TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS INKS FIRST-LOOK DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER FRANK SPOTNITZ’S BIG LIGHT PRODUCTIONS
Tandem President Rola Bauer announced on the April 8th, that Tandem Communications has inked a first-look Distribution Deal with Big Light Productions Ltd., the London-based production company headed by Frank Spotnitz, a Golden Globe® Award-winning, Emmy®-nominated writer and producer, best known for his work on the landmark series, THE X-FILES.
CANAL+ GREENLIGHTS SPOTLESS A TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTION
The new, one-hour drama series has received a 10-episode order with principal photography targeted to begin this summer, shooting on-location in London.
SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled man, ‘Jean,’ whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother, ‘Martin,’ crash lands into his world, and gets both of them involved in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.
LIONSGATE AND TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS ANNONCED THE PRODUCTION START OF SEX, LIES AND HANDWRITING THIS SUMMER
SEX, LIES AND HANDWRITING, is targeted for principal photography this summer.
With show-runner Nancy Miller (SAVING GRACE, NASHVILLE) and writer Annie Brunner (SAVING GRACE), twelve episodes of the one-hour drama series will be shot on location in Vancouver.
SEX, LIES AND HANDWRITING is a procedural crime drama inspired by Michelle Dresbold’s book of the same title that follows the exploits of a quirky and complex lead character, ‘Katie Bold,’ an accomplished artist and forensic handwriting expert. With her own newspaper column on the subject, ‘Katie’ also happens to possess the skills and genius of a Sherlock Holmes, which unexpectedly, draws her into the world of crime-solving. Due to her extraordinary abilities, 'Katie' has a disastrous private life, dissecting the writing of any potential love interest, seeing things that no one should find out on a first date.
Tandem and Lionsgate are handling distribution worldwide outside of Canada.
SHOOTING STARTS ON JOHN LE CARRÉ’S OUR KIND OF TRAITOR
STUDIOCANAL, Film4 and The Ink Factory, in association with Potboiler Productions, are pleased to
announce the start of shoot tomorrow in London of OUR KIND OF TRAITOR.
Susanna White directs this adaptation of John le Carré’s novel from a script by Hossein Amini (DRIVE, TWO FACES OF JANUARY), with a cast headed by Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris, and Jeremy Northam.
OUR KIND OF TRAITOR will shoot on location in London and the Home Counties, Finland, Bern, Paris, the French Alps and Marrakech for 10 weeks, until the end of May.
Synopsis : An English couple, Perry (McGregor) and Gail (Harris), are taking a holiday in Marrakech. By chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima (Skarsgard) who owns a villa and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the couple on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain’s Intelligence Establishment.
NON-STOP, FINANCED BY STUDIOCANAL, TOPS THE BOX OFFICES WORLDWIDE
The film stands after the week end at $56 million making NON-STOP the No.1 movie Worldwide.
Released by Universal in North America on Feb. 28th, NON-STOP opened to top the box office charts, grossing $29 million for the weekend. STUDIOCANAL released NON-STOP in 4 of its 5 territories this week: Australia, New Zealand, France and the U.K. (The film will open in Germany, March, 13th).
The film grossed an estimated total of $10 million for the weekend in those four territories. It ranked #1 in Australia/New Zealand with $AU2 million.
In the UK, NON-STOP is #1 of the new releases, reaching over $4.4 million for the weekend. In France, the film is the 1st opening for a non French film this year, with 400.000 admissions at the end of the weekend.
Every territory opened well above both UNKNOWN and TAKEN.
STUDIOCANAL’s distribution partners from around the world grossed a combined $17 million.
The film opened number 1 in South Korea (with an impressive $6.7m which almost double the lifetime gross of UNKNOWN), Singapore, Malaysia, Israel, Estonia, Philippines.
Many significant territories will have upcoming releases: Russia, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Portugal, Scandinavia, South Africa, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Bolivia, Chili, Mexico.