Robert Redford

Robert Redford, Jackie Chan join BBC’s Earth sequel

Robert Redford and Jackie Chan have come on board Earth: One Amazing Day, the UK-China coproduced sequel to the BBC’s hit feature doc Earth. The upcoming factual feature is currently in post production and is being made by the BBC and China’s SMG, with Goldcrest Films distributing. It will have a theatrical release, following the […]

Netflix lines up Jane Fonda-Robert Redford original

Netflix is in talks to adapt Kent Haruf novel Our Souls at Night as an original movie starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, according to Deadline. The US site reported Netflix is “close to a deal” on Our Souls at Night, which would be the latest original film in the US-based streaming sites growing movie […]

WOWOW: from Japan to LA to the world

Kayo Washio runs the LA office of Japanese pay TV channel operator WOWOW. She set up on the West Coast in 2010. An established buyer of US series and movies, WOWOW has just got on board its first international originals and Washio wants to reach out to the global TV community to scope out more […]

Wowow continues int’l copro push with Cameron Carpenter doc

Japanese premium pay TV broadcaster WOWOW has come on board its second coproduction and told TBI it plans to continue its international programming push. WOWOW has been a big buyer of US and international TV series and movies and its LA office is run by Kayo Washio. She has put together a copro deal with […]

PBS, BBC, France 3 partner for civil rights march doc

Pubcasters PBS, BBC Three and France 3 are all onboard a new documentary honoring the fiftieth anniversary of a watershed moment in the US’s Civil Rights Movement. The March will look into a massive demonstration on August 28, 1963 for racial and economic equality in which the late Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his iconic […]

First Latin America launches for Sundance channel

Sundance Channel has inked a deal with DirecTV Latin America, giving it carriage across seven territories in the region for the first time. Sundance Channel Global, the international unit of US-listed channels group AMC Networks, said that it will seek distribution deals with other pay TV operators into Latin America following the DirecTV launch in […]

Robert Redford: an independent man

The founder of the Sundance Institute, Sundance Channel and Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford is the A-lister who has done more than any of his peers to support indie filmmakng. The actor, producer, director and Sundance founder talked to TBI about the TV and film industry and how Sundance and its various activities will evolve. […]

Sundance Channel picks up raft of Sundance movies

Sundance Channel Global has picked up five Sundance Film Festival movie titles. It has acquired Computer Chess (pictured), Halley, I Used to be Darker, It Felt Like Love and This is Martin Bonner and will show them throughout Europe and Asia in conjunction with the second annual Sundance London Film & Music Festival in late […]

Robert Redford eyes Rio as international Sundance Festival venue

Robert Redford has told TBI that the success of the London edition of his Sundance Film Festival has encouraged him to look at taking it elsewhere internationally and he is particularly keen on Brazil as a venue. Sundance London launched last year, in partnership with entertainment and venues firm AEG. In an exclusive interview Redford […]

Robert Redford producing Sundance series Valentines

Cable net Sundance Channel has unveiled a slate of new, original drama series including Valentines, a TV adaptation of the Olaf Olafsson novel, which will be produced by Robert Redford. The story follows the lives and loves of a successful US attorney and his family. The series will be made by Sundance Productions, the channels […]