SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) has renewed its longstanding partnership with Grindstone Entertainment Group and entered new multiyear agreements with Grindstone President and CEO Barry Brooker and principal Stan Wertlieb, it was announced today by Lionsgate Worldwide Home Entertainment President Ron Schwartz.  The new deal … Read more

Preschool series ‘Pip and Posy’ to air on France TV and ZDF – AnimationXpress

Preschool series ‘Pip and Posy to air on France TV

Magic Light Pictures announced fresh international sales for Pip and Posy, its new animated preschool series which has been a hit with young audiences since its UK premiere in March. French national public service broadcaster France Televisions has acquired the series for launch in 2022. The series will also premiere in Germany on ZDF, who … Read more

Voltage Pictures Appoints Former Tig Productions President Robin Jonas As Production Executive

Voltage Pictures Appoints Former Tig Productions President Robin Jonas As

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline has learned that Voltage Pictures has hired Robin Jonas as Production Executive and Producer. She starts in the position immediately. Jonas joins Voltage at a time when the company has two prolific movies on the horizon: the action-drama Ava starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, John Malkovich and Geena Davis and After We Collided, … Read more

Sue Bruce-Smith, Film4 Deputy Director, Dies at 62

Sue Bruce Smith Film4 Deputy Director Dies at 62

Sue Bruce-Smith, Film4’s deputy director and a much-loved and highly respected figure in the British film industry, has died. She was 62. Bruce-Smith, who had been diagnosed with cancer in 2018, died Saturday in Dublin, where she had been receiving treatment supported by her family. In a tribute, Film4 director Daniel Battsek said that his … Read more

Every A24 Horror Movie Ranked From Worst to Best

Every A24 Horror Movie Ranked From Worst to Best

The indie darling A24 is known for bringing us some of the most critically acclaimed horror films of recent years. Often challenging and experimental, their films are notable for the variety of ways they approach the genre. Reflecting on everything from family, trauma, and loss to the terrifying beings that can lurk in the recesses … Read more

My Working From Home Life: XYZ Films’ Nick Spicer

My Working From Home Life XYZ Films Nick Spicer

Nick Spicer is one of the three founding partners at Culver City-based production, finance, sales and management company XYZ Films alongside Nate Bolotin and Aram Tertzakian. The company has championed renowned international genre fare from Gareth Evans’s 2011 Indonesia-setThe Raid to Lorcan Finnegan’s Ireland-Belgium sci-fi mystery Vivarium, and The Platform, a hit on Netflix after … Read more

Sales round-up: ZDF, RTÉ & Mediawan join ‘Harry Wild’; Fred’s ‘Space Invaders’ continue; Flame closes factual sales

Sales round up ZDF RTE Mediawan join ‘Harry Wild Freds ‘Space

Jane Seymour ZDF, RTÉ & Mediawan join Harry Wild Germany’s ZDF has joined as a co-producer on upcoming Irish murder mystery drama Harry Wild. The show, from producer-distributor Dynamic Television and AMC-owned streamer Acorn TV, has also been pre-bought by Mediawan for French-speaking Europe, while RTÉ in Ireland has come on board as the Irish broadcaster. … Read more

IFC Films Picks Up Andrea Arnold’s Buzzy Cannes Doc ‘Cow’

IFC Films Picks Up Andrea Arnolds Buzzy Cannes Doc ‘Cow

EXCLUSIVE: IFC Films has taken North American rights to Andrea Arnold’s well-received Cannes Film Festival documentary Cow. Cow, which made its world premiere earlier this month in the newly created Cannes Premiere section, reps IFC and Arnold’s second teaming together after her award-winning Fish Tank, which starred Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender. U.S. sales rep … Read more

Arte France Moves to Open Up French Series to International

Arte France Moves to Open Up French Series to International

Arte France, a bastion of quality European TV, is looking to make its French series ever less French , as it consolidates its position as one of Europe’s most internationally-minded TV operators. Early fruit of that drive, “No Man’s Land,” – “in microcosm, and in a thriller format, what we’re trying to do in general,” … Read more

‘Finding Kendrick Johnson’: Gravitas Ventures Sets Oscar-Qualifying Run For Jason Pollock Doc

Finding Kendrick Johnson Gravitas Ventures Sets Oscar Qualifying Run For Jason

EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures has set an Academy-qualifying U.S. theatrical run for the Jason Pollock doc Finding Kendrick Johnson. Pic will first hit 17 theaters across the country today for one-night only engagements, with a seven-night Los Angeles run kicking off on the 29th. The documentary’s awards campaign will be getting a push from its producer, Girls … Read more