SPOTLESS A NEW CRÉATION ORIGINALE CANAL+ SERIES PRODUCED BY TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS TO BEGIN PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY.
CANAL+ and TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS announced on June 23 that SPOTLESS, a Création Originale CANAL+, produced by TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS (a STUDIOCANAL company), in association with Rosetta Media, will begin principal photography 2 July on the first season (10 episodes) of this dark and funny one-hour drama series, shooting on-location in London and starring Marc-André Grondin (C.R.A.Z.Y), Denis Ménochet (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS), Miranda Raison (24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY) and Brendan Coyle (DOWNTON ABBEY). SPOTLESS is co-created by Ed McCardie (SHAMELESS) and Corinne Marrinan (CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION). The first two episodes will be directed by award-winning Pascal Chaumeil (HEARTBREAKER).
A sexy, one-hour crime drama peppered with black humor and set 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, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime. Played out against a backdrop of Jean's niche Crime Scene Cleaning business, with gangsters, corruption, drugs and death a constant hazard, Jean, Martin and their dysfunctional family struggle to gain control over life, business and their shared destiny.
OPEN ROAD AND STUDIOCANAL ARE ANNOUNCING THEIR RELEASE DATES FOR THE GUNMAN, AND PRESENT A NEW EXCLUSIVE PHOTO FROM THE FILM.
France will be the first territory, releasing the film February 18, 2015, followed by Australia and New Zealand the 19th.
In the US, Open Road will be releasing February 20, along with the UK. Germany will open February 26.
In THE GUNMAN, directed by Pierre Morel, Sean Penn stars as a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD. He tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name.
The film also stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca.
TANDEM - INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION SUMMIT PANELISTS AT NATPE EUROPE TO INCLUDE TOP NETWORK EXECUTIVES, PRODUCERS, SHOW-RUNNERS & PRODUCTION COMPANY EXECUTIVES
75 YEARS AFTER IT PREMIERED, DAY BREAK BY MARCEL CARNÉ WILL BE RESTORED AND RELEASED ONCE AGAIN, INCLUDING THE SCENES CUT OUT BY THE VICHY REGIME.
STUDIOCANAL teamed up with ÉCLAIR to start restoring Marcel Carné’s masterpiece DAY BREAK in 2013. They reviewed the period copies, met cinema specialists and historians, and found that scenes had been cut out and tampered with by Vichy regime censors (a scene where Arletty showers naked and one suggesting that police officers were fascist mercenaries). The credits were also altered: Curt Courant and Alexandre Trauner among other names were removed.
The film was then simply banned altogether because it was deemed overly “demoralising”. During restoration work, film libraries around the world were contacted via the FIAF (Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film) to find the cut scenes.
Very recently, the film libraries in Milan and Brussels replied that they had the missing scenes. Eclair assessed the material and confirmed that these scenes could be included in the film after a considerable amount of restoration work and video and audio calibration to blend them as seamlessly as possible into the restored film.
STUDIOCANAL will be releasing the full restored version of DAY BREAK on 24 September in cinemas and video in France. The film will also be released thereafter in the US, UK, Germany and other countries.
STUDIOCANAL, SØREN SVEISTRUP, ADAM PRICE AND META LOUISE FOLDAGER TO CREATE SAM, A NEW PRODUCTION COMPANY
STUDIOCANAL, CANAL+ Group, and the writers and creators, Søren Sveistrup and Adam Price, and producer & CEO Meta Louise Foldager are pleased to announce the creation of a new production company SAM Productions ApS. - named after the three key forces: Søren, Adam and Meta.