Constantin Film has postponed the start of principal photography of The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes. This is the sequel to Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, the adaptation of the first of Cassandra Clare’s fantasy novels, that opened on August 21st. It has grossed $58 million worldwide in its three weeks of release. “Pushing back the start of production of City Of Ashes was a decision we did not take lightly. But after speaking with all of our partners on the creative and distribution side, it was clear that it will be beneficial to have more time to reposition the film in the current market place”, Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz said in a statement. Constantin did not indicate when production might begin.
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ITV’s UK Hit ‘Broadchurch’ Coming To BBC America In August
ITV’s hit contemporary drama Broadchurch is set to debut on BBC America at 10 PM August 7. The series, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, was created and written by Chris Chibnall. It’s set in a quiet seaside town following the shocking murder of a young boy and focuses on the impact the crime has on the community when everyone becomes a suspect. The most tweeted-about UK drama ever, the show had Britain rapt over its eight-episode run and set off a “Who shot J.R.?”-type frenzy as it progressed. Broadchurch is a Kudos and Imaginary Friends co-production that’s distributed by Shine International. ITV ordered a second season back in April.
Douglas Trumbull Receive Locarno Film Festival Honor
Director and special effects veteran Douglas Trumbull will receive the Locarno Film Festival’s first Vision Award — Electronic Studio. The new prize is designed to highlight and pay tribute to a professional whose creative work behind the scenes, as well as in their own right, has contributed to opening up new perspectives in film. The 66th edition of Locarno will screen films Trumbull worked on including Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life as well as his own Silent Running. Trumbull will also offer two masterclasses. The Locarno fest runs August 7-17.
Summit Co-Founder David Garrett And Constantin Film Introduce Joint Venture: Mister Smith Entertainment
LONDON/MUNICH – May 1st, 2012 – David Garrett, co-founder of Summit Entertainment, and former President of Summit International, announced today that he is launching a new company, Mister Smith Entertainment, at the upcoming 2012 Cannes Film Market. Mister Smith Entertainment is a joint venture between Garrett and Constantin Film, which is also providing funding capital for the international licensing and distribution organization. CEO Garrett reunites with former Summit executive Ralpho Borgos who joins as Executive Vice President, International Licensing and Distribution. Annasivia Britt rounds out the new team as Vice President, Marketing and Publicity. The company will operate out of London.