Production News


New York

Endeavor Content boards world sales on New York mother-daughter drama 'Topside'

Husband-and-wife team Celine Held and Logan George wrote, directed feature debut.

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European Commission approves Ireland’s regional production strategy, Section 481 extension

Section 481 film tax credit worth up to 32% of qualifying spend extended to 2024.

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Erin Westerman promoted to Lionsgate president of production

Executive joined studio in October 2017.

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Intrepid Pictures recruits Adam Fasullo as television vice-president

The former Paramount executive joins TV push at The Haunting Of Hill House company.


Globalgate strikes content partnership with TF1 Studio

Remakes in works with international partners include Midnight Runners in China, No Kids in Germany.

Los Angeles

Quiet regional shoot schedule unaffected by Los Angeles earthquakes

Last week’s seismic activity registered 7.1, 6.4 on Richter Scale.

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Samuel L. Jackson to play Chris Rock’s father in ‘Saw’ reboot

Darren Lynn Bousman directing, original franchise creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell among executive producers.


Jack Charlton documentary in the works from 'Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager' team

Football player and manager to get doc treatment from Noah Media Group.


Creative England’s iFeatures selects 2019 projects (exclusive)

The lab is running in a year-long format for a second year.

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‘Toni Erdmann’ producers to adapt Bataclan memoir ‘You Will Not Have My Hate’ (exclusive)

Published in 2016, Antoine Leiris’s bestseller charts how he and his baby son endured the weeks after his wife was killed in the Bataclan terror attack.

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'The Fencer' director Klaus Haro finishes shoot on 'Life After Death'; first image revealed (exclusive)

Finnish director Klaus Haro is best known for Golden Globe-nominated The Fencer and 2018 Toronto selection One Last Deal.

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Telefilm Canada unveils eight indigenous filmmakers to receive backing

Three projects directed by women, one to be shot in French – a first for the Indigenous production pipeline.

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Awkwafina, Lena Headey, Benedict Wong join voice cast of Netflix’s 'The Dark Crystal' animated series

New recruits include Sigourney Weaver, Hannah John-Kamen, Dave Goelz.

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Willem Dafoe, Paul Thomas Anderson among mentors of 2019 Oxbelly Lab

The screenwriting and directing labs run from June 21 – 28 in Greece.