‘Heartstopper’ Renewed for Two More Seasons at Netflix

K.j. Yossman • May 20, 2022

“Heartstopper” fans, rejoice: Charlie and Nick will be back for a second and third season of the hit Netflix show. The streamer confirmed on Friday it had renewed the show, which is produced by See-Saw Films, for two more seasons Based...

Paperboat Reveals Animation Slate, Including ‘Kabuliwala’ Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Naman Ramachandran • May 20, 2022

Toronto-headquartered animation outfit Paperboat Animation Studios has revealed a new slate. The slate is led by “Kabuliwala: Man from Kabul,” a 3D animated feature based on the classic short story by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore....

James Gray Says ‘Armageddon Time’ Exposes ‘White Privilege’ in America

Elsa Keslassy • May 20, 2022

James Gray spoke about the contemporary resonance of his Cannes competition film “Armageddon Time” at the press conference for the movie on May 20. Sitting next to Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong, Gray said he wrote the script of...

David Jonsson, Joshua Maynard, Nathalie Emmanuel Join David Harewood’s ‘Benn/Eubank’ Feature...

K.j. Yossman • May 20, 2022

Director David Harewood’s upcoming boxing feature “Benn/Eubank” has found its fighters. David Jonsson (“Industry”) will play British boxing legend Chris Eubank while Joshua Maynard (“That Dirty Black Bag”)...

Ketan Mehta Set to Direct Animated Feature Adaptation of Rudyard Kipling ‘Kim’ (EXCLUSIVE)

K.j. Yossman • May 20, 2022

Rudyard Kipling’s “Kim” is set to get an animated feature adaptation by Indian filmmaker Ketan Mehta. Mehta’s animation studio, Cosmos-Maya, will co-develop the film alongside Irish animation studio Piranha Bar. Mehta...

Horror Film ‘Two Witches’ Acquired by Arrow Films For U.S., U.K. and Canada (EXCLUSIVE)

K.j. Yossman • May 20, 2022

Horror movie “Two Witches” has been acquired by Arrow Films for distribution in U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland. MPI Media Group is representing international sales in Cannes. The film, described as a mix of “Rosemary’s...

Keira Knightley-Voiced Animated Biopic ‘Charlotte’ Picked Up By Parkland for U.K Distribution...

K.j. Yossman • May 20, 2022

Keira Knightley-voiced animated biopic “Charlotte” has been picked up for distribution in U.K. and Ireland by Parkland Entertainment. The feature, from Good Deed Entertainment, the studio behind “Loving Vincent,” tells the...

‘Westworld’s’ Fares Fares to Make Directorial Debut With Feature ‘A Day and a Half’ for...

K.j. Yossman • May 20, 2022

“Westworld’s” Fares Fares is set to make his directorial debut with a Swedish film titled “A Day and a Half” for Netflix. Fares will also star in the feature alongside Alexej Manvelov (“Chernobyl”) and Alma...

Tallinn Black Nights Goes to Cannes With a Show of Support for Ukrainian Filmmakers

Christopher Vourlias • May 20, 2022

In the days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, organizers of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival quickly shifted gears to offer whatever support they could. Festival director Tiina Lokk says the urgency of the moment was not...

Tallinn Black Night’s TV Beats Forum Brings Regional Drama to the Fore

Christopher Vourlias • May 20, 2022

Since hosting its first dedicated drama series conference during the 2017 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event – the festival’s industry arm – has continued to expand the scope of its popular...

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