‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ debuts at No. 1 in North America, bringing in better than predicted sales, collecting $44 million from 4,315 venues. This figure is an encouraging sign that family audiences are returning to the cinema after the roll out of Covid-19 vaccines for children over 12.
After starring in the first four films, Mel Gibson has confirmed during an interview in London that he will direct the fifth 'Lethal Weapon' movie, as well as acting in the new instalment for the franchise.
Thanks to an “excellent slate of movies” Cineworld, the world’s second largest cinema chain, has reported it has now hit pre-pandemic levels of revenue in the UK and Ireland. The company hopes the host of movies yet to be released this year will strengthen momentum.
The announcement from Pinewood Group is an exciting one where their decision to expand the iconic Shepperton Studios, in Surrey, will add almost 1 million square feet of new production accommodation and comprise 17 sound stages making Shepperton one of the biggest film and TV studios in the world. They announced this exciting news alongside a new long-term contract with Netflix.
Steadily, as we continue to return to more normal times, more and more audience members are returning to the cinema to see the latest offerings, creating a surge in ticket sales, with ’No Time To Die’ crossing $700 million global and ‘Eternals’ accumulating $281 million worldwide as the film enters its third week.
October 2021 generated the best ticket sales at the domestic box office, gaining $637.9 million in ticket receipts, thanks to films such as ‘No Time T0 Die,’ ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage,’ ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Dune.’ With Cinemark announcing October was the company’s highest-grossing box office performance month in the Covid-19 era.
We are extremely happy to announce our Sci-Fi feature film ‘Blank’ has signed with the London based international sales agency Film Seekers, where they will launch the film for worldwide sales at this year's American Film Market (AFM).
The new James Bond Film ’No Time to Die’ is set to break the pandemic box office records, grossing to date just under $120 million as well as breaking it’s own record in the history of the Bond franchise by gaining the highest single day at the box office on Saturday.
We are super excited to report that Sony Pictures have released the trailer for ‘A Mouthful of Air’ and announced an exclusive theatrical release date for the film. We are proud to be part of this wonderful movie and the trailer looks brilliant. The film is led by Amanda Seyfried and also stars Fiin Wittrock, Paul Giamatti, Amy Irving, Jennifer Carpenter and Michael Gaston.
The trailer for the original Sci-Fi post-apocalyptic film ‘Finch’, starring Tom Hank, has been released by Apple TV+. The film by ‘Game of Thrones’ director Miguel Sapochnik is about one of the last men standing and his dog.
Currently there is a shortage of film and TV crew here in the UK due to high content demand. UK producers and companies are investing billions towards training as well as bringing in more diversity in all positions.
Netflix is signed up for a long-term lease at its second UK facility, as the streaming giant significantly increases its physical production footprint here in the UK, with a deal to work in and expand the Longcross Studios complex, just outside of London.
Perhaps the largest film company in the world, Walt Disney Co, has released in a statement that all of their 2021 film releases will screen exclusively in cinemas prior to becoming available on streaming platforms.
Two years after the Templeheart supported short film 'Being Keegan' was gaining accolades at many film festivals around the world, we are super pleased to announce the second short film we have supported, ‘Lead Belly’, has won the "Most Influential Short Film award at this year's Horsetooth International Film Festival in America. The film has also been accepted to a further three festivals.
‘Don’t Look Up’ directed by Adam Mckay (‘Step Brothers', ‘Vice’) delivers a super teaser trailer. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as supporting performances by Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill and Timothee Chalamet. What an enticing lineup.
The James Bond star Daniel Craig is to become the world's highest paid film star and is set to earn more than $100 million (£73 million) this year and is due to appear in two sequels to ‘Knives Out’ for the giant streaming service Netflix.
The Disney and 20th Century film declined in ticket sales only by 34% in its second weekend, adding a further $18.8 million between Friday and Sunday. To date, ‘Free Guy’ has generated $58.8 million in North America and $111.9 million worldwide. Remember, it's not based on a comic book hero or a sequel or prequel or part of any existing film franchise or universe. This is a good old fashioned, fresh, standalone movie and it's got people going to the cinema to watch it.
David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’, the acclaimed concert from director Spike Lee’s film, is heading to the US cinemas for one night only showing on the 15th of September 2021. Iconic Events Releasing, Participant, River Road Entertainment, Warner Music Entertainment and HBO Entertainment announced this week in the press.
It looks like Apple TV + has made history with its new original film ‘Coda’ for the theatrical release. In all UK and US cinemas, the movie will be shown with accessible-to-all ‘open’ subtitles which have been burned into the video with no need for special equipment to see them.
Marina Willer has revamped the sight and sound logo and look for the film magazine’s new look combining a 1970’s feel taking into consideration the heritage of Sight and Sound with a new digital outlook.
After only a couple of weeks into applying to festivals for our feature film ‘Blank’, starring Rachel Shelley, Heida Reed and Wayne Brady, we have earned a semi final place in an Academy Awards qualifying festival and a full acceptance into a festival in the U.S.A.
A Hollywood film and TV studios facility is set to arrive in Hertfordshire, creating over 4,500 permanent jobs. The development is reported to be worth £700 million and is backed by a Hollywood consortium which previously made ‘Zoolander’ and ‘La La Land’. The studio facility is due to be built just north of London with £120 million worth of land already purchased.
Some of the biggest stars of cinema have united to try and save Radio 4’s film show, with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan and Rosamund Pike signing a letter, which was published by the Observer, calling on the corporation to keep the film programme.
‘Lead Belly’, a film about mental health and homelessness, is the second short film we supported and it’s now up and running on the festival circuit and off to a great start, with two laurels recently added and both of which are in the U.S.A.
‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ starring the basketball favourite LeBron James, directed by Malcolm D. Lee hit the top of the box office last weekend, coming in ahead of expectations in North America with Marvel’s and Disney’s ‘Black Widow’ falling to second place.
Rumours of a possible sale have started to circulate within the industry, as A24 recently explored a possible sale, with the indie film studio looking at an asking price of between $2.5 billion to $3 billion and Apple expressing an interest.
The UK needs to build the equivalent of four new film studios to keep up with the huge demand for new content from companies like Netflix, other streaming giants and film productions according to a report.
Many congratulations to Heida Reed on her new role in the upcoming spin off series ‘FBI: International’. She is set to star alongside Luke Kleintank (The Man in the High Castle) and Vanessa Vidotto (Lucifer). This will be the third series in Dick Wolf’s hit FBI drama franchise on CBS.
The first trailer for the raw and darkly comic crime movie ‘The Toll’, directed by Ryan Andrew Hooper and written by Matt Redd, has landed and it looks fantastic. The movie stars the Irish Actor and comedian Michael Smiley as a mysterious ex-criminal working a toll booth in the Welsh countryside as he tries to move beyond his former life.
Noomi Rapace (‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’) latest film, the Icelandic biblical horror ‘Lamb’, will premiere on the 14th of July at Cannes film festival. Continue reading to watch the newly released trailer.
In the biggest deal yet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, STX Entertainment has acquired the worldwide rights to Gerard Butler’s upcoming film for a whopping $75 million. The film is the sequel to the 2020 distorter film titled ‘Greenland’, also starring Gerard Butler.
The physical event for the renowned film festival opened yesterday with the premiere of Annette, with the industry giving huge sighs of relief as the festival signals industry reopening for business again.
The renowned Hollywood director Richard Donner, whose films include 'The Omen', ‘Superman’ and ‘The Goonies’, has died and many people have taken to social media to pay their respects, including Mel Gibson who starred in the ‘Lethal Weapon’ movies directed by Richard.
Quentin Tarantino is currently working on a stage adaptation of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ prior to making his last movie and retiring as a film director. Quentin has also just announced he has bought another theatre in Los Angeles.
Amanda Seyfried has been cast as Elizabeth Holmes in the upcoming series ‘Dropout’ and the first photos from the set have been shared online. Amanda Seyfried was recently nominated at the Oscars for her role in ‘Mank’ and she also stars in our forthcoming feature film ‘A Mouthful of Air’.
The American actress, best known for her role as Laurie Strode in the ‘Halloween' franchise, is set to be awarded at this year's Venice Film Festival with a Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement at the Sala Grande on the 8th of September before the world premiere screening of her new film ‘Halloween Kills’.
The trailer for the sequel to ‘Don’t Breathe’ has landed with Stephen Lang back in his role of Norman Nordstrom. It was confirmed in the original horror thriller movie that you shouldn’t cross Stephen Lang’s character even though he is blind. The sequel to the 2016 horror thriller is nearly here and shows a new angle on the lead character. Read on further to watch the utterly chilling trailer.
Fourteen years after the series finale, the first trailer for the prequel feature film to the Sopranos has been released starring James Gandolfini’s son Michael as the young mobster. The trailer looks utterly fantastic.
Global spend on producing and licensing new content increased by 16.4% in 2020 to $220.2 billion and it’s expected to increase further in 2021 to an estimated $250 billion, according to research done by Purely Streamonomics.
‘Fast And Furious 9’ has broken more pandemic-era records for its opening release in the UK and Ireland as it tops the box office with £4.8 million sales and also took an estimated $70 million at the North American box office this weekend.
With restrictions being lifted in Los Angeles and New York for their theatre capacity for the first weekend, rays of hope shine on the limited release space with the films being screened blasting box office expectations and marking the real return of audiences to the silver screen. The fantastic Sparks brothers documentary was one such winner.
The American premium television network Showtime has given a series order to the series adaptation of ‘American Gigolo,’ with ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ actor Jon Bernthal attached to star and produce. The project hails from David Hollander (Ray Donovan) the American TV writer, director, producer and Paramount TV Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The series will also star Wayne Brady who just happens to be in our upcoming Sci-Fi movie ‘Blank.’
A response to both the global content boom and Australia’s success through the pandemic, the $438 million state of the art film making facility will be based in Coffs Harbour and is backed by Russell Crowe.
Our documentary ‘Never Forget Tibet’ based on the escape of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama from Tibet, has been picked up by Parkland Pictures where it has been announced today by the company that they have launched for worldwide sales.
During Geeked Week event, Netflix made a big announcement and revealed the award winning Game Show Host, Actor and Singer Wayne Brady will be joining the animated video game series as villain King Dice. This is fantastic news for Wayne as his career continues to rocket, he was also recently nominated once again for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host and the winners will be announced on the 25th of June 2021.
It’s been tough on cinemas and audiences alike, but the silver screen is back on track. The Paramount Pictures film, a nearly silent thriller ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ has gone up and beyond a notable box office milestone and is the first of the pandemic era to surpass $100 million in U.S. ticket sales.
Filming began this week on the new feature fantasy series ‘Dungeons & Dragons’, following their preparations which started on the 26th May. Reporters visited with their cameras and managed to capture some fantastic pictures.
Making his feature directing debut is writer and producer Bryan Fuller. Bryan has a solid CV in Sci-Fi being the creator of shows such as “Hannibal’ and ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ and now he is attached to write and direct the adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel ‘Christine’. Sony Pictures are on board and Jason Blum is producing with his horror powerhouse Blumhouse.
Universal’s high adrenaline franchise ‘Fast and Furious’ still has its fans as the new instalment ‘F9’ races to a major international milestone gaining a staggering $250 Million in box office sales, with the bulk of the sales coming from China alone with a huge $203 million.
UK cinemas came out all singing and dancing over the bank holiday weekend. Even with the glorious British sunshine audience members flocked back to the silver screen, a very much-loved familiar outing prior to the pandemic induced closures. The reported box office figures prove that cinema is still very much alive and kicking.
A true story comedy-drama feature film starring the Academy Award winners Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. ‘The Duke’ has just announced a September 3rd release date even though it first premiered at last year's Venice Film Festival. Pathe UK has also released the first official trailer for the kooky British crime comedy drama.
The very popular franchise of ‘Fast & Furious’ has released its ninth instalment. It’s already off to a fantastic start at the box office even though it does not open in theatres in the US until the 25th of June 2021 it has already gained the title of the biggest opening Hollywood film during the pandemic thus far.
A new documentary feature titled ‘Ride the Wave’, of nearly four years in the making, will follow the young surfing sensation Ben Larg from when he was crowned a Scottish champion at the age of 12 right up to him taking on a mammoth 30 ft high wave in Ireland.
The animated movie ‘Demon Slayer -- Kimetsu No Yaiba -- The Movie: Mugen Train’ based on the popular ‘Demon Slayer’ manga series has made history and became the first ever movie in Japan to surpass 40 billion yen ($367 million) at the box office, it was confirmed on Monday by the distributors.
UK cinemas have reopened indoors for the first time in six months, and Monday 17th May saw a surge of audience members returning to the silver screen. The box office reports revealed that ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ was at the top of the chart, according to the figures released via ComScore.
Back in March last year, prior to the first lockdown, the highly ambitious British Film ‘Boiling Point’ was filmed over just two days and all in one take, in order to complete before lockdown commenced. The film has just hit the news and has now been picked up for worldwide distribution with Vertigo Releasing taking the movie for the UK and Ireland.
The UK Sci-Fi Movie ‘Settlers’, written and directed by Wyatt Rockfeller and starring the Algerian actress Sofie Boutella, has gained distribution via their sales agent ‘Film Constellation’ in key territories.
The Disney+ series has already started filming in England, with lead actor Diego Luna and stormtroopers spotted filming on a beach in Cleveleys, Lancashire. Now the film crew are preparing the Dorset Winspit Quarry on the Purbeck coast for the next phase of the shoot on the epic space franchise.
It’s been over 50 years since the original classic children’s film ‘The Railway Children’ and it has now been announced there will be a sequel with Jenny Agutter reprising her role of Roberta Waterbury, with Sheridan Smith and Sir Tom Courtenay starring alongside her. Filming on the sequel started yesterday in Yorkshire.
Moviegoers across the U.K. will be able to claim 200,000 free tickets to watch any film screening at 500 sites on the weekend of June 19 and 20, as part of the National Lottery Cinema Weekend. The weekend celebration in June has been designed to acknowledge the contributions the National Lottery makes towards funding the arts in the U.K.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired global rights to ‘A Mouthful of Air’ by Maven Screen Media, with Templeheart Films and Lyndon Baldock Executive Producing, based on Amy Koppelman’s novel of the same name who also wrote and directed. The movie stars ‘Mank’ Oscar nominee Amanda Seyfried.
Netflix’s new movie ‘The School for Good and Evil’ starring Charlize Theron has begun shooting in Belfast. St Peter's Church on the Antrim Road is being used as a location for the big budget production, which stars Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, Laurence Fishburne and Kerry Washington.
Cara Theobold is currently shooting for her role in Amanda Sthers new upcoming movie ‘Promises’, adapted from her international bestseller novel of the same name, which was published by Grasset in 2015.
Stephen Graham has been cast alongside Andrea Riseborough to play Matilda's parents Mr and Mrs Wormwood in the new musical reboot of 'Matilda', where they will be showing fans their nasty sides after gaining the roles.
After BAFTA being pushed back by months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 BAFTA film awards was held on Saturday 10th April and Sunday 11th April 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall with nominees attending virtually.
A U.K. wide survey commissioned by the ‘Film Distributors Association’ has reported that the public are eager to return to the cinemas, with a staggering 59% confirming that cinema is their most missed entertainment activity.
The prolific Blumhouse Productions has signed a deal with the premium cable outlet Epix to produce a slate of original content in the form of horror and thriller TV movies. This is a first of a kind deal for the cable outlet.
The new Netflix movie and epic Arctic survival film will see Peaky Blinders star Joe Cole and Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau fight polar bears in the Arctic. Also getting in on the action will be Heida Reed (Poldark), who stars in our upcoming Sci-Fi Drama/Thriller ‘Blank' and Charles Dance.
We are delighted to announce our wonderful new feature documentary film ‘Never Forget Tibet’, based on the Dalai Lama’s remarkable journey and escape into exile in 1959, is selected on the shortlist for ‘Best Title Design’ at the SXSW Film Awards 2021.
BAFTA have announced the final shortlist of nominations which include British stars Riz Ahmed, Wumi Mosaku and Daniel Kaluuya. As usual, if you glanced through the categories for awards you would be forgiven for thinking that only nine or ten movies were made last year. 'Rocks' and 'Nomadland' have seven nominations each. 'The Father', 'Mank', 'Minari' and 'Promising Young Woman' all have six nominations each.
Nearly 18 months after filming ‘The Smiths’ inspired movie ‘Shoplifters of the World’, the trailer has been released. The comedy is based around the true story of a Smiths fan who went to hold a Denver radio station and DJ hostage in the 80’s, after hearing his beloved band had split up.
With the pandemic and Brexit, the challenges presented to the UK film and high-end TV sector have been extremely tough. However, the industry has managed to navigate its way through, adapt its ways and has come out the other end stronger and is thriving because of it.
Last week the US streaming service Paramount+ announced a slate of fascinating new and returning original content for its launch next month. They have also revealed their plans to more than quadruple it’s spending content over the next three years.
Boris Johnson set out on Monday evening the four-step lockdown exit plan, whereas he announced that cinemas could tentatively open in step three on the 17th May. Outdoor cinemas including drive-ins are allowed to reopen from 12th April, with no curfews set in place.
China’s Lunar New Year box office smashes $1.2 billion in ticket sales, which makes a tenth of the global 2020 box office in a mere six days. This has left many big players in the movie business optimistic for the life of cinema after COVID -19, that it’s still very much alive and buzzing.
Will Eubank and Christopher Landon have teamed up for the ‘Paranormal Activity’ reboot, with Eubank directing and Landon penning the script. Jason Blum’s company Blumhouse is on to help bring the terror back to the screen.
After successfully completing its festival run, our critically acclaimed short film 'Being Keegan' receives its online premiere via Film Shortage and it’s free to stream. Not only are we receiving the premiere, the film was also "pick of the day".
Amanda Seyfried is racking up the nominations and awards this year for her role in Netflix’s feature film ‘Mank’, starring Gary Oldman. Her most recent nomination is for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ at the Golden Globes and she’s also made it onto the longlist for the same award at ‘BAFTA’.
The UK Pay-TV broadcaster Sky is set to launch 30 new Sky Original Films this year with a view to increase this to one a week in 2022 to compete with Netflix and other streaming services to become the ‘best home cinema service in the world’.
Since the 1940’s the green screen has been a major aspect for film and TV sets. It worked well, allowing filmmakers to make futuristic settings and wonderful landscapes from a blank canvas in post-production. Now Hollywood is looking to adopt a new technology.
Neil Marshall returns to his roots with a new horror movie, ‘The Reckoning’, starring one of his (and our) favourite actors, Sean Pertwee. The film also stars Charlotte Kirk, Joe Anderson and Steven Waddington.
It has been extremely tough for many industries after the year we have all encountered, although the entertainment industry is set for a healthy surge throughout 2021. As Hollywood gears up for its largest growth since WWII.
It was announced a few months back that a biopic of Whitney Houston was in the making and it has now been announced in the press that the Star Wars actress Naomi Ackie will be taking on this huge role in the movie.
Dame Barbara Windsor, perhaps best known for her roles in the Carry On films and as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders, died last night at the age of 83. Barbara who was suffering with Alzheimer’s died peacefully at her London care home.
Along with Wonder Woman 1984, the renowned American based company Warner Bros will be putting their entire 2021 theatrical movie slate on HBO Max concurrently with its first month’s global cinema release.
It has been announced in the press and media that the streaming giant Netflix will boost 2019 budget by 50% in the UK on TV and Films, making an investment of $1bn (£750m) whilst Disney also invests in production facilities at Pinewood Studios.
As films start rolling back into production, it is great to see more independent movies among the blockbusters in pre-production. Searchlight Pictures untitled murder mystery set in London in the 1950’s is locking in a fantastic cast ensemble.
Bullet Train to be directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) has attached a whole host of stars in his up-coming movie, including Brad Pitt, who recently announced he would be working on less films from now on. Bullet Train is based on the Japanese novel “Maria Beetle” by Kotaro Isaka, for Sony Pictures.
Back in August, Ben Wheatley shot a horror movie in secret, over 15 days, whilst in the middle of his coronavirus lockdown bringing the director back to his roots, like when he first hit the scene big with ‘Kill List’ and ‘Sightseers’.
It’s been a tough long haul for Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion’s production. The production process started over 18 months ago and shut down when the pandemic first hit the world, returning in July, briefly pausing when a crew member tested positive for COVID and now, they are finally over the finish line.
Italian actress Sophia Loren first won an Oscar in 1962 for her role in the feature film ‘Two Women’ (‘La Ciociara’), which made her the first actor to win an Academy Award for a foreign-language film. She received a further nomination in 1965 for ‘Marriage Italian Style’ and if she manages a nomination for her most recent film ‘The Life Ahead’, a new record could be had in 2021 as it will mark 56 years since her last nomination.
After Boris Johnson’s announcement on the 31st October that a second nationwide lockdown will begin on the 5th November until 2nd December, it has been confirmed that film and TV production can continue, whilst adhering to safety rules.
‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’, played to full houses and completely smashed all time opening records in the market, despite the coronavirus pandemic, taking £33.78 million at the box office in its first three days.
'Billie' is about the life of the iconic Jazz singer and has around 200 hours of never-before-heard interviews. The film will be screened at the London Jazz Festival before it's available to watch in selected UK cinemas nationwide from Friday 13th November.
The highly anticipated feature directorial debut from writer-director Rose Glass will be released in cinemas across the UK on 9thOctober 2020. Film critics have said the movie is unmissable. Glass is a graduate of the National Film & Television School and it looks like we have a great new British filmmaker to keep both eyes on.
Stephen Herman, the writer of our Sci-Fi thriller 'Blank', will see his script for 'Black Box' hit the streaming service next week as one of the new "Welcome To The Blumhouse" series of horrors made with Amazon Studios.
The five-minute trailer pays tribute to the horror legend and the full documentary includes a wide range of the Hollywood Legends, including Guillermo Del Toro, John Landis, Joe Dante, Christopher Plummer, and many more. Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster sets out to show that there was a lot more to Boris Karloff than just his horror legend status, while also celebrating it.
The latest instalment will see Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell and David Arquette reunited as Gale, Sidney, and Dewey in Spyglass and Paramount's relaunch of the famous horror film franchise. It has been reported by Variety that the film will enter production later this month at a studio in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.
The Pinewood Studio group has announced today that they have launched a ‘Screen Industries Global Growth Hub’ at their site in Buckinghamshire, where Templeheart Films is located. The hub has a total investment value of c.£450 million.
I Am Greta, is a new documentary about the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. The documentary will shine a light on how she became a global figurehead for climate action and it all began when she started a school strike for climate change at the age of 15. The trailer has just been released and it looks outstanding.
Netflix have announced that the new fictional drama series on the life and career of the Brazilian racing legend Ayrton Senna da Silva, who won the Formula One World Driver’s Championship three times, is going into production.
Berlin International Film Festival also known as Berlinale will go ahead in February 2021 as a physical event despite the Covid-19 "pandemic", whilst the European Film Market (EFM) has planned a hybrid model of virtual and on-site events and will run at the same time.
Robert Eggers, the director of ‘The Witch’ and ‘The Lighthouse’, has confirmed his cast for his next movie ‘The Northman’, as the film quietly begins shooting and it's one hell of an ensemble. It has now also been confirmed that Icelandic singer Bjork has joined the star-studded cast and will be playing a character called ‘the Slave Witch’.
The British Film Institute (BFI) has launched a new £630,000 Film Audience Network (FAN) exhibition fund to support cinemas, arts centres, festivals, and community groups to “support dynamic cultural programming and activities to engage diverse audiences.”
Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals are the first major festivals to take place physically since the Covid-19 pandemic prevented major gatherings around the world. The 77th annual Venice International Film Festival is scheduled to take place from the 2nd to the 12th September 2020 and the 45th in the TIFF series is due to be held from the 10th to the 25th of September 2020.
HBO shared a sneak peek of their series ‘Lovecraft Country’ during their virtual Comic-Con showcase on Saturday. The up and coming fantasy drama horror series based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name is produced by J.J Abrams, Jordan Peele and Misha Green.
It is with a deep heart we learned the very talented and dedicated Elisar Cabrera had passed away after a brave battle with Cancer. Elisar was not only a friend but a fantastic colleague, having worked with us on three movies.
French/South African Composer Arhynn Descy recently received an invite to become a member at the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Arhynn ha previously served on the film music jury for Ivor Nevello awards and the Polish Film Festival in LA. Arhynn was the composer for our horror attraction feature film ‘The Tombs’, her other credits include the soon to be released Patriot: A Nation at War and the award-winning Nine Nights.
A huge congratulations to Stephen Herman, the writer of our new Sci-Fi feature film 'Blank', which is currently in post production. Lionsgate has recently acquired Stephen's horror spec script 'The Culling' and David F. Sandberg will be directing. Sandberg & Lotta Losten will produce via their newly formed Mångata production banner, alongside Good Fear Content’s Chris Bender & Jake Weiner, with Scott Stoops exec producing.
The world’s second largest cinema chain has announced scheduled opening dates, adopting new safety measures, for its sites in 11 different countries. Subject to government confirmation, the move means cinemagoers will be able to watch movies on the big screen around the world once again, starting in June and July, with the UK and USA set for July 10th.
The trailer for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions new psychological thriller starring Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried, 'You Should Have Left', has just been released and it looks like a new terrifying, mind-twisting take on the haunted house genre. Amanda Seyfried, best known for Mama Mia and Les Misérables, also stars in the new Amy Koppelman drama ' A Mouthful Of Air', which Templeheart Films is proud to be working on.
The physical version of the 73rd Cannes Film Festival was cancelled in May, but an online version is going ahead this month and the line-up has been announced, which includes new films from Steve McQueen, Pixar and Wes Anderson.
Our period horror movie ‘Heretiks’, also known as ‘The Convent’, will be released in Italy on the 11th June 2020 under the title ‘Il Convento – Heretiks’ on DVD and BD and will be part of the Midnight Factory’s collection.
A record year has been reported for the global theatrical and streaming market in 2019 by The Motion Picture Association. For the first time in history the revenue for movie theatre sales and streaming surpassed $100 billion dollars.
The horror movie which was shot in Syracuse has been hailed the “scariest ghost story in years” after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s the first major acquisition of this year’s Sundance where it’s been reported to have sold for a staggering $12 million.
It’s been a busy couple of months within the most prestigious film awards. First up the Golden Globes announced their winners on Sunday 5thJanuary. Then BAFTA announced their nominees with the awards night to be held on 2ndFebruary and of course the Oscars will be held in LA on the 9thFebruary, but who are this year’s winners and front runners?
Wayne Brady, the Emmy award-winning actor and host, who’s best known for ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ and also stars in our new Sci-Fi Movie 'Blank', was named the winner of ‘The Masked Singer’ season two, after being revealed that he was Fox.
Back in August, Disney was the first studio to have five movies gross over $1 billion in a single calendar year and now the company has broken records once again due to their record number of billion dollar blockbusters, Disney is the first studio in history to cross $10 billion at the worldwide box office.
Mega giant Sky has announced plans to build a Hollywood-style film studio here in London which will create over 2,000 jobs. The 32 acre development will be used by Sky and other Comcast-owned firms, including NBC Universal and will be open to third parties.
Templeheart Films are proud to announce our support for the short film ‘Lead Belly’, which is also supported by various charities. The movie represents only our second short film, the first being the award winning ‘Being Keegan’ starring Stephen Graham.
It was announced earlier this year that Amy Koppelman had adapted her critically acclaimed book 'A Mouth Full Of Air' into a screenplay and would be directing the feature length drama. The movie stars Amanda Seyfried (Mama Mia, Les Misérables) and was shot in New York in September and October.
Saturday 2nd November, Lyndon Baldock of Templeheart Films and Marcia Do Vales of EnMar Productions will be at PitchFest, which is part of Screenwriters LSFAccelerate at Regent’s University in London, where they will also take part in the networking session after.
It’s been reported in a recent interview with Forbes, by producer Frank Marshall, that the sixth film in the epic Jurassic Park saga will begin filming at Pinewood Studios, here in Buckinghamshire in February 2020.
‘Lead Belly’ is a charity short film to help raise awareness for homeless veterans and veterans with mental health issues, starring Jamie Lomas and Sammy Winward. The film wrapped on the 12thOctober 2019 and Templeheart Films are proud to say we are supporting the film, which was shot in Manchester and Liverpool last week.
The highly anticipated (and some say controversial) ‘Joker’ film hit the cinemas at the weekend and is now Joaquin Phoenix biggest starring role movie since ‘Her’ in 2003. Joker will surpass $300 million worldwide today as audiences have headed out in their hoards to watch a film all about the origins of Batman’s greatest villain.
The Amytal Therapy, the short film directed by Valentina Caniglia, who was also the Cinematographer, is now an official selection at the prestige Chelsea Film Festival. Valentina is the Director of Photography on our exciting new supernatural thriller ‘Quail Hollow’, which we recently shot in Louisiana.
'It Chapter Two', the sequel to 'It', is another smash hit with $155 million domestic and $323.3 million worldwide in just under two weeks of global play, which has just taken the franchise over the $1 Billion mark. No other horror franchise has hit this milestone so quickly, with just two movies released and it hasn't finished yet.
Pinewood Studios have announced they’ve struck a deal with The Walt Disney Co for their long-term home in the UK. The arrangement is said to be expected in start from 2020, where it’s been reported that the giant company will take nearly all Pinewoods stages, backlots and other production accommodation at the studios here in Buckinghamshire, for 10 years.
Disney is number one when it comes to the global box office and now the company plan to take on the streaming giant Netflix with a new streaming service that includes family programming, live sports, and a huge library of television shows.
While our fabulous new Sci-Fi Drama 'Blank' is deep in post-production, Multitude Media PR are working closely with the team and have released first look pictures of our leading stars and it’s hit some great publications.
We were saddened, yesterday, to hear of the passing of Rutger Hauer, an incredibly versatile actor and true professional. Rutger is perhaps best known for his role Roy Batty in 1982’s 'Blade Runner', directed by Ridley Scott.
Avatar’s 10-year reign as the world’s highest grossing film has come to an end after Avengers: Endgame passed $2.7902bn (£2.23bn) on Sunday at the box office. Taking just 13 weeks to pass Avatar’s previous record, the popularity has not been solely kept to ticket sales either, as it has also pulled in extensive critical acclaim.
Danny Stack, one half of the writing and directing duo on the exciting new children’s adventure movie ‘Future TX’ with Tim Clague, needs your help to launch the very first issue of a brand-new film magazine that’s aimed at under 15’s and help them spread the word.
Netflix has announced signing a long-term lease at Shepperton Film Studios, owned by The Pinewood Group. Their plan is to create a new dedicated production hub in the U.K. with a 14-stage studio space, in Surrey.
The Prince of Wales Joined actors Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and director Cary Fukunaga on the set of Bond 25 here at Pinewood Studios on Thursday. Prince Charles was visiting as the patron of the British Film Institute and royal patron of all three main intelligence services.
The iconic Stephen King tale ‘The Shining’ (1980), which starred Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, is back with a sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’. Directed by Mike Flanagan, the movie stars Ewan McGregor as an adult Danny Torrance.
Our new Sci-Fi drama/thriller Blank has completed shooting. The film was shot mostly on location in Bolsover, Chesterfield, at an old converted Water Works and two other beautiful locations near Macclesfield. It’s been a journey!
Paul Hyett’s supernatural period horror ‘Heretiks’ gets it's UK release! Retail outlets including Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, HMV and FOPP, as well as Amazon, Sky Store and all good digital platforms including ITunes.
Disney's Avengers: Endgame has broken numerous records on the way to hitting the $2 Billion milestone, also in record time. It took less than two weeks and is now the second-highest grossing movie of all time behind Avatar.
Wayne Brady one of the stars in our brand new Sci-Fi/thriller movie ‘Blank’, has been nominated for not one but two awards at the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, May 5th, at the Passadena Civic Auditorium in Passadena, California.
While the film and TV industry enjoys an international boom on content, there is now urgent need for below and above the line talent, which means the industry has become more creative and adventurous in their approach to training talent to try and fill the skills gaps quicker.
Vertical Entertainment has gained distribution rights for North America and will release Heretiks under a new title ‘The Convent’ in cinemas and VOD on the 3rd May 2019. Thunderbird Releasing has also announced their release date of 27th May here in the UK under the original title ‘Heretiks’.
The first female-led Marvel movie hit the cinemas on International Women’s Day. Captain Marvel is making history in it's multiples, whilst the movie continues to dominate the UK and world box office, with a current 15-day global cume of $812.2m, so far.
The 2019 The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, took place on the 24thFebruary at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This prestige award ceremony takes please yearly and given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognise the various achievements made in cinema, in 24 different categories.
There is a huge big-screen boom across the UK, with cinema admissions up 5% over 2017, producing the best year since 1971. Cinemas continue to defy the stay at home option of Netflix and Amazon. The rise is largely due to a more diverse film slate and the rise of boutique theatres, such as the Everyman Cinemas.
It was recently reported by the Financial Times that the streaming giant Netflix is in ‘advance talks’ with Pinewood Studios about signing a long lease and setting up a U.K. production base at the facility.
The good news keeps on coming in for 'Being Keegan'. Not only has it been accepted into BAFTA and Oscar qualifying festivals, the nominations and awards keep rolling in. Templeheart Films are proud to be a part of this high quality short film.
Fears of the UK’s post-Brexit economy and impact to industry is a regular topic. However, the British film industry is set to become a major driver for our economy, with large investments being ploughed into studios including Pinewood Studios.
It’s no trick but a treat for the Horror movie ‘Halloween’, as its opening weekend figures fly in to tasty $77.5 million from 3920 theatres in the US and Canada. The second-best R rated horror opening weekend in history behind Stephen King's movie ‘It’.
It’s been announced that our period chiller Heretiks has been added to Telluride Horror Show’s second wave of programming. The festival takes place over October 12th – 14th in the mountain resort town of Telluride, Colorado.
Being Keegan has been a hit on the festival circuit over the last year and it still continues to go from strength to strength. The short has now been selected to not one but two BAFTA qualifying festivals with our official selection to the 38th Cambridge Film Festival and UnderWire Festival.
The 25th James Bond film starts filming at Pinewood Studios on 4th March 2019 with its new director. It’s announced that Cary Joji Fukunaga, best known for HBO’s True Detective and the war film Beasts of No Nation, is Danny Boyles replacement.
In the fifth instalment of the Conjuring series ‘The Nun’ tops the North American box office with their best opening weekend with a staggering $53.5 million, which is more than double its budget of $22 million.
Templeheart Films first children's movie, directed and written by Danny Stack and BAFTA nominated Tim Clague, has completed filming and heads into the editing phase. The exciting family friendly movie, starring the brilliant Griff Rhys Jones, already has some fun stories to tell.
After our Easter drone shoot, which generated a buzz about the slick Sci-Fi ambitions of Future TX, the casting for the main block of the shoot was underway and the screenplay has attracted multi award winning comedy genius Griff Rhys Jones.
Our short movie Being Keegan has officially been selected to the 14th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles., which runs from the 9th August to 18th August 2018. The festival itself has recently been named an Academy Awards Qualifying Festival, which is amazing news for our film.
We are excited to announce our supernatural chiller 'Heretiks' will have its World Premiere on Saturday 25th August, at the UK's biggest genre festival, FrightFest, in Leicester Square, London. The 5-day event runs from August 23rd to August 27th.
Lyndon Baldock, Marcia Do Vales and Paul Sandhu took part in the Tough Mudder event on the 7th of July in North London to raise funds for three very important charities, Mind, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society.
just 16 percent of feature movies were directed by women. The figures were calculated based on 651 films, inclusive of micro-budget productions. They are concerned the diversity among feature film directors remain low in Hollywood and beyond.
The Film & Television Charity announced this week the recipients of its 2018 John Brabourne Awards and Rachel Gold, the producer of Templeheart Films new movie ‘The Tombs’, is among the nine awardees which were selected from 127 applicants.