Sky Arts has acquired Sounds Like Home, an inspirational documentary from Gunpowder & Sky about the power of music in connecting refugee voices and international artists from across the world. The film chronicles the story of Sofar Sounds’ and Amnesty International’s Give a Home project, a collection of musical performances by more than 1,000 artists — Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, Hot Chip and Ani DiFranco among them — across 60 countries, the musicians’ personal experiences as both refugees and global citizens, and the continued effort to shine a light on the global refugee crisis. Sounds Like Home will be released on Sky Arts on May 28 to coincide with Amnesty International Day and June 20, World Refugee Day.
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Tore Fredrik Dreyer, Managing Director of Twentieth Century Fox Norway, has added Sweden to his purview, having been appointed MD of Norway and Sweden, effective July 1. Dreyer will assume all the strategic and operational responsibilities for Sweden, including the distribution of Warner Bros and Nordisk titles. He succeeds Hansi Mandoki, who will be retiring from his position as MD Fox Sweden after 13 years. Dreyer was appointed MD of Fox Norway in May 2012. Prior to that, he spent several years with United International Pictures and Euforia Film. Paul Higginson, EVP, EMEA, 20th Century Fox, says, “I am happy that Tore has agreed to manage the Swedish operation in addition to his responsibilities in Norway and I look forward to continuing our strong relationship. His strong skills and understanding of our business equip him well for this role. At the same time, I say goodbye to Hansi Mandoki. I want to thank him for his dedication to the company and for the tremendous success Fox Sweden enjoyed under his leadership. I wish him all the best for his retirement and I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to know him as a colleague and a friend for so many years.”
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