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Eight UK country estates make Manderley House in Netflix Rebecca adaptation

Eight UK country estates make Manderley House in Netflix Rebecca adaptation

Written by Shona Smith on Oct 14, 2020. Posted in On Location

Manderley, a fictional country house is integral to Daphne de Maurier’s 1938 psychological thriller Rebecca, which opens with the iconic lines “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again”. The house itself is such a central character that production designer Sarah Greenwood (Sherlock Holmes, Beauty and the Beast) knew it needed to seem new and unique. Eight UK country houses and estates were amalgamated for the Netflix adaptation.

Roald & Beatrix wraps filming in Wales

Roald & Beatrix wraps filming in Wales

Written by Shona Smith on Oct 2, 2020. Posted in Production News

The 90 minute comedy-drama about a six-year-old Roald Dahl who meets his idol Beatrix Potter will air on Sky One as part of its Christmas schedule. Hartswood Films produced the series for Sky Studios. Filming took place on location in Wales and at Seren Studios (former Pinewood Studios) in Cardiff.

FOCUS announces digital edition for 2020

FOCUS announces digital edition for 2020

Written by Shona Smith on Sep 23, 2020. Posted in General Interest

FOCUS, The Meeting Place for International Production, will return in December 2020 in a digital format for its sixth edition. The usual 2 day live event will be expanded to three days for the virtual edition and will run 15-17 December. FREE Registration is now open.

London Production Update Autumn 2020

London Production Update Autumn 2020

Written by Andrew Pavord on Sep 16, 2020. Posted in Contributors

The film industry recovery is gathering pace in the UK but some uncertainty remains as the infection rate rises and quarantine is imposed on returning travelers. The COVID-19 guidelines issued by various industry bodies has allowed some production to resume and the domestic film industry has been given hope by the announcement of a “Film and TV Restart Fund”, an insurance support fund of £500M which hopes to give some confidence to producers in these uncertain times.

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