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Trailer for rom-com You, Me and Him starring Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay and David Tennant

A poster and trailer have arrived online for writer-director Daisy Aitkens’ upcoming rom-com You, Me & Him starring Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay and David Tennant; check them out below, along with the official synopsis…

“In You, Me and Him we meet lesbian couple Olivia and Alex (Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay) who, despite their age difference, are very much in love. But as the question of pregnancy rears its head and their neighbour John (David Tennant) befriends them, they both start making some truly disastrous decisions.”

You, Me and Him is set for release on April 12th in the UK and features a cast that also includes David Warner, Simon Bird, Sally Phillips, Nina Sosanya, Lucy Punch, Sarah Parish, Gemma Jones and Peter Davison.

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‘The Inbetweeners’ Team Preps Coming-of-Age Comedy Film ‘The Festival’

‘The Inbetweeners’ Team Preps Coming-of-Age Comedy Film ‘The Festival’
Several members of the team behind the “The Inbetweeners” series and movies are reuniting for “The Festival,” a new comedy following a group of students as they graduate and head to a music festival. The producers said the movie is a coming-of-age comedy “that finds the gang falling in love with music and mud.”

The Inbetweeners’” Joe Thomas will star alongside Claudia O’Doherty (“Trainwreck”) and Hammed Animashaun (“Black Mirror”). The supporting cast includes Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”), Hannah Tointon (“Mr. Selfridge”), and Kurt Yaeger (“Sons of Anarchy”).

Fudge Park, the U.K. producer formed by “The Inbetweeners” writers and exec producers Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, will make the film. It is the first to be greenlit under a four-picture pact Fudge Park has with Film4 and Entertainment Film Distributors, which are co-financing.

The film is in production in the U.K. and slated for a summer 2018 release. Efd
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Video: 6 Unexpected, Yet Awesome Dance Scenes

Dancing in movies is nothing new, since the early days of cinema dancing has been a great way to perform a scene. However, most of these routines, as you’d expect, are in musicals. Yet there are a few non-musical films that throw in the odd surprising dance scene to great effect. Here are 6 unexpected yet awesome dance scenes.

6. Club Cringe – The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

For some dancing isn’t easy, but in this case these guys make it look almost impossible. With the juxtaposition of Neil (Blake Harrison) flailing his limbs with some sort of rhythm next to Simon (Joe Thomas) jittering nervously and Will (Simon Bird) galloping his way to sheer embarrassment, this one hits the list for cringe factor alone. The final stage in this act results in Simon and Will choosing to copy Neil and if you ever think that Neil is the one to follow, you’re in the shit.
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Simon Bird: ‘16 weeks in the West End… I feel absolutely terrified’

Having struck sitcom gold twice playing callow youths, the Inbetweeners star is preparing for a thirtysomething crisis on stage – and he’s recently become a dad

‘If only the brown corduroy suit was mine,” sighs Simon Bird, as wistfully as one can get over caramel corduroy. “I wish. I’m stuck in tweed and a tank top. In fact, I’ve never been in anything and not worn a tank top. It’s become my signature garment. Tank tops must be in my contract. I should get that looked at.”

It’s lunchtime in the rehearsal room for the new all-star production of Christopher Hampton’s 1970 comedy The Philanthropist, and between bites of chicken-and-avocado sandwich (with a bag of popcorn for pud), Bird is rifling through the clothes rail. “I’m growing out my mutton chops too,” he says, absentmindedly stroking a nascent sideburn. “I’m going fully method. Might book myself a perm.
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The Inbetweeners’ Simon Bird to direct Days of the Bagnold Summer

The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird is set to make his feature film directorial debut with Days of the Bagnold Summer, an adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel of the same name.

Days of the Bagnold Summer tells the story of an idle summer in the lives of a shy fifteen-year-old heavy metal fan and his librarian mother. Bird will direct from a screenplay by Lisa Owens, author of the acclaimed novel Not Working.

“I met Simon Bird and [producer] Matt Wilkinson and they were very nice, very positive and excited about the whole possibility of making a film of my book,” said Winterheart. “I think it will be a strange experience to see two people I first scrappily drew in the back of an old notebook in 2005 end up, over 10 years later, as actual, real humans on a cinema screen!”

Days of the Bagnold Summer is scheduled to go into production in the summer.
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Inbetweeners' Simon Bird to Make Feature Debut With Days Of The Bangold Summer

Simon Bird, Will McKenzie from the Britcom hit series The Inbetweeners, will make his feature film directorial debut with the adaptation of Joff Winterhart's graphic novel Days of the Bagnold Summer. Variety is reporting that the graphic novel was adapted by Brid's wife Lisa Owens, author of her debut book Not Working. Winterhart’s book, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Award, tells the story of “an idle summer in the lives of a shy 15-year-old heavy metal fan and his librarian mother. It perfectly captures the ennui, tension, pathos and affection of a mother-son relationship,” according to a statement. Bird has one short film to his credit. He directed Ernestine & Kit, a short film about two ladies in their seventies on a road...

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‘Inbetweeners’ Star Simon Bird to Direct ‘Days of the Bagnold Summer’

‘Inbetweeners’ Star Simon Bird to Direct ‘Days of the Bagnold Summer’
The Inbetweeners” star Simon Bird is set to make his feature film directorial debut with “Days of the Bagnold Summer,” an adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel of the same name, to be produced by Matthew James Wilkinson of Stigma Films.

Bird will direct from a screenplay by Lisa Owens, author of the novel “Not Working.”

Winterhart’s book, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Award, tells the story of “an idle summer in the lives of a shy 15-year-old heavy metal fan and his librarian mother. It perfectly captures the ennui, tension, pathos and affection of a mother-son relationship,” according to a statement.

The movie project is part-funded by Creative England with support from BFI.Network, and is seeking additional funding ahead of its summer production start date. It is being cast by Robert Sterne of Nina Gold Casting (“Game of Thrones,” “The Crown”).

Bird’s short film “Ernestine and Kit,
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‘The Inbetweeners’ Star Simon Bird To Direct ‘Days Of The Bagnold Summer’ For Stigma Films

‘The Inbetweeners’ Star Simon Bird To Direct ‘Days Of The Bagnold Summer’ For Stigma Films
The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird is set to make his feature film directorial debut with Days of the Bagnold Summer, an adaptation of Joff Winterhart's graphic novel of the same name. Stigma Films' Matthew James Wilkinson will produce. Bird will direct from a screenplay by Lisa Owens, who penned acclaimed novel Not Working. Days of the Bagnold Summmer, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Award for Best Novel, tells the story of an idle summer in the lives of a shy…
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'Inbetweeners' star Simon Bird to direct graphic novel adaptation

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Days Of The Bagnold Summer is based on Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel; the project has funding from Creative England.

Simon Bird, star of TV comedy The Inbetweeners and two feature films of the same name, has signed up to direct graphic novel adaptation Days Of The Bagnold Summer.

Creative England is part-funding the project, which has also support from the BFI’s Network programme. Financing is currently being closed ahead of a summer production start date.

Matthew James Wilkinson, who produced Bird’s short film Ernestine & Kit last year, is producing the feature for his banner Stigma Films.

Lisa Owens has written the screenplay which is adapted from Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel of the same name. The story follows an idle summer in the lives of a shy fifteen-year-old heavy metal fan and his librarian mother.

Days of The Bagnold Summer is currently being cast by Robert Sterne of London-based Nina Gold Casting, which has credits
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'The Inbetweeners' Star Simon Bird Lands Directorial Debut

'The Inbetweeners' Star Simon Bird Lands Directorial Debut
With The Inbetweeners series and two hit big-screen outings in the U.K., Simon Bird has become something of a comedy regular on British TV.

The actor is now set to make his first feature-length foray into film from the other side of the camera, lining up his directorial debut with Days of the Bagnold Summer, an adaptation of Joff Winterhart's graphic novel. 

Bird will direct from a screenplay by Lisa Owens, author of the novel Not Working, with Stigma Films' Matthew James Wilkinson producing. 

Days of the Bagnold Summer tells the story of a shy 15-year-old heavy metal fan and his librarian mother,...
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‘The Darkest Universe’ Review

Stars: Will Sharpe, Tiani Ghosh, Joe Thomas, Sophia Di Martino, Raph Shirley, Chris Langham, Sharon D. Clarke, Ewan Bailey, Helen Cripps, Jamie Demetriou, Simon Bird | Written by Tiani Ghosh, Will Sharpe | Directed by Tom Kingsley, Will Sharpe

Talk about a movie where you just don’t know where to start! With The Darkest Universe, co-directors Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe have crafted what I can only describe as my favorite, completely surreal, yet right down to earth, drama I have watched in 2016… Wait, no, in years.

As I have said previously, I am on a real Indie “hidden gem” kick right now and I was asked to review this movie suspecting that it would be right up my street. And it is. The Darkest Universe is an absolute gem of a movie for more reasons than I can explain, but I will try.

Co-director and co-writer Will Sharpe plays highly
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Afm: Ddi boards David Tennant rom-com 'You, Me And Him'

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Exclusive: Ddi boards rom-com starring Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay, David Tennant and Simon Bird of The Inbetweeners.

Toronto-based Double Dutch International chief Jason Moring announced on Tuesday that the company has acquired worldwide sales rights to the rom-com formerly known as Fish Without Bicycles.

David Warner and Simon Bird of The Inbetweeners BBC series and feature have joined David Tennant, Lucy Punch and Faye Marsay.

Daisy Aitkens makes her feature directorial debut and production is set to begin on October 31 in the UK based on Aitkens’ original screenplay.

Moring and his team will commence sales at the Afm next week on You, Me And Him, about a driven lawyer and her hedonistic girlfriend who must re-examine their relationship after befriending a Casanova-type neighbour.

Phin Glynn, Harriet Hammond and Georgia Tennant of Bad Penny Productions are producing.

”You, Me And Him is perfect counter-programming to the usual Afm line-ups,” said Moring. “This fresh rom-com
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First Look Trailer for ‘The Darkest Universe’

The Darkest Universe, the other-worldly new film from BAFTA nominated award-winning directors Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe is set for release in UK cinemas on 4th November. Their debut feature Black Pond received universal acclaim on its release and now with The Darkest Universe they consolidate that early promise with this quirky, funny, moving and totally original film.

The film stars Will Sharpe, who most recently wrote, directed and starred in Channel 4’s much lauded Flowers, alongside Joe Thomas (Fresh Meat, The Inbetweeners) and Sophia di Martino (Flowers). Also featured are some of the UK’s best comedy actors including Simon Bird (Friday Night Dinner, The Inbetweeners), Chris Langham (Black Pond, The Thick of it), Jamie Demetriou (Fleabag) and Jonny Sweet (Together).

Its the story of Zac who goes in search of his sister who has gone missing in mysterious circumstances along with her boyfriend. As Zac’s journey continues with no result,
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Studiocanal COO Romain Bessi Exits the Vivendi-Owned Group

Paris — Romain Bessi, who was COO of Studiocanal — the film and TV production/distribution arm of Vivendi-owned Canal Plus Group — is leaving the Paris-based company, Variety has confirmed.

Bessi is the latest in a string of high-ranking executives who have exited the company, both voluntarily and involuntarily, in the year since Vincent Bollore took full control of Vivendi and became chairman of Canal Plus Group’s supervisory board, in June 2015. Bollore has come under increasing scrutiny by French journalists and analysts who are questioning his strategic vision for the company and his management techniques.

Bessi is expected to depart in mid-July. For many years, he worked closely with Olivier Courson, the former chairman and CEO of Studiocanal, who was axed last September.

Speaking to Variety, Bessi said that “after 19 years working for Canal Plus, I just feel ready to move on and take on new challenges elsewhere.”

Added Bessi, “I
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StudioCanal launches UK firm Guilty Party with Red, 'Inbetweeners' talent

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StudioCanal is aiming to strengthen its UK presence with the launch of a new TV and film production company.

StudioCanal has announced the creation of Guilty Party, a new UK-based production company run by producer Spencer Millman (The Inbetweeners 2) and actor-writers Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners) and Jonny Sweet (Chickens).

The new company will come under the creative supervision of Nicola Shindler, executive producer and founder of drama firm Red Production Company.

The move underlines StudioCanal’s ambition to strengthen its position in the UK. The French film giant will own a 25% share in Guilty Party as a partner in the company and will also handle worldwide distribution.

StudioCanal’s COO, CFO and head of TV series Romain Bessi said: “There is a fantastic opportunity for StudioCanal to become the main house of European talents in TV series so we are very happy to have Spencer Millman, Simon Bird and Jonny Sweet join our family.

“They bring very
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StudioCanal And Red Join Forces With Spencer Millman, Simon Bird And Jonny Sweet To Launch Guilty Party

StudioCanal and Red Production Company are joining forces with producer Spencer Millman, The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird and actor-writer Jonny Sweet to launch Guilty Party, a new film and TV production company. The new banner will operate under the creative supervision of Red exec producer and founder Nicola Shindler. It is the latest move into TV for Euro film player StudioCanal. In 2012, the company, which is owned by French pay TV giant Canal Plus, acquired a…
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Studiocanal Launches U.K. Banner Guilty Party With Red, Spencer Millman, Simon Bird, Jonny Sweet

Studiocanal Launches U.K. Banner Guilty Party With Red, Spencer Millman, Simon Bird, Jonny Sweet
Paris– Aiming to strengthen its position in the U.K., Studiocanal is joining forces with Red Production Company, producer Spencer Millman (“Harry Hill’s TV Burp”), actors and writers Simon Bird (“The Inbetweeners”) and Jonny Sweet (“Chickens”) to launch Guilty Party, a U.K. television and film banner.

The new outfit will be creatively spearheaded by Nicola Shindler, Red’s exec producer and founder. Studiocanal, which has a 25% share in Guilty Party, will handle worldwide distribution for the company’s productions.

Deal fits into Studiocanal’s strategy to extend its reach in key European markets and become a major purveyor of local and international TV hits.

“There is a fantastic opportunity for Studiocanal to become the main house for European talents in TV series, so we are very happy to have Spencer Millman, Simon Bird and Jonny Sweet join our family,” said Romain Bessi, Studiocanal’s COO, CFO and head of TV series.
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The guys behind The Inbetweeners are "incredibly excited" to be working on new movies

The duo behind The Inbetweeners are getting to work on new TV series and movies.

Iain Morris and Damon Beesley - who created the popular E4 comedy and worked on two follow-up films - have set up a brand new film and television production company called Fudge Park.

They have already secured deals for new TV projects with the BBC and Channel 4, although details of those are yet to be revealed.

Morris and Beesley said that they are "sad" to have left their former production company Bwark behind, but added that they are "incredibly excited" about what the future holds.

"With the formation of our new company Fudge Park we're pleased to be expanding our creative output with the help of our new partners," they said. "We look forward to announcing our commissions shortly which will give you a real flavour of the projects you can expect from Fudge Park.
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The guys behind The Inbetweeners are "incredibly excited" to be working on new movies

The guys behind The Inbetweeners are
The duo behind The Inbetweeners are getting to work on new TV series and movies.

Iain Morris and Damon Beesley - who created the popular E4 comedy and worked on two follow-up films - have set up a brand new film and television production company called Fudge Park.

They have already secured deals for new TV projects with the BBC and Channel 4, although details of those are yet to be revealed.

Morris and Beesley said that they are "sad" to have left their former production company Bwark behind, but added that they are "incredibly excited" about what the future holds.

"With the formation of our new company Fudge Park we're pleased to be expanding our creative output with the help of our new partners," they said. "We look forward to announcing our commissions shortly which will give you a real flavour of the projects you can expect from Fudge Park.
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Creative England backs women comedy shorts

Creative England backs women comedy shorts
Exclusive: Funding body greenlights shorts from women directors.

Creative England has greenlit six comedy shorts for its iShorts+ Funny Girls initiative, run in partnership with Big Talk and Baby Cow, as part of the BFI Net.Work.

The initiative aims to find “bold, entertaining and original stories” from new female screen comedy talent.

The six finalist films were selected from around 240 applicant teams nationwide, after they attended seminars by comedy writers such as The InbetweenersSimon Bird and Man Up’s Tess Morris, among others. There were also sessions with development executives and comedy script editors.

Each of the finalists has now received £10,000 ($15,000) towards the budget of their films from Creative England, as well as additional financial contributions and mentoring, and will all go into production in the next three months.

Celine Haddad, senior film executive at Creative England, said: “We’re incredibly excited to give the six selected filmmakers a platform to showcase and further hone their
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