‘Call Up’ tops Brit List

February 28, 2017 12:00 pm

LONDON — “The Call Up,” a sci-fi horror script by Charles Barker set in the world of virtual gaming, tops the 2011 Brit List, which ranks the most liked unproduced screenplays in the U.K. and Irish film community. Barker is a commercials director with extensive CGI experience. “The Call Up,” which heads the list with…

Pathe U.K. Strikes First Look Deal With Hot Brit Start-Up Stigma Films

February 28, 2017 11:59 am

LONDON – French-owned British-based Pathé U.K. has sealed a first look deal with fresh-faced producer Matt Wilkinson and his production banner Stigma Films. The aim is to have Wilkinson, a former Working Title Films high flier in the label’s development department, to develop “high concept genre pictures for an international audience.” One of Wilkinson’s projects…

British Council celebrates 10 years of support for new talent

February 28, 2017 11:59 am

The Berlinale Talent Campus is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this month. By the time it finishes on 16 February, over 450 emerging UK film ‘talents’ (some now very much established) will have passed through its doors in the decade since 2003. A six day creative summit for up-and-coming filmmakers during the Berlin International Film…

Altitude spies Spooks film

February 2, 2017 1:56 pm

AFM slate also includes Brit-List sci-fi The Call-Up, horror The Last Word and a documentary about alt-rock band Pulp. Altitude Film Sales is to bring five market debuts to the American Film Market (AFM) next week, including spy-thriller Spooks: The Greater Good – a feature version of the BAFTA-winning BBC TV series that ran for…

WORM – Short buzz

February 1, 2017 1:36 pm

It’s rare for directors and producers without a feature credit to draw as many industry to a short as were present on Wednesday evening for the BAFTA screening of Worm. Worm The strong attendance was in part down to the impressive collection of ascending UK talents who worked on the film. Written by ex-Working Title…