Production Intelligence: Some nuggets for 2015
As you all know, The Knowledge has more to offer than 'just' news, guides and a website chock-full of production service and crew contacts. We are also the home of Production Intelligence, our online database of productions in all stages of development, currently housing over 5,600 films and TV programmes.
After we did a bit of digging in our files we found ten productions on Production Intelligence which you might be interested in. They vary between features and television and will all be premiering in 2015 and the beginning of 2016.
Just before he starts on Bond, Ben Whishaw is currently shooting London Spy, a major new drama for BBC Two. This Working Title Television production comes from Child 44 writer Tom Rob Smith and centres on a young romantic man drawn into the world of espionage.
Also currently filming in our capital is London Has Fallen, the London-set sequel to the action adventure Olympia Has Fallen. From Millennium Films, the feature will star Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman.
Earlier this year, Ian McKellen has just taken off his deerstalker after he played a retired Sherlock Holmes in upcoming production Mr Holmes. The film, by director Bill Condon, will see him living in a sleepy English village but haunted by an unsolved case from 50 years ago. Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from a novel by Mitch Cullin, the feature was produced by Anne Carey of NYC-based Anchor Gray along with See-Saw Films' Iain Canning and Emile Sherman and Aviv Giladi of Icon/AI Film.
Still in production after a 19 week shoot which started in September, Humans, a new sci-fi drama adapted from the Swedish original, shows us life in a parallel present day, where humans and robots have become almost indistinguishable. This Kudos Film & Television production stars Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Rebecca Front, Gemma Chan, Colin Morgan, Neil Maskell and William Hurt.
Spotless is an action drama about a man whose brother leads him into crime. The Tandem Communications and Rosetta Media production for Canal+ recently wrapped in London and viewers can expect to see 10 episodes in 2015.
It's all the big guns for J.K Rowling as her story The Casual Vacancy is made into a short series by HBO, BBC Drama and Bronte Film & TV. Â Set in a pretty English market town, where all is not as idyllic as it first seems, this production features the great Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Simon McBurney, Richard Glover, Michelle Austin, Rufus Jones, Julia McKenzie and Abigail Lawrie.
The team behind The Hollow Crown are currently united in the production of this second parter for BBC Two. The period feature comprises adaptat
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At a BBC event in London last night (21 February), director of BBC Drama Lindsay Salt set out her vision as she confirmed the commission of 12 new dramas across BBC channels.
CineRegio, a network of regional European film funds, has launched a Manifesto for Sustainable Filming, with Film London, Screen Scotland and Ffilm Cymru Wales among the many signatories.
Screen Cornwall has launched the first-ever funding scheme dedicated to the development of feature film in the Cornish/Kernewek language.
As first confirmed on Production Intelligence, a shiny new drama called I, Jack Wright is in the pipeline at Federation Stories, with filming due to begin imminently.
The BFI’s annual full-year production stats for 2023 show a total spend across film and high-end television (HETV) of £4.23bn.
Screen-industry organisation Climate Spring has launched its new development fund for global unscripted TV and factual entertainment.