Jimi Hendrix documentary with boarding from DCD Rights


UK based distributor DCD rights has acquired the Grammy-nominated documentary Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix Live In Maui. The 90-minute documentary tells the guitar legend Jimi Hendrix‘s visit to Maui in July 1970 and how he became embroiled in Rainbow Bridge, an ill-fated independent film produced by his manager Michael Jeffery.

Jeffery secured a $300,000 advance on the promise of a Hendrix soundtrack album – the first time a film had been funded solely by an album. Jeffery hired Chuck Wein, a former Andy Warhol collaborator, to direct. However, with no script or professional actors, the shooting proved excessive. With Hendrix and the Experience already booked to perform in Honolulu, Wein made plans to have the band film them playing on the slope of the dormant Haleakala volcano. The show was a success, but the film less so.

The documentary is produced under the Experience Hendrix Label owned and operated by the Hendrix family, and features previously unreleased color footage of the performance mixed with surround sound, as well as new interviews with key figures.


opening in November, clint dyer directs Shakespeare’s “Othello” in the UK. national theatre‘s Lyttelton Theatre. The cast includes Giles Terera (“Death of England: Face to Face”) as Othello, Rosy McEwen (“The Alienist”) as Desdemona, and Paul Hilton (“The Inheritance”) as Iago. This interpretation of the play follows a smart, wayward senator, exalted by her status but stifled by her expectations, and a slave escapee who has risen to the top of a white world and finds that love across racial lines comes at a price. Desdemona and Othello are secretly married and long for a new life together. But when unseen forces conspire against them, they realize their future is not their choice.

Set designer is Chloe Lamford, costume designer is Michael Vale and lighting designer is Jai Morjaria. Music and sound are by Pete Malkin and Benjamin Grant, movement director is Lucie Pankhurst and fight director is Kev McCurdy. Othello will also be released to cinemas worldwide via National Theater Live in 2023.

At the Dorfman Theater of the National Theater from November Indhu Rubasingham will direct the premiere April de Angelis‘ new comedy ‘Kerry Jackson’. Fay Ripley plays Kerry, owner of a new restaurant in trendy Walthamstow. Wearing her working class roots as a badge of honor, Kerry navigates the local characters to make the tapas restaurant a success – without losing herself in the process.

Set and costume design is by Richard Kent, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, motion director is Lucy Hind and casting director is Juliet Horsley.


distributor All3Media International appointed Eli Thomas as Senior VP for French-speaking Europe and promoted Sales Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa Peta Syke (Scandinavia), Ben Packwood (Eastern and Central Europe) and Jonathan Hughes (Germany, Benelux, Austria & Switzerland) to VPs for their respective regions. Previously at NENT Studios UK, Thomas has been advising on the integration of the company’s titles since All3Media acquired the catalog in June 2021. Thomas will now join All3Media International in a permanent Senior VP role, taking over from Graham Spencer, Senior VP EMEA, who is retiring this month. reporting to Stephen Driscoll, Executive VP EMEA, and based in the company’s London office, Thomas will also have additional responsibilities for cross-territory format sales in EMEA. Thomas was previously with BBC Worldwide and Passion Distribution.


In the meantime, Narelle Vine was appointed by AE Live, a global leader in graphics and technology, as GM for Australia. Previously at Foxtel, she worked as GM for Felix, the company’s in-house agency, delivering creative communications and production services, and most recently as GM of Foxtel – Marketing Operations. AE Live specializes in remote or centralized production, augmented reality and virtual studios including OTT graphics, optimized fan feeds, newsroom graphics systems, virtual advertising and in-stadium feeds. The London-based company has offices in the US, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Australian customers include Nine, Fox Sports, Seven, NRL, Optus Sport, Sky Racing, Ten and Swimming Australia. – Patrick Frater


Elsewhere, Red Arrow Studios International has appointed Rose Hughes as VP Sales for the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, reporting to President and MD Tim Gerhartz. Based in London, Hughes will be responsible for leading Red Arrow’s sales activities in English speaking territories and will also work closely with Red Arrow’s scripted and unscripted acquisitions teams. Hughes joins the company after six years at Keshet International, where she most recently held the position of VP Sales (Global/Regional, North America, UK, Scandinavia).


The United Kingdom Film and television charity has outlined incentives for those taking part in the 2022 Looking Glass Survey. The survey for everyone who works behind the scenes in film, television and cinema must be completed by July 18th. All those who complete the survey and provide their email address, including those who have already done so, will be entered into a prize draw to receive one of the following: a pass to this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival; a ticket to a future Royal Film Performance; or a Cineworld Unlimited Pass.

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