First look: dance theater adaptation “Peaky Blinders”.

THEATRE

Peaky Blinders is getting a theatrical adaptation in Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby.

Creator of Peaky Blinders. Stephen Knight wrote the theatrical dance show to be directed and choreographed by Benoit Swan Pouffeartistic director of Rambert.

It is set to premiere on September 27 at the Birmingham Hippodrome, which is co-producing the show, before moving to Troubadour Wembley Park in London and then touring the UK in 2023.

Thomas Shelby is played alternately by Guillaume Quéau and Prince Lyons, while the role of Grace alternates between Naya Lovell and Seren Williams.

Executive producers are Simon Sinek and Robin Saunders.

“Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby” tells the story of the Peaky Blinders at the end of World War I through dance theater and follows Tommy Shelby and Grace Burgess through their passionate love affair,” reads the logline. “As Tommy builds his empire, Grace acts as an undercover agent for Special Branch on a mission to get up close and personal with Tommy’s gang. As the story unfolds, many hearts will be broken.”

STREAM

New streamer SkyShowtime has started the European rollout, starting with Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The service will go live on October 25 in the Netherlands and Portugal.

In addition to feature films from Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures, long-form content from Showtime, Peacock and Sky Originals as well as local original programming will also be shown.

In Scandinavia replaces SkyShowtime Outstanding+.

“We are delighted that customers in Scandinavia will have exclusive access to the latest series and movie premieres from our legendary and world-renowned studios,” said SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan. “We are also pleased to announce that viewers in the Netherlands and Portugal will be able to experience SkyShowtime over the next month as we continue our expansion across Europe.”

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Meanwhile, the Indian streamer’s Tamil-language service Aha has launched in Malaysia with several blockbuster films and exclusive originals including Vikram, Viruman, Koogle Kutappa, Manmadhaleelai, AkashVani, Ammuchi 2, Kuthukku Pathu, Emoji and Sarkar”. .” And Aha’s Telugu language service has partnered with a Hong Kong-based global content distributor 04 Media stream 100 hours of Telugu-dubbed Korean content from KBS to the platform starting in the last quarter of this year.

SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT

Dawn Beresfordpreviously at independent producers CPL Productions and Arrow International Media, will follow BBC as Director of Talent, Commissioning, in October. Beresford will develop and lead plans that drive the BBC’s strategy for filling roles and will work closely with the senior creative team, along with indie relationships, resources and creative diversity to deliver a holistic approach to off-screen talent in to support the entire content group. Beresford will also work with external partners to support the short- and long-term health of skills and culture across the UK creative industries.

SALE

ZDF studios has achieved numerous sales with the thriller series “Unbroken” (6 x 45′), a ZDFneo Original, produced by Network Movie, a wholly owned subsidiary of ZDF Studios. Streaming services that have taken over the series include Turkcell in Turkey and Polish OTT platform CDA Polska. Sales to broadcasters include SBS (Australia), Globo TV from Brazil, Polar+ France and the three Baltic broadcasters (LTV, LRT and EER) and GSN UK and US where it will be shown on Walter Presents. Spafax, the travel media network, has licensed the drama for Germany, Qatar and Oman, and French production company Newen has secured the format rights.

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Aylin Tezel Stars as a police officer searching for her newborn baby after she was kidnapped while pregnant. A week after her sudden disappearance, she wakes up covered in blood. Her baby is gone and she has no memory of the birth. When her colleagues’ investigations get stuck, she takes over and becomes entangled in a web of suspicion and lies, risking everything to get her child back.

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Documentary film Quintessentially British directed by Frank Mannion (“Sparkling: The Story of Champagne”) and produced by him Swipe Movies, has sold to Rialto Films for Australia and New Zealand, Signature Films for the UK and Ireland, and Vision Films for North America. It features actors Ian McKellen and Judi Densch and Speaker of the House Lindsay Hoyle, among other things, on what they think is typically British. The film will be released by Vision in US theaters and on VOD on October 12th.

OPPORTUNITY

content producer Media Netherlands has secured an option deal for format rights to Nippon TV‘s hit entertainment show Old Enough!, aiming to produce a Dutch version. The show, which currently airs biannually on Nippon TV to excellent ratings, focuses on the adventures of adorable kids running errands on their own for the first time – while being filmed in the shadows by an incognito camera crew. Netflix streamed 20 episodes of the show.

TALENT INITIATIVE

Irish Film London has launched the Beginnings Narrative Lab, a new talent development initiative with industry development agency Stowe Story Labs.

Aimed at emerging screenwriters and filmmakers working on their debut or sophomore project, it takes place in London in November as part of the Irish Film Festival London. Individuals selected for the initiative will participate in industry mentoring, script note sessions, panel discussions and script writing sessions with industry leaders.

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“We have worked hard over the past 18 months to position IFL as a stronger industry-focused organization and launching this program with the Stowe team represents an important part of that strategy,” said Gerry Maguire, Head of Irish Film London.

Applicants can register their interest here.

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