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Long-standing and admired directors of the British Independent Film Awards, Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, will jointly step down from their posts at the end of this year. The org announced the surprising news today; their departures will follow the 17th awards ceremony to be held on December 7. The BIFAs were founded by Raindance in 1998 and run under the Raindance umbrella until 2006, when Collinson and von Fishcer became joint directors. They have produced the show since 2001. The awards now will return to Raindance, and the new structure is to be defined later in the year. The BIFAs are akin to the Indie Spirit Awards and have become an important feature on the awards season trail in the UK. “It has been a tough decision to move on from Bifa, but we are ready to take on new challenges and excited about embarking on a fresh chapter in our careers, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Endemol Worldwide Distribution has struck a development and distribution deal with Feel Films, currently working on feature The Song of Names.
The super-indie’s international arm will provide development funding and deficit financing for Feel Films to produce scripted projects in the UK, Us and global markets in return for first-look distribution rights.
Endemol Worldwide Distribution chief executive Cathy Payne said it was cementing the relationship with Feel Films as it gears up to launch 6 x 60-minute Napoleonic War drama Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell at Mipcom.
The deal is Endemol Worldwide Distribution’s latest first-look deal following its agreement with Mam Tor, the »
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