Channel 4's Future Remains Uncertain; IBC in Amsterdam Canceled Amid Rising COVID Cases; Hammer Studios is Born

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November 23, 2021

U.K. Culture Secretary Says She 'Hasn't Made a Decision' About Future of Channel 4, Says Ofcom Chair Search 'Not a Disaster'

U.K. culture secretary Nadine Dorries was questioned in front of a select committee about Channel 4, BBC and Ofcom.

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IBC Cancels In-Person Event in Amsterdam Over COVID-19 Situation

Broadcasting technology show IBC has canceled its December in-person event as the COVID-19 situation in The Netherlands worsens.

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'Dracula' Producer Hammer Films Teams With Network Distributing to Form Hammer Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

Hammer Studios will invest substantially both in restoration and new production development from both its owned and newly created IP.

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Cannes Palme d'Or Honoree Marco Bellocchio's 'Marx Can Wait' Finds North American Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights to 'Marx Can Wait' by Marco Bellocchio, winner of Cannes' honorary Palme d’Or.

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Netflix Powers Up Brazilian Development Slate, Unveils 'Todo Dia a Mesma Noite' (EXCLUSIVE)

Under new content head Elisabetta Zenatti, Netflix Brazil will amp up its development slate, powering into diverse genres, regional talent.

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The Brit List: Tianna Johnson's 'Obeah' Tops U.K. Screenplay Showcase

The list was compiled from recommendations by British production companies, talent agencies, financiers, distributors and broadcasters.

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Olivier Assayas' 'Irma Vep' HBO Series Adds Eight New Cast Members

HBO's "Irma Vep" from director Olivier Assayas has added eight new cast members to be featured alongside series star Alicia Vikander.

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Wada Emi, Oscar-Winning Costume Designer, Dead at 84

Wada Emi, the Oscar-winning costume designer who worked with Kurosawa Akira, Zhang Yimou and Peter Greenaway, has died at 84.

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Building a Billion Dollar Indian Content Studio Requires Alchemy, Says Applause Entertainment's Sameer Nair

Applause Entertainment aims to become a billion dollar Indian content studio by financing its own projects and working with all streamers.



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