News round-up: AI firm Deep Fusion preps Hunt doc; SeriesFest reveals Duplass award; KI lands ITN show

Hunt (Source: Deep Fusion)

AI firm Deep Fusion preps James Hunt doc

UK-based Deep Fusion Films is to produce a feature doc about legendary British racing driver James Hunt, whose seven-year Formula One career peaked when he clinched the 1976 World Championship at the final race in one of the sport’s most dramatic seasons.

Deep Fusion has entered into an exclusive creative partnership with the James Hunt Estate on the production of Hunt: We Need to Talk About James, a 1 x 90-minute film that aims to offer “an unprecedentedly intimate look” at the life and legacy of the driver.

Freddie Hunt, James Hunt’s son, said: “This documentary is a chance to share the true story of my father, the man behind the celebrity.

“It’s about understanding him more than judging; about celebrating the depth beyond the fast cars and flashy lifestyle. We are extremely excited to partner with Deep Fusion Films to show the world a side of my dad that few have seen.”

Seriesfest reveals line-up, Mark Duplass award

Denver-based SeriesFest has confirmed a raft of A-list talent to appear at the May event, including The Morning Show‘s Mark Duplass.

The actor will receive the Excellence in Acting Award during his previously announced Innovation Talk at the festival, whose 10th season will run 1-5 May in the Colorado state capital.

Other additions to the line-up include an Innovation Talk with Daymond John and independent creator Emil Pinnock, while stars from Apple TV+ show Acapulco will attend a special season three screening, with cast Camilla Perez and Fernando Carsa among those attending alongside co-creator & showrunner Austin Winsberg and showrunner Sam Laybourne.

A Resident Alien S3 screening and Q&A is also planned with star Sara Tomko and creator Chris Sheridan attending, while a panel session exploring the work of SAG-AFTRA, featuring actors and members Linda Powell, Shari Belafonte and Jodi Long.

The International Spotlight Screening & Panel will highlight Fremantle’s Australian comedy C*A*U*G*H*T, with creator & star Kick Gurry attending, along with stars Lincoln Younes and Alexander England, composer Richard Breakspear and editor Eric Von Doymi.

Randi Kleiner, CEO and co-founder, SeriesFest, said: “As we approach this monumental tenth season, SeriesFest remains steadfast in our commitment to amplifying diverse voices and leaders breaking boundaries in the entertainment industry.”

Keshet Int’l lands ITN’s royals doc

Keshet International (KI) has acquired exclusive worldwide distribution rights to documentary, 2024: 100 Days That Rocked The Royals.

The doc is from UK-based ITN Productions and was commissioned by Paramount’s Channel 5, which will air the show on 20 April.

The 1 x 90-minute feature retells the unprecedented series of crises faced by the royal family in the first three months of 2024, with the king fighting cancer, a princess undergoing preventative chemotherapy and an heir torn between privacy and duty.

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