Ava DuVernay, Jane Tranter, Ted Hope Amongst LFF Trade Talks – .

Lonon Film Festival lineup revealed
The LFF presented its industry program with speakers including Ava DuVernay, Jane Tranter, Ted Hope and Sundance Director Tabitha Jackson. James Schamus will take part in a panel discussion on the production finance market and there will also be spotlight on first films and new UK producers. All lectures and events will take place digitally from October 7th to 18th. See the full list below.

· Spotlight Conversation – Ava DuVernay and ARRAY

· Spotlight conversation – Jane Tranter from Bad Wolf

· With Black Writers Serious Pitching Event with Ida Rose and young Vic

· Telling black stories on the screen – Kemp Powers and Kwame-Kwei-Armah in conversation

LFF speakers include Riz Ahmed, Tilda Swinton and David Byrne; ITV Game Show Customization; Chief Legal Officer of the Banijay Group – Euro Briefs

· From the big screen to the small screen: How film producers navigate the world of television with Ed Guiney and Allon Reich

· In Focus – Independent producers with Ameenah Ayub Allen, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, Matthew Wilkinson, Joy Ghatoro-Akopojotor, Elhum Shakerifar, and Helen Simmons

· What do we do now? with Ted Hope, Tabitha Jackson and Ben Roberts

· Question time with Ben Roberts, BFI Managing Director

· Captured audiences: in lockdown and beyond

Creation of a pandemic recovery plan for diffusion and display in the UK with a bird’s eye view

· The Immersive Art Revolution (extended LFF program) with Rufus Norris, Jane Alison and Nell Whitley

· LFF Works-in-Progress Showcase for film, television and immersive work in the UK

· First case studies from BFI NETWORK @ LFF

· Film London Production Finance Market with James Schamus Panel

· Film Audience Network – Exhibitor Breakfast: BFI London Film Festival Special

“The Gypsy Bride” sets director
ViacomCBS International Studios and Diagonal TV, the Banijay Group’s fiction production company, have announced that they will be directing Paco Cabezas (Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, The Alienist: Angel of Darkness) The gypsy bride, the coproduction of the TV series the two companies announced earlier this year. Cabezas will lead the creative development of the scripted television series based on the crime thriller by Carmen Mola.

Fudge Park renews BBC Studios deal
Inbetweeners developers Iain Morris and Damon Beesley’s Fudge Park Productions have extended their distribution contract with BBC Studios for a further three years. Fudge Park’s recent shows include the football comedy The First Team directed by Will Arnett and White Gold. Jonathan Blyth, Comedy Director at BBC Studios said, “Iain and Damon have a unique talent for getting audiences to fall in love and laugh at a variety of unlikely protagonists – double-glazed salespeople, aspiring entrepreneurs and (not ) quite) soccer megastars. “

Subject Acquires Cineflix Rights Series
The US streamer Topic has recorded three Cineflix Rights shows: the Icelandic political thriller The Minister, the Canadian comedy Happily Married and the first two seasons of the Russian drama An Ordinary Woman. James Durie, Head of Scripted at Cineflix Rights, said, “There has never been so much interest in foreign language drama. All three series offer tight, multi-layered contemporary stories with brilliant ensemble casts to create first-class entertainment. “

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