K.J. Yossman

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Locksmith Animation Taps Simon Otto to Direct Adaptation of Richard Curtis’ ‘That Christmas’

Locksmith Animation has tapped Simon Otto to direct their adaptation of children’s book series, “That Christmas,” written by acclaimed screenwriter and director Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”). Otto is a...

Liz Murdoch’s Locksmith Animation Hires Natalie Fischer as CEO, Co-Founder Sarah Smith Exits

Locksmith Animation has found a new CEO in Natalie Fischer, the former COO of Illumination Entertainment. She will step in as Locksmith co-founder Sarah Smith exits the company to pursue her own...

BFI and British Council Unveil Hot U.K. Projects Heading to Cannes

The BFI and British Council have revealed the line-up for this year’s Great8 showcase, which allows international distributors and festival programmers to get an early look at eight releases from emerging U.K....

Michaela Coel Dedicates BAFTA TV Win to ‘I May Destroy You’ Intimacy Director

Michaela Coel, who wrote and starred in hit BBC/HBO drama “I May Destroy You,” dedicated the second of her two BAFTA Television awards to the show’s intimacy director, Ita O’Brien. Coel collected...

‘Cruella’ Designer Snubbed Over Licensing, Costume Designers Guild Decries ‘Unfair Practices’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Costumes for film and television can often become so iconic that they transcend the actors who wore them. Simply envision a blue, gingham pinafore and a pair of red shoes or a...

British Music Festivals Face Second ‘Lost Summer’ as U.K. Government Blamed For Lack of Insurance Scheme

A damning report has placed the blame for a second ‘lost summer’ of British music festivals directly on the U.K. government and its failure to create an insurance scheme for organizers. After...

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