KEVIN MACDONALD STRIKES FACTUAL DEAL WITH WORKERBEE
Oscar-winning director and producer Kevin Macdonald has struck a multi-project creative partnership with the Workerbee Group. Macdonald, whose credits include “One Day in September,” “Touching the Void” and “Marley,” is executive producing a major feature documentary for a streaming platform as the first element of his two-year Workerbee deal. Details are yet to be announced of the film or the other premium factual projects which are expected to include those he directs and executive produces.
Manchester-based Workerbee recent credits including “Janet” for Lifetime and A&E, “Bruno Vs Tyson” (Sky), “The Bridge” for Channel 4 and HBO Max, “Peter Crouch: Save Our Beautiful Game” for Discovery and “Idris Elba’s Fight School” for BBC Two.
The company has recently been revamped into a clear films and formats divisional structure. The Macdonald deal is the first creative partnership to be announced by the newly formed Workerbee Group, which has been established under CEO Rick Murray to back up and coming businesses and forge new creative partnerships with a focus on the North of England and Wales.
RED SEA COMEBACK
The Red Sea International Film Festival has confirmed the third edition will take place from Nov. 30 – Dec. 9, 2023, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The second edition expanded its the industry and events program and presented 143 films from 66 countries to 39,410 filmgoers and 4,345 film professionals, media and students. The 2022 festival showcased seven new Saudi feature films and 16 short films.
International guests included: Sharon Stone, Spike Lee, Antonio Banderas, Akshay Kumar, Nadine Labaki, Andy Garcia, Luca Guadagnino, Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Gaspar Noé.
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