George Clooney joins the LFF lineup
The BFI London Film Festival added a virtual screen talk George Clooney Who will discuss his career and the latest feature, The Midnight Sky. Access to the event is free in both the UK and internationally through the BFI YouTube channel. Clooney directs and stars in The Midnight Sky, a post-apocalyptic story that follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lone scientist in the Arctic, as he tries to prevent Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning to a mysterious disaster . David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir star in the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight. It will be released by Netflix in December. Clooney joins previously announced Screen Talks attendees Riz Ahmed, Letitia Wright, Miranda July, Christian Petzold, Michel Franco, Tsai Ming-liang, musician and performer David Byrne, and artist ES Devlin.
Great point to rent and manage a Welsh studio
Great Point, the media investment business operated by Jim Reeve and Robert Halmiannounced today that there is an agreement with the Welsh Government for the rental and management of the Star Studios Complex in Cardiff, Wales. Great Point will run the studio for 10 years and have the option to acquire and expand the large studio complex. The Cardiff-based complex has four large stages with a total area of 74,000 square meters as well as numerous production offices and ancillary areas. Film and television productions filmed at Seren include The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Sherlock, The Crown, and Doctor Who. The studios were leased and managed by Pinewood through March this year. Great Point plans to expand the complex and grounds by adding an additional 150,000 square feet of stages, offices and land.