Global Showbiz Briefs: Fox Sports Challenging World Cup Date?; Jailed Filmmaker In Hunger Strike In Egypt; More
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Jailed Canadian Filmmaker And Colleague Begin Hunger Strike
Canadian filmmaker John Greyson, and Tarek Loubani, who have been held without charges in a Cairo jail for more than a month, have informed friends and supporters through their Egyptian lawyers that they have begun a hunger strike. Greyson and Loubani were en route to Gaza when they stopped to ask directions from Egyptian police and were jailed. According to new emergency measures put in place in Egypt. Greyson and Loubani’s detention could be extended up to two years without formal charges.
Tandem Communications Makes Three New Hires
StudioCanal-owned Tandem Communications is staffing up as part of its ongoing growth and expansion in the development, production and distribution of original programming. Ben Stoll has been appointed Director of Development, Mitch Zamarin has been named Press & PR Manager, and Marcos Eberle is now Deliveries & Logistics Manager. Tandem’s first drama series, Crossing Lines, starts principal photography on Season 2 this month. The company also recently partnered with Lionsgate to develop and produce one-hour drama series including Sex, Lies And Handwriting. Tandem says the new hires are intended to keep pace with a strategy to increase program output and better serve client needs. Stoll was most recently a development exec at the UK’s Channel 4; Zamarin most recently headed public relations in Los Angeles for Moonscoop France and U.S.; Eberle joins with an extensive background and knowledge in electronic media.