The British pound fell to an all-time low against the dollar as markets reacted to the UK’s biggest tax cuts in 50 years. The pound plunged more than 4% early Monday morning to $1.0327 before stabilizing at around $1.06. The steep slide came as trading opened in Asia and Australia, extending an almost 2% drop from Friday and fueling predictions that the pound could continue to fall to parity with the US dollar. If the pound continues to stand at this low level against the dollar, imports of commodities such as oil and gas, which are priced in dollars , will be more expensive to buy. British people visiting the US will also find that their money does not go as far as it once did. In short, you will be paying more for whatever you buy overseas. On the production side, this trend is good for US firms who want to shoot in the UK because costs will be cheaper, but it is bad for U.K. buyers who need to acquire content in dollars. Overall, it is bad for UK PLC. Experts … [Read more...] about British Pound Falls To Record Low Against The Dollar
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Former Sky Exec Kylie Munnich Named Goalpost Pictures CEO The Invisible Man , Five Blind Dates and Black Snow producer Goalpost Pictures has named film and TV industry veteran Kylie Munnich as its CEO. The Sydney-based producer will welcome her on November 1. The former Sky Studios and Sonar Entertainment exec is leaving a role as head of Screen Queensland, a post she held for three years, overseeing the state’s biggest ever spike in production against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. Previously, she was a Scripted Sales and Co-Production Executive for Seven Studios and Senior Vice President for Distribution, Asia Pacific for Sonar Entertainment. Before that, she’d worked in the UK as Director of Drama and Comedy for Sky Vision (now Sky Studios) and worked on in-house scripted commissions for Sky. She also held senior roles for Sony Pictures Television. Goalpost is currently in in post-production on Stan and Sundance Now’s series Black Snow , starring Travis … [Read more...] about Kylie Munnich Lands Goalpost Pictures CEO Role; France TV Distribution & Cineflix Acquisitions; BBC Writers’ Academy — Global Briefs
The preparations for Bollywood lovebirds Richa Chadda and Ali Fazal's wedding are in full swing as the couple is set to tie the knot in October. The couple will take their wedding vows in Delhi, followed by a reception in Mumbai for their industry friends. It is also being reported that Ali has also invited a few of his friends from Hollywood. Recently, the pair's quirky wedding invitation was trending on social media, which reflected their fun personality. It has been learnt that Ali and Richa's wedding guests also include Hollywood celebrities Gerard Butler and Judi Dench. Ali Fazal has shared the screen with Judi Dench in the 2017 historical drama Victoria & Abdul, while he will also star alongside Gerard Butler in the upcoming Hollywood movie Kandahar. Ali has also invited a few production members from his international projects, along with the cast of Tehran. Although no official confirmation has been given about their presence yet. With the … [Read more...] about Ali Fazal, Richa Chadha’s Wedding Guest List Includes Hollywood Stars Gerard Butler And Judi Dench
According to a popular industry tracker, initial talks have begun for the Atlee and Vijay project. Thenandal FIlms will be producing the project if and when it happens. The project is being pitched with a budget of over Rs.300 Crore apparently. Atlee, on his birthday, had shared a picture of him with Vijay and Shah Rukh from his birthday party. The fans had started trending #Thalapathy68 in anticipation that Vijay would do a project with Atlee. Looks like the fans have been heard. It is possible that film gets pushed behind for another project maybe, but could still happen in the near future. If not Thalapathy 68 , then perhaps 69, or 70. This film's confirmation could be impacted by the performance of Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan as well. Jawan is being directed by Atlee, and stars Shah Rukh and Nayanthara in lead roles. Atlee had directed Mersal with Vijay, under the banner of Thenandal Films before. The film was a blockbuster success. However, the … [Read more...] about Thalapathy 68 Update: Have Initial Talks For Vijay & Atlee Project Begun?