Producers on the Move at Cannes

Emily Morgan, producer of Directors’ Fortnight 2017 title I Am Not A Witch, and Nina Bisgaard, producer of the Oscar-nominated Border, are among the 20 up-and-coming producers to be selected for the European Film Promotion (EFP)’s Producers On The Move showcase, which takes place at the Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25).

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Gabby Kardar
Creative England regional 'innovators'

The list, which is hand-picked by Creative England with nominations from regional partners, includes Bafta and BIFA-winning producer Emily Morgan (I Am Not A Witch)’s Quiddity Films; director Claire Oakley, who is currently in production on Morgan’s feature Make Up; Oscar-winning actress and writer Rachel Shenton (The Silent Child); and Scottish writer-director and Screen Star of Tomorrow 2016, Eva Riley.

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Gabby Kardar
I Am Not A Witch Production Focus

Nyoni, who was born in Zambia but grew up in Wales, returned to Zambia to shoot her debut feature, a satire about a nine-year-old girl’s exile in a travelling witch camp. The filmmaker found her young leading actress Maggie Mulubwa after location scout Tobias Tembo and location manager Gabriel Gauchet had randomly taken a few pictures of her playing on a beach in northern Zambia during an early recce.

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Future Leaders 2018: the producers who are rising stars

Screen International’s seventh annual focus on the rising talents in a key sector of the international film industry turns the spotlight onto producers this year. Our intrepid correspondents have chosen those people whom their peers — from sales agents to funding bodies to festival programmers and other local producers — have singled out as the ones beginning to make a real name for themselves.

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Gabby Kardar
U.K. Selects ‘I Am Not a Witch’ as Oscars Foreign-Language Entry

The British submission in the foreign-language category is selected each year by BAFTA. Any British feature that is predominantly not in English is eligible. The Zambia-set “I Am Not a Witch,” which won a BAFTA Film Award for outstanding debut by a British writer, director of producer in February this year, was shot in both Bemba, a major Bantu language of Zambia, and English.

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Gabby Kardar