GK-tv president Craig Cegielski, producer of Camelot — the new epic series premiering at MIPTV with Joseph Fiennes & Eva Green — explains its origins.
Was it difficult getting Fiennes and Eva Green (Morgan) on board?
It was tough! With Joseph, Flashforward was still shooting during the Camelot casting process. But I was thinking of how he made Shakespearean nuances seem so contemporary in Shakespeare In Love, and knew he would be the perfect Merlin. So the moment Flashforward was cancelled, we told our casting director to get on the phone with his agent! But yes, it took some conversations. Eva, on the other hand, is a film actress. So that took some time and some listening. She’s never done a TV series. So locking in someone like that for five years (the objective is ten episodes per year) is quite a coup. It notably took a lot of conversations about how we were going to present the show. You don’t just lob in an availability request to Eva Green! We got on the plane and met with her…
So what’s next?
We basically got all of our financing partners secured at MIPCOM and MIPTV 2010. Signing Eva Green was considerable proof of concept during that phase. That’s just one of the reasons people bought in early; and I think they’ll be well rewarded when the ratings come out. So bringing the show to MIPTV’s International Screenings is a celebration of that. Dealwise, we’ll round out 100% of the world at MIPTV; but it’s really about celebrating with our broadcasters and revelling in the grandeur of the show with them. After all, Camelot is the biggest universal story; we all share it somehow!
Locations in the Highlands are currently being scouted for the movie – a big screen remake of a gothic US TV soap Dark Shadows, which will be directed by Tim Burton.
Depp will play vampire Barnabas Collins, while Bond girl Eva Green, who starred in Casino Royale, is cast as Angelique in the movie, which is set to be released in April next year.
Trish Shorthouse, who heads the Highlands and Islands Film Commission, said yesterday: “We have heard they are looking at Scotland.
“We would be absolutely delighted if they do choose to film here.”
Dark Shadows ran in the US from 1966 to 1971.
“Perfect Sense” sold to IFC early on Wednesday morning , the second WME Global sale of the day, TheWrap ahs learned. That sale came on the heels of “Another Earth,” which sold to Fox Searchlight.
At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, we at ScreenCrave have been making a big deal out of Kevin Smith’s Red State for the last few days, because it’s been the hottest ticket, carried the most controversy, and frankly, been most exciting movie so far. But with the premier of David Mackenzie’s Perfect Sense, it is without a doubt that we’ve seen the best, most effective and affecting movie of the festival. The film is a romantic/sci-fi/horror film which stars Ewan McGregor and Eva Green. It is graceful, tender, heartbreaking, and terrifying. It is also a movie with a very organic flow, with plot reveals that are best left as a surprise. But it is impossible to discuss the emotional weight this film carries without getting into some of these finer points. So the following review contains a few mild *SPOILERS* with regard to the story, so please be warned. Check out the rest of the review after the jump…
GK-tv presents first international screening of “Camelot” series in association with Starz Entertainment
PARIS, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — 4-7 April 2011, Palais des Festivals, Cannes — After a highly successful launch at MIPCOM 2010, the second edition of the World Premiere TV Screenings aims big again with the international premiere of Irish-Canadian major co-production “Camelot” on the opening evening of MIPTV 2011, Monday 4 April, in Cannes, France.
GK-tv President Craig Cegielski brings the new, eagerly-awaited tale of the legendary King Arthur “Camelot” to Cannes for an exclusive international presentation at MIPTV’s 2011 World Premiere TV Screenings event.
“Camelot” stars Joseph Fiennes (Elizabeth, Shakespeare in Love) and Eva Green (Kingdom of Heaven, Casino Royale) will light up the Cannes MIPTV Premiere. The first two episodes of the GK-tv and Starz Entertainment series will be screened in the Palais des Festival’s Grand Auditorium, followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast. Immediately following that evening, the stars of “Camelot” will walk the red carpet at MIPTV’s Opening Cocktail Party at the Carlton Hotel.
French actress Eva Green captivated onlookers in Paris yesterday evening when she attended the opening of her aunt’s photo exhibition in Paris where she wore jewellery from Montblanc.
The former Bond-girl was seen at the exhibition, called Green, wearing three rings from Montblanc’s 4810 Classic collection, each in either red, white or yellow gold and set with diamonds and a pair of earrings from the Star collection, made in silver and onyx.
The subject of the exhibition, which was held at the Galerie Catherine Houard, was the actress’s aunt, Marika Green, who has put together a series of 100 photographs tracing the history of four generations of the family. The exhibition runs until December 25 in Paris and then will travel the world with stops in Vienna and Zurich.
• Public Appearances: Montblanc Green Exhibition
Chini was kind enough to send us scans from a past issue of Elle France (Elle is a weekly magazine in France, by the way) in which Eva was said to love enjoying the summer and nature at her mom’s at Authieux-sur-Calonne, Normandy, France.
Eva is on the cover of Russian Elle’s October issue, looking absolutely breathtaking!
Huge thanks to Astrelle for the heads up and also thanks to Stereo_Flo for the scans!!!
Films starring Keira Knightley, George Clooney, Carey Mulligan, Colin Firth and Hilary Swank will be featured at this year’s London Film Festival.
The 54th BFI London Film Festival will screen 197 feature films and 112 shorts and will showcase 11 world premieres during its 16-day run.
Events will include the European premiere of Sir David Jason’s directorial film debut, All The Way Up, about a businessman whose life changes when he meets a hotel bell-boy.
The veteran Only Fools And Horses star agreed to forgo a salary to work on the film after being impressed with the script.
Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, an adaptation of the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro starring Knightley, Mulligan and Andrew Garfield, is opening the event with an appearance by its stars on the red carpet, while Danny Boyle’s mountain climbing drama 127 Hours will close the festival, as previously announced.
Galas and special screenings include The King’s Speech, starring Firth as King George VI alongside Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter; Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, featuring Natalie Portman, and Mike Leigh’s comedy drama Another Year.
Freida Pinto appears in the Julian Schnabel film Miral while Swank plays a single mother who puts herself through law school in Conviction, both being shown at the festival.
Other films include The American, a thriller starring George Clooney, and Womb, a love story with “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith and French actress Eva Green.
The 54th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, runs from October 13 to 28.
Source: The Press Association