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Hot Trailer: ‘Wuthering Heights’

By | Monday September 10, 2012 @ 3:15pm PDT

Here’s a new trailer for Andrea Arnold’s adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights. The film, starring Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer, and Lee Shaw, opens in New York on October 5, and LA on October 12.

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Toronto: Andrea Arnold’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ To Oscilloscope

By | Wednesday September 14, 2011 @ 1:25pm PDT

New York, NY (September 14, 2011)—Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American distribution rights to Andrea Arnold’s (Red Road and Fish Tank) Wuthering Heights. Oscilloscope plans to release the film theatrically in 2012, followed by releases on DVD and in multiple digital platforms.

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Nichola Burley Joins ‘Wuthering Heights’

By | Tuesday September 14, 2010 @ 8:54am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: The Streetdance 3D actress is playing the third lead in Andrea Arnold’s version of the English classic. Burley wowed critics over here with her performance in the Streetdance movie. She was also the heroine-in-distress in low-budget Brit shocker Donkey Punch. Kaya Scodelario from UK teen TV series Skins is playing lead role Cathy Earnshaw. Still no word on who’s playing brooding hunk Heathcliff though. Ecosse Films is filming this Wuthering Heights on location in Yorkshire autumn. Read More »

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Goldcrest Makes First Indie UK Investment

EXCLUSIVE: The venerable British film company is covering 20% of the budget for Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold’s new version starting shooting this autumn. Kaya Scodelario from UK teen series Skins is the only cast member attached so far. Co-financiers include Film4, UK Film Council and regional agency Screen Yorkshire. Hanway Films is selling this Ecosse Films project internationally.

Over the past few years, Goldcrest has invested in 18 Hollywood movies including Twilight, Knowing, Tropic Thunder for DreamWorks, Paramount and Summit. Now it’s changed tack and wants to invest in between 3 to 5 British films a year. It provides 20% of each project’s budget as an equity investment. Goldcrest has raised £19 million ($29 million) through the UK government’s Enterprise Investment Scheme. This EIS funding is designed to stimulate investments in risky enterprises such as movies. However, the amounts each EIS can raise are pretty small. Goldcrest’s investment will be capped at just £2 million per £8 million feature.

Adam Kulick, partner at Goldcrest Capital, tells me that although there’s no shortage of projects, getting any of them advanced to the stage where his company can invest is more difficult. Goldcrest’s equity is the last chunk in, with budgets mostly covered through pre-sales, soft money and broadcaster licences. “Projects are taking a lot longer to pull together,” he says.

Goldcrest’s sole British investment until now has been in Paramount’s teen comedy Angus Read More »

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