Set in the ruthless world of international finance and the stock market, the series has been picked up by HBO Europe for Central Europe and Scandinavia, Channel 4’s Walter Presents for the UK, Rte for Ireland, Sundance TV Iberia for Spain and Portugal, Rtp for Portugal, Sbs for Australia and Rialto for New Zealand. Federation Entertainment is closing more deals.
“Bad Banks” was directed by Christian Schwochow (“Paula”) and toplines Paula Beer (“Frantz”), Désirée Nosbusch, Tobias Moretti, Barry Atsma and Jean-Marc Barr. The series, which was partly shot in Berlin, was produced by Germany’s Letterbox Filmproduktion and Luxembourg’s Iris Production with the participation of Zdf and Arte.
The first two episodes of the show will screen at Berlin Film Festival as part
The Berlin Film Festival (Feb 15-25) has unveiled the seven titles set to be screened in this year’s Berlinale Series programme.
The Looming Tower
Opening the festival’s TV strand is Australian series Picnic At Hanging Rock, FremantleMedia’s Natalie Dormer-starring TV adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel, which previously spawned Peter Weir’s Bafta-winning 1975 feature.
The series tells the story of a strict headmistress at a boarding school whose dark past catches up with her after three pupils mysteriously disappear during a school outing.
Also in the selection is Legendary Television and broadcaster Hulu’s The Looming Tower, which is based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer prize-winning book of the same name. Chronicling the lead-up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the series stars Jeff Daniels as counter terrorism expert John O’Neill and is being exec produced by Alex Gibney.
Further series in the
Abi Morgan’s BBC One and Sundance TV drama The Split has cast up ahead of production, which kicks off in London next week.
Nicola Walker [pictured centre] (Four Weddings And A Funeral) will lead the six-part drama, alongside Meera Syal (Goodness Gracious Me), Stephen Mangan [pictured right] (Episodes), Fiona Button (Lip Service), Deborah Findlay (Leaving), Annabel Scholey (Being Human), Barry Atsma (Hector And The Search For Happiness) and Stephen Tompkinson (Dci Banks).
Written by Morgan [pictured left], whose credits include Shame, The Iron Lady and The Hour, the series counts Jane Featherstone as an executive producer under her new banner Sister Pictures.
Broadchurch director Jessica Hobbs is directing, with Black Mirror’s Lucy Dyke producing.
The series is an exploration of modern marriage and the legacy of divorce told through the lens of the Defoes, a family of female lawyers working in London’s divorce circuit.
It was commissioned by Piers Wenger, controller of BBC
Mike Figgis, Claire Denis, Pablo Trapero and John Maybury are among the international directors joining local Dutch filmmakers Martin Koolhoven, Paula van der Oest, Joost van Ginkel, Koen Mortier, new voices Barry Atsma and Shariff Nasr, and previously announced Atom Egoyan on the anthology film.
The production was announced at the Cannes Film Festival by producers Matt Jaems and Joeri Pruys. The film has 11 connected segments plus interstitial material and will start shooting July 18.
The Berlin film, shooting in June, involves Patrick Dempsey and Renee Zellweger making their directorial debuts alongside Massy Tadjedin, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, Shekhar Kapur, Tom Van Avermaet and Fernando Eimbcke, Til Schweiger, Dennis Gansel and Dani Levy.
The creative team consists of 11 directors, 20 to 30 wonderful actors in main roles, top producers and screenwriters. The 11 directors will range from Dutch up-and-coming talents to internationally acclaimed directors from all over the world, including Koen Mortier, Paula van der Oest (“Zeus and Zo”), Barry Atsma, Shariff Nasr (“Oblivion”) and Atom Egoyan (“The Sweet Hereafter”). The Cities of Love family of directors already includes people like The Coen Brothers, Brett Ratner, Wes Craven, Guillermo Arriaga, Alexander Payne, as well as Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and more.
“Rotterdam, I Love You” will show the real Rotterdam, in all its rough beauty,
On the eve of Cannes, Pim van Collem’s Amsterdam-based sales outfit Dutch Features Global Entertainment has signed an eye-catching deal with Netflix for four of its titles.
The films that Netflix has grabbed are Ivona Juka’s You Carry Me (the Montenegrin entry to last year’s foreign language Oscar race), Benny Fredman’s Jerusalem-set action thriller Suicide, and the Dutch box office hits Bon Bini Holland and A Noble Intention (formerly known as Public Works).
“The deal that we have contracted with Netflix is the most significant Svod contract for Dutch Features since its foundation in 2012,” said Pim van Collem.
“We are delighted to see a global platform and major player like Netflix simultaneously commit to multiple movies, which confirms the global potential and high quality of our rapidly expanding slate.
“The exposure these movies will gain on the Netflix service is also
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When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter. This film is based on the true story of Michiel de Ruyter, the 17th Century admiral who became famous for his battles in the Anglo-Dutch Wars. He scored several victories against both the English and French armies,
Possible Top Gear presenter Philip Glenister gets an opportunity to show off his love of classic cars as he tours the country restoring worn-down motors.
Along with renowned car designer Ant Anstead, the Life on Mars star gets the chance to restore an Aston Martin Dbs - the same model from On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Poldark: BBC One, 9pm
Ross (Adrian Turner) struggles to keep his newly founded smelting company afloat, and matters aren't helped by George's (Jack Farthing) determination to run him out of business.
Meanwhile, Mark (Matthew Wilson) is given a shock when he returns home early, and George finds a new ally.
Indian Summers: Channel 4, 10pm
In the final episode of the series, Ramu's (Alyy Khan) fate is left in Ralph's (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) hands, as he uncovers the truth behind the murder.
Meanwhile Alice (Jemima West
In no time flat, Kyle (Joe Layton) and Budgie (Theo Barklem-Biggs) have silently shed their white shirts and office attire for swim shorts, soaking up island sun. As we meet them, in fact, they’re sucking down a drink with mysterious properties provided by the shady Dries (Barry Atsma
The Dutch historical epic, which topped the Netherlands’ box office when it was released in January under the title, has sold to the UK (Signature Entertainment), Germany (Lighthouse), Japan (Transformer), Turkey (Aqua Pinema), Vietnam (Galaxy) and the Middle East (Italia Films).
Set in the 17th Century, the film tells the story of Dutch naval hero Michiel de Ruyter and his battles against the English and other forces at a time when the Netherlands was on the verge of civil war.
The film stars Frank Lammers, Sanne Langelaar and Barry Atsma, along with Charles Dance and Rutger Hauer.
“It’s very exciting to be selected for a gala event at the Beijing International Film Festival and have the opportunity to bring Admiral to a larger audience,” said Reine.
In short, the film is about a psychiatrist, Hector (Pegg), who wants to shake up his tedious life. He doesn’t feel like he’s good at his job or able to help people, and laments to his girlfriend Clara (Pike) that he has yet to sample the very experience he recommends to his clients. As a result, he goes walkabout, seeking to taste life and find happiness. Then things happen.
It’s a charming premise and certainly well-trod territory but one expects, well, more from the story,
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