Focus backs Mike Leigh’s latest

Posted by · 4:15 pm · April 30th, 2009

Here’s something to brighten the day. It would seem that a new Mike Leigh joint (sorry, I couldn’t resist) is on its way sooner rather than later — great news considering the four-year gap between “Vera Drake” and “Happy-Go-Lucky.” Screen International reports that Focus Features International has secured worldwide rights to the still-untitled project, and […]

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Simon Channing Williams (1945-2009)

Posted by · 3:38 pm · April 14th, 2009

These days, there aren’t many producers in the often too-cosy British film industry who genuinely earn the adjective “fearless,” but Simon Channing Williams, who passed away last Saturday after a long battle with cancer, was one of them. As much credit as auteur Mike Leigh deserves for changing the landscape of British cinema with his […]

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