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'Argo,' 'Beasts,' 'Pi' up for top producing prize

'Argo,' 'Beasts,' 'Pi' up for top producing prize

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Django Unchained" are among the Producers Guild of America's nominees for Best Picture of 2012.
Redmayne says Cohen, Carter brought lightness to 'Les Miserables' set

Redmayne says Cohen, Carter brought lightness to 'Les Miserables' set

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British actor Eddie Redmayne says he and his co-stars of "Les Miserables" had a secret weapon for when the heartbreaking movie musical became too emotionally grueling to bear and they sought a little comedy relief.
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De Niro to be honored at Hollywood Awards

De Niro to be honored at Hollywood Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro is to be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards for his work in David O. Russell's movie "Silver Linings Playbook."
'Billy Elliott' to close on Broadway

'Billy Elliott' to close on Broadway

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Broadway production of "Billy Elliot the Musical" is to wrap up its three-year run in January, the Tony Award-winning show's producers said Monday.
'Hot Fuzz' duo to reunite for new film

'Hot Fuzz' duo to reunite for new film

LONDON, April 3 (UPI) -- British writer-director Edgar Wright and actor-scribe Simon Pegg said they're working on a project to follow up their hits "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz."

Universal makes 2-film deal with Wright

UNIVERSAL CITY , Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. firm Universal Pictures and Britain's Working Title Films say they signed a two-picture deal with Joe Wright, the British director who helmed "Atonement."

Kevin Bacon on for 'Frost/Nixon'

HOLLYWOOD, June 4 (UPI) -- Kevin Bacon has joined the cast of the Hollywood adaptation of the Tony award-nominated play "Frost/Nixon." The play is based on a series of televised interviews that David Frost had with former President Nixon in 1977.

Julia Roberts and Working Title team up

CANNES, France, May 20 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts announced at France's Cannes Film Festival that she is once again teaming up with Working Title Films for a new untitled project.

Universal, Working Title ink 7-year pact

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Working Title productions officers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, based in London, reached a seven-year contract with California-based Universal Studio. While no major changes at Working Title are planned, Fellner said he'd like to expand the company's prod

Report: 'Bridget' duo to stay at Universal

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- British filmmakers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner reportedly were set to renew their relationship with Hollywood's Universal Pictures.

Cate Blanchett to star in 'Cancer Vixen'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Actress Cate Blanchett has been signed on to star in "Cancer Vixen: A True Story," the memoir by cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto.

'Billy Elliott' fine-tuned for Broadway

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The London stage musical based on the film "Billy Elliott" is being fine-tuned to make sure its "Britishess" doesn't turn off Broadway audiences.

Showtime adds four dramas to fall lineup

HOLLYWOOD, June 14 (UPI) -- Showtime has picked up four pilot dramas about a likeable serial killer, gorgeous prostitutes, a scheming lawyer and Britain's notorious King Henry VIII.

'Vera Drake' pulls top honors

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- "Vera Drake," a drama about a 1950s abortionist, was best film and Imelda Staunton was best actress in the 2004 Evening Standard British Film Awards.

Eric Fellner, CBE (b. 1959, England) is an Academy Award-nominated movie producer.

Fellner went to Cranleigh School in Surrey, England from 1972-77. He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He is a good friend of Hugh Grant, who is the star of some of Working Title's biggest box office hits. Fellner and his long-time partner, model Laura Bailey, have two children together.

He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the British film industry.

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