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Netflix shows will be preserved in the BFI archive

Netflix has become the first streamer to have its TV shows and movies preserved in the BFI national archive collection. the likes of Bridgerton, Heartstopper a The excavation it will be digitally preserved and shown to people for generations to come. Several stations and studios already have their projects preserved in the archive. The move comes as Netflix celebrates its 10th anniversary in the UK. Creative Industries Minister Julia Lopez visited the archive last week and praised how Netflix is ​​”starting to work with the BFI to protect content that is created for digital channels.” Anna Mallett, vice president of production for Netflix, EMEA, UK and APAC, called the moment “historic”.

Channel 4 Indie Freedom Script To Adapt Lucy Holden’s Memoir

Channel 4-backed production company Freedom Scripted is adapting Lucy Holden’s memoir Lucid in a television series. The Glasgow company, which recently became part of Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund, follows the ambitious young journalist for a decade, with her living conditions unstable and her life forced to a standstill by the pandemic. Holden said, “The number of readers who continue to write to me thanking me for exposing my experiences suggests that I have struck a nerve and that this is a story ripe for film adaptation.” Freedom Scripted was founded four years ago by former BBC development producer Mike Ellen.

Africa In Motion Film Festival Launches Hybrid 17th Edition

Africa in Motion Film Festival, the annual celebration of African cinema in Scotland, has revealed the line-up for its 17th edition of the festival, which will take place in a hybrid format between November 11 and 20. This year’s edition will include more than 40 films, including Nikyatu Jusu’s Sundance winner. Baby sister, a psychological thriller produced by Blumhouse about a Senegalese woman beset by supernatural forces. The film will be screened in a special preview. The festival will open with the Scottish premiere of Amil Shivji’s tug of war and close with the Scottish premiere of Omar El-Zohairy’s Feathers. The 2022 festival competition jury will be headed by Ekwa Msangi (Goodbye Love). Liz Chege, director of the Africa in Motion festival, said: “We are deeply honored to be in a position where we can support emerging Black diaspora filmmakers once again and, for the first time since 2019, offer an edition in person. With the cultural sector in Scotland going through such a precarious time, we feel more than ever that our collective future rests on supporting each other to thrive.”

Canal+ buys a 12-hour factual package for Espresso

Canal + in France has purchased a 12-hour documentary package, to be played on its new premium channel Canal+ Docs, Planete + Crime and Planete+. The programmes, from independent UK distributor Espresso Media International, include extreme sports docs. american daredevil, which chronicles the incredible life and tragic death of 23-year-old adventurer Johnny Strange, who was the youngest person to reach the top of the highest peak on the seven continents. It will premiere on Canal+ Docs and will also air on Foxtel, VGTV and TV2. original peacock monster in the shadows It’s also part of the deal. The three-part series documents the investigation into the disappearance of Brittney Wood and her mother’s search for the truth.


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