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Sam Worthington And Ruth Wilson To Star In ‘The Titan’

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Sam Worthington and Ruth Wilson are set to star in The Titan, an elevated sci-fi feature produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones' AutomatikBen Pugh and Rory Aitken's 42 and Arash Amel. Lennart Ruff directs the project, based on a original story by Amel (Grace Of Monaco). Max Hurwitz (Hell On Wheels) has written the screenplay. Set in a not too distant future, the story tracks the journey of a military family who are relocated in order to take part in a ground-breaking… Read

Amazon’s Roy Price On “Eventizing” & How TV Is Like The Record Biz – Edinburgh

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Clad in a motorcylce jacket and flat-soled sneakers, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price awed, amused and edified the Convention Center house this evening at the Edinburgh Television Festival. The disruptive Amazon’s vision from the beginning, he said, was that “If you’re going to add value, you have to create something that is really distinctive, that is worth talking about, that is going to be sustainable…. You just want to get the most interesting people who are passionate… Read

‘Summer Of 92’: Underdog Soccer Drama To Heat Up Danish Box Office – Video

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EXCLUSIVE: Roundly praised and highly-anticipated, Danish drama Summer Of 92 is expected to be one of the blockbusters of a year that is already proving strong at the local box office (see trailer below), and is also expected to travel. Released locally today, the movie traces the underdog 1992 Euro Cup team, a replacement for Yugoslavia which had been barred from international soccer after the United Nations passed sanctions against the war-torn country. The side rose to… Read

HBO’s Michael Ellenberg On New Shows, Diversity, And Jon Snow (Still Dead) – Edinburgh

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HBO EVP of programming, Michael Ellenberg, drove another nail into Jon Snow's coffin today in Edinburgh. He told a packed house that the Game Of Thrones character, who met his demise in the Season 5 finale, much to the chagrin of fans, "is absolutely dead." There were audible gasps inside the Convention Center here today, even though HBO president of programming, Michael Lombardo, uttered a similar phrase at TCA last month. While discussing GOT's now well-documented… Read

‘Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words’ Cannes Docu Lands At Rialto Pictures For Fall Run

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Rialto Pictures has acquired North American theatrical rights to Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words, the feature-length documentary about the the film icon which played the Cannes Film Festival in May. The pic, which premiered there to celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday, received a special mention at the Cannes awards and its subject was everywhere you turned on the Croisette — Bergman’s face was on the fest’s official poster. The doc, written and directed… Read

Discovery Channel To Air ‘Sherpa’ Docu In 200 Countries Next Year – Edinburgh

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From director Jennifer Peedom, Sherpa looks at how Mt Everest's Sherpa community united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain following the deadly avalanche that struck on April 18, 2014, killing 16 of their members. Here in Edinburgh, Discovery Channel has unveiled plans to air the documentary in more than 200 countries around the world next year. The project originally began as a look at the climbing season from the Sherpas' point of view after a 2013… Read

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Clip: The Doc’s Grandson Turns Sexed-Up Superhero – Edinburgh

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ITV has dropped the first look at Jekyll & Hyde, the upcoming 10-part action-adventure drama from ITV Studios. Tom Bateman (Da Vinci's Demons), Richard E Grant and Coronation Street‘s Natalie Gumede star in the series that’s infused with mystery, fantasy, horror and sci-fi. It’s based on an idea conceived by British actor and author Charlie Higson and inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. Bateman, who’s hot off a West End run in Shakespeare In Love, plays… Read

Germany Submits ‘Labyrinth Of Lies’ As Foreign Oscar Entry; Sony Classics Has U.S.

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Giulio Ricciarelli’s Labyrinth of Lies has been chosen to represent Germany as its official submission for this year’s Academy Awards. The decision was reached by an independent jury appointed by German Films. Jury rep Dagmar Hirtz announced the decision in Munich today. “Director Giulio Ricciarelli and his team create in his precisely researched debut feature a drama which is both gripping and touching. Labyrinth of Lies thrills with a little-known chapter of German… Read

Cate Blanchett To Receive BFI Fellowship at London Film Festival

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Cate Blanchett will receive the BFI’s highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, at the BFI London Film Festival's annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday 17 October. The award will take place on the same night as the UK premiere of Truth, starring Blanchett and Robert Redford. Based on the book Truth and Duty by Mary Mapes, Truth tells the story of Mary Mapes, an award-winning CBS News journalist and producer of Dan Rather's 60 Minutes as she seeks to expose a story on the then… Read

Showtime’s David Nevins: UK Talent A Must; Work To Do On U.S. Racial Diversity – Edinburgh

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Showtime Networks president David Nevins, who spent a year in Scotland as a student a while back, made an Edinburgh audience very happy this afternoon when he praised the excellence of British actors. "Is dipping into the UK talent pool a must?" Nevins was asked. "Well, yeah," he answered. Then, his interviewer added, "Or is it just that it's the best?" Nevins paused for a moment, then said, "Honestly, kinda." Showtime has a vast roster of UK talent in its dramas… Read

Fremantle Acquires ‘The Young Pope’ Producer Wildside

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FremantleMedia announced today that it has acquired Italian production company Wildside. Under the deal, FremantleMedia will have a 62.5% holding with the opportunity to acquire the remaining shareholding in the future. Wildside is currently producing Jude Law-starrer The Young Pope, a Sky-HBO-Canal + co-production, directed by Academy Award-winner Paolo Sorrentino. Also in the cast is Diane Keaton. FremantleMedia International is distributing the title in the non-partner… Read

Colm Meaney Boards ‘The Journey’ Opposite Timothy Spall

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EXCLUSIVEColm Meaney has come on-board Nick Hamm’s The Journey as Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness opposite Timothy Spall as the late Sir Ian Paisley. The film is a fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland — firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Paisley and  republican stalwart McGuinness— who are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of… Read