Irvine Welsh Doc Set At Noah Media – Global Briefs – Deadline


Noah Media Group Consulting Irvine Welsh Doc

by Netflix 14 vertices producer Noah Media Group has embarked on a documentary about the cult Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and will shop the show at Mipcom Cannes next week. I am Irvine Welshfrom LS Films, followed a year in the life of the Scottish author as he adapted Trainspotting in a West End musical, published a new novel, launched a record company and worked on two television series. The doc looks back on a remarkable life after Welsh was thrust into the spotlight when Trainspotting became a cult classic, starring Ewan McGregor, and it has since been prolific in literature, screenwriting and music. BAFTA nominated Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliche director Paul Sng is forging the doc, which is produced by Sarah Drummond and executive produced by Natasha Dack. The show is 14 summits: Nothing is impossible Producer Noah’s first non-sports world-selling project and sales executive Catherine Quantschnigg said she was “delighted to be working on this fascinating study of a radical genius”. She will present the show at Mipcom Cannes next week.

Alyssa Milano set to host Women’s Power Lunch at Mipcom

Insatiable and Charm Star Alyssa Milano is a guest at the annual Women in Global Entertainment (WGE) Power Lunch at Mipcom Cannes. The event will take place at the Majestic Hotel on Monday, October 17. The multi-hyphenated star will focus this year on the lunch theme, “Stronger Together.” “She is going to be incredibly inspiring. She will tell her story and light a fire for all of us,” said Melissa Madden, Senior Vice President, International Marketing, A+E Networks, which co-hosts the luncheon each year at Cannes. It’s the 10e anniversary. Milano will also present the inaugural Behind the Scenes award at the Diversify TV Excellence Awards, presented by Mipcom in association with A+E, on Wednesday October 19. Lucy Smith, director of Mipcom Cannes said: metoo movement, Alyssa has been a real catalyst for change and her impact is extremely important. We are delighted to welcome him to Cannes for what will no doubt be an enlightening session and our thanks to A+E Networks who founded this amazing event with us.

‘In My Skin’ wins three more BAFTAs and ‘CODA’ star Emilia Jones again

BBC Three mental health comedy-drama In my skin, whose writer beat Russell T Davies to win Best Writer at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards, won three more BAFTAs at the Welsh BAFTA Cymru Awards, while Emilia Jones won another gong for CODA. In my skin won TV Drama, Writer for Kayleigh Llewellyn and Fiction Director for Molly Manners at last night’s ceremony, which took place in Cardiff and celebrates the best of Welsh television and cinema. The comedy-drama follows Welsh teenager Bethan, who leads a double life as she negotiates her mother’s mental illness, her friendships and her sexuality while dreaming of being a writer. Llewellyn beat Davies to win Best Writer at the BAFTA Crafts earlier this year as the Davies Channel 4/HBO Aids drama was widely snubbed. Elsewhere last night CODA star Jones won Best Actress for her performance in the Oscar-winning Apple TV+ hit and Owen Teale won Best Actor for his performance in Dream horse.

Abacus Media Rights Shops ‘Mariupol: The Story of a People’

Abacus Media Rights has acquired worldwide distribution rights, excluding the UK and Northern Ireland, to the feature-length documentary Mariupol: the history of the people and sold it in several territories before Mipcom Cannes. The doc, from Top Hat Productions, was commissioned by the BBC for its Panorama strand and is presented as the definitive story of the destruction of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, told with access to the people who lived there. Robin Barnwell is directing and Hilary Andersson is producing the doc. Sales include SBS in Australia, CBC Gem (Canada), Quebecor Content (French Canada), SWR (Germany) and ARTE (Germany, France), RTE (Ireland), TV4 (Sweden), MTV (Finland), VPRO (Country Netherlands), TV2 (Denmark), TV2 (Norway), VRT (Belgium), HBO Europe (EEC and Baltic countries) and BBC Select (USA). “It’s a privilege to represent this program and bring it to our customers around the world who agree that this shocking story should be shared with as wide an audience as possible,” said Jonathan Ford, Managing Director.

Beyond Rights hires Tara Gaule, sales veteran, from BBC studios

Days after its sale to Banijay was announced, Beyond Rights hired international television veteran Tara Gaule as vice president of sales for France, CEE, Middle East and Africa. She comes from BBC Studios, where she has spent the past six years licensing unscripted, scripted and children’s content to a wide range of territories. Prior to that, she sold formats for Small World IFT and spent four years as vice president of sales at Zodiak Rights, which itself is part of Banijay. She has also worked for DRG and Handmade Films International. Sarah Bickley, Head of Sales, Beyond Rights, said, “Tara’s experience in unscripted and children’s formats perfectly reflects our current business focus, with our new Mipcom roster featuring new content from quality in each of these genres. With her expertise and in-depth knowledge of key markets like France, she is well placed to make an immediate and significant contribution to the team.


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