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London — U.K. production company Kudos, which is part of Endemol Shine Group, has appointed Diederick Santer and Dan Isaacs as joint chief executives. The pair succeed Jane Featherstone, who leaves in May. Santer will lead creatively, and Isaacs commercially.
Kudos has been responsible for some of the U.K.’s most innovative dramas, including “Spooks” (known as “Mi-5” Stateside), “Hustle,” “Life on Mars” and its sequel “Ashes to Ashes,” “The Hour,” conspiracy thriller “Utopia” (not to be confused with the Fox reality show of the same name), and “Broadchurch,” which has travelled to more than 150 territories, and airs on BBC America in the U.S.
Tim Hincks, president of Endemol Shine Group, said: “Diederick and Dan both know implicitly what makes Kudos »
- Leo Barraclough
London — Jane Featherstone will step down in the spring as chief executive of U.K. TV and film production house Kudos, which is part of the Shine-Endemol merged entity, led by Sophie Turner Laing. Kudos’ productions include “Broadchurch.”
Featherstone, who joined Kudos in 2000 as head of drama and has served as chief executive since 2011, will serve as executive producer on a number of ongoing commissioned productions, and work with COO Dan Isaacs and the senior creative team at Kudos on a transition over the next few months before leaving in May.
Productions in this period include “Broadchurch” for ITV, “River” for BBC One, “Humans” for Channel 4 and AMC, pilot “Flowers” for C4 and the theatrical release of movie “Spooks: The Greater Good.” Featherstone then plans to take a break
from work for the remainder of this year.
In her time at Kudos, Featherstone has been responsible for bringing to air some of the U. »
- Leo Barraclough
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.
UK cinema in 2015 has plenty to recommend it. Here are 36 UK films of all genres to look forward to this year…
Dig past the litterfall of Kray Brothers biopics and tales of nubile teens on camping trips gone wrong, and you’ll unearth plenty for the UK film industry to boast about in 2015. From sci-fi romps and thrillers like Robot Overlords and Ex Machina to dramas like High-Rise, comedies like War On Everyone, spy flicks like Spectre and kids’ films like Bill, there’s no shortage of inventive, highly promising cinema coming from these isles.
We’ve included a few choice co-productions in 2015’s pick of the year’s most interesting-looking pictures, which bolsters our list in both size and breadth (and mostly means we Brits can claim partial credit for ace-sounding dystopian flick The Lobster).
In alphabetical order then, here are the 36 UK (or UK-ish) movies we’re excited about seeing this year… »
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