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'Earth' sequel heads to France, Italy, Benelux, Asia

9 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Goldcrest has secured pre-sales on BBC nature documentary.

Goldcrest Film has revealed a string of deals in key markets for large scale nature documentary Earth: One Amazing Day.

Screen revealed Robert Redford and Jackie Chan’s involvement with the feature yesterday.

Goldcrest has pre-sold the documentary to France (TF1 Studio), Italy (Koch Media), Benelux (The Searchers), South Korea (Mediaday), Switzerland (Impuls Pictures), Turkey (Tanweer Films), Phillippines (Captive Entertainment), (Malaysia/Brunei (Suraya Film) and Middle East (Selim Ramia & Co).

Deals for China with Smg Pictures and Germany with Universum Film were already annnounced.

Currently in post-production, the sequle to box office hit Earth is directed by Peter Webber (The Girl With The Pearl Earring) and Richard Dale (The Human Body).

Script comes from Frank Cottrell-Boyce (The Railway Man) while score is overseen by Alex Heffes (The Last King Of Scotland).

The film is a co-production between BBC Earth Films (as Earth Film Productions Limited) and Chinese outfit »

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Robert Redford, Jackie Chan join 'Earth' sequel

8 February 2017 11:50 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Redford, Chan to narrate English and Mandarin versions of BBC documentary sequel; Goldcrest handles sales.

Robert Redford and Jackie Chan have been set to narrate the English and Mandarin versions of documentary Earth: One Amazing Day, the sequel to 2007 box office hit Earth.

Directed by Peter Webber (The Girl With The Pearl Earring) and Richard Dale (The Human Body) the film is currently in post-production at the BBC Earth Films’ studio.

Script comes from Frank Cottrell-Boyce (The Railway Man) while score is overseen by Alex Heffes (The Last King Of Scotland).

The Mandarin-language version will be co-directed by Lixin Fan (Last Train); screenwriter Geling Yan (Flowers of War) and music producer Roc Chen (Chinese music consultant on Kung Fu Panda 3) are also on board.

The film will tell the story of one day in the life of the planet, “celebrating the billions of real-life dramas that occur in the natural world every day”.

A co-production between »

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Brian Cox’s D-Day Drama ‘Churchill’ Set for U.S. Release in June

20 January 2017 7:06 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cohen Media Group has acquired all distribution rights in the U.S. to Brian Cox’s “Churchill,” a drama about Winston Churchill and the D-Day invasion of Europe.

Cmg is planning a theatrical release for June to coincide with the 73rd anniversary of the 1944 invasion. Miranda Richardson and John Slattery also star in “Churchill,” directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”) from a script by Alex von Tunzelmann.

The film is set in June, 1944, as a million Allied forces are assembled on the south coast of England on the brink of the greatest invasion in history with the landing on the beaches of Normandy, France – the first step in the campaign to free Europe from Nazi Germany. But Churchill fears that if the invasion fails, history will remember him chiefly as an architect of carnage.

Richardson co-stars as Churchill’s wife, Clementine and Slattery (“Mad Men”) portrays General Dwight D. Eisenhower, »

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Screen Queensland backs nine productions

12 January 2017 5:40 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Local screen production in Queensland has hit a high this financial year, according to Acting Queensland Premier Curtis Pitt..

Nine films, documentaries, and TV series have been supported with Screen Queensland production investment since July 2016.

.These nine productions are due to spend a combined estimated total of $26 million in Queensland, creating over 300 local jobs,. Mr Pitt said.

.This is one of the state.s most successful and competitive periods of screen production investment by the Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland..

.The list of productions highlight the strength of the local screen industry, the depth of talent and skills we have in Queensland, and the confidence business has in our state."

The state government has committed $30 million in funding over a four-year period to June 2019 to foster growth in local productions and attract large-scale film and high-end television productions..

.This approach not only generates jobs and investment, it also helps build »

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