The Clooney Foundation for Justice, founded by Amal and George Clooney, has announced their inaugural awards will be called the Albie Awards named in honour of Albie Sachs for his heroic commitment to ending apartheid and he will also be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in Pursuit of Justice at the awards ceremony in New York in September. The awards are in line with the Foundation's vision to highlight brave justice activism in a number of sectors across the globe.
In televison Gwyneth Hughes four-part adaptation of Tom Jones has finished filming and will be broadcast later this year on ITV . Her film about the prosecution of an honour killing, Honour, starring Keely Hawes went out last year Her version of Anna Karenina is currently in development with Expectation Entertainment and her ballets Geisha and Merlin are due to premiere in 2020 with Northern Ballet
Penny Woolcock directed the first 2 episodes of the third series of Ackley Bridge which were on C4 recently and she has won an RTS award for her direction.
Michael Eaton wrote the dramatised version Murder on the Orient Express for Audible. Also for Audible he has written adaptations of The Vault and Hackers. He is also Script Producer on Help for Lime Pictures
Pearse Elliott’s The Holy Holy Bus continues to bring in sell-out audiences in Ireland and he has recently completed his BFI funded film version of the play