Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Screen Yorkshire newsletter

Here is the latest Screen Yorkshire newsletter that I thought my followers would be interested in seeing:

Screen Yorkshire News - October 2014
Welcome to our newsletter for October 2014, bringing you all the latest news on productions supported by Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund and the latest industry events, news & opportunities.
Belfast Thriller '71 - in cinemas now!
Yann Demange's critically acclaimed debut feature, action thriller ‘71 starring Jack O'Connell, is released at cinemas today following its UK premiere at the BFI London FIlm Festival last night, where it screened in the first feature competition. The Warp Films / Crab Apple Films production, set in Belfast but filmed primarily in Sheffield and Leeds with additional scenes filmed in Liverpool and Blackburn, received funding from Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund. More
Don't Panic! Stellar British Cast Announced for 'Dad's Army'
Screen Yorkshire is investing in a feature film remake of the iconic and much loved TV series Dad's Army, to be directed by BAFTA nominated director Oliver Parker.  A stellar, award-winning British cast will star, including Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Danny Mays, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman, Mark Gatiss and Annette Crosbie. Shooting will take place entirely on location in Yorkshire commencing this month. More
Screen Yorkshire Scores Five at BFI London Film Festival
The UK’s most important film festival, the BFI London Film Festival (08-19 October), has no less than five feature films included in its programme backed by Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund. The films are: Testament of Youth (the Lord Mayor's Centrepiece Gala screening), X+Y (selected for the Love Section), and Hockney (selected for the Documentary Competition) which will each have their World or European Premieres, whilst ’71 and Catch Me Daddy have both been selected in the First Feature Competition for the prestigious Sutherland Award. More
Feature Doc on Bradfordian Artist David Hockney at cinemas 28 November
Screen Yorkshire is investing in Randall Wright’s new feature length documentary on Bradford born artist David Hockney through its Yorkshire Content Fund. Acclaimed filmmaker Randall Wright offers a unique view of this unconventional artist who is now reaching new peaks of popularity worldwide. A Definitive Exploration Of One Of The Most Important Artists Of His Generation,  the 105-minute documentary produced by Fly Film will be released by Picturehouse Entertainment at cinemas across the UK on 28 November 2014, ahead of a 2015 broadcast on BBC Two. More
'Testament of Youth' To Open LIFF, Leading Festival’s Biggest Ever Line-up of New Yorkshire Films
The 28th Leeds International Film Festival opens on Wednesday 5th November with Testament of Youth, which leads the festival’s biggest ever line-up of feature films produced in Yorkshire. Other features screening in the programme backed by Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund include Catch Me Daddy and X+Y. More
Feature film 'X+Y' has world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival
Screen Yorkshire backed feature film X+Y had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, to unanaimous acclaim from the key international film critics. The warm and inspirational drama produced by Origin Pictures, filmed in Sheffield, Cambridge and Taiwan in 2013. It follows socially awkward teenage math prodigy (Asa Butterfield, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Hugo) who finds new confidence and friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.  Asa is flanked by a stellar British cast includingSally Hawkins, Rafe Spall and Eddie Marsan. More
Screen Yorkshire invests in three part ITV Thriller 'Black Work' starring Sheridan Smith
Screen Yorkshire is investing through the Yorkshire Content Fund in a new three part drama series Black Work, produced by Mammoth Screen for ITV. Sheridan Smith (Cilla, The Widower, Mrs Biggs) stars as Jo Gillespie in the riveting thriller written by Matt Charman, which sees police officer Jo confront difficult truths about her family life and her marriage to Ryan. Shooting is due to commence on the compelling three-part story in Leeds this autumn. More

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