U.K. Indie Film in Peril; Amazon Action Thriller; Venice Horizons Jury

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July 20, 2022

U.K. Independent Film Sector Strained to Market Failure Level, Grim BFI Report Reveals

Flat budgets, stagnating revenues and escalating costs are leading the U.K. independent film sector towards market failure, the BFI finds.

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Amazon Prime Video Greenlights U.K. Action Thriller 'Gassed Up' From 'Hard Stop' Director George Amponsah (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit BAFTA-nominated 'Hard Stop' director George Amponsah's feature film debut, action thriller 'Gassed Up.'

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Spanish Director Isabel Coixet to Head Venice Horizons Jury

Spanish director Isabel Coixet will oversee the Venice Horizons jury and Italy's Michelangelo Frammartino will head the jury for debuts.

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Toomics Webtoon Platform Acquired for $160 Million by U.S.-Korean Terapin Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

Webtoon firm Toomics has been acquired for $160 million by Terapin Studios, with a view to global rollout and expanded use of its Korean IP.

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Canal Plus in Advanced Talks to Acquire Orange's Film, Television, Pay-TV Divisions (EXCLUSIVE)

Canal Plus Group is in advanced discussions to acquire the film, television, and pay-TV divisions of Orange, the leading French telco group.

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'Boiling Point' Producers Unite to Form New Production Banner Ascendant Fox (EXCLUSIVE)

Ascendant Films and Burton Fox Films, the producers of tense restaurant drama 'Boiling Point,' have merged to create Ascendant Fox.

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Amazon Prime Video Appoints Sahar Baghery as Head of Content in France

Sahar Baghery has been appointed head of content for Prime Video in France and is looking to pre-buy series, films and docuseries.

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Blackpink's Jennie Joins the Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp in HBO's 'The Idol'

Jennie, part of K-pop sensation Blackpink, will appear in HBO series 'The Idol' alongside co-creator the Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp.

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Ruben Östlund to Receive Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award, 'Triangle of Sadness' to Open Sarajevo Film Festival

The Sarajevo Film Festival will open with the Cannes winner from Ruben Östlund, who will also receive an Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Awa …



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