6 items from 2015
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 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Egyptian Amr Waked has been cast in the forthcoming sci-fi action thriller Geostorm.According to The Hollywood Reporter Waked will play the head of security on the international space station.Geostorm’s plot centres around catastrophic climate change that threatens to destroy life on Earth as climate control satellites look set to cause a massive storm.Waked is a big star in Egypt and was seen in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and more recently in Luc Besson’s Lucy. Geostorm stars Gerard Butler, Katheryn Winnick, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia.The movie is currently filming in New Orleans with Dean Devlin (who was a producer on […] »
- James Wray
Egyptian multihyphenate Amr Waked (“Lucy”) has joined the cast of Gerard Butler sci-fi blockbuster “Geostorm,” in which he will play the French head of security at an international space station when the earth’s climate control satellites fail to function.
“Geostorm,” which is currently shooting in New Orleans, will mark the feature directorial debut of Dean Devlin, who teamed with Roland Emmerich to produce 1996’s “Independence Day.” Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is producing with Skydance Productions. Key American cast besides Butler includes Katheryn Winnick, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia and child actor Sterling Jerins.
Warner Bros. has slated the sci-fi action thriller, centered on catastrophic climate change that endangers the world’s survival, for release on Oct. 21, 2016.
Waked’s character in “Geostorm,” is named Ray Dussette, an intimidating and rugged security expert with little patience for error and stupidity who works hard to keep everyone safe, according to pic’s publicity notes. »
- Nick Vivarelli
Who are the stars of tomorrow in TV, film and theatre?
Digital Spy presents its predictions for 2015 - in no particular order, here are seven young actors, writers, comedians and musicians who look destined to make an impression on the world of entertainment this year.
1. Billy Howle
But the young actor first came to our attention last year with his powerful performance as the troubled James in sorely underrated countryside thriller Glue.
Seize Films outline theatrical distribution plans for urban thriller.
Seize Films has released initial details for the theatrical release of its film Sixteen, which stars Roger Jean Nsengiyumva (Africa United), Rachael Stirling (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) and forner Screen International Star of Tomorrow Rosie Day.
Theatrical release will begin in London in March with further screenings around the UK, and there will also be a select number of screenings in the Us from April. The film will then be made available on VOD.
Sixteen is an urban thriller about a former African child soldier named Jumah (Nsengiyumva), brought to London by Laura (Stirling), an aid worker who he now lives with. Set to turn 16, Jumah is on the right path until a violent incident threatens to change things.
Shot in London over 18 days, it was screened at the BFI London Film Festival in 2013, where it picked up nominations for the Sutherland Award for Best Debut Feature »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
A film that's high on my to-see list this year is Egyptian auteur Ibrahim El Batout's latest - a Cairo-set action thriller titled "El Ott" ("The Cat" in English), which centers on the very topical matter of human organ trafficking in Egypt. In short, Egypt’s recent political upheavals, which left a temporary law enforcement gap in the country, reportedly allowed what have been called mob-led organ-trafficking rings to thrive. Amr Waked ("Salmon Fishing in the Yemen") is producing and starring in the film. He's joined by Palestinian actor Mohammad Bakri, Egyptian actress-model Sarah Shaheen, and Egyptian actor Salah Al Hanafy, who »
- Tambay A. Obenson
6 items from 2015
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