Camilla Strom Henriksen’s Norwegian drama Phoenix, which world premiered at Toronto 2018, has sold to Verve Pictures for the UK and Njutafilms for Sweden. Michael Werner, CEO at Eyewell, which handles international sales, closed the deal with Colin Burch at Verve, which plans an autumn theatrical release. Eyewell has deals under negotiation with several other…

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The £200,000 short films initiative The Uncertain Kingdom, launched in December 2018, has finalised the 20 directors who will each receive £10,000 to finance a short film project. Joining the previously announced Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling) are the Oscar-winning Orlando Von Einsiedel (The White Helmets), International Emmy winner Guy Jenkin (Outnumbered) and BIFA winner Carol Salter (Almost…

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UK distributor Verve Pictures is launching a non-profit first feature distribution support scheme that will back six debuts over the next 12 months. The company has received a £135,000 award from the BFI Audience Fund to back the project, which has selected the first two features that will benefit – Bill Buckhurst’s Pond Life, which…

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