Red Arrow Studios International has sold neo-noir crime drama Stella Blómkvist to AMC Networks’ Sundance Now. The series has also been recommissioned for a second season by Síminn in Iceland. Produced by Sagafilm for Síminn and Viaplay, the series has been picked up by AMC Networks’ Sundance Now SVOD platform for North America, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Shirley Bowers, VP Sales and Acquisitions for North America, Australia and New Zealand at Red Arrow Studios International concluded the deal with Sundance Now. The show stars Heida Reed (Poldark) as a quick-witted lawyer with a dark past, a fluid sexuality and a taste for whiskey and cases that lead to danger.
UK outfit Locksmith Animation has appointed Dónall Crehan as Chief Business Officer. Crehan will oversee the company’s legal and business affairs, business strategy and development, commercial operations and the implementation of its long and short-term strategic plans. He reports directly to the CEOs and founders Sarah Smith and Julie Lockhart. Crehan joins Locksmith from All3Media, where he was General Counsel. Ron’s Gone Wrong, Locksmith Animation’s first project through its deal with Twentieth Century Fox, is currently in production and is due to be released on November 6, 2020. Elisabeth Murdoch is also a co-founder.
Beta Cinema’s Berlin slate will include writer-director Edward Berger’s (Patrick Melrose) German-language movie All My Loving, starring Lars Eidinger (Personal Shopper), Nele-Mueller Stöfen (Jack), and Hans Löw (Toni Erdmann). Beta has all international rights outside Germany and Austria. The drama, about three siblings who reach a point where they have to change something quickly before the second half of their lives begin, will play in Berlin’s Panorama section. Producers are Port au Prince Film and Kultur Produktion in co-production with Pandora Film and WDR.