Calling all American friends!
Weinstein-owned arts network Ovation has secured the rights for the US premiere of THE SCAPEGOAT.
Ovation is dedicated to the arts and contemporary culture, and The Scapegoat adds to its growing portfolio of UK content. The film will air on January 22 at 8pm.
Kris Slava, senior VP of the network’s programming, said: “We’ve had our eyes on The Scapegoat for some time. This film is compelling from beginning to end and really masters the art of cinematic anticipation.
“Matthew Rhys gives a sensational performance as his character wrestles with the moral dilemma of assuming another’s life. Charles Sturridge is one of the legendary British writer/directors of our time and this film is beautifully shot and artfully told – a great fit for Ovation.”
Melissa Wohl, senior VP of worldwide distribution for Content Television, added: “We are very pleased to sign this major deal for The Scapegoat in the US, following its international launch at MIPCOM. We are sure it will prove a must-see for Ovation’s discerning audience in early 2013.”
DINARD FILM FESTIVAL
We were proud to have taken part in the 23rd Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard, in Bretagne, France, where Island Pictures’ film The Scapegoat played to packed houses.
Island Pictures’ producer Sarah Beardsall, and writer/director of The Scapegoat, Charles Sturridge, were in glorious Q&A attendance. No wonder the good folk of Dinard queued in the rain.
There was even a scuffle for tickets! Qu’est-ce qu’on va faire?
ISLAND PICTURES AT THE FESTIVAL DU FILM, DINARD 2012
Director Charles Sturridge and members of the Island Pictures team will attend the Dinard Film Festival, 3rd – 7th October 2012.
A chance for our French friends to enjoy a sneak-peek of The Scapegoat in all its ‘long-metrage’ glory.
TONIGHT! PLEASE WATCH THE SCAPEGOAT ON ITV1
“The Scapegoat is magnificent.”
“A vintage Rolls Royce of a production.”
“a fantasy of wish fulfilment with a profound moral core”
“magnificently produced and performed”
“Rhys delivers a tour de force of duality.”
Matthew Rhys in The Scapegoat (Photo Nick Briggs) (c) Island Pictures LLP
“Sturridge’s script is beautifully contained and his direction nimble. It’s a hugely satisfying two hours of television.”
“sweeps you along”
“The Scapegoat creeps up on you … until you realise that you’re gripped and even though it’s after your bedtime there’s no possibility of turning off until you find out how it all turns out.”
“When ITV pulls off period drama like this, accept no imitations.”
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PLEASE WATCH – THE SCAPEGOAT ON ITV1, SUNDAY 9PM
Open a bottle of red, put your feet up and tune in to ITV on Sunday night at 9pm.
“Matthew Rhys puts in a stunning performance… Captivating drama.” * * * * * FIVE STARS
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“When ITV pulls off period dramas like this, accept no imitations.”
THE SCAPEGOAT TO AIR ON SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
Island Pictures are delighted to announce that The Scapegoat will be shown on ITV1 at 9pm on Sunday 9th September.
We hope you love it.
Click here to view the ITV trailer.
THE SCAPEGOAT IN COMPETITION AT CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL
Island Pictures’ THE SCAPEGOAT has been selected for the main competition at the 48th Chicago Film Festival, 11th – 25th October, 2012.
The line-up is illustrious, including films from the Taviani brothers, Bille August and others.
THE SCAPEGOAT is the only British film to be selected this year, so we are honoured indeed.
More from the Film Festival’s website.
The Scapegoat is now available to pre-order online – a must-have for your DVD collection!
The DVD will be officially released on September 24th, 2012.
Extras include: The Making of The Scapegoat, and interviews with the cast and crew.
Click below to pre-order from Amazon at guaranteed lowest price.
Advance notice for our mailing list subscribers: your chance to see the film on the big screen!
I S L A N D P I C T U R E S and ITV
present a special screening of
in association with BAFTA and the BFI
Wednesday 5th September 2012
17:50 for a 18:10 sharp screening
** followed by Q & A **
Eileen Atkins, writer/director Charles Sturridge and producer Sarah Beardsall, chaired by Sarah Crompton, Arts Editor of the Daily Telegraph
Tickets go on sale on 21 August at 11:30AM.
BFI bookings (from 21 August)
THE SCAPEGOAT AT LUFF
Island Pictures’ film THE SCAPEGOAT will be screened to international buyers at London UK Film Focus (LUFF) 2012.
Now in its ninth year, LUFF is a four-day export event providing a platform to celebrate and promote British films and talent to the international market.
As this is a trade event only, we ask members of the public keen to see the film for their continued patience.
More information: http://filmlondon.org.uk/luff
From the Film London website:
The only export market event which uniquely supports new UK films and UK film companies, LUFF sees Film London working in partnership with the BFI and forms a key ongoing element of the UK’s International Strategy, promoting the best of British film and talent outside of the UK. Amanda Nevill, CEO of the BFI, said: “LUFF provides a fruitful environment for international buyers and UK Sales agents to meet, see and discuss bright new British films, and forge deals that will get those films in front of international audiences. It puts a spotlight on London too, as one of the great film business centres of the world.”
LUFF 2012’s primary funders are Film London and the BFI, with support from Mayor of London, Film Export UK and UK Trade & Investment.