French In Motion Forms Chapter LA; MSR Media Hires Vice President of Development – Deadline

French In Motion settles in LA
EXCLUSIVE: French In Motion, the association which brings together French and American professionals from the film and television industry, is opening a new chapter in Los Angeles. Based in New York with an existing chapter in Washington DC, the organization supports international co-productions and collaborations between France and the United States through its partnership with the Gotham Film & Media Institute since 2016. The organization has created also an honorary council, made up of talent from the independent film and television industry whose work and influence spans both sides of the Atlantic. US-based French directors Mathieu Demy and Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire have both joined the board alongside French In Motion founder Nathalie Perus.

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MSR rental
The MSR Media production team has appointed Nick Royak to the newly created position of Vice President of Development. Royak has 10 years of business experience, including positions as Senior Acquisitions Manager at Gravitas Ventures, where he has acquired over 200 titles. At MSR, he will focus on the development of feature films submitted to the company as well as on projects initiated internally. He will report to MSR Media Producer Philippe Martinez and will also contribute to the company’s distribution and distribution strategy, under the leadership of Karinne Behr, CEO of MSR Media International. “At MSR Media, we are proud to have a close-knit group of exceptionally talented people leading the company’s production and sales activities, and Nick will fit in perfectly. His creative vision and proven production expertise will be an asset to us, ”says Martinez.

Steve Coogan, Sharlene Whyte and Hugh Quarshie direct ITV’s ‘Stephen’
Stan and Ollie actor Steve Coogan, Small axby Sharlene Whyte, and Holby city Star Hugh Quarshie to lead ITV follow-up to Paul Greengrass drama, BAFTA winner in 1999 The murder of Stephen Lawrence. The three-part series depicts the fight for justice 13 years after Lawrence died in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus in south London. Whyte plays Lawrence’s mother Doreen Lawrence, while Quarshie plays Neville Lawrence after playing him in the original drama. Coogan takes on the role of DCI Clive Driscoll, who led the murder investigation. Stephen is manufactured by Hat Trick Mercurio Television, the production company jointly owned by Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio and Hat Trick Productions, the indie run by Jimmy Mulville behind Matt LeBlanc’s Golden Globe Episodes. Frank Cottrell Boyce (Hilary and Jackie) and Joe Cottrell Boyce (treasure) write Stephen, while it will be directed by Alrick Riley (The police). Madonna Baptiste (The foreigner) is the producer, while Greengrass and Mark Redhead – who produced the original drama – are executive producers. Mulville and Mercurio are also executive producers.

BBC acquires AMC horror anthology series ‘The Terror’
BBC Two and iPlayer have acquired the first season of Terror by AMC Studios International. The 10-part series is inspired by real events and is a fictional tale of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost Arctic expedition. The crown Actors Jared Harris and Tobias Menzies are among the stars of the drama, which premiered in 2018. Executive producers are Ridley Scott for Scott Free Productions, alongside David Kajganich and Soo Hugh.

BBC News shuts down senior roles
BBC News Editorial Director Kamal Ahmed, News Manager Gavin Allen and Joanna Carr have had their posts shut down as part of a restructuring of the BBC News board. The changes, which take effect next month, will see the board drop from 11 leaders to eight. Within this group of eight, a new senior controller of the BBC’s international press services will be hired. Mary Hockaday, Controller of World Service English, will fill this role in the interim. BBC News director Fran Unsworth said the redesign would deliver more value to audiences and help modernize the broadcaster’s production.

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