‘The Madigan Chronicles’ Optioned By Particle6

Mystical guide collection The Madigan Chronicles is to be changed into a TV collection by UK indie Particle6 Productions. Particle6 has acquired the rights to Marieke Lexmond’s six-book collection, which incorporates the likes of The Dagger, The Magical Tarot Deck and The Wand. The books inform the story of three generations of headstrong witches and their battle to work collectively to maintain a centuries-old promise and cease a darkish witch from claiming a strong elemental object. Whereas a pilot is being penned for The Dagger, Particle6 is taking a novel method to the deal by in search of to drive additional demand for the IP by creating viral TikTok movies and by growing Magical Spell necklaces, which will probably be promoted by way of social media. “Particle6 is big on testing and analytics, and we always work hard to identify the right audience for every project,” mentioned Eline van der Velden, who based the indie. “Given what Marieke and [illustrator] Nicole [Ruijgrok] have already established, we have a brilliant opportunity to build on that and test and grow the market.”

BFI Units London Movie Competition Juries

The BFI has set the jury for this 12 months’s London Movie Competition competitors strands. Mexican filmmaker Amat Escalante will lead the Official Competitors jury. His newest characteristic, Misplaced within the Evening, can be enjoying within the thrill strand at LFF. The First Characteristic Competitors (Sutherland Award) jury will probably be headed by Rye Lane filmmaker Raine Allen-Miller. Rubika Shah will lead the jury documentary competitors whereas Scrapper filmmaker Charlotte Regan will lead the jury selecting the right brief movie.  “I’m honored to have such esteemed filmmakers, curators, and industry leaders join us in London this year, and look forward to the unique perspective that each jury member will bring to the films in competition,” LFF head Kristy Matheson mentioned. This 12 months is Matheson’s first 12 months on the helm.

First Arabic-Language Musical Characteristic To Debut Subsequent Month

The primary Arabic-language musical characteristic has been cast by MBC and can debut throughout MENA subsequent month. Sukkar follows the journey of the protagonist and her buddies who stay in an orphanage, waking up every single day with hopes of remodeling their lives into one thing extra significant and vibrant. Created by Heba Mashari Hamada and that includes authentic songs, Sukkar attracts inspiration from Jean Webster’s well-known epistolary novel Daddy-Lengthy-Legs. The film will probably be launched October 12 by Empire Leisure. Directed by Tamer Mahdy, Sukkar stars Hala Turk within the lead function, alongside a bunch of younger newcomers from across the GCC and Center East, together with Yasmina El Abd, Hajar Mohammed, Wedeema Ahmad, Maria Jumaah, Moataz Hesham, Mohammad Al-Harbi, Bavly Remon, and twins Abdullah Khaled and Omar Khaled. Additionally starring within the manufacturing are Magda Zaki, Reham Al Shanawany and Mohammed Tharwat.