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The London Screenings: UK Distributors and Hollywood Studios Prepare For Onslaught Of Global TV Buyers

The major British distributors and Hollywood studios are preparing for an onslaught of international TV buyers with hundreds descending on London and Liverpool, hopefully with their wellington boots at the ready, to snap up the latest scripted gems.

Later this week, around 700 buyers are expected to hit the UK for the start of BBC Showcase, the annual programming bonanza held in Liverpool. The event, which runs Sunday 18 February to Wednesday 21 February in the home of The Beatles, will see a raft of U.S. tech giants, including Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Netflix, joined by traditional broadcasters and local SVOD players alongside A-list British talent such as Idris Elba, Steve Coogan and new Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker.

Paul Dempsey, President Global Markets, BBC Worldwide tells Deadline that the company has “pushed it a bit further this

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‘Death In The Air’ Revisits 5 Days When London Was Choked By …


Death in the Air

Death in the Air

The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City

by Kate Winkler Dawson

Hardcover, 341 pages |

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Nicknames like a real “peasouper” or a “London Particular” make the quintessential foggy day in London Town sound so quaint — an impression that’s been intensified in art and literature.

Certainly, the London of Sherlock Holmes would be a lot less mysterious without that obscuring fog. Impressionist painter Claude Monet, who famously depicted the Houses of Parliament shrouded in mist, said that: “Without the fog, London would not be a beautiful city. It is the fog that

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Utah Woman Remembers the Moment She Learned Her Husband Was Killed in London Terror Attack

With tears in her eyes, a Utah woman spoke to the BBC on Wednesday about her husband — the “love of her life” — who was killed in a terror attack near the U.K.’s Parliament last month.

“Kurt was probably the best man I’ve ever met,” Melissa Cochran told the BBC’s Fiona Bruce. “He was sweet and kind and I’m extremely proud of him, and I’m very happy that the world now knows what a wonderful man he was.”

“He would probably hate all the publicity that’s going on,” Melissa continued. “He’s a very private kind of person, very generous, very sweet.”

Kurt and Melissa Cochran were in London celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary when a driver mowed them down — along with dozens of other pedestrians — on the Westminster Bridge on March 22.

Kurt was killed; Melissa suffered a broken leg, a broken rib

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/utah-victim-london-terror-attack-melissa-cochran-interview/

London Terror Attack Victim Melissa Cochran on Her Husband

With tears in her eyes, a Utah woman spoke to the BBC on Wednesday about her husband — the “love of her life” — who was killed in a terror attack near the U.K.’s Parliament last month.

“Kurt was probably the best man I’ve ever met,” Melissa Cochran told the BBC’s Fiona Bruce. “He was sweet and kind and I’m extremely proud of him, and I’m very happy that the world now knows what a wonderful man he was.”

“He would probably hate all the publicity that’s going on,” Melissa continued. “He’s a very private kind of person, very generous, very sweet.”

Kurt and Melissa Cochran were in London celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary when a driver mowed them down — along with dozens of other pedestrians — on the Westminster Bridge on March 22.

Kurt was killed; Melissa suffered a broken leg, a broken rib

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/utah-victim-london-terror-attack-melissa-cochran-interview/

Meet Inkshares, the "studio for books" conquering London Book Fair

London Book Fair can be a hive of new ideas and opportunities – or a chaos of half-baked dreams and half-made contacts. One startup hoping to tap into the former spirit is Inkshares, a California-based publishing startup that “bridges the gap between traditional and self publishing.” So what is it like to be a startup at LBF, and why is Inkshares an exciting prospect? We spoke to Inkshares c.e.o. Adam Gomolin, who’s over from Oakland for the fair.


Tell us about Inkshares

Broadly speaking, I’d say we really self-conceive as a “studio for books” rather than a “publisher.”

In terms of selection, our books are chosen by a community of over 100,000 readers. A lot of people this week said “you have great taste,” and I replied “Thanks, but it’s not mine—it’s theirs.” Someone said to me that whereas great literary agents map to existing trends, Inkshares spots “outliers.”

We get particularly deep into the base-pair-level genetics

Read more at: http://www.thebookseller.com/futurebook/meet-inkshares-studio-books-making-waves-london-book-fair-511001

Movie review: Unsettling ‘London Road’ may be the world’s first true-crime musical

The cliché is that, when police arrest a serial killer, all his neighbors tell reporters that he was a quiet man who kept to himself.

In “London Road,” they could add, “He didn’t even take part in any of our big musical numbers!”

“London Road,” which has its Madison premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, is a very odd and unsettling sort of movie musical. The film is based on a real-life incident in the sleepy town of Ipswich, England, in which a man the press dubbed the “Suffolk Strangler” killed five prostitutes in the mid-2000s.

“London Road,” originally a stage musical by the National Theatre, takes its song

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