Channel 4 Imports ‘Hostages’, ‘100’, ‘Tomorrow People’, ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’
Britain’s Channel 4 has acquired a quartet of U.S. shows that will air in early 2014, including three from Warner Bros International Television: Hostages will air on Channel 4, while The 100 and The Tomorrow People will air on sister channel E4. Also coming to Channel4 is Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., the new series from Marvel Television and ABC Studios. It premieres on C4 in the fall, soon after its ABC launch in the U.S. In a new commission, C4 has ordered Making Liberty, a three-part series based around the luxe Regent Street department store. Rize USA is producing the series that focuses on the store as it preps for the Christmas season. It will air in the fall.
‘The Young And Prodigious Mr Spivet’ Premiere Will Close San Sebastian
Amélie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s latest film, The Young And Prodigious Mr Spivet is set to world premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival. It will close the proceedings on September 28. Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Kyle Catlett, Callum Keith Rennie, Robert Maillet and Dominique Pinon star. Gaumont backed the 3D movie about a 12-year-old child prodigy who lives on a ranch in Montana. His great talent for cartography and inventions soon is rewarded. A scientific institute announces that he has won a prestigious award, and he sets out across the country to collect it. The Weinstein Co. acquired the pic in Cannes.
Eric Cantona To Chair Dinard British Film Festival Jury
Former footballer-turned-actor Eric Cantona will chair the jury at the Dinard British Film Festival this October in Brittany, France. Cantona played for Manchester United and retired from the sport in 1997. He had acted in Etienne Chatiliez’s Le Bonheur Est Dans Le Pré in 1995 and went on to appear in Shekhar Kapur’s Oscar-winning Elizabeth. His other credits include L’Outremangeur and Ken Loach’s Cannes contender Looking For Eric in 2009. He next appears in Les Rencontres D’après Minuit by Yann Gonzalez. The festival is celebrating its 24th anniversary and covers new British feature films selected by the festival’s president Sylvie Mallet and festival director Hussam Hindi.
RealD, UME International Cineplex Ink 50-Screen Pact For China
RealD and UME International Cineplex have pacted for the installation of RealD 3D technology on an additional 50 cinema screens across UME International Cineplex’s northern China. Combined with the 50 current RealD 3D installations at UME’s outposts, UME International Cineplex will have a total of 100 RealD 3D equipped screens across its circuit.