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TV Pick | Angela Griffin, Don Gilet & Ben Bailey Smith star in ITV1’s ‘Brief Encounters’

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Penelope Wilton, Sophie Rundle, Angela Griffin and Sharon Rooney star as four women striving to find happiness and fulfilment in new ITV drama Brief Encounters.

The new frank, fresh and funny six-part drama from CPL Productions set in the early ‘80s also stars Peter Wight, Don Gilet, Karl Davies and Ben Bailey Smith.

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News | Amma Asante, Tom Hiddleston, Freida Pinto & John Boyega invited to join The Academy

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Reposted from The Independent

Amma Asante, Tom Hiddleson, Freida Pinto and John Boyega are among 683 new filmmakers to be invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in what the Oscar-awarding body has described as its largest and most diverse membership drive ever. Of the prospective new Academy members, 46 per cent are women and 41 per cent are people of colour.

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News | Kayode Ewumi & Tyrell Williams’ ‘Hood Documentary’ picked up by BBC Three

BBC Three has picked up Kayode Ewumi's viral mocumentary series Hood Documentary. Created along with Tyrell Williams, the series follows deluded wannabe Grime MC Roll Safe (played by Ewumi) as he guides viewers around the 'hood' and on his road to apparent stardom. 

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News | Malachi Kirby cast as lead in Charlie Brooker’s ‘Black Mirror’

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Reposted from Deadline

British actor Malachi Kirby is set to star in an episode of Netflix’s keenly anticipated new season of Charlie Brooker’s anthology series Black Mirror with Jakob Verbruggen directing. The episode is called Men Against Fire, although plotlines are being kept closely under wraps. 

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News | SBTV reaches out to indies to expand factual offering

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Music brand SBTV is planning to work more closely with indies to feature content aimed at its established online community after hiring Channel 4 commissioner Isaac Densu

Densu has set out his vision for SBTV’s future, which includes creating a stream of “binge-able” video, after joining in the newly-created chief creative officer role in January. He has been recruited by the Jamal Edwards-founded business following a year-long stint as a C4 shorts commissioner, where his role included ordering content for digital platform All 4 and producing brand-funded shows. He now plans to evolve SBTV’s output from predominantly offering in-house content to forging partnerships with third-party producers – creating factual content and ‘niche’ programming which is tailored to its fanbase.

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News | Charlie Brooker’s ‘Black Mirror’ casts Gugu Mbatha Raw in lead role

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Reposted from Variety

Netflix’s sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror has tapped two actresses for lead roles: British star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Belle, Concussion) and Canada’s Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire, The Martian) will star in one of the episodes of the upcoming Netflix original series, to be directed by Owen Harris (Kill Your Friends).

Created and written by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror is produced by House of Tomorrow, with Brooker and Annabel Jones serving as executive producers. Netflix previously ordered 12 all-new episodes last September.

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Watch | Noel Clarke teases upcoming film ‘Brotherhood’

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Principal photography is due to get underway at the end of November on Noel Clarke’s Brotherhood, the third and “final” instalment in a trilogy that also includes Kidulthood (2006) and Adulthood (2008).

Unstoppable Entertainment and Maggie Monteith’s Carpalla Films have begun pre-production on the drama from BAFTA-winner Clarke, who has written the screenplay and will also direct and star.

Although plot and cast details are under wraps, Clarke will reprise his role as protagonist Sam in the feature, which is slated for release in the UK in 2016 to tie in with the 10-year anniversary of Kidulthood, which opened number one at the UK box office. The sequel Adulthood grossed more than £3.3m ($5m) at the UK box office in 2008.

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