Sony Pictures International Productions And Film4 Wrap Production On Michael Winterbottom’s Latest Comedy GREED

Sony Pictures International Productions And Film4 Wrap Production On Michael

STARRING STEVE COOGAN, ISLA FISHER AND DAVID MITCHELL Sophie Cookson, Shirley Henderson, Asa Butterfield, Sarah Solemani, Shanina Shaik, Dinita Gohil, Asim Chaudhry, Pearl Mackie, Jonny Sweet and Stephen Fry round out cast Today, Sony Pictures International Productions (SPIP) and Film4 announced they have wrapped production on BAFTA-winning director Michael Winterbottom’s Greed. The film stars Oscar … Read more

Film4 funding increased to record $36m; signs Fox Searchlight deal

Film4 funding increased to record 36m signs Fox Searchlight deal

Film4 has announced a major increase in its funding, which will rise from $22m to $36m (£15m to £25m) for 2016. The substantial funding increase will also include two major new partnerships: a co-financing deal with Fox Searchlight for In Bruges director Martin McDonagh’s new film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; and a new two-year … Read more

New Film4 chief Daniel Battsek on Amazon, Nate Parker and his Miramax past

New Film4 chief Daniel Battsek on Amazon Nate Parker and

The British company Film4 was one of the quiet powerhouses of last Oscar season, responsible in part for contenders such as “Room,” “Carol,” “45 Years” and “Ex Machina.” The financing-and-production firm will be back again this season, with dramatic pieces that include the coming-of-age tale ”American Honey” and Ang Lee’s military-themed “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime … Read more

Film4 Head on U.K.’s Evolving Film Scene and Avenging Elusive Filmmakers

Film4 Head on UKs Evolving Film Scene and Avenging Elusive

After nearly 12 years in the U.S., most recently as president of the Cohen Media Group, well-respected industry veteran Daniel Battsek returned to London in late 2016 to take the reins at Film4, stepping into the barely worn shoes of David Kosse (who had been in the role for only a year before leaving to … Read more

Hot Brit Movies At Cannes? BFI, BBC Films, Film4, British Council To Host ‘Great 8’ Showcase Of New Talent

Hot Brit Movies At Cannes BFI BBC Films Film4 British

EXCLUSIVE: The Cannes Film Festival lineup may be short on Brit movies but for the second year the UK’s three leading financiers, the BFI, BBC Films and Film4, in collaboration with the British Council and the UK government’s ‘Great’ campaign, will be showcasing up-and-coming UK talent with projects in the market. Here, I can reveal … Read more

Toni Collette & Damian Lewis To Star In ‘Dream Horse’ For Raw, Film4; Warner Bros UK, Cornerstone Also In The Saddle

Toni Collette Damian Lewis To Star In ‘Dream Horse

EXCLUSIVE: Hereditary star Toni Collette and Billions star Damian Lewis are to lead cast in UK race horse feature Dream Horse for American Animals and Three Identical Strangers outfit Raw. Euros Lyn, director on Sherlock, Happy Valley and Black Mirror, is helming the true story about a woman’s dream to breed and raise a champion … Read more

Celebrating Sue Bruce-Smith: from Palace to Film4, how she made her mark

Celebrating Sue Bruce Smith from Palace to Film4 how she made

There were very few people as rooted at the epicentre of British cinema as Sue Bruce-Smith. Perhaps none. Starting in the mid-1980s, she worked across finance and production, marketing, distribution and international sales on countless classic films, developing one of the most respected reputations in the business in the process. And unlike others, she always … Read more

How Film4 became a pint-sized Oscars powerhouse

The Brits are off to the Oscars next Sunday, although it’s unlikely many of them will come home full-handed. The highest-profile nominees – Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Christian Bale and Richard E Grant – may dominate the headlines, and, in the case of the first two, the Baftas, but all are outside chances at the … Read more

Film4, Playtime, eOne execs join 2019 Inside Pictures programme (exclusive)

Film4 Playtime eOne execs join 2019 Inside Pictures programme

Senior executives from Film4, Playtime and eOne are among the participants in the 2019 edition of Inside Pictures, the international business training and leadership skills development programme from the UK’s National Film and TV School (NFTS). Among the 20 participants are Frédérique Rouault, director of international sales at French sales agent Playtime; Samanta Roberts, marketing … Read more