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Roald Dahl

The Twits movie coming to Netflix

Following its acquisition of The Roald Dahl Story Company in September 2021, Netflix has announced it will release an animated adaptation of The Twits, written and directed by Phil Johnston, in 2025. The Twits marks the first screen adaptation based of the Roald Dahl book of the same name, which has been translated into 41 […]

September 18, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Report: UK prodcos grow by 15% on streaming demand

The top 50 UK film and TV companies have seen their turnover rise by 15.4 per cent in the last year to £8.1 billion (€9.5bn) as streaming services’ demand for content drives growth in the industry, shows research by accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO LLP. The appetite for streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon […]

November 15, 2021

Netflix acquires Roald Dahl Story Company

Netflix has announced the acquisition of the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC). In a joint statement, Ted Sarandos Netflix Co-CEO, and Luke Kelly, MD at RDSC and Roald Dahl’s grandson, said: “This acquisition builds on the partnership we started three years ago to create a slate of animated TV series. For example, Academy Award winning […]

September 22, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Cast announced for Sky original Roald & Beatrix

Jessica Hynes, Rob Brydon, Alison Steadman, Nick Mohammed, Nina Sosanya and Bill Bailey join Dawn French this Christmas Filming begins this week on new Sky original Roald & Beatrix, the tail of the curious mouse, a heart-warming Christmas film inspired by the true story of when a six-year-old Roald Dahl meets his idol Beatrix Potter. […]

August 24, 2020