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News | From U.K. to U.S. – Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY picks up Rebecca Johnson’s crime drama ‘Honeytrap’

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Reposted from Deadline

Ava DuVernay's film collective ARRAY has acquired inner-city UK crime drama Honeytrap.

Based on a real 2009 crime, the debut feature from director/writer Rebecca Johnson follows 15-year old Layla, newly transplanted from Trinidad to Brixton, as she navigates between gang culture, power, bullying, sex, romance and betrayal. Jessica Sula of Freeform’s now cancelled Recovery Road stars as Layla with Scream Queens‘ Lucien LaviscountGuardians of The Galaxy‘s Naomi Ryan and Leave To Remain‘s Ntonga Mwanza also in the cast. Honeytrap will get a limited release in September.

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Opportunity | Join the ’50 Uprise’ movement and get your creative video shot for £50 by Upshot Entertainment

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50 videos, 50 creatives, 50 pounds. 

50 Uprise aims to leave a mark on hearts and minds through mindful content. This new movement, from content creator Upshot Entertainment, will give creatives of ALL kinds the opportunity to have a professional video shot and edited at a price that is unheard of. You will get a platinum service for just £50 and Upshot will devote the same love, attention and detail to each video that they always do. Watch the video below for more information and visit  www.50uprise.com to book your slot. 

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TV Pick | ‘Suspects’ – starring Lenora Crichlow & Clare-Hope Ashitey (Channel 5)

Suspects returns to Channel 5 on Wednesday 3rd August for a fifth series and introduces three new cast members. James Murray (Cucumber, New Tricks, Defiance), Lenora Crichlow (Being Human, Fast Girls, Sugar Rush, Black Mirror) and Perry Fitzpatrick (This is England) will join original cast members Damien Molony (Being Human, Ripper Street) and Clare-Hope Ashitey (Doctor Foster, Top Boy, The White King and I.T.) in the gripping and innovative crime drama series.

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Opportunity | Lifetime launches shorts competition for women filmmakers

Reposted from Women in Film & Television UK 

A+E Networks has launched a short-film competition in partnership with Women in Film & TV UK, to celebrate and promote the work of women behind the camera. The inaugural Lifetime Shorts competition – part of A+E Networks’ global initiative Broad Focus, which aims to find, develop and mentor future talent in the entertainment industry, with a specific focus on women – is open to all UK-based female filmmakers (directors, writers and producers) who have created original shorts of no more than five minutes’ duration.

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Event | British Urban Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

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The 7-day event features its’ biggest ever line-up of selections with 43 screenings.

BUFF 2016 begins on Wednesday 14 September with the World Premiere of To Dream (starring Adam Deacon, Diana Vickers, Ed Hayter & Freddie Thorp), directed by newcomer Nicole Albarelli. Other highlights include:

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News | Walking Dead’s Lennie James joins Blade Runner sequel alongside Harrison Ford

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Reposted from Variety

The Walking Dead actor Lennie James is set to join the Blade Runner sequel starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.

Directed by Sicario helmer Denis Villeneuve, the film also stars Robin Wright and Mackenzie Davis. Cinematographer Roger Deakins will reunite with Villeneuve on the project. James has been a British TV staple and is now best known as Morgan on AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead. On the film side, he most recently portrayed James Brown’s father, Joseph Gardner Brown, in the biopic Get on Up.

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News | Sky announces Tilusha Ghelani as new comedy commissioner

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Reposted from Broadcast

Sky has hired BBC comedy commissioner Tilusha Ghelani as part of its latest push into comedy. Ghelani has joined as commissioning editor, comedy and will work across Sky’s portfolio of channels including Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, and Sky Arts, as well as its on-demand service.

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