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Afm: Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs join 'Happy Family'

30 October 2015 3:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Timeless Films and Ambient Entertainment announce cast for upcoming animation.

Emily Watson (Everest, War Horse) and Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs have joined the voice cast for 3D animation Happy Family.

The cast also includes Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Catherine Tate (Doctor Who).

Production and sales outfit Timeless Films is handling worldwide sales on the project and will be presenting new footage from the film at the American Film Market (Afm) (Nov 4-11) next week

Co-producer Ambient Entertainment has partnered with Warner Brothers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

The film is directed by Holger Tappe, who previously made Animals United, which was also produced by Timeless and Ambient.

Based on David Safier’s best-selling novel, with a script by Catharina Junk and Safier, Happy Family is a family adventure that follows the very much unhappy Wishbone clan - under pressure and constantly »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Afm: Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs join monster animation 'Happy Family'

30 October 2015 3:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Timeless Films and Ambient Entertainment announce cast for upcoming animation.

Emily Watson (Everest, War Horse) and Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs have joined the voice cast for 3D animation Happy Family.

The cast also includes Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Catherine Tate (Doctor Who).

Production and sales outfit Timeless Films is handling worldwide sales on the project and will be presenting new footage from the film at the American Film Market (Afm) (Nov 4-11) next week

Co-producer Ambient Entertainment has partnered with Warner Brothers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

The film is directed by Holger Tappe, who previously made Animals United, which was also produced by Timeless and Ambient.

Based on David Safier’s best-selling novel, with a script by Catharina Junk and Safier, Happy Family is a family adventure that follows the very much unhappy Wishbone clan - under pressure and constantly »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Lionsgate U.K. at 10: Market-Savvy Distributor Turns Film Angel

29 September 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British movie distributor Lionsgate U.K., which was acquired by its Hollywood parent 10 years ago, has always prided itself on its independent and entrepreneurial spirit, and on its support for Brit filmmakers.

“We are passionate about British movies,” CEO Zygi Kamasa says.

The company had previously been known as Redbus Film Distribution, which was co-founded by Kamasa in 1998. An early success was “Bend It Like Beckham.” Recent investments have included “A Little Chaos” and “Brooklyn.” The company has an eclectic taste, embracing Rosamund Pike/David Tennant comedy “What We Did on Our Holiday” and kids’ animation film “Postman Pat: The Movie.”

Kamasa sees his relationship with producers as collaborative; Lionsgate U.K. contributes notes at script stage and market-tests films heavily during post-production. Paul Webster, who produced “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” “Hummingbird” and “Locke” with Lionsgate U.K.’s backing, says: “By being our local U.K. partner and coming in at the inception, »

- Leo Barraclough

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