U.K. Film Council chief exec John Woodward said Monday that he is ankling the state-backed film biz agency, which is set to shutter in April 2012 as part of government spending cuts.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all U.S. rights to "Barney's Version," which is in competish at the Venice Film Festival.
The London Film Festival unveiled its 197-feature lineup Wednesday, including 11 world preems, 23 international preems and 33 European preems.
French pics and co-productions pepper the selection at the Venice Film Festival.
As Italo shingles have found it increasingly hard to access state funds at home, following Silvio Berlusconi's cutbacks, they have been looking to foreign co-producers to supply the missing coin, and…
International cabler Chello Zone has picked up a raft of programs from RDF Rights for its Zone Reality channel, which airs across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
U.K.-based production and distribution giant All3Media has finalized the purchase of shingle Optomen and its joint venture with TV chef Gordon Ramsay, One Potato Two Potato.
U.K. pay TV channel operator UKTV has tapped Darren Childs, the BBC Worldwide Channels managing director, as its chief exec.
Leading lights from Blighty's film biz have got through the grieving stage and moved swiftly into anger. Acceptance may have to wait.
Blighty's film support body the U.K. Film Council is to be shuttered, although the British film biz will continue to receive coin from the National Lottery and tax relief that the council had…