The Ones Who Live’ Headed To Sky — Global Briefs


The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’ Joins Sky In Wide-Ranging AMC Pact

Sky has struck a cope with AMC Networks to carry the Walking Dead universe to the UK pay-TV service. The settlement consists of the British debut of The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, which went out within the U.S. earlier this yr, reuniting the departed Rick and Michonne characters from the principle Walking Dead present. The spin-off collection will launch on Sky and streaming service Now on May 31, whereas all eleven seasons of The Walking Dead launching on Sunday (May 19). Further franchise spin-offs The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon and The Walking Dead: Dead City will be a part of the platform later this yr. The Walking Dead has had a number of properties within the UK, together with on Fox and Channel 5. This marks the primary time its obtainable solely on Sky. The deal comes forward of the LA Screenings subsequent week. “We are delighted to have found a new home for The Walking Dead universe in the UK,” stated  stated Mike Pears, Executive Vice President of Distribution and Content Sales for AMC Network. “As we enter an exciting new chapter in the evolution of this franchise, with three new eagerly awaited, character-driven series, Sky is the perfect, premium home for UK viewers to embrace all things Walking Dead. “The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live is the most successful series in the history of AMC+, even including the original series, so it is fitting that it will lead the way as Sky brings this entire universe to U.K. fans in the coming weeks and months on Sky and Now.”

Asif Kapadia To Be Feted At Muslim International Film Festival

Amy and Senna director Asif Kapadia will likely be obtain the inaugural Trailblazer Award on the first Muslim International Film Festival (MIFF) within the UK later this month. The Academy Award, Grammy and four-time BAFTA profitable director, author and producer is being honored for championing new filmmakers and expertise and for contributions to the movie business. He was nominated for 3 BAFTAs for his first function, The Warrior, which was shot in India, earlier than his fourth movie, Senna, received kin the Best Documentary and Editing classes and have become the largest grossing British doc ever on the time. His doc about late musician Amy Winehouse later scored one of the best UK opening weekend for a doc movie in 2015 and received quite a few awards. Kapadia will obtain the MIFF award throughout the competition’s opening gala London premiere of Kamal Lazaraq’s Hounds on the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on May 30, adopted by a reception on the LSQ rooftop. “It’s a great honour to receive the Trailblazer Award from the Muslim International Film Festival,” he stated. “It’s important to show that people from all faiths and backgrounds can be successful and there should never be any boundaries or limits for what we are able to say, create or express through our art.”

Kneecap‘ To Open thirty sixth Galway Film Fleadh

Kneecap, the drama a few trio of Irish-language rappers starring Michael Fassbender, is to open the thirty sixth Galway Film Fleadh, which is happening in Ireland from 9-14 July on the Town Hall Theatre and Pálás Cinema. Based on the origin story of the riotous rap group who give their identify to the movie, it stars the band’s Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap and DJ Próvaí of their performing debuts alongside the Academy Award-nominated Fassbender. It is ready in Belfast in 2019 and chronicles how destiny introduced the trio collectively. At the identical time, Palestine has been named because the nation of focus for the Galway movie fest, with Director of Programming Maeve McGrath saying the choice confirmed “support and solidarity” to the Palestinian folks, because the bloody Israel-Hamas battle continues. Full program particulars for the Galway Film Fleadh will likely be introduced on June 25.

Film And TV Charity Launches Diversity Grants Program

The Film and TV Charity has launched a strategic program to help mid-level Black and Global Majority folks working in movie, TV and cinema, together with manufacturing firm and business organizations run by folks from these backgrounds. Reel Impact will search to deal with the impacts of systemic business racism, drive higher alternatives and help and develop the careers of under-represented expertise. An preliminary spherical of grants of as much as £10,000 ($12,500) for people and £25,000 for corporations and orgs is being supplied, with a second strand of this system goal at creating partnerships with organisations that may help Black and Global Majority professionals and creatives with entry to expertise and management growth, networking and profession growth. Grant candidates have to reveal how the funds will profit Black and Global Majority initiatives within the UK. Funding will likely be awarded in three rounds over two years, with the primary spherical open from immediately (May 13) to June 30. The first grants will likely be awarded in September, with additional rounds anticipated in November this yr and September 2025. “The grants element is intended to service the specific needs of applicants, rather than being oppressively prescriptive – so as our campaign launches, we want to encourage everyone in the film, TV, and cinema industry to help us spread the word throughout their networks,” stated Marcus Ryder, CEO of the Film and TV Charity.

UK’s Caravan Working Up PBS Vampire Myth Doc

PBS has ordered a doc about how the parable of vampires started from UK indie Caravan. Field of Vampires, which will likely be for PBS’s Secrets of the Dead strand makes use of unique entry to archaeological discoveries all through Eastern, Central and Western Europe and the U.S. to discover ritual burial websites of these suspected of vampiric conduct, and discover why sure useless folks have been singled out as being vampires. Abacus Media Rights has boarded for worldwide gross sales, already closing pre-sales with A+E Networks EMEA for Sky History within the UK, The History Channel in Poland and SVT in Sweden. Steven Perring is the producer and director. Executive producer is Caravan CEO Dinah Lord and manufacturing exec is Johann Insanally. Samuel Mundell is assistant producer. Stephanie Carter is exec producer for Secrets of the Dead.


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