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Ridley Scott Joins Focus Features Int. for Genre Slate

Good news for people who love genre films, like us. Academy-Award nominated director and producer Ridley Scott, who has given us such classics as Blade Runner, and his production company Scott Free London are partnering up with Orchard Media and Focus Features International on a slate of six genre low-budget feature films to be made over a period of three years. The films will be in association with Northern Ireland Screen and will shoot primarily in Northern Ireland using resident crew, cast, services and facilities. Focus Features International will handle world-wide sales.

"Our target is to create a structure that enables filmmakers to push boundaries and to excite audiences. Commented Ridley Scott. "Our proposed model of filmmaking allows us to give directors the opportunity to really innovate through narrative, production techniques and distribution strategies." Focus Features International's Alison Thompson added, "There's an appetite and market for high-concept low budget films - that combined with Ridley Scott's pedigree will be very attractive to international buyers."

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