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BFI London Film Festival adds trio of titles

The BFI London Film Festival (October 5-16) has added Luca Guadagnino’s Bones and everything to the 2022 lineup as a special presentation. Further late additions include Billy Eichner’s TIFF breakout LGBTQ comedy Bros and Jafar Panahi’s no bears. The festival also announced the first batch of high profile speakers booked for the talks programme, including Noah Baumbach, Mia Hansen-Løve, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Janelle Monáe, Bill Nighy and Aubrey Plaza.

Talent Group YMU Expands Into Gaming & Sports Marketing

Global talent agency YMU Group, which already represents a large number of talents in film, TV, literature and music, has expanded its reach in the world of gaming and sports marketing with the acquisition of a majority stake in Digital Sports Mgmt (DSM). DSM was founded in 2016 by Rob Wadsworth and Tom Henderson with a focus on sports marketing, entertainment and the games industry. Its clients include EA Sports, Sorare, Avery Dennison and Warner Bros and it also represents gaming talents such as Danny Aarons, ShaunaGames and AJ3. “Entering gaming and esports is one of YMU’s key strategic objectives. With the acquisition of DSM, I am delighted to be able to provide our current and future global sports customers with further exceptional expertise and tailor-made knowledge,” said Mary Bekhait, CEO of YMU Group.

Swipe Films publishes deals on feature documentary ‘typically British’

UK independent production, sales and distribution company Swipe Films has revealed key sales areas of a feature documentary Typically British. The work features a host of public figures, including Ian McKellen and Judi Dench, who talk about what is considered quintessentially British. The film has been sold to Australia and New Zealand (Rialto Films), the UK and Ireland (Signature Films), while Vision Films has conquered North America and all other available international territories. Vision releases the title in US theaters and on VoD on October 12th

Apple TV+ fixes release date for Selena Gomez: My Mind and I’

Apple TV+ announced it will premiere the documentary feature worldwide Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me on Nov 4. The Apple Original Film is produced and directed by Alek Keshishian, best known for the 1991 documentary Madonna: Truth or Dare, and follows the singer and actress for six years as she struggles through the highs and lows of her immense fame. The platform’s short summary reads: “After years of being in the spotlight, Selena Gomez is acquiring unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new high, an unexpected twist pulls her into the darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey into a new light. This film marks Apple’s second project with producers Lighthouse Management + Media and Interscope Films following their collaboration on the Emmy Award-nominated documentary Billie Eilish: The world is a bit hazy.

UK’s Raindance Reveals 30th Anniversary Lineup

Britain’s Raindance Film Festival (October 26 – November 5) opens with the international premiere of Joachim Back’s comedy corner office, starring crazy men actor Jon Hamm as a man trying to move up the corporate ladder, who discovers a secret room in his company headquarters. The festival. marking its 30th anniversary this year will conclude with Austin and Meredith Bragg’s pinball – Tthe man who saved the game. “Over the past 30 years, British moviegoers have come to Raindance and joined us in creating some of the best independent films ever,” said Raindance founder Elliot Grove.. “Raindance launched in 1993 with the world premiere of What does Gilbert grape eat?. Tarantino is iconic Pulp Fiction made its UK debut at Raindance in 1994. In 1999, Raindance hosted the UK premiere of groundbreaking found footage mockumentary The Blair Witch Project.” A number of these titles will be screened as part of the anniversary programme.

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