The One Who Live’ Went to Heaven – Global Briefs

‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’ joins Sky in broad AMC pact

Sky has struck a deal with AMC Networks to bring the Walking dead universe for the British pay-TV service. The deal includes the UK debut of The Walking Dead: Those Who Livewhich was released in the US earlier this year, reuniting the departed mainline characters Rick and Michonne Walking dead show. The spin-off series will launch on Sky and streaming service Now on May 31, with all eleven seasons showing The living Dead launch on Sunday (May 19). Further franchise spin-offs The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon And The Walking Dead: Dead City will join the platform later this year. The living Dead has had several homes in the UK, including on Fox and Channel 5. This is the first time it has been available exclusively on Sky. The deal comes ahead of the LA Screenings next week. “We are happy to have found a new home for him The living Dead universe in the UK,” said Mike Pears, Executive Vice President of Distribution and Content Sales for AMC Network. “As we enter an exciting new chapter in the evolution of this franchise, with three new, highly anticipated, character-driven series, Sky is the perfect, premium home for British viewers to embrace all things. Walking dead. “The Walking Dead: Those Who Live is the most successful series in AMC+ history, even including the original series, so it’s fitting that it will lead the way as Sky brings this entire universe to UK fans on Sky and Now in the coming weeks and months.”

Asif Kapadia is celebrated at the Muslim International Film Festival

Amy And Senna director Asif Kapadia will receive the first Trailblazer Award at Britain’s first Muslim International Film Festival (MIFF) later this month. The Academy Award, Grammy and four-time BAFTA-winning director, writer and producer is being honored for championing new filmmakers and talent and contributions to the film industry. For his first feature film he was nominated for three BAFTAs, The warriorshot in India, before his fourth film, Senna, won the Best Documentary and Editing categories and became the biggest British documentary ever at the time. His documentary about the late musician Amy Winehouse later scored the best UK opening weekend for a documentary film in 2015 and won numerous awards. Kapadia receives the MIFF award at the London premiere of Kamal Lazaraq’s opening gala Dogs at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on May 30, followed by a reception on the roof of the LSQ. “It is a great honor to receive the Trailblazer Award from the Muslim International Film Festival,” he said. “It is important to show that people of all faiths and backgrounds can be successful and that there should never be limits to what we can say, create or express through our art.”

‘Kneecap’ opens 36th film Fleadh in Galway

Kneecap, the drama about a trio of Irish-language rappers starring Michael Fassbender, opens the 36th Galway Film Fleadh, taking place in Ireland from July 9 to 14 at the Town Hall Theater and Pálás Cinema. Based on the origin story of the loose rap group that gives their name to the film, the band’s Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap and DJ Próvaí star in their acting debut alongside Academy Award nominee Fassbender. Set in Belfast in 2019, it tells the story of how fate brought the trio together. At the same time, Palestine has been named as the focus country for the Galway film festival, with program director Maeve McGrath saying the decision showed “support and solidarity” for the Palestinian people as the bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas continues. Full program details for the Galway Film Fleadh will be announced on June 25.

Film and TV charity launches diversity programme

The Film and TV Charity has launched a strategic program to support middle-market Black and Global Majority people working in film, TV and cinema, along with production companies and industry bodies run by people from those backgrounds. Reel Impact will seek to tackle the impact of systemic racism in the industry, create better opportunities and support and develop the careers of underrepresented talent. An initial round of grants of up to £10,000 ($12,500) for individuals and £25,000 for businesses and organizations will be offered, with a second part of the program aimed at developing partnerships with organizations that can support Black and Global Majority professionals and creatives supporting with access to skills and leadership development, networking and career development. Grant applicants must demonstrate how the funds will benefit Black and Global Majority projects in Britain. The funding will be awarded in three rounds over a two-year period, with the first round running from today (May 13) to June 30. The first grants will be awarded in September, with further rounds expected in November this year and September 2025. “The grants element is intended to meet the specific needs of applicants, rather than being oppressively prescriptive – so now our campaign launches, we want to encourage everyone in the film, TV and film industries to help us spread the message across their networks,” said Marcus Ryder, CEO of the film and TV charity.

British Caravan Working on PBS Vampire Myth Doc

PBS has ordered a document from the British indie Caravan about how the myth of vampires began. Field of vampireswhich will be for PBSs Secrets of the Dead beach uses exclusive access to archaeological discoveries in Eastern, Central and Western Europe and the US to explore ritual burial sites of those suspected of vampire behavior, and to investigate why certain dead people were identified as vampires. Abacus Media Rights is on board for international sales and has already completed pre-sales with A+E Networks EMEA for Sky History in the UK, The History Channel in Poland and SVT in Sweden. Steven Perring is the producer and director. Executive producer is Caravan CEO Dinah Lord and production exec is Johann Insanally. Samuel Mundell is assistant producer. Stephanie Carter is executive producer for Secrets of the Dead.