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The Banksy Job will receive it’s World Premiere at Tribeca 2016

08 March 2016 in Documentary, News, Press

The historical satire Elvis & Nixon, the street art documentary The Banksy Job, and the drama A Hologram For The King starring Tom Hanks are among the titles announced today that round out the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2016 slate. The organization unveiled 58 films total as part of the festival’s Spotlight and Midnight selections, the Centerpiece Film, special screenings, and works in progress selections as well as the 10th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival. RelatedTribeca Film Festival Releases Competition Slate Elvis & NixonElvis & Nixon has been selected as Tribeca’s Centerpiece Film. Set in 1970, it details the near-legendary meeting between President...

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‘The Banksy Job’ to get Berlin art gallery screening

10 February 2016 in Documentary, Films, Press, Screen Daily

EXCLUSIVE: Art heist documentary to be sold by Metro International. Metro International will give a premiere screening in Berlin to long-in-the-works art heist documentary The Banksy Job, which is due to be shown at one of the city’s art galleries. The film charts the story behind an incident in London in 2004 when a sculpture by street artist Banksy was stolen by a group of eccentric ‘art terrorists’. Ian Roderick Gray and Dylan Harvey direct, Christine Alderson (Snow In Paradise) and Alex Hurle of Ipso Facto Productions produce. Will Machin, CEO of Metro International said: “We are really excited to be part of this...

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Brendan Gleeson to topline crime-comedy ‘Mr Cranky’

08 February 2016 in Press, Screen Daily

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) to direct feature heading to EFM with Metro International. Metro International has boarded sales ahead of the EFM on crime-comedy Mr. Cranky, which has Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) on board to star as a crime boss debt collector with a raging temper who is saddled with an orphaned seven year old in the middle of a gangland war. The Railway Man director Jonathan Teplizky is due to direct Chris Nyst’s (Crooked Business) script which is to be produced by Chris Brown (The Railway Man). The film reunites Teplitzky with Nyst after the two collaborated on 2003 Australian...

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IAG’s Letitia Wright announced as BAFTA Breakthrough Brits for 2015

11 November 2015 in Press, Screen Daily

IAG are proud to announce that our clients Letitia Wright and Charlie Covell have been announced as BAFTA Breakthrough Brits for 2015. Letitia Wright An alumni of The Identity School of Acting, Letitia’s credits include soon to be released feature film Urban Hymn directed by Michael Caton-Jones and Glasgow Girls for BBC. Her TV credits include Banana for E4 and Cucumber for Channel 4. Charlie Covell Charlie’s credits include Cucumber for Channel 4, for which she also wrote two episodes, Banana for E4 and Critical for SKY. Charlie is about to film a series regular role in ITV‘s Marcella opposite Anna Friel....

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Coixet’s recut Berlin opener re-enters market

07 November 2015 in Press, Screen Daily

EXCLUSIVE: Metro International takes over from Elle Driver on Juliette Binoche drama. UK sales outfit Metro International has taken over sales rights from Elle Driver to a refashioned version of Isabel Coixet’s Berlinale opener Nobody Wants The Night. The film is understood to have been “significantly” cut by the filmmakers and now includes a voiceover narrated by the film’s star Juliette Binoche. Metro described the new version as “a leaner, revitalized final cut.” This is the version that got its Spanish premiere last week at the Valladolid Film Festival and will be released in Spain at the end of this month through Filmax. Few distribution...

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Sam Claflin enlists in WWI classic ‘Journey’s End’

04 November 2015 in Press, Screen Daily

EXCLUSIVE: Claflin, Freddie Highmore, Paul Bettany attached to feature adaptation. The Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin is attached to star as Captain Stanhope in the screen adaptation of R.C. Sheriff’s WWI classic play Journey’s End. Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel) is due to co-star as Raleigh while Paul Bettany (Margin Call) and Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) are also attached in leading roles. Set in the trenches over four days in 1918, Journey’s End follows a group of soldiers as they prepare for an enemy attack with new recruit Raleigh joining the company commanded by 20 year old Captain Stanhope, his former childhood friend...

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Screen panel cites UK export challenges

12 September 2015 in Press, Screen Daily

British films hoping to succeed in the international market must overcome production and distribution roadblocks in an increasingly competitive industry. That was the message from the ‘Selling UK Films Abroad’ panel discussion co-hosted by Screen International and the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) agency, held at London House, about how British films are faring abroad. “You can’t have a weak link in a package anymore,” said Metro Films International CEO Will Machin, who is selling Michael Caton-Jones’ Urban Hymn in Toronto. Stephen Kelliher, director of Bankside Films, noted that the bar is higher than ever and stated: “The bullseye for what...

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Metro International strikes North American deal on ‘Kilo Two Bravo’

19 August 2015 in Press, Screen Daily

18 August, 2015 | By Jeremy Kay   EXCLUSIVE: The London-based sales agent has struck a US and     Canadian sale on the BAFTA-nominated war story ahead of next month’s North American premiere in Toronto. Metro International head of sales Natalie Brenner has licensed US and Canadian rights to Toronto-based Search Engine in a deal with president John Bain that will see the Canadian distributor make its first foray into the US market, where it will release in conjunction with Honora Productions. The film, until recently known as Kajaki. The True Story, will premiere in Toronto’s City To City section profiling cinema from...

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‘Under Milk Wood': Edinburgh Review

02 July 2015 in Hollywood Reporter, Press

Rhys Ifans returns to his South Wales roots with this lusty cinematic remake of the celebrated radio play by legendary Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Rounding off a year of celebrations to mark the centenary of his birth, the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas gets the full cinematic treatment in this lusty and irreverent new adaptation of his most famous work. A multi-character portrait of a fictional fishing village on the coast of South Wales, Under Milk Wood was conceived as a "play for voices" that first aired on BBC radio in 1954. Welsh national hero Rhys Ifans stars and co-produces this reunion...

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Kajaki returns to the big screen for Armed Forces Day

19 June 2015 in Press

War thriller Kajaki will be screened at Cineworld in Aldershot and Odeon in Guildford as part of the many activities taking place for Armed Forces Day and Armed Forces Week. Directed by Paul Katis and written by Tom Williams, the BAFTA-nominated film is based on a true story and recounts an inspiring but shocking episode in recent British war history. The first screening will take place at Cineworld, Aldershot, on Monday June 22 at 6.30pm, with all proceeds going to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The second screening sees Kajaki heading to Guildford Odeon with a screening on Thursday June 25 at 7.30pm, with...