StudioCanal UK Launch The Monthly Podcast STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS – THE PODCAST Hosted By Simon Brew And Jane Long
MONTHLY PODCAST TO COVER UPCOMING THEATRICAL RELEASES AND CLASSIC TITLES FROM STUDIOCANAL’S WORLD-RENOWNED CATALOGUE
HOSTED BY SIMON BREW WITH APPEARANCES FROM FILM EXPERTS AND OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS
STUDIOCANAL, Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, has launched a new podcast, STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS – THE PODCAST.
With one episode per month, starting from today, the podcast will bring cinema and TV fans the latest news and coverage of new and upcoming releases and celebrate exceptional films and series with a deep dive into STUDIOCANAL’s renowned and world-spanning library, including titles available on new streaming channel, STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS, which recently launched via Apple TV.
The podcast is presented by Film Stories magazine editor Simon Brew who will be joined by journalists and other guests to discuss a wide range of films and series, offering exclusive insight into a selection home-grown crowd-pleasers and world cinema greats, to acclaimed independent movies and modern and classic horror.
The first episode will focus on Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic APOCALYPSE NOW. Future episodes will take an in-depth look at Carol Reed’s THE THIRD MAN and the upcoming theatrical release THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN, starring Jenny Agutter and Sheridan Smith, which will arrive in UK cinemas nationwide on July 15. It will continue to cover the best of international cinema and a host of timeless British classics, from Ealing comedies to films from STUDIOCANAL’s “Vintage Classics” collection, which celebrates the most iconic films from the history of British cinema.
Jamie McHale, Head of Theatrical Marketing at STUDIOCANAL, comments “We’re thrilled to be launching an official podcast to celebrate our incredible library of titles and upcoming theatrical releases. The in-depth analysis and regular features such as “Dream Double Bills” and “Hidden Gems” from Simon and his guests are sure to offer fans a new perspective on some their favourite titles, and will hopefully introduce a few new favourites along the way.”
STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS – THE PODCAST is produced in partnership with Simon Brew and producer, Jane Long. The first episode is live HERE, and available to download/listen to on Spotify, iTunes, Acast and all other regular podcast providers.
About STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS
STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS is the new streaming service from STUDIOCANAL, available now via the Apple TV app.
From home-grown crowd-pleasers and world cinema greats, to acclaimed independent movies and modern and classic horror, STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS offers subscribers access to a wealth of exceptional film and series from its renowned and world-spanning library.
A variety of new titles will launch on the channel every month, many of which can’t be streamed anywhere else in the UK.
Fans can sign up via an Apple TV-compatible device for a seven-day free trial and subscribe directly to STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS for £4.99 a month.
STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS is available through the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL, and others, Chromecast with Google TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Titles already on STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS include: Legend starring Tom Hardy, Joel & Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, Amazing Grace, digitally restored The Third Man, Apocalypse Now: Final Cut in 4K, timeless classic Whisky Galore, Lynne Ramsay’s thriller You Were Never Really Here and Céline Sciamma’s acclaimed Girlhood. Also available are Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell To Earth, award-winners Manchester by the Sea and Room, seminal titles Belle de Jour and Breathless and modern British classics Submarine, Four Lions and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.
STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS also offers series highlights such as Hannibal and, for the first time ever on a streaming channel, acclaimed crime drama Spiral and hip-hop drama All the Way Up, which broke streaming records on its launch in France.
ABOUT SIMON BREW AND JANE LONG
Simon Brew (lead presenter) is the host of the UK’s number one (Source: iTunes) film history podcast, Film Stories. He is also the editor of Film Stories and Film Stories Junior magazines, having previously founded the award-winning Den Of Geek website. He is the author of four books across film and television.
Jane Long (producer) is an experienced producer specializing in content about film, with credits including the Empire Film, Barbican Screentalks and Girls on Film podcasts. She is the lead producer on BBC Radio 4’s film and TV series Screenshot and a producer on the BBC4 cinema TV shows Life Cinematic and Secrets of Cinema.
ABOUT STUDIOCANAL (A CANAL+ COMPANY)
STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating in all four major European markets - France, United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain - as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
STUDIOCANAL finances and produces around 30 films per year, partnering with talent to make films in several languages, including English, French, German, Spanish and Danish to name a few. STUDIOCANAL distributes around 50 films per year and owns one of the largest film libraries in the world, boasting nearly 6,500 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Graduate, The Third Man, and Belle de Jour. Among STUDIOCANAL’s biggest successes are Paddington 1 and 2, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Non-Stop, The Stronghold, Black Box, and A Boy called Christmas.
STUDIOCANAL also produces more than 200 hours of TV series each year and operates at an international level, by globally distributing its scripted productions and CANAL+ Création Originale (1,000 hours of current and library content in distribution).
STUDIOCANAL produces its series either directly (such as Paddington which won two Emmy Awards) or through its network of award-winning European production companies, including TANDEM Productions (Shadowplay) and LAILAPS FILMS (Wild Republic) in Germany, the UK’s RED Production Company (Stay Close, It’s a Sin, Years and Years) and URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds, Extinction), Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (Two Lives, Jaguar, Cable Girls) and France’s STUDIOCANAL ORIGINAL (Nine Women, Narvalo, Mouche). STUDIOCANAL is also an associate of Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose) and Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup and Adam Price (The Chestnut Man, Ride Upon The Storm).
STUDIOCANAL and the CANAL+ Group, being aware of their responsibility as a media company, producer and distributor of film and series, share Vivendi’s eagerness to promote ambitious and inclusive creations, which also address the urgency of climate change.