Slate finds prod'n pal in Potboiler


U.K. movie producer Andrea Calderwood is teaming with Simon Channing Williams and Gail Egan on a range of movie projects.

Calderwood, who most recently produced the HBO mini "Generation Kill" and the feature "The Last King of Scotland," will join her Slate Films banner with Channing Williams and Egan's Potboiler Prods., the firms said Monday.

Projects on the newly combined Potboiler slate will include Neal Purvis and Rob Wade's adaptation of the John le Carre novel "The Mission Song" and Biyi Bandele's adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's best-selling novel "Half of a Yellow Sun."

Potboiler recently secured a £75,000 ($104,000) development fund from the U.K. Film Council and aims to pump that cash into the newly enlarged operation.

Channing Williams and Egan most recently partnered with Mike Leigh and his production banner Thin Man Films on "Happy-Go-Lucky."