nominated shorts “A Grand Day Out” and “A Matter of Loaf and Death.”
The program also will include the world premiere screening of the restorations of all four films, the result of a collaborative effort »
- Michelle McCue
The penultimate episode of the four-part drama brought in 4.18m (16.7%) at 9pm on ITV (198k/1.1% on +1). Earlier, Wild Ireland interested 2.68m (11.5%) at 8pm (147k/0.6%).
BBC Two's World Championship Snooker coverage entertained 3.31m (16.0%) between 7pm and 11pm.
Channel 4's Food Unwrapped averaged 1.24m (5.3%) at 8pm (118k/0.5%), while Stranger on the Bridge was seen by 1.43m (6.1%) at 9pm (219k/1.3%).
On Channel 5, Police Interceptors thrilled 778k (3.3%) at 8pm (47k/0.2%), before Gotham rose to 945k (4.0%) at 9pm (68k/0.4%), and Person of Interest gathered 599k (3.4%) at 10pm (69k/0.8%).
When his flying spell backfires, Catweazle arrives in 1969 and encounters colour TVs, people talking into the “telling bone” and a lonely teenager called Carrot
Most of the shows from your childhood are rubbish. The odd YouTube moment aside, you probably won’t be able to revisit one episode of T-Bag or Worzel Gummidge without squirming. Catweazle, a Worzel precursor from 1970, was different, never taking its eye off its characters’ fragility while offering the necessary mayhem to keep both kids and grown-ups hooked. Inspired by a word on a gate that writer Richard Carpenter made note of, Catweazle told the adventures of an inept medieval magician whose flying spell backfires, sending him forward in time to Hexwood Farm circa 1969. Here, he encounters colour TVs, fridges and people talking into the “telling bone”. He also, very carefully, breaks your heart: think of the end of The Snowman, or Gromit leaving home in The Wrong Trousers. »
- George Bass
Exclusive: Creative England head of film and iFeatures founder to step down next month.
Creative England head of film Chris Moll is to step down next month.
Industry veteran Moll, who founded and oversees low-budget filmmaking scheme iFeatures - also backed by Creative England - will leave to pursue other projects after three years in the role.
Moll will step down from his position on April 17 ahead of a restructure within Creative England which will include the appointment of a director of content who will work across film, TV, games and digital.
The organisation is not expected to appoint a successor to Moll until the new director is in place.
During Moll’s tenure the organisation backed films including Andrew Haigh’s Berlinale winner 45 Years, action-thriller Spooks: The Greater Good, Charles Barker sci-fi The Call Up and SXSW music documentary The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, directed by Julien Temple.
iFeatures, which recently »
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‘Intelligent clothing’ will employ artificial muscles to assist people with reduced mobility, and could even replace stairlifts and wheelchairs
A real-life version of The Wrong Trousers immortalised by Wallace and Gromit is being developed by a British team of robotic experts.
The close-fitting “smart trousers” will employ artificial muscles to assist the mobility of frail elderly and disabled individuals.
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Youngsters and oldsters alike…here is the reel deal: The New York International Children’s Film Festival (Nyicff) will be making its presence known in the upcoming days. On tap for the 18th annual event will be a noted variety of creative animated films and shorts for all ages to enjoy and relish. The New York International Children’s Film Festival promises to serve up an array of animated showcases that boasts all styles and formats that should prove imaginative and appealing to our past and present childhood memories.
Please note that the Nyicff will run its operation from February 27, 2015 to March 22, 2015. Additionally, the majority of these impressive feature-length and short films have experienced critical acclaim overseas. Therefore, the impact of the Nyicff’s cinematic selections should be rewarding for ardent fans of animated film fodder designed to capture the spirit of its enthusiastic viewers.
Among the films being displayed »
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