'Scarecrow,' Ken Loach, Criterion Collection among fest highlights
Swedish thesp Fares Fares has been added to the cast of helmer Mikkel Norgaard's thriller "The Keeper of Lost Causes," an adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestseller.
LONDON -- Caryn Mandabach Prods., the U.S. producer's U.K. shingle, has tapped Beatrice Springborn to develop genre- and book-based series that can be set up worldwide.
LONDON -- In the run-up to TV mart Mipcom, international distrib Cableready has closed sales totalling 315 hours of programming.
LONDON -- In the run-up to next week's TV mart Mipcom, ITV Studios Global Entertainment has closed a number of deals on its British crime and medical dramas.
Top producers also on board to help sell top drama series
The Icelandic Film and Television Academy has selected Baltasar Kormakur's "The Deep" to rep the country in the foreign-language film category of the Academy Awards.
LONDON -- Denmark has selected Nikolaj Arcel's historical drama "A Royal Affair" as its entry in the foreign-language Oscar contest.
Sam Neill and Helen McCrory have joined the cast of "Peaky Blinders," a British period gangster skein that is being exec produced by Caryn Mandabach ("Nurse Jackie"), and has been greenlit by the BBC.
LONDON -- U.K. media regulator Ofcom has ruled that satcaster BSkyB is "fit and proper" to hold a broadcast license, despite the phone-hacking scandal that has engulfed its principal shareholder…