Animal welfare film ‘Mercy’ will be distributed by all channels

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DISTRIBUTION

Wendy MorganAnimal welfare docu-drama ‘Mercy’ has been picked up by a Los Angeles-based distributor All Channel Movies, Inc. All Channel Films will represent the film, which premiered at Awareness Film Festival in October, in the United States and Canada on pay and basic cable, video/DVD, VOD/SVOD, PPV and other distribution platforms.

As humans replace animals, ‘Mercy’ lifts the lid on the nastier side of the meat industry, as told through the eyes of a pig named Mercy as she goes from factory farm to a slaughterhouse. Maria Austin (“The Reverend and Mrs. Simpson”) plays Mercy alongside Annette Badland (“Ted Lasso”), Mark Wingett (“Quadrophenia”) and Morgan (“Mrs. Lowry and Son”), who wrote and directed the movie.

“One of my goals was to bring ‘Mercy’ to North American audiences to raise awareness about the disturbing but important subject matter of the film,” Morgan said. “All Channel Films will definitely help me achieve this goal.”

Check out the trailer below (warning: disturbing content):

SCREEN SKILLS

ScreenSkills launched a campaign for hairstylists and makeup artists experienced in working with black hair and makeup for people of color to join the film and television industry, which was backed by industry heavyweights , especially netflix and producer of “No time to die” Barbara Broccoli.

The campaign aims to encourage people with hair and makeup backgrounds who can work in other industries, such as black hair salons, editorial, weddings, department stores or theater, to apply for a job. film and television training program funded by ScreenSkills Film. Skills fund.

An introductory session will take place online on January 20. Participants will then be invited to apply for the program, which will provide 16 places to attend paid training and internships (supported by the High-end TV Skills Fund) on premium channels. Television productions in spring 2022. Affiliates of the program include Netflix and ITV Studios, which will provide some of the placements.

“It looks like a great initiative,” the ‘I May Destroy You’ star said Paapa Essiedu. “I hope this will bring people into the industry who didn’t know how to do it before. It’s really important that the process that creates greater equality in front of the camera is also replicated in the team, such as hair and makeup.

Broccoli added, “We have a great need for diversity behind the camera as well as on screen and this program is a really exciting and hands-on way to find talented new hairstylists and makeup artists to support our actors of color.”

“Antim: The Final Truth”
Global EEZ5

DIFFUSION

Bollywood film “Antim: The Final Truth”, starring Salman Khan and Ayush Sharma, will premiere on the streamer Global EEZ5 December 24th. Realized by Mahesh Manjrekar (“Natsamrat”), the film features Khan as a policeman who takes on the land mafia. The film is an adaptation of the 2018 Marathi language film “Mulshi Pattern”.

“Antim” hit theaters on November 26 and was a box office success. Khan’s previous film, “Radhe”, bowed during the height of the latest wave of the pandemic on the premium VOD service Zee Plex via ZEE5 in India, with a theatrical release overseas. His past hits including “Hum Aapke Hai Kaun”, “Wanted”, “Partner”, “No Entry”, “Karan Arjun”, “Hello Brother”, “Hum Saath Saath Hai” and “Maine Pyar Kiya” are available on EEZ5.

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