Netflix shows must be kept in the BFI archive
Netflix has become the first streamer to keep its TV shows and movies in BFI’s National Archive collection. The tastes of Bridgerton, crush a Excavation will be digitally preserved and shown to people for generations to come. A number of broadcasters and studios already have their projects preserved in the archives. The move comes as Netflix celebrates its 10th anniversary in the UK. Creative Industries Minister Julia Lopez visited the archives last week and praised how Netflix is ”beginning to work with the BFI to protect content created for digital channels”. Anna Mallett, Netflix’s Vice President, Production, EMEA, UK and APAC, called the moment “historic”.
Channel 4 Indie Freedom scripted 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 joined Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund, follows the ambitious young journalist for a decade, with her unstable living conditions and her life then forced to a halt by the pandemic. Holden said: “The number of readers who continue to write to me thanking me for laying bare my experiences suggests I’ve touched a nerve and this is a story ripe for screen adaptation. .” Freedom Scripted was founded four years ago by former BBC development producer Mike Ellen.
Africa In Motion Film Festival launches its 17th hybrid edition
Africa in Motion Film Festival, Scotland’s annual celebration of African cinema, has unveiled the lineup for its 17th edition of the festival, which will take place in a hybrid format from November 11-20. This year’s edition will feature more than 40 films, including Nikyatu Jusu’s Sundance-winning film Nanny, a psychological thriller produced by Blumhouse about a Senegalese woman haunted by supernatural forces. The film will be screened as a special preview. The festival will open with the Scottish premiere of Amil Shivji tug of war and closing with the Scottish premiere of Omar El-Zohairy of feathers. The jury for the festival’s 2022 competition will be chaired by Ekwa Msangi (Farewell Love). Liz Chege, Africa in Motion Festival Director, said: “We are deeply honored to be in a position where we can once again support emerging black diaspora filmmakers and, for the first time since 2019, bring an edition in nobody. As the cultural sector in Scotland goes through such a precarious time, we feel more than ever that our collective future relies on supporting each other to flourish.
Canal+ buys a factual 12-hour package from Espresso
Canal + in France has landed a 12-hour documentary package, which will be broadcast on its new premium channel Canal + Docs, Planete + Crime and Planete +. The shows, from UK independent distributor Espresso Media International, include an extreme sports documentary 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 highest peak in all seven continents. It will be launched on Canal+ Docs and will also be released on Foxtel, VGTV and TV2. original peacock Monster in the shadows is also part of the transaction. The three-part series documents the investigation into Brittney Wood’s disappearance and her mother’s search for the truth.