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U.K.’s Twickenham Studios Taps Cara Sheppard as Managing Director (Exclusive)

Cara Sheppard is joining the U.K.’s Twickenham Studios (TW1), where she will lead and guide all aspects of production, post-production and emerging technology as managing director.Sheppard joins from post-production facility Warner Bros De Lane Lea, where she was managing director for the last four years. She previously spent some five years with Sky as a […]

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‘Herself’: A Delicately Empathetic Portrayal Of Rebuilding Your Self [Sundance Review]

Phyllida Lloyd’s first film since “The Iron Lady,” the filmmaker/theatre director’s serious follow up to the more operatic jukebox candy of “Mama Mia,” her latest film, “Herself,” is another more sobering effort and an affecting look at domestic abuse and emancipation from violence. It’s a low-key Dublin-set drama, touching upon social issues of economic anxiety […]

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Cannes: Bleecker Street Buys U.S. Rights to ‘Dream Horse’ With Toni Collette, Damian Lewis

Bleecker Street has acquired “Dream Horse,” a drama starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis, Variety has confirmed.The deal is for U.S. rights and the film tells the true story of Jan Vokes, a Welsh cleaner and bartender, who decides to breed and rear a race horse. She persuades her neighbors and friends to contribute financially […]

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Fox Searchlight Lines Up ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’ Reboot, ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ Film & White House Astrologer Pic

The Favourite backer Fox Searchlight is lining up a reboot of Julia Roberts’ 1991 hit Sleeping With The Enemy and a feature version of smash James Corden stage play One Man, Two Guvnors as part of a new producing deal with The Iron Lady and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie producer Damian Jones.Prolific UK producer Jones […]

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Abi Morgan: ‘Everyone knew that Harvey Weinstein was a bully’

Screenwriter of Suffragette laments never challenging ‘corrupting and seductive’ world of the former film producerScreenwriter Abi Morgan has said that Harvey Weinstein was a deceptive man to work with because he showed great interest in “female feminist work” during a meeting with her. Morgan, whose 2011 film The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep, was produced […]

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‘The Iron Lady’ Scribe Abi Morgan to Adapt Thriller ‘Tangerine’

Abi Morgan, the writer behind The Iron Lady and Suffragette, will write the psychological thriller Tangerine.The feature — based on an upcoming novel from Christine Mangan, set to be published by HarperCollins imprint Ecco — will be set in 1950s Morocco and follows once inseparable roommates who, after an unexpected encounter in Tangier, attempt to […]

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