First Look At Vladislav Alex Kozlov’s Feature Doc ‘American Superman’
EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a first-look at American Superman, a doc concerning the late Chris Dennis, a well known homeless man living in LA how was affectionally often known as ‘Hollywood Superman.’ Footage from Vladislav Alex Kozlov’s function will likely be seen on the LA Shorts Fest on July 22, launched as a brief movie known as The Duel during which Dennis meets Italian actor Franco Nero. American Superman, in the meantime, tells the story of Dennis, who cloaked himself in Superman garb and entertained followers and vacationers alongside Hollywood Boulevard for greater than 20 years. Kozlov hopes the screening will assist his feature-length doc discover a distributor and alert awards voters.
Beyond Rights Strikes Pre-Sale Distribution Deals With Four Producers
Beyond Rights has struck a collection of pre-sale illustration offers that mark first-time agreements with 4 producers. From Lou Reda Productions comes non-fiction occasion miniseries Eyewitness WWII: Invasion Italy, whereas a cope with Shake Hands with the Devil producer White Pine Pictures comes The Con: Churchill and Roosevelt’s Secret War and the Birth of the ‘Deep State’, which is a co-production with Beetz Brothers Films Productions and PMA Productions for Arte and Super Channel in Canada. A brand new partnership with Bondi Rescue agency Ronde Media brings six-part Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ collection Aussie Truck Rehab and Magnetic Pictures is behind Wild Heroes, a nine-part wildlife conservation collection, additionally for Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ. “We have long represented some of the best content in these genres and always work hard on our producers’ behalf, not solely to maximise IP but to also find the best-fit international homes and most receptive viewers for their titles,” mentioned Sarah McCormack, EVP of Acquisitions at Beyond Rights.
Sarah Best and Marissa Ogbeide be a part of Federations Stories UK
Federation Stories UK, the London-based UK arm of French drama powerhouse Federation Entertainment, has bolstered its staff with two new hires, government producer Sarah Best and improvement government Marissa Ogbeide. The pair will work throughout the company’s increasing worldwide drama manufacturing slate. Best arrives from Sky-backed Sugar Films the place she constructed an bold worldwide slate alongside CEO Kwadjo Dajan, in partnership with broadcasters resembling Sky, BBC, Channel 4, ABC Studios and Disney. Ogbeide was additionally at Sugar Films and has additionally labored throughout the movie and TV industries in improvement and as a contract script guide and screenwriter. Recent credit embody improvement government for DBK Studios on Unearthed Narratives, a collection of 5 brief movies by up-and-coming filmmaking expertise, launched on Sky Arts in April 2022.
Edinburgh Film Festival (EIFF) Spotlights Local Scottish Talent In seventy fifth Anniversary Edition
The Edinburgh International Film (EIFF) has unveiled the native works resulting from showcased in its upcoming seventy fifth version (August 12-17) as a part of its Scotland’s Year Of Stories 2022 sidebar. As beforehand introduced, Edinburgh native Charlotte Wells’ Cannes Critics’ breakout Aftersun will open the pageant. Further native highlights embody a retrospective screening of Glaswegian director Lynne Ramsay’s second function Morvern Callar, to mark the twentieth Anniversary of its unique launch, and The Ballad of a Great Disordered, a joint work by Edinburgh-based folks musician Aidan O’Rourke and filmmakers Becky Manson and Mark Cousins. The line-up additionally consists of Glasgow-based Marie Lidén’s documentary Electric Malady, about electromagnetic hypersensitivity, and Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson’s hybrid work A Cat Called Dom, during which Anderson will get to grips together with his mom’s sickness with the assistance of an animated cat. Andy MacKinnon’s will world premiere Home combining 8mm archive footage of Berneray within the Outer Hebrides with modern interviews with long-time residents of the island. “This year at EIFF, we’re proud to showcase local talents and stories across an array of programming,” mentioned Kristy Matheson, Creative Director of EIFF mentioned.
Sarajevo Film Festival Unveils Documentary Jury
The Sarajevo Film Festival has unveiled its Documentary Film Competition Programme Jury. Azerbaijani director Hilal Baydarov, Margje de Koning, Artistic Director of Movies that Matter and Taming the Garden director. Salomé Jashi comprise the trio overseeing this system. The pageant is the twenty eighth in Sarajevo and can happen from August 12 to 19.