TOTALLY SERIALIZED FESTIVAL ‒ SEASON 3 : TANDEM PRESIDENT ROLA BAUER TO PRESENT KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Ciné Lumière will hold the third edition of Totally Serialized, London’s TV series festival, 16th to 19th of January, at the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, showcasing the best of new productions from both sides of the Channel as well as European TV series. On opening day, 16th January, by Tandem Communications (a STUDIOCANAL company) President Rola Bauer will present a Keynote address and case study of Tandem’s international co-productions, CROSSING LINES, THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH and WORLD WITHOUT END.
STUDIOCANAL ANNOUNCE MEDIA STOREHOUSE PARTNERSHIP
STUDIOCANAL announced a partnership with Media Storehouse to further promote the Studios extensive catalogue which boasts over 5000 titles through the launch of The STUDIOCANAL store.
DUSTIN HOFFMAN LIMBERS UP FOR STEPHEN FREARS’UNTITLED CYCLING PROJECT
Stephen Frears’ untitled CYCLING PROJECT goes up a gear as tour de force Dustin Hoffman joins the cast. Hoffman will join when the production moves to the US for the final stages of the shoot.
This marks the second collaboration between Hoffman and Frears since 1992’s THE ACCIDENTAL
Lee Pace (THE HOBBIT) has also joined the cast which includes Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet and Jesse Plemons.
The film is currently shooting on location in Europe and the US.
STUDIOCANAL HAS TAKEN A MAJORITY STAKE IN ONE OF THE UK’S MOST SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS, RED PRODUCTION COMPANY.
Since its creation in 1998 RED has produced some of the UK’s most popular and critically acclaimed drama series: from the groundbreaking Queer as Folk for Channel 4, to the ratings-winning Scott & Bailey for ITV and most recently, the double BAFTA-winning Last Tango in Halifax, which returns to BBC One for a second series this month.
The Manchester-based indie has a proven track record of working with the industry’s best writers to produce modern, innovative and entertaining programming. With this investment, STUDIOCANAL aims to build on RED’s successes by developing new UK productions as well as facilitating new, ambitious international series.
RED Production Company’s day to day operations and productions will continue to be led by Nicola Shindler alongside Managing Director Andrew Critchley.
STUDIOCANAL, which also has a majority stake in German-based producer TANDEM, continues its development into international TV series, strengthening its position as a European leader in content. The company’s ambition is to replicate the successful business model developed for feature films, for TV series.
DONALD SUTHERLAND ALL ABOARD AS PRODUCER, SCREENWRITER AND STAR OF PIRATE’S PASSAGE. PRODUCTION HAS JUST BEGUN.
Donald Sutherland’s production company, Martins River Ink, Inc., announces start of production of a new, animated movie, PIRATE’S PASSAGE, with animation work by PIP Animation Services Inc. in Ottawa. Upon completion it will air on CBC Television. Tandem Communications is the worldwide distributor OF PIRATE’S PASSAGE (except Canada).