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Studiocanal acquires 'Blithe Spirit' for UK, Leslie Mann joins cast

Principal photography has now started on the project, which is directed by Edward Hall.

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‘Aladdin’ tops UK box office for longest spell of any title in 2019

The Disney live-action feature has held the number one position for four weeks.

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China, Russia, UK help ‘Men In Black: International’ to $102.2m global box office launch

Aladdin adds $47.5m in fourth weekend to reach impressive $461.4m.

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Lena Dunham to direct banking drama ‘Industry’ for HBO from UK’s Bad Wolf

Konrad Kay and Mickey Down to serve as executive producers on series.

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‘Get Carter’ director Mike Hodges to make doc ‘All At Sea’ about his own life and career (exclusive)

Hurricane Films to collaborate with Lancashire’s  Edge Hill University on project.

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Richard E Grant, Sharon Horgan join cast of ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’

New Regency has joined the project as the film is confirmed to start shooting in Sheffield on June 24.

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​James Schamus to deliver keynote at Galway Film Fleadh (exclusive)

The Fleadh is a key festival in the Irish filmindustry calendar and the country’s largest film market.

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UK screen industries must provide more support to carers, says Raising Films report

82% of respondents to say caring has negatively impacted their work in the screen industries.

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BFI begins search for a new CEO, early candidates emerge

A wide-reaching search will begin soon, with a job advert set to be posted imminently.

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Bumble selects five filmmakers for £100,000 Female Film Force scheme

The films will be made by all-female lead creators.

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Jude Law to star in Sky, HBO, Plan B TV series 'The Third Day' (exclusive)

The six part limited series marks a move into TV by immersive theatre company Punchdrunk International.

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Bafta reveals 2021 and 2022 film awards dates, stays ahead of Oscars

Newly announced Oscar dates ensures Baftas can move back later in the month.

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'Midnight Family' wins top prize at 2019 Sheffield Doc/Fest

Further winners included Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s Earth and Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang’s One Child Nation.

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Paul Greengrass: UK film and TV industry "far too reliant on networking"

Greengrass was giving a talk with journalist Danny Leigh at Sheffield Doc/Fest.


Iconic 20th Century Fox building in London's Soho facing demolition

Planning application submitted to knock down Fox London HQ.

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Queen's 2019 Birthday Honours List includes UK film executives, actors

Andy Harries, Nicola Shindler, Tim Angel and Olivia Colman receive titles.