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Executive’s portfolio expanded to CEO of Lionsgate’s European office.
In his expanded role Kamasa will spearhead Lionsgate’s strategic growth initiatives and new business development across Europe, including potential coproduction arrangements, M&A initiatives and entry into new lines of business.
Lionsgate has also relocated its international sales and distribution headquarters to London.
“Zygi is one of the entrepreneurial executives playing a leadership role in moving Lionsgate forward around the world,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. “He and his team have grown Lionsgate UK into a vibrant and diversified company, and his expanded mandate for Europe underscores our commitment to continue building Lionsgate into a next »
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Cast your minds back to 2002 - a time when Pop Idols didn't need to have The X Factor, Fifty Shades of Grey were just colours on a paint sampler chart and David Beckham was a mere international superstar rather than global megastar.
Bend It Like Beckham, with a modest estimated budget of £3.7 million, opened that same year and became a critical and commercial success - breaking box office records and scoring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as making household names of many of its stars.
As the cast continues preparing for the West End stage adaptation of Gurinder Chadha's screen hit ahead of previews on May 15, find out what the movie's ensemble cast went on to achieve - including who is coming back for the musical...
Parminder Nagra (Jess Bhamra)
Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards on the back of the movie's success, Parminder went »
The song is a tribute to Southall (postcode UB2) and features the cast setting the scene for the show.The accompanying video was shot on the streets of Southall before rehearsals began. The cast spent a day singing, dancing and stopping traffic, and took over one of the most iconic streets in west London.
Chadha said of the filming and the track: “UB2 is where Jess lives, and where I lived. We wanted to get people to start to feel the essence and heart of the music, and the best way was to bring it to life here in the heart of the community.”
London previews begin for the new British musical Bend It Like Beckham on 15 May 2015 with opening night on 24 June 2015.
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A stage adaptation of the 2002 film will open at the Phoenix Theatre in London on June 24, with previews from May 15.
Tickets for Bend It Like Beckham are on sale now. »
In pictures: meet the cast of Desi Rascals
Gurinder Chadha is not prone to false modesty. She is more prone to majestic statements. She throws them down, these lines, with the pleasure and mischief of a child who holds a hand of winning cards. For example: “With Bend It Like Beckham, I actually changed race relations in this country.” Or: ‘‘There are very few people who are Asian, who have the kind of global reach that I have, not just with Asians but with non-Asians. I’ve worked hard for what my name represents, my brand, not just in Britain but around the world.” Sincerity slows her speech. It means you take a moment to listen, consider the words, »
- Nikita Lalwani
Towie meets Bend It Like Beckham in Desi Rascals, a new structured reality show that will follow a bunch of characters from a British Asian community in west London. Creator Gurinder Chadha has said that she hopes the programme will showcase the ‘three-dimensional’ nature of this world, moving away from television’s often wooden and stereotypical depictions of British Asian life. Instead, the show will focus on the real issues faced by the community and the importance of family. ‘Desi Rascals shows you how English we are as well as how British Asian we are,’ Chadha said. Let’s meet the cast …
Gurinder Chadha on Desi Rascals: ‘You’ll watch it because it’s entertaining, not because it’s Asian’
• Desi Rascals begins on Tuesday 20 January at 8pm on Sky Living HD
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- Guardian Staff
Gurinder Chadha’s hit film Bend It Like Beckham is being readied for the West End stage and following a host of auditions and workshops, the cast for the highly anticipated stage version Bend It Like Beckham the Musical has been formally announced.
Natalie Dew will play football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. The three young leads will be supported by some familiar faces, including comedian Ronni Ancona who plays Paula, Jules’s Mum, with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony.
Preeya Kalidas who appeared in the original film as one of the cousins, will take on the role of Pinky, Jess’ sister and Tony Jayawardena andNatasha Jayetileke take on the all important roles of her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.
Jess needs extra time. She is facing »
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Perry - former head of British Screen Finance and, more recently, the Irish Film Board from 2006-11 – has signed a two-year contract with the centre and started in his new job this week.
He replaces Swedish producer Jessica Ask, who left to join independent production company Anagram Film & TV.
“We are happy to welcoming Perry to Film i Väst, and look forward to a collaboration with one of the world’s most experienced co-producers on the international scene,” said CEO Tomas Eskildsson.
Film i Vast operates on an annual budget of $11.5m (Sek 93m).
Perry, a film journalist, independent filmmaker and producer with his own Umbrella Films, was head of state-financed development and production company British Screen Finance (later known as the UK Film Coucil) from 1991.
Since 2000 he has concentrated on teaching »
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8 items from 2015
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