Fawad Khan, Sanam Saeed’s ‘Barzakh’: Poster Unveiled
A poster has been unveiled for “Barzakh,” starring prime Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed.
The one South Asian choice at Sequence Mania this yr, the collection will debut within the showcase’s Worldwide Panorama, a 12-title aggressive part the place it is going to be eligible for the most effective collection, director, actress, actor, scholar jury and viewers awards.
“Barzakh” (6 x 58′) is produced by Waqas Hassan and Shailja Kejriwal for Zindagi, the Indian subcontinent targeted programming block on streamer ZEE5 World. It’s helmed by critically acclaimed director Asim Abbasi who additionally directed Zindagi’s first Pakistani unique “Churails” and the function movie “Cake.”
A household drama centred round an aged man’s quest for love, “Barzakh” explores intergenerational trauma between fathers and sons. The narrative is framed inside a fantastical world of supernatural beings and otherworldly occasions that reveal the chasms between life, dying and rebirth.
Khan portrays the position of a single dad or mum who’s stuffed with guilt for one thing that he has misplaced. “Coinciding with our Sequence Mania premiere, our poster that we now divulge to the world gives an early glimpse into what may be anticipated from the collection – summary magnificence and ambiguity that displays the complexities in navigating human relationships in a submit fashionable world,” Khan stated.
Sanam Saeed performs the central feminine character. “It’s a lovely piece of storytelling and our premiere at Sequence Mania demonstrates that that is content material befitting of a world viewers, transcending geographical, cultural and lingual obstacles,” Saeed stated.
Abbasi shot the collection in Karachi and the picturesque Hunza Valley in Pakistan. “Love and reminiscence are each central thematic elements of ‘Barzakh.’ We needed a visible that represented love in its everlasting manifestation however, which like reminiscence, additionally had a fleeting, ephemeral high quality about – like time slipping by and evaporating round us, abandoning a distant however vivid reminiscence of the second all of it started,” Abbasi stated.
Shailja Kejriwal, and chief inventive officer, Zee Leisure Enterprises Restricted, particular initiatives. added, “’Barzakh’ is the primary ever India-Pakistan cross border collection to premiere globally and presenting it to the world collectively as a staff is really an emotional second. Amidst the joy, we’re extraordinarily proud to be presenting the collection poster – as enigmatic and as lovely because the collection we have now collectively created. This has been a real labor of affection that has transcended borders, signified by the truth that we will probably be premiering to a completely worldwide viewers that has gathered from throughout the globe. ‘Barzakh’ has come to fruition by unified ardour, imaginative and prescient and bravado from all concerned and I wish to lengthen my wholehearted gratitude to every artist and crew member, as we couldn’t have mounted this formidable mission alone. We hope audiences and followers of unique storytelling from all over the world will share in our ardour and love for this collection.”
Hassan stated: “From the mountains of Hunza to Lille, it’s been a loopy journey. This one is for the fathers.”
Tony Shalhoub to Play Carlos Ghosn in Michael Winterbottom TV Sequence
U.S.-Lebanese actor Tony Shalhoub, who performed the “faulty detective” on “Monk,” is ready to star as former auto mogul-turned-fugitive Carlos Ghosn in a high-profile TV sequence directed by Michael Winterbottom.
Ghosn is the French-Lebanese-Brazilian former CEO of automakers Nissan and Renault who in 2020 jumped bail and absconded to Beirut hidden in a music case on a personal jet whereas on trial in Japan for alleged monetary misconduct. Lebanon doesn’t have an extradition treaty with Japan.
The untitled six-part sequence is written by Winterbottom, the prolific British director of “Welcome to Sarajevo,” whose TV work contains hit sitcom sequence “The Journey” and, extra lately, “That is England” starring Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson.
The Winterbottom Ghosn present is being produced by Fremantle, Revolution Movies, Passenger and Nameless Content material.
The mission was initially developed by Winterbottom and Alfonso Cuaron for Nameless Content material, the media firm behind “Highlight” and “True Detective.”
Richard Brown (“True Detective”) will function government producer on behalf of Passenger and Fremantle; Melissa Parmenter will function government producer for Winterbottom’s Revolution Movies; and Violaine Etienne will function government producer for Nameless Content material. David Levine and Garrett Kemble will oversee the mission on behalf of Nameless Content material.
Fremantle lately partnered with Brown and Winterbottom on “This England” which was a Sky Authentic.
Brown, whose Passenger shingle is owned by Fremantle, “has additionally taken on a brand new artistic function throughout Fremantle’s International Drama division to assist drive Fremantle’s efforts within the improvement and manufacturing of TV and movie initiatives similar to this,” in line with a press release. Fremantle additionally has an unique first-look cope with Revolution Movies.
This isn’t the primary TV mission to be introduced in regards to the story of Carlos Ghosn who, till his arrest in Japan in 2018, dominated an automotive alliance that spanned a number of continents, comprising Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi.
In 2021 France’s Federation Leisure stated they had been creating a Ghosn mini-series titled “The Fugitive” with Francois Cluzet (“Intouchables”) within the title function.
Ghosn, who now lives in Beirut, has repeatedly stated he was a sufferer of injustice and political persecution and claims he was being prosecuted in Tokyo on trumped-up fees to maintain him from additional integrating Nissan and Renault, which threatened the Japanese carmaker’s autonomy.
“Carlos Ghosn was a celebrity of the automotive business, the primary particular person ever to have concurrently been CEO of two Fortune 500 corporations,” stated Winterbottom in a press release. “It’s fantastic to have Tony Shalhoub on board to play this advanced character,” he added.
Commented Fremantle’s world drama CEO Christian Vesper: “We’re excited to announce this newest collaboration with Michael, Richard and the group at Nameless Content material. They’re the right visionary and artistic companions to deliver this fascinating and incredulous story to life.”
‘A Spy Amongst Buddies’ Producer Patrick Spence Exits ITV Studios
BAFTA-winning producer Patrick Spence is leaving ITV Studios after three years, Selection has confirmed.
Spence, who serves as artistic director, will depart on the finish of March, ITV Studios managing director Julian Bellamy informed employees through an inside memo on Thursday. Spence will proceed to accomplice with ITV Studios on upcoming tasks together with “Folks vs. Submit Workplace” (working title).
Spence joined ITV Studios in 2020 and secured a number of acclaimed commissions, together with the BBC’s drama-romance “Ralph & Katie,” a spin-off of “The A Phrase,” in regards to the lives of a pair with Down syndrome; ITVX’s “Litvinenko,” in regards to the investigation into the demise of Russian defector Alexander Litvinenko; the BAFTA-nominated Chilly Warfare spy drama “A Spy Amongst Buddies,” additionally for ITVX; and post-pandemic frontline medical drama “Maternal” for ITV.
The producer spent 15 years in commissioning and manufacturing on the BBC. He served as head of drama for Northern Eire from 2003 to 2010. In 2010, Spence arrange and ran Fifty Fathoms Productions, a scripted manufacturing firm owned by Endemol Shine earlier than it was acquired by Banijay. He was managing director at Fifty Fathoms.
Spence received the BAFTA for greatest single drama in 2015 for the BBC’s “Marvellous,” produced by Fifty Fathoms and Tiger Side. Beforehand, he received a Prix Europa particular award for TV fiction for “Occupation” (2009).
Spence’s credit additionally embrace “Domina,” “Grownup Materials,” “The A Phrase,” “The Eddy,” “Fortitude,” “Guerilla,” “Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen” and “5 Minutes of Heaven.” He can be confirming his subsequent enterprise imminently.
Information of Spence’s departure from ITV Studios was first reported by Deadline.
‘Derry Ladies,’ ‘That is Going to Harm,’ ‘The Traitors’ Win BPG Awards
Channel 4’s “Derry Ladies” and the BBC’s “That is Going to Harm” and “The Traitors” have received the highest honors on the U.Okay.’s annual Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards.
“Derry Ladies” received greatest comedy and greatest author for Lisa McGee and the celebrities of “That is Going to Harm,” Ben Whishaw and Ambika Mod received greatest actor and greatest actress.
The most well-liked new actuality present on British tv, “The Traitors,” received greatest leisure title. Different BBC exhibits among the many awards have been “Sherwood,” which received greatest drama, “The Actual Mo Farah” greatest documentary mini collection and “Frozen Planet II” greatest documentary.
Sky’s “I Hate Suzie Too” received greatest drama mini collection.
The BPG Jury Prize was awarded to a number of winners for the primary time, to the eight BBC native radio journalists who interviewed Liz Truss throughout her transient stint as Prime Minister. The breakthrough award went to screenwriter Jack Rooke for Channel 4’s “Massive Boys.” The Harvey Lee Award, for an impressive contribution to broadcasting, was offered to Jeremy Paxman to honor his 50 years on TV and radio as a broadcaster, journalist and writer.
The awards are chosen independently by TV and audio correspondents, critics and previewers.
Grant Tucker, the chair of the BPG, mentioned: “Our winners all the time replicate the huge quantity of expertise in British tv and the prizes are going to each packages and people who have been extraordinarily fashionable with our audiences final yr.”
BPG TV, Streaming and Audio Awards Winners:
Finest Documentary Mini Sequence 1-3 episodes
“The Actual Mo Farah” (Atomized Studios in affiliation with Pink Bull Studios for BBC One)
Finest Documentary Sequence 4+ episodes
“Frozen Planet II” (BBC Studios Pure Historical past Unit manufacturing with BBC America, France Télévisions, ZDF and The Open College)
“Derry Ladies” season 3 (Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4)
“The Traitors” (Studio Lambert for BBC One)
Finest Drama Mini Sequence 1-3 episodes
“I Hate Suzie Too” (Unhealthy Wolf for Sky Atlantic)
Finest Drama Sequence 4+ episodes
“Sherwood” (Home Productions for BBC One)
Ambika Mod – “This Is Going to Harm” (Sister in affiliation with Horrible Productions for BBC One and AMC+)
Ben Whishaw – “This Is Going to Harm” (Sister in affiliation with Horrible Productions for BBC One and AMC+)
Lisa McGee – “Derry Ladies” (Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4)
BPG Breakthrough Expertise Award
Jack Rooke, author, “Massive Boys” (Roughcut Tv for Channel 4)
BPG Jury Prize
BBC Native Radio (BBC English Areas)
Radio Program of the Yr
“In Darkish Corners” (BBC Scotland Productions for BBC Radio 4)
“The Coming Storm” (Lengthy Kind Audio for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service)
Audio Presenter of the Yr
Marianna Spring for “Battle On Fact” and “Catastrophe Trolls” (BBC Radio 44 and BBC Sounds)
Harvey Lee Award for Excellent Contribution to Broadcasting
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