Dan Sefton to adapt former Genesis drummer novel for TV – Global Briefs – The Hamden Journal – The Hamden Journal
Dan Sefton to adapt former Genesis drummer novel for TV – Global Briefs – The Hamden Journal
Dan Sefton to adapt ex-drummer’s novel from Genesis for TV
Mallorca files creator Dan Sefton will adapt the life story of former Genesis drummer Chris Stewart for television. From the book by Stewart Driving on lemons, Sefton, with a team including Simon Lupton, Nick Leese, Alvaro Alonso and Manuel Yebra, will turn the incredible life story of the retired musician into a dramatic comedy, without a network at the moment. At 17, Stewart left Genesis and turned his back on rock-n-roll for a career as a sheep shearer and travel writer. Inspired by the adventures of his family, the drama follows the hapless optimist Chris and his pragmatic wife Ana, as the couple embark on a new life, uproot themselves from the UK, and settle in Andalucia in an attempt to make it up. build a new life in the Alpujarra mountains. . Sefton’s Seven Sea Films produced with Tin Hat Film and Spanish production company La Pepa de Leese. Sefton called the book “quite charming and filled with as much heat as a summer day in Spain”.
Smithsonian Channel to Highlight Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali Story
Cassius Clay’s transformation into Muhammad Ali is to be told in a feature length Smithsonian Channel documentary. Released later this year, Cassius X: Becoming Ali is based on Stuart Cosgrove’s book and will examine the time when Clay fought to become the heavyweight world champion while embarking on a spiritual journey and exploring the beliefs of the controversial Nation of Islam. The two-part film is produced by Scottish independent group Two Rivers Media and directed by Storm over Brooklyn director Muta’Ali Muhammad.
Abacus Media Rights sign Charalambous from BBC Studios / UKTV
Four hours at the Capitol and In the shadow of September 11 distributor Abacus Media Rights hired a director from BBC Studios / UKTV to lead the acquisitions. Charlie Charalambous joins the new position of Head of Acquisitions and will oversee the company’s high-impact documentary series, including a number directed by Leaving Neverlandit’s Dan Reed. At UKTV he was responsible for acquiring and investing in programming for the network’s seven channels, as well as global channels and VoD services from owner BBC Studios. The Hamden Journal revealed in November that BBC Studios was looking for a separate global acquisitions manager due to work overload.