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Director Roger Michell’s Last Film, a Documentary on Queen Elizabeth II, Set for 2022

“Notting Hill” director Roger Michell’s last film — a documentary about Queen Elizabeth II — was completed before he died on Wednesday. “Roger’s feature documentary about The Queen — ‘Elizabeth’ — will...

U.K. TV Industry Fete British Emmy Awards Triumph: ‘It’s a Golden Era for U.K. Film and TV’

The U.K.’s film and television bodies celebrated their compatriots’ winning streak at the Emmy Awards on Sunday evening, with British talent taking home dozens of gongs, including Michaela Coel’s win for best...

Palatin Media, European Star Cinema, Rocket Rights Team for Premium Drama ‘The Capelli Code’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Palatin Media, European Star Cinema and Rocket Rights have teamed up on a new innovative drama series, “The Capelli Code,” which uses state-of-the-art VFX technology to better create localized versions. The technology...

Protagonist Pictures Announces Internal Restructure, Reveals In-House Development Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

Protagonist Pictures, the international sales, finance and production company behind films such as “Sound of Metal,” has announced a significant restructure with an eye to focusing on executive producing, Variety can reveal....

‘The Gig Is Up’ Director Shannon Walsh on How the Gig Economy Is Coming for All Our Jobs

Being your own boss sounds like a dream. But for gig workers, that very premise has turned into a nightmare, as Shannon Walsh makes clear in her latest documentary, “The Gig Is...

‘She’s a Diva’: How Nicolas Cage’s ‘Pig’ Co-Star Brandy Went From Farmyards to Feature Films

With her thick auburn hair, striking eyes and sleek physique, it’s no surprise Nicolas Cage’s latest co-star Brandy landed her first ever acting role without so much as an audition. “She has...

‘Europa’ Director Haider Rashid on Making a ‘Thriller With a Conscience’ and What the Afghanistan Crisis Means For Refugees

“Europa” director Haider Rashid was shocked when he first read about the dangers encountered by migrants on the Balkan route, a well-trod passage from Turkey to Eastern Europe undertaken by many thousands...

Edinburgh Film Festival CEO Ken Hay on Overcoming the Pandemic and the Future of Cinema

With public health laws, travel regulations and COVID variants rapidly changing every day, putting together this year’s Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival has been no easy task. But with 2020’s edition of the...

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