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Past articles by Diana:

Festival In Focus: Series Mania Forum Looks To The Future

Beyond the festival element of Series Mania, one major draw for international industry professionals is the event’s industry strand, Series Mania Forum, which runs from March 21-23. The popular event, which largely centers around its Co-Pro Pitching Sessions, panels and conferences, wraps up with its Lille Dialogues one-day summit on March 23. → Read More

Festival In Focus: How Series Mania Has Grown Into A Key Event In The Global TV Calendar

When Laurence Herszberg first launched Series Mania back in 2010 in Paris, the former Forum des Images director was keen to apply her deep knowledge of film and the film festival model to the television sector. It was 2009 and, says the French exec, no one was doing any kind of TV festival “solely dedicated to series.” → Read More

‘Host’ Director Rob Savage Boards Supernatural Horror TV Series ‘The Last Days Of Jack Sparks’ For Vertigo Films

Vertigo Films is lining up a new horror TV series dubbed The Last Days of Jack Sparks, based on Jason Arnopp’s genre-bending novel of the same name. Screenwriter Gaby Hull (Two Weeks to Live, We Hunt Together) is adapting the book and UK horror master Rob Savage (Host, Dashcam) is set to direct. → Read More

KSA’s Neom Media Village Officially Opens Second Soundstage For Business

Saudi Arabia’s Neom Media Village region has officially opened it the doors to its second soundstage, bringing the total number of operational stages in the Neom region to four. → Read More

Saban Films Takes Worldwide Rights To Stephen Lang & Harvey Keitel Action-Thriller ‘Hellfire’ — EFM

Saban Films has taken worldwide rights to action-thriller Hellfire, starring Stephen Lang, Harvey Keitel and Dolph Lundgren here at the European Film Market. → Read More

Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy Delivers Impassioned Speech At Berlin Opening Night; Sean Penn Says Will Of The People Is “Just Getting Stronger”

Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered an empowered live video message to attendees of the opening night of the 73rd edition of the Berlin Film Festival. → Read More

Bleecker Street Acquires Ralph Fiennes-Juliette Binoche Starrer ‘The Return’ For North America

Bleecker Street has picked up North American distribution rights to Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche historical epic The Return on the eve of the European Film Market. → Read More

Joel Kinnaman To Star As Former CIA Agent John Nixon In AR Content’s Saddam Hussein Interrogation Drama ‘Debriefing The President’

The Killing and Suicide Squad alum Joel Kinnaman is set to star in AR Content’s adaptation of John Nixon’s Debriefing the President. Kinnaman will star as former CIA analyst Nixon who wrote the non-fiction book about his experience of being the first American to identify and interrogate Saddam Hussein following his 2003 capture. → Read More

How The UK Government’s $600M Film & TV Production Restart Scheme Has Left Indie Producers In The Lurch

EXCLUSIVE: When the British government launched its £500M ($601M) Film & TV Production Restart Scheme (PRS) in October 2020, independent producers breathed a sigh of relief. → Read More

Vertigo Films Taps Scribes Behind Sundance Hit ‘Rye Lane’ For Original Rom-Com Road Movie ‘The Whole Hog’

Hot off the heels of their Sundance premiere of Rye Lane, writers Nathan Bryon and Tom Melia have teamed up with Vertigo Films for their next romantic comedy The Whole Hog. → Read More

Deadline’s International Disruptors 2022: A Look Back At The Year’s Most Dynamic Global Execs

It’s been another challenging year in the world of content creation and the climate has arguably demanded more gumption and savviness from its leaders than ever before. → Read More

Directors Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah On Why ‘Rebel’ Is Their Most Personal Film To Date — Red Sea Studio

For Belgian directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, their latest feature Rebel has marked their most personal film to date. → Read More

Charlene Deleon-Jones On Film AlUla’s Ambitions To Become A Global Film Hub — Red Sea Studio

As execs from the global film industry descended in Jeddah this week for the Red Sea International Film Festival, Film AlUla was one component that was drumming up interest in attracting local and international productions to come and shoot in the region. → Read More

Faith Akin On How He “Underestimated” The Journey Of His German Box Office Hit ‘Rhinegold’ — Red Sea Studio

Director Faith Akin was on a summer holiday reading the biography of German rap star Xatar and the opening line said “the first memories of my life are the memories of a prison.” → Read More

Writer-Director Mohamed Al Salman On His Debut Feature & KSA Oscar Entry ‘Raven Song’ — Red Sea Studio

“I made this film for the local audience,” said Saudi Arabian writer-director Mohamed Al Salman of his debut feature Raven Song, which is KSA’s official submission for the International Oscar category this year. → Read More

‘Last Film Show’ Director Pan Nalin On Going Back To His Roots – Red Sea Studio

Indian filmmaker Pan Nalin went back to his childhood roots for his latest project Last Film Show, which is playing in competition at the Red Sea International Film Festival this week. “… → Read More

Dania Bdeir On Why It Was Worth Getting Vertigo For ‘Warsha’ – Red Sea Studio

Dania Bdeir’s short film Warsha has been the recipient of more than 60 awards since it premiered at Sundance earlier this year, including that fest’s Best Short Film and the Lebanese writer-director was in Jeddah this week premiering the title at the second edition of the Re... → Read More

Director Paz Encina Talks Trauma Of Separation From Loved Ones & Climate Crisis In ‘Eami’ – Contenders International

‘Eami’ director Paz Encina discusses her film about the trauma of separation from loved ones and the climate crisis during Contenders International panel. → Read More

Qatari Officials Threaten To Break Danish TV Crew’s Camera During Live Broadcast, Later Apologize

Qatar World Cup organizers have issued an apology to Danish broadcaster TV2 after journalists were “mistakenly interrupted” during a live broadcast from a Doha street where Qatari officials threatened to break their camera.  TV2 reporter Rasmus Tantholdt and colleagues were broadcasting on Tuesday evening in the capital city, just a few days before the FIFA […] → Read More

Damian Lewis To Star In Adaptation Of Matt Haig’s Modern Vampire Title ‘The Radleys’ — AFM

Damian Lewis has been tapped to star in supernatural black comedy The Radleys, based on Matt Haig’s popular novel of the same name. The film has Heartstopper director Euros Lyn at the helm and is produced by Debbie Gray (Good Luck To You Leo Grande) through Genesius Pictures with Cornerstone Films handling worldwide sales. Story follows the […] → Read More