EUROPEAN PRODUCERS: THE BRITS, PART TWO: BBC FILMS
BBC Films has been a T-ride player solidly from 2008-2013. Then a couple of years of not being represented:
2009: Fish Tank, Bright Star, An Education
2010: The First Grader, Tamara Drewe
2011: We Have to Talk About Kevin
2012: Ginger and Rosa
2013: The Invisible Woman
Despite not having had a hand in a Telluride screened film in a couple of years, BBC Films has a shot with three films this year. Ritesh Batra's The Sense of an Ending (CBS Films), Clint Eastwood's Sully (Warners) and James Marsh's The Mercy (still no U.S. distrib). Of the three, Sense of an Ending might be the most probable with Sully the least. That said, I wouldn't rate any of these film's chances at more than 30% right now.
Our look tomorrow will be at The British Film Institute.
STEWART TALKS BILLY LYNN
Indie film darling Kristen Stewart recently talked to Collider about the look and feel of Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk in which she appears. Though it's not a film that I think has a high chance of playing TFF #43, it's certainly on my wish list for the fest and a film that seems very intriguing.
Here's the link to the Collider story:
A LOOK AT LA LA LAND SOON?
Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere yesterday reported that we should be seeing a teaser for La La Land soon as a precursor to the theatrical screening of Woody Allen's latest, Cafe Society.
The HE post tells us that the teaser is set to appear this weekend and speculates that we could conceivably see it pop online before Friday.
As regular readers are aware, owing to its announced status as the Venice opening night film and a good deal of speculation beyond this blog space, I'm modestly bullish on its chances of playing at TFF #43. A look at the teaser is highly anticpated here at MTFB.
Here's the link to the Wells story:
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