Variety by Naman Ramachandran

21 Mar ‘The Father’ Producer Embankment Films Boosts Unscripted Division With Quartet of Key Hires

The U.K.’s Embankment Films has made four key hires to lead its unscripted division. Nick Taussig and Malcolm Neaum both join as producer, unscripted; Sophie Harmer as head of production, unscripted; and Henry Farrington as head researcher. BAFTA and Grierson nominated feature documentary producer Taussig (“McQueen,” “Audrey,”...

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07 Sep Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby on Florian Zeller’s Venice Title ‘The Son’: ‘Mental Health is a Crisis Everywhere in The World’

Florian Zeller and the cast of his “The Son,” including Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby, Laura Dern and Zen McGrath, addressed the issue of mental health, the film’s central subject, ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film, Zeller’s follow up to his...

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10 Sep U.K.’s Embankment Launches Katharine Hepburn Feature Documentary

The U.K.’s Embankment Films has launched worldwide sales ahead of the Toronto Film Festival on “Call Me Kate,” a feature documentary on Katharine ‘Kate’ Hepburn, the actor from Hollywood’s Golden Age. The feature documentary is from director Lorna Tucker (“Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist”) and produced by Salon Pictures, the producers...

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