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Hugh Bonneville on Future of ‘Downton Abbey’: “It Might Be the Right Time to Stop”

Downton Abbey: A New Era, Focus Features’ second feature spin-off from the phenomenally successful TV series, jitterbugged its way into cinemas earlier this year. Bringing back the original ensemble of regulars, plus a few new additions in Dominic West, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Nathalie Baye, the film — directed by Simon Curtis — ramped up […]

‘Paddington 3’ Finds Its Director and Title (Exclusive)

Break out the marmalade, Paddington 3 has found its director. Award-winning commercials filmmaker Dougal Wilson has been tapped to direct the latest installment of the hit family film franchise from StudioCanal and Heyday Films, titled Paddington in Peru. Wilson will be making his feature theatrical debut on the project after a long career in the […]

Yes, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Did Voice Paddington, StudioCanal Confirms

Amid the bleak news that has emerged from Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion last week, over the weekend a more upbeat nugget of information emerged about one of the key figures involved. Chatter erupted on social media on Sunday — first sparked by a tweet sent by Black List founder Franklin Leonard — that […]

Vertical Entertainment Nabs Roald Dahl Biopic ‘To Olivia’ (Exclusive)

Vertical Entertainment has nabbed the North American rights to director John Hay’s To Olivia, a U.K. drama based on the true lives of renowned novelist Roald Dahl and his film star wife Patricia Neal. Vertical plans a day-and-date release on April 15, 2022, for the drama written by David Logan and Hay and based on […]

AFM: Why Anton’s Sébastien Raybaud Is Optimistic About the Future of Indie Cinema

Sébastien Raybaud, CEO of fast-growing European production and finance group Anton (Greenland, The Night House), tells The Hollywood Reporter why, despite closed cinemas and COVID-19, he's optimistic about the independent film market.

‘Paddington’ Backer Anton Names Cecile Gaget President of Intl. Production, Distribution

Cecile Gaget, a former executive at French studio Gaumont, will oversee the international expansion of Sébastien Raybaud's production and finance group Anton, whose credits include the 'Paddington' franchise, as its new president of international production and distribution.

‘Paddington’ ‘McMafia’ Backer Anton Launches Beiboot Production Venture with Ex-BBC Exec

Tobi De Graaff, former director of commission and co-production at BBC Studios, has launched a new TV production company, with backing from Sebastien Raybaud’s production and financing company Anton, which aims to develop, package and finance high-end European TV.

‘Paddington’ TV Series With Ben Whishaw Coming to Nickelodeon

Studiocanal is teaming with Nickelodeon on a new CGI-animated 'Paddington' TV series, with Ben Whishaw returning to voice the bear. The series, due to land in 2020, will be aimed at preschoolers.

Anna Marsh Named Managing Director of Studiocanal U.K.

Anna Marsh will take over as the new managing director of Studiocanal U.K., the British arm of the European producer/distributor.

Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in November

Take a look at the titles that will disappear from Netflix next month.

MIPCOM: StudioCanal to Launch ‘Paddington’ Animated Series

StudiocCanal's live-action feature film 'Paddington 2' hits theaters in Europe later this year.

Michael Bond, Creator of Paddington Bear, Dies at 91

The British author's books about the marmalade-loving Peruvian bear have sold more than 30 million copies, while the 2014 big-screen adaptation is one of the most successful family films of all time.