Production News


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Richard Linklater-mentored 'What Breaks The Ice' heads to AFM with Saboteur (exclusive)

Coming-of-age thriller stars Sofia Hublitz from Ozark, Madelyn Cline of Stranger Things, Boy Erased.

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'Crazy Rich Asians' star Ken Jeong joins 'My Spy' for STX

Production on action-comedy underway in Toronto.

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Benedict Cumberbatch to narrate Tolkien great-grandson doc 'There’s A Hole In My Bucket' (exclusive)

Film follows J.R.R. Tolkien’s great-grandson Royd Tolkien as he deals with his brother’s death.


First look at Sarah Gavron's 'Girl Untitled' (exclusive)

Film stars a group of non-actors as teenagers from a fictional girls’ school.


Constantin Film plots sci-fi epic 'Haven - Above Sky' with Roland Emmerich (exclusive)

First look at Nora Arnezeder in project; Mister Smith Entertainment launching sales at AFM.

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BBC Studios Los Angeles, Lionsgate Television strike first-look pact

Partners to co-develop, co-fund scripted formats, original IP for US market.


Feature documentary about UK band The Small Faces in the works (exclusive)

Project based on West End production All Or Nothing The Mod Musical.

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Peter Ho-sun Chan starts shooting biopic of tennis star Li Na (exclusive)

Project marks the first time Chan has been in the directing chair since Dearest in 2014.

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'End Of Season' wins main prize at the inaugural European Work in Progress market

€20,000 in post services awarded to debut film from Elmar Ivanov.


Grand Theft Auto documentary in the works from Salon Pictures, Independent (exclusive)

Breaking Habits director Rob Ryan is now filming the feature project.

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Matthew McConaughey signs on for Guy Ritchie's 'Toff Guys'

McConaughey will join Henry Golding and Kate Beckinsale in the London drug gang story.

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Ireland's film and TV tax incentive renewed until 2024 with new 'regional uplift'

Screen Ireland also received a funding boost in annual Irish budget speech.

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Film president Chelsea Barnard reportedly leaves Annapurna

Barnard’s departure comes after Annapurna drops two high-profile feature projects.

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Dwayne Johnson and Jake Kasdan re-teaming for Netflix feature

The star and director of Jumanji are attached to a pitch about folkore figures from around the world.

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Tax relief prompts record investment in UK screen sector, says BFI report

Film, TV and games industries generated an estimated £7.9 billion for UK econoomy in 2016.

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George Clooney's Smokehouse signs TV deal with Paramount

First-look arrangement extends relationship behind new Catch-22 series for Hulu.

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Netflix sets US production hub for New Mexico

The streamer plans $1bn of production and is negotiating to buy ABQ Studios

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Drishyam, Backup Media team on Prashant Nair’s Tryst With Destiny (exclusive)

Indian-French co-production comprises four short stories tackling different issues that have plagued India since independence.


Rachel Brosnahan joins Benedict Cumberbatch in Cold War drama 'Ironbark'

Dominic Cooke directing film for 42, SunnyMarch.