Danny Perkins, Studiocanal’s U.K. CEO, will fill in for Borgars, acting as head of U.K. production effective immediately.
In her new role, Borgars will report to Pathé Productions’ managing director Cameron McCracken. “Jenny has been a friend for many years and I am delighted to be welcoming her into the Pathé family,” McCracken said. “She will be working alongside me on all aspects of our U.K. business – from development and production through to distribution and international sales.”
Borgars said she was “a huge fan” of Pathé. “I love the films they make and the stamp of quality they bring to everything they do,” said Borgars.
During her tenure at Studiocanal, Borgars exec-produced such films as “Alan Partridge” and “Macbeth.”
Pathé’s roster includes Lenny Abrahamson’s “The Little Stranger,” now in post-production,
Source: Screen archive
Jenny Borgars, Studiocanal’s long-time UK head of production, is to join Pathe, Screen can reveal.
Borgars, one of the UK’s most established production executives, will join in May as deputy managing director and report to Pathe Productions MD Cameron McCracken.
Studiocanal’s UK CEO Danny Perkins will take on the role of acting head of UK production at the company for now.
Borgars has been at Studiocanal since 2008 and has been intrinsic to the firm’s production push. Her name has figured in recent years when senior production roles at public funding bodies have been in the offing.
Prior to joining Studiocanal, Borgars was head of film at Left Bank Pictures and for seven years served as head of the development fund at the UK Film Council.
She has executive producer credits on some 19 films, ranging from box-office
The Secret Garden follows Mary Lennox, a sickly 10-year-old orphan who is set to live with her uncle after her parents die during a cholera outbreak in India. As she begins to explore her uncle’s estate, Mary hears of a secret walled garden, which she soon discovers has magical properties.
The new movie is described as “a fresh take” on the classic story, and continues the partnership between Harry Potter producer David Heyman’s Heyday Films and StudioCanal, which has recently scored a major critical and commercial hit with Paddington 2.
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This week’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams takes its inspiration from the story originally titled “Sales Pitch”, which was published way back in 1954 within Future magazine, now here delivered in 2017 under the new moniker of “Crazy Diamond”. This reimagined version has been written by Tony Grisoni (The Young Pope, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) and is directed by Marc Munden (National Treasure, Utopia).
In a world of genetic-splicing and chimeras, where the food you eat is sold to you with barely a shelf life of a day and it’s illegal, if not impossible, to grow your own food, Ed Morris (Steve Buscemi) longs to escape this world with his wife via the open sea. However, this isn’t that simple due to the controlling nature of this new world and the pull factors woven around them.
Crazy’s the right word for it. Electric Dreams delivers its most unusual, packed episode yet…
This review contains spoilers.
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1.4 Crazy Diamond
Forty-four novels, one hundred and twenty-one short stories, six published volumes of correspondence… nobody could ever say Philip K. Dick lacked for ideas. The same goes for this week’s Electric Dreams, which is, to use a technical term, chocka. There’s environmental collapse, a dystopian level of state control, widespread infertility, implanted consciousnesses, maritime-themed sci-fi architecture, Julia Davis, a gang of piratic teddy boys, Syd Barrett, and a race of chimeric pig-people.
And that’s before the plot even kicks in. Crazy Diamond has packed its hour of screen-time to the rafters.
Channel 4 and Amazon are bringing us a Phillip K Dick anthology series that's worth getting excited about...
Philip K. Dick’s writing has been translated to the screen numerous times, with most of the results being brilliant in their own ways: Blade Runner remains one of the best-loved sci-fi films of all time; Minority Report stands out as one of the best Tom Cruise movies; Total Recall, the first one, has cult classic status; and The Man In The High Castle has really captured imaginations over the last couple of years.
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Now, Amazon and Channel 4 are teaming up to offer fans an unprecedented number of Dick-adapted stories all at once. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is an anthology series, arriving this autumn, which gives short stories from the iconic author a Black Mirror sort of treatment.
Buscemi, who won Golden Globe and SAG awards for his lead role on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” will take the lead role in an episode entitled “Crazy Diamond.” Buscemi plays an average man who decides to help a gorgeous, synthetic woman when she approaches him with an illegal plan that could change his life completely. The comic film noir episode is written by Tony Grisoni and directed by Marc Munden.
Kinnear and Enos will play the parents of young lead Jack Gore in a sci-fi episode entitled “Father Thing,” which sees the world under attack as aliens quietly invade our homes. Charlie (Gore) must make the most difficult decisions imaginable to protect his mother (Enos) and the human race, as
The camera lingers on it often over the course of the four-hour miniseries, now available on Hulu, letting every conflicted emotion and moment of vulnerability play across his wide friendly features. It’s an intimacy that proves compelling at the beginning of the series, but by the end will leave you shaken. Because the more we learn about him, the less we trust.
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Originally airing on Channel 4 in the UK last year, “National Treasure” tracks the story of a fictional scandal that feels awfully real. Paul (Coltrane) is one half of a beloved British comedy team who now hosts his own show and enjoys the adulation that comes with decades in the public eye as an entertainer…
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The clip, titled “The Search,” comes from the show’s first episode and reveals an intense and intimate conversation between Coltrane and Walters. Paul Finchley (Coltrane) has already been swept up in the scandal, while his wife is starting to feel the pressure alongside her husband. The scene promises stellar performance from the two actors, and adds a layer of mystery
Over the course of that handful of installments, which arrive on Hulu all at once, “National Treasure” manages to build more suspense and have greater impact than many dramas that chew up far more airtime. Thanks in part to a uniformly phenomenal cast, it makes intelligent and unsentimental observations about the costs of fame and the routine concessions made to celebrity.
Robbie Coltrane plays Paul Finchley, a beloved comedian and TV star accused of rape. Not long after he’s questioned by the police, a single accusation turns into multiple allegations, and
According to THR, the actor will take on the role of a man "who travels up to a space station to find his estranged wife and the crew of the station, all of whom have gone missing." We don't really have much more information than that.
The movie is being produced by Shawn Levy (Stranger Things), and it will be directed by Marc Munden, who has helmed several TV series such as Black Sails, Utopia, and Quantico. The script for the film comes from Jack Thorne, the playwright behind the recently released Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Sovereign sounds like it could turn out to be a great film project.
Writer Jack Thorne and director Marc Munden move from the TV drama National Treasure to sci-fi movie Sovereign...
Sovereign, the upcoming science fiction thriller from director Marc Munden, has found its star in Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
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Gordon-Levitt has signed on to the project from director Munden, who directed the recent Channel 4 TV miniseries National Treasure. Jack Thorne, who penned lots of things we love - including the aforementioned National Treasure, the TV series The Fades, and Harry Potter And The Cursed Child - has written the latest take on the screenplay.
The script for Sovereign from a draft by Geoff Tock and Gregory Weidman, and will see Gordon-Levitt as a man grasping with the dissolution of his marriage while he struggles to locate the crew of a space station, which includes his wife, after they mysteriously vanish.
It’s positioned as a starring role for DiCaprio, which, given the description, is a bit odd, but there may be a role in the form of (and this would sound so much funnier if the story weren’t so upsetting) “a white man [who] offered them a piece of candy.” A cousin-of-sorts to Django Unchained‘s Calvin (ahem) Candie, perhaps?
The other property Appian Way’s been eyeing is probably much easier to digest as entertainment,
Gordon-Levitt will star in Sovereign, from director Marc Munden, who’s probably best known for his work on British TV series like Utopia and the recent Channel 4 mini-series National Treasure. The new film is being described as a sci-fi thriller, and will see the Looper star play a man searching for his estranged wife on an abandoned space station. That sounds like a pretty meaty set-up for some space-based psychological scares, even if part of
Producers are Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen through their 21 Laps Entertainment company. Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity is financing the project and will oversee international sales.
Munden will direct from a script that’s being re-written by Jack Thorne from a draft by Geoff Tock and Gregory Weidman. Gordon-Levitt will portray a man whose marriage has disintegrated and seeks to locate his wife and the crew of a space station after they disappear.
Executive producers are Meyer and Marc Schaberg of Sierra/Affinity along with Kelly McCormick and Gordon-Levitt.
Gordon-Levitt stars in Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” as the whistleblower Edward Snowden. He’s in development on “Fraggle Rock” at New Regency and Universal’s “In Sight.”
Munden’s credits include Channel 4’s TV mini-series “National Treasure,” starring Robbie Coltrane,
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