Film production company Open Palm Films, led by the former Artistic Director of the Globe Dominic Dromgoole, announces four fully financed UK film productions. Open Palm’s first film MAKING NOISE QUIETLY, directed by Dromgoole, has had successful industry screenings and is currently being submitted to international festivals.
RAMMSTEIN: PARIS, directed by the iconic Jonas Åkerlund has achieved a global box office success of over $2million following last week’s event screenings. The immense audience excitement for the music film was no surprise considering that the German heavy metal band, Rammstein have sold over 35 million records around the world. This state-of-the-art film saw Åkerlund take a radical new approach to capturing the thrilling excitement of Rammstein’s live performance.
Introducing the New Weekly Film Podcast with Alex Stolz
The Entrepreneurs, Trailblazers and Troublemakers Rewriting the Rules of Storytelling.
FILM DISRUPTORS Podcast Ep 1 MIKE BRETT, Notes on Blindness
BAFTA-nominated producer Mike Brett discusses branded content, storytelling and Notes on Blindness – the film and virtual reality project that has become the world’s most viewed VR property. (41mins)
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THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY- FULL CAST ANNOUNCED -
Bestselling book adaptation stars Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell and Matthew Goode
Filming has begun on THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, the big screen adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows' international bestselling epistolary novel of the same name. Lily James stars as journalist Juliet Ashton who forms a bond with a secret book society formed during German occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII.
TWO NEW GLYNDEBOURNE PRODUCTIONS, HAMLET AND LA CLEMENZA DI TITO WILL SCREEN LIVE IN CINEMAS AROUND THE UK IN SUMMER 2017.
A PRE-RECORD OF LA TRAVIATA WILL ALSO SCREEN THIS SEASON, RECORDED LIVE IN 2014.
SCREENING IN UK CINEMAS ON:
FROM 8 JUNE – LA TRAVIATA (CAPTURED LIVE IN 2014)
6 JULY – HAMLET (LIVE)
3 AUGUST – LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (LIVE)
SunnyMarch and STUDIOCANAL have preempted the film rights to Matt Haig’s forthcoming novel, HOW TO STOP TIME.
Oscar and BAFTA nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch (THE IMITATION GAME, DOCTOR STRANGE) is attached to play the lead role and will Executive Produce through his SunnyMarch production company alongside Jamie Byng, CEO of Canongate Books. Canongate is publishing HOW TO STOP TIME in July 2017.
STUDIOCANAL is fully financing and will distribute in their territories, UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, and will be handling international sales.
DocHeads in association with Film London, Film Hub London and BFI Film Audience Network, is proud to announce the launch of cinema exhibition for short documentaries across the capital.
The cinema programme will launch on 16th March at Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury, and will play at selected sites across London in March & April.
Director: J. Clay Tweel
Starring: Steve Gleason, Michel Varisco-Gleason, Mike Gleason
Notes on Blindness (2016)
Director: Pete Middleton, James Spinney
Starring: John M. Hull, Marilyn Hull, Simone Kirby
MAISIE WILLIAMS JOINS THE CAST OF NICK PARK'S NEW PREHISTORIC COMEDY ADVENTURE
AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL today announce that Maisie Williams (‘Game of Thrones’) has been cast in Nick Park’s highly anticipated new prehistoric comedy adventure, EARLY MAN. Maisie joins the cast voicing Goona, the gallant and indomitable rebel who befriends the film’s hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne), and helps steer him through the clash of the Stone Age and Bronze Age civilisations.
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