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Daisy Aitkens makes her feature directorial debut and production is set to begin on October 31 in the UK based on Aitkens’ original screenplay.
Moring and his team will commence sales at the Afm next week on You, Me And Him, about a driven lawyer and her hedonistic girlfriend who must re-examine their relationship after befriending a Casanova-type neighbour.
”You, Me And Him is perfect counter-programming to the usual Afm line-ups,” said Moring. “This fresh rom-com »
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Louisa Mellor Oct 14, 2016
Having brought Red Dwarf out of retirement in 2009 successfully enough to keep it out, Dave has taken another punt on scripted comedy. A cautious punt, you might say, on the basis of short three-part series Zapped.
You can understand the timid approach. Until Yonderland, fantasy sitcom has been a rough business. It’s pricy and niche, at least on TV. BBC Two’s Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire cost a packet in comparison to most half-hour comedies, and failed to cross over from fantasy fans to a mainstream audience.
Radio has seen the most successful examples, from Anil Gupta’s Elvenquest to »
Rob Leane Oct 13, 2016
Back in June, a small gaggle of journalists and I were ensconced for a few hours within the shadowy bowels of Pinewood. We were ushered onto a soundstage between takes, inside a ginormous warehouse-like studio.
We were there to catch a glimpse of Zapped, a new sci-fi/fantasy comedy series that had recently been announced by Dave. With The Inbetweeners/Rock & Chips star James Buckley on board, and a big high concept premise, Zapped sounded like a tailor-made accompaniment to Red Dwarf XI on the UK channel’s autumn slate.
The immediate impression I got was that no space had been wasted whatsoever. Rows of wooden walls stood tall, divvying up the sizeable studio into a variety of sets. A pub, a street and a strange vault were all crammed into the same little corner, »
The Comedian’s Guide To Survival from Signature Entertainment, which is arriving in cinemas on October 28th and on DVD on October 31st, is new comedy which follows James Buckley (The Inbetweeners, Rock & Chips) as a stand-up comic searching for his big break in Hollywood. Below we have an exclusive clip from the ‘The Making Of’ featurette from the new comedy film; check it out…
Failed comedian James Mullinger (based on the eponymous, real-life comedian) has come to a crossroads in his life; no one wants to see him perform, his wife is fed up, and his daytime boss has given him an ultimatum – take a promotion and never do stand up again, or stick to the comedy and lose his job. To add salt to the wound, his boss, the editor of Coq Magazine, wants him to interview the greatest comedians in the UK and North America for an upcoming comedy special. »
The Darkest Universe, the other-worldly new film from BAFTA nominated award-winning directors Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe is set for release in UK cinemas on 4th November. Their debut feature Black Pond received universal acclaim on its release and now with The Darkest Universe they consolidate that early promise with this quirky, funny, moving and totally original film.
The film stars Will Sharpe, who most recently wrote, directed and starred in Channel 4’s much lauded Flowers, alongside Joe Thomas (Fresh Meat, The Inbetweeners) and Sophia di Martino (Flowers). Also featured are some of the UK’s best comedy actors including Simon Bird (Friday Night Dinner, The Inbetweeners), Chris Langham (Black Pond, The Thick of it), Jamie Demetriou (Fleabag) and Jonny Sweet (Together).
Its the story of Zac who goes in search of his sister who has gone missing in mysterious circumstances along with her boyfriend. As Zac’s journey continues with no result, »
- Kat Hughes
Arriving in cinemas on the 28th October is The Comedian’s Guide To Survival from Signature Entertainment, a new comedy which follows James Buckley (The Inbetweeners, Rock & Chips) as a stand-up comic searching for his big break in Hollywood. Check out the trailer below…
Failed comedian James Mullinger (based on the eponymous, real-life comedian) has come to a crossroads in his life; no one wants to see him perform, his wife is fed up, and his daytime boss has given him an ultimatum – take a promotion and never do stand up again, or stick to the comedy and lose his job. To add salt to the wound, his boss, the editor of Coq Magazine, wants him to interview the greatest comedians in the UK and North America for an upcoming comedy special.
Recalling his own worst performances and the disasters that followed, James analyses where it all went wrong, and »
It’s time to meet Jane Tennison (again).
Stefanie Martini, (Doctor Throne, Emerald City) will in effect playa young Helen Mirren in ITV’s Prime Suspect prequel, tentatively titled Tennison and written by creator Lynda La Plante. The six-part series will follow the title character, played by Mirren from 1991 to 2006, at the beginning of her police career in London circa the 1970s.
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Stefanie Martini will follow in the footsteps- or should that be pave the way- of Helen Mirren after being chosen to play the young Jane Tennison in ITV’s new drama Tennison. Mirren portrayed the iconic police officer in Lynda La Plante’s Prime Suspect. Rising star Martini has a number of credits already, including Doctor Thorne and Emerald City. Also in the cast is Sam Reid (The Riot Club) and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners). The 6 x 60 minute series portrays the young… »
Stefanie Martini has been cast as the young Jane Tennison in the prequel to “Prime Suspect,” the 1990s detective drama created by Lynda La Plante and starring Helen Mirren. The prequel, which has the working title “Tennison,” will be distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Martini, whose credits include “Doctor Thorne,” “Endeavour” and “Emerald City,” plays Tennison at the start of her London police career in the 1970s. Sam Reid (“Belle,” “The Riot Club”) and Blake Harrison (“Dad’s Army,” “The Inbetweeners”) have been cast as Tennison’s superiors Len Bradfield and Spencer Gibbs.
Alun Armstrong (“New Tricks,” “Little Dorrit”), Ruth Sheen (“Unforgotten,” “Inside No.9”), Lex Shrapnel (“Medici: Masters of Florence”) and Jay Taylor (“Promise”) are cast as crime family members Clifford, Renee, John and David Bentley.
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Check out this fun clip from Templeheart Films’ zombie comedy Ibiza Undead, screening at FrightFest in London. The cast of writer/director Andy Edwards’ feature includes “Downton Abbey’s” Cara Theobold and Emily Atack, pictured above, best known for playing Charlotte in “The Inbetweeners”. Other cast members include Algina Lipskis, Jordan Coulson, Hormudz Todiwala, Ed Kear, Marcia Do Vales and Matt […] »
Ahead of its world premiere at Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 next month, a poster has arrived online for director Andy Edwards’ horror comedy Ibiza Undead, along with a clip from the movie. Check them out here…
It’s “The Inbetweeners meets Shaun of the Dead” in this slick horror comedy that’s heavy on both gore and laughs. In the new film, Alex, Az and Jim head to Ibiza for their first lad’s holiday. Unfortunately for them, tagging along is Alex’s unimpressed ex-girlfriend Ellie. Arriving in Ibiza, the lads dump Ellie with Alex’s sister Liz, her friend Zara and head to San Antonio to start their week of debauchery. Soon they end up in a San Antonio club, run by local gangster Karl, where the main attractions aren’t alive… they’re dead! Thanks to Jim’s wild antics, the zombies escape and all hell breaks loose with »
- Gary Collinson
Remember when Sky used to screen documentary series Ibiza Uncovered? The show followed groups of British tourists on their holiday in Ibiza. Focusing on the party aspect, it was full of booze, boobs, more booze, and vomit. Well that show has formed the inspiration for quirky horror comedy Ibiza Undead.
Written and directed by Andy Edwards and starring Emily Atack (The Inbetweeners), Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey), and Matt King (Peepshow), the film will get it’s World premiere at this Summer’s Frightfest. Described as ‘The Inbetweeners meets Shaun of the Dead’ the film’s sure to go down well with the horror fans. Here’s a small taster of what the film has to offer featuring an appearance from film pundit Alex Zane:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Alex, Az and Jim head to Ibiza for their first lad’s holiday. Unfortunately for them, tagging along is Alex’s unimpressed ex-girlfriend Ellie. »
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Caroline Preece Published Date Friday, July 1, 2016 - 06:44
There's a reason sit-com movie spin-offs have a bad reputation. Trying to recreate humour that worked on the small screen for cinema audiences is extremely difficult and, coupled with the fact that Absolutely Fabulous is getting on a bit now, the mere idea of this was a gamble.
The Inbetweeners movies are often cited as examples of this working, but their in-built audience was a lot closer to the original than Ab Fab's is. This is not for newcomers or the mildly curious, then, but it is a veritable treat for children and adults of the 90s, existing fans and anyone who quite likes Saunders' brand of comedy.
Rob Leane Oct 6, 2016
Dave's first foray into scripted comedy will soon be upon us. If you've been watching Red Dwarf XI on Thursday nights, you'll likely have seen a trailer for Zapped, a three-part fantasy sitcom produced by Steve Coogan's Baby Cow Productions.
Here's the first official clip:
It shows Buckley's character arriving in the fantasy realm of Munty and encountering Steg, Barbara and Herman in Herman's pub. Watch to the »
Bessi is the latest in a string of high-ranking executives who have exited the company, both voluntarily and involuntarily, in the year since Vincent Bollore took full control of Vivendi and became chairman of Canal Plus Group’s supervisory board, in June 2015. Bollore has come under increasing scrutiny by French journalists and analysts who are questioning his strategic vision for the company and his management techniques.
Speaking to Variety, Bessi said that “after 19 years working for Canal Plus, I just feel ready to move on and take on new challenges elsewhere.”
Added Bessi, “I »
- Elsa Keslassy
Title: The Hoarder Rlj Entertainment Director: Matt Winn Writer: James Handel, Matt Winn Cast: Mischa Barton, Robert Knepper, Valene Kane, Emily Atack, Andrew Buckley, Richard Sumitro, John Sackville, Charlotte Salt, Philip Philmar Running Time: 86 minutes Rated: Unrated (language, violence, gore) Special Features: Featurette – Making of “The Hoarder.” Available on DVD and Digital Video April 5, 2016 Ella (Mischa Barton, The Oc) and her best friend Molly (Emily Atack, BBC’s The Inbetweeners) decide to break into Ella’s fiancee Brad’s (Ed Cooper Clarke, Downton Abbey) storage unit to look for a diary; one thing that Ella must obtain right then in the dark of night to make or break her [ Read More ]
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As the Berlin Film Festival and European Film Market get under way, British digital television channel Film4 has announced a flurry of news, including an agreement with Fox Searchlight Pictures to co-finance Martin McDonagh‘s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” along with producer Blueprint Pictures. Additionally, Film4, Entertainment Film Distributors and production company Fp Films (set up by “The Inbetweeners” creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley) have announced a two-year development, production and distribution deal that covers a slate of four new comedy features. Finally, Film4 director David Kosse and Channel 4 Chief Executive David Abraham revealed that the funding budget of. »
- Jeff Sneider
Berlin — British broadcaster Channel 4 has increased funding to its film production arm, Film4, from £15 million ($21.7 million) to £25 million ($36.1 million) in 2016 — with the ambition of maintaining similar increased levels of Film4 funding in future years.
In addition, Film4 has inked a co-financing deal with Fox Searchlight for Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and a new two-year partnership with Entertainment Film Distributors and Fp Films, the production company set up by “The Inbetweeners” creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, for four comedy feature films.
Upcoming Film4 projects include “Dark River,” the next film from Clio Barnard, the director of “The Selfish Giant”; Bart Layton’s heist movie “American Animals”; the next film from “45 Years” director Andrew Haigh, “Lean on Pete”; Garth Davis’ Mary Magdalene biopic; Danny Boyle’s long-awaited sequel to “Trainspotting”; and several films from first-time filmmakers – Michael Peace’s “Beast,” Toby MacDonald’s “Old Boys,” Adam Smith »
- Leo Barraclough
Film4 has announced a major increase in its funding, which will rise from $22m to $36m (£15m to £25m) for 2016.
The substantial funding increase will also include two major new partnerships: a co-financing deal with Fox Searchlight for In Bruges director Martin McDonagh’s new film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; and a new two-year partnership with Entertainment Film Distributors (Efd) and Fp Films, the production company set up by The Inbetweeners creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, for four new comedy feature films.
The funding boost and new partnerships demonstrate the scale of Film4’s future ambitions, and represent a major coup for director of Film4 David Kosse as well as a huge vote of confidence from Channel 4 in his vision for the company’s film division.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Mueller)
The duo behind hit TV series and film franchise The Inbetweeners have signed a deal with Film4 for four new comedy feature films.
The agreement was unveiled as part of an announcement by Channel 4 that it has boosted the budget of its film arm by £10m this year.
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