Amazon adapts Son Heung-Min series to UK
Amazon has partnered with Zig Zag Productions to adapt a South Korean documentary on Tottenham Hotspur football hero Son Heung-Min. Sonational airs today on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and is downgraded from an original series produced by CJENM for airing on Korean tvN. The 90-minute documentary focuses on Son’s life in 2019 and includes contributions from people like Thierry Henry and Mauricio Pochettino. Zig Zag CEO Danny Fenton, a lifelong Tottenham fan, said: “The film showcases some of the world’s top talent from South Korea, both on screen and away and we’re excited to be able to showcase this talent to a UK audience on Amazon. Prime Video. “
Sky signs film contract with Studiocanal
Comcast’s European pay-TV broadcaster Sky has signed a deal with Studiocanal for hundreds of hours of movies, including upcoming releases such as Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy’s Louis Wain’s electric life and Supernova, Adapted by JoJo Moyes Your lover’s last letter. They will perform on Sky once their theatrical window has expired. Library titles in the agreement include Paddington and its sequel, Legend, The imitation game, and The Hurt Locker.
UK’s Indielab accelerator open for applications
Indielab Accelerator, a UK program that helps 15 small and medium-sized production companies refine their business vision and seek growth opportunities, is open for applications. Supported by the BBC and Channel 4, the program includes masterclasses and mentoring, with Wayne Garvie, Sony Pictures Television’s president of international production, delivering a keynote address. Mentors from the past year included Andy Harries, founder of Left Bank Pictures and Kill Eve producer Sally Woodward Gentle. Interested producers can apply here.