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FrightFest, Icon set trio for distribution

26 July 2016 4:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sean Brosnan’s My Father Die among genre trio to secure distribution through FrightFest Presents label.

Icon Film Distribution (Ifd) and UK genre festival FrightFest have set the next three films to be released under their curated UK distribution banner FrightFest Presents.

FrightFest opener My Father Die, written and directed by Sean Brosnan, stars Joe Anderson, Candace Smith and Gary Stretch in the story of a deaf and mute man who trains himself for almost two decades to avenge himself on Ivan, the man that killed his older brother, 21 years ago.

Producers include Brosnan’s father and former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan alongside Sanja Banic, Orian Williams and Alma Bogdan-Turner.

The second film new to the slate is director Abner Pastoll’s Road Games, starring Andrew Simpson, Barbara Crampton, Josephine De La Baume and Frederic Pierrot.

The UK-France co-production was produced by Junyoung Jang (The Host) of London-based February Films and Guillaume Benski (A Long Way From Home) at Superbe Films »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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UK executives back diversity quotas for tax incentives

10 June 2016 3:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kate Harwood, Oona King among executives to express support for more regulation.

BFI board member Baroness Oona King and former BBC drama head Kate Harwood have backed recent calls for diversity quotas to be attached to the UK film and TV tax relief.

Speaking at Mbi’s Media Production Show in London during a session on gender equality, panellists including King, Euston Films managing director Harwood and War & Peace and The Awakening producer Julia Stannard expressed support for building quotas into the UK’s film and high end drama incentives.

At Screen and Broadcast’s Media Summit earlier this week Ken Loach producer Rebecca O’Brien suggested making tax credits dependent on “certain diversity boxes being ticked”. 

Former BBC head of drama Harwood said: “Rebecca’s [O’Brien’s] suggestion about tax breaks and diversity is such a good idea. I think it’s a bit of a no brainer.”

Stannard agreed: “Our industry is largely a freelance industry…There is »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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IFC Midnight to play 'Road Games' in North America

3 February 2016 8:18 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: IFC hitches a ride with Film4 Frightfest suspense thriller.

IFC Midnight has finalized a deal for North American rights to writer-director Abner Pastoll’s suspense-thriller Road Games.

The Film4 FrightFest title stars Andrew Simpson (Notes On A Scandal), Joséphine de La Baume (Kiss Of The Damned), Frédéric Pierrot (The Returned) and Barbara Crampton (You’re Next).

The UK-France co-production was produced by Junyoung Jang (The Host) of London-based February Films and Guillaume Benski (A Long Way From Home) at Superbe Films in Paris. Executive producers are Backup Media, Trigger Films and McMc.

The story focuses on hitchhikers Jack and Véronique who take refuge with a mysterious older couple in rural France with frightening results.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco for IFC Midnight with Simon Crowe at Sc Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

Sc Films International is handling international sales at Berlin.

The film has to date been picked up by Bounty (Australia/Nz), IFC »

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