• ‘Jack the Ripper,' ‘Manhunt' True Crime Documentaries Greenlit at U.K.'s Channel 5

    12 days ago - By Variety

    ViacomCBS Networks International-owned U.K. broadcaster Channel 5 is strengthening its factual slate with six new commissions focusing on real-life crime stories. Vice Studios will produce forensic psychology-led three-part series “Jack the Ripper: The Hidden Victims,” where, from a modern-day incident room, experts will re-examine evidence from the 1800s as well as providing new perspective and...
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  • U.K. Lays Out Rules for $648 Million Production Insurance Program

    12 days ago - By Variety

    The U.K.'s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Treasury have revealed the rules for the country's £500 million film and TV production restart program. The program is designed to help U.K. productions that have been suspended and are not able to secure insurance going forward, or are yet to...
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  • ‘Relic' Sells Out Internationally for Film Constellation Following Successful U.S. Release

    12 days ago - By Variety

    London-based sales and production company Film Constellation has scored multiple new deals on Natalie Erika James' all-female Sundance horror hit “Relic.” The movie has now sold out internationally. Lauded by critics, the film opened in the U.S. in July via IFC Films, rapidly grossing $1.2 million at the box office, following a successful drive-in campaign and...
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  • U.K.'s National Film & TV School Returns to Production With COVID-Safe Shoots

    12 days ago - By Variety

    The U.K.'s National Film and Television School has successfully returned to production with some 60 films of varying lengths and genres, including graduation films, being shot since courses resumed in June. The first test project to shoot trialling the U.K.'s COVID-19 production guidelines was the short “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” which looks...
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