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Samuel Goldwyn takes That Sugar Film

09 February 2015 in Press, Screen Daily

Distributor acquires US rights to Damon Gameau’s Generation and Culinary title That Sugar Film. More than a decade after it distributed Super Size Me, Samuel Goldwyn Films returns to champion another swipe at the food industry with its acquisition of US rights to Damon Gameau’s Generation and Culinary selection That Sugar Film. Gameau’s film documents the impact of a high-sugar diet on a healthy body by only consuming foods that are perceived, promoted and marketed as healthy options. The film includes guest cameos from Stephen Fry, Brenton Thwaites and Isabel Lucas and there are interviews with Gary Taubes, Michael Moss and Kimber Stanhope....

Berlin: Kajaki gets international launch

07 February 2015 in Press, Screen Daily

EFM: Landmine drama screened at British Embassy; Metro International handling sales. Kajaki. The True Story has launched internationally at Berlin’s European Film Market (EFM) (Feb 5-13). In addition to a market screening on Friday (Feb 6) there were three screenings, including two at the British Embassy and a public screening hosted by Indiegogo. The screenings at the British Embassy were hosted by Deputy Head of Mission, Nick Pickard and Oscar-winning producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) who is also the film’s executive producer. Attendees included defense attaches of the US, Dutch, Slovenian and German Embassies. The event was enabled by the UKTI working...

Cineworld takes landmine drama Kajaki

02 January 2015 in Press, Screen Daily

Battlefield drama extends to Cineworld chain including a special screening in Aldershot, “home” of the British Army. Landmine drama Kajaki. The True Story is extending its run in cinemas across the UK following an agreement with Cineworld Cinemas. The exhibitor will screen the film at 20 cinemas from Jan 9 and will host a special screening on Jan 11 at Cineworld Aldershot – the “home” of the British Army – attended by the filmmakers, cast and a number of the veterans whose story the film tells. “I’m thrilled that we are able to bring Kajaki to Cineworld Cinemas to ensure it has the...

Kajaki expansion revealed

10 December 2014 in Press, Screen Daily

Afghan war film expands after two-week Vue window. Afghan war film Kajaki: The True Story is to expand its theatrical run to Odeon, Showcase and other venues following an exclusive two-week booking at Vue Cinemas. Odeon will show the film at 17 cinemas from Friday 12 December, following a regional premiere at Odeon Colchester - the hometown of both the Parachute Regiment and of Stu Pearson, one of the veterans depicted in the film. Showcase will show the film at six of their cinemas, with Kino Hawkhurst also opening the film on December 12. Vue Cinemas have also committed to show the film for...

Sundance Selects Acquires Spandau Ballet Doc, ‘Soul Boys of the Western World’

14 November 2014 in Press, Variety

Sundance Selects has acquired the U.S. rights to “Soul Boys of the Western World,” a music documentary about Spandau Ballet from director George Hencken. The doc follows the band from its inception in 1980s London, using footage from the members’ personal archives, before catching up with the five members through recent interviews, tracking the band’s enduring influence on music and fashion. Producers on the Wellingmax production are Steve Dagger and Scott Millaney. The rights were negotiated by Arianna Bocco, SVP of acquisitions, and Sean Berney, manager of acquisitions, on behalf of Sundance Selects/IFC, and Josh Braun and Ben Braun of Submarine Entertainment on...

Kajaki gets charity previews

27 October 2014 in Press, Screen Daily

Revenue from premiere and previews of Aghan war film to go to military charities. Afghan war thriller Kajaki. The True Story will get four preview screenings at Vue cinemas, which will raise money for four military charities supported by the production. The film will get its London world premiere on November 12 before the filmmakers will direct-distribute the film under the banner of Alchemy Releasing. All revenue from ticket sales for the premiere and pre-release screenings, and a portion of the profits from the film’s subsequent release, will go to military charities Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion, Walking With the Wounded...

Rome Film Festival: Spandau Ballet to Present New Documentary

22 September 2014 in Hollywood Reporter, Press

The Italian event will coincide with the band's new album launch. British group Spandau Ballet will walk the red carpet in Rome to promote George Hencken's documentary Soul Boys of the Western World at the ninth edition of the fest on Oct. 20. The film takes a look at the rise of the band throughout the 80s and their successive decline. Featuring archive footage and interviews with the band, it tells the behind-the-scenes story of the group that has over 23 hit singles and sold 25 million records worldwide. Soul Boys of the Western World had its premiere earlier this...

Dylan Thomas adaptation Under Milk Wood wraps shoot

29 August 2014 in Screen Daily

First image released of Rhys Ifans in the new film adaptation of the iconic work by poet Dylan Thomas. Principal photography on a feature film version of Dylan Thomas’s iconic work Under Milk Wood has wrapped in West Wales, it has been announced by Ffatti Ffilms, S4C, Goldfinch Pictures and Ffilm Cymru Wales. Based on Thomas’s classic radio drama, the film stars Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as First Voice/Captain Cat, an old sea captain who dreams of his deceased crew members and lost love. Directed by Kevin Allen, who made Ifans’ breakthrough film Twin Town, the six-week shoot took place in...

Spandau Ballet Live at European Premiere

18 August 2014 in Press

EUROPEAN PREMIERE WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE VIA SATELLITE ACROSS CINEMAS IN THE UK & IRELAND FOLLOWED BY A Q&A HOSTED BY LAUREN LAVERNE AND SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE BY SPANDAU BALLET DATE: Tuesday 30 September VENUE: The Royal Albert Hall GUESTS: TONY HADLEY, GARY KEMP, MARTIN KEMP, STEVE NORMAN, JOHN KEEBLE & director GEORGE HENCKEN ***Tickets go on sale at 9.00am on Tuesday 19 August HERE!*** SOUL BOYS OF THE WESTERN WORLD will be launching in cinemas across the UK & Ireland with a special live satellite premiere screening event on Tuesday 30 September, and will then go on general release from 3 October. After the European...

Landmine drama Kajaki begins shoot

11 August 2014 in Screen Daily, Uncategorized

The King’s Speech producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin on board British soldier drama, which will be released as troops return from Afghanistan later this year. Shooting began last week on Kajaki, a battlefield drama based on the true story of British soldiers who became trapped in a minefield in Afghanistan. The film will shoot on location in Jordan for six weeks. Paul Katis will make his feature directorial debut with the film, which has been written by Tom Williams (Chalet Girl), and Gareth Ellis-Unwin, producer of The King’s Speech, is executive producer for Bedlam Productions. Based on first-hand accounts, the film depicts an incident involving...