The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2085  Monday, 29 November 1999.

From:           Jerry Bangham <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 24 Nov 1999 18:35:30 -0600
Subject: 10.2066 Love Labor's Lost Film
Comment:        RE: SHK 10.2066 Love Labor's Lost Film

>I had heard some time ago that Ken Brannagh was filming a musical
>version of Love's Labour Lost.  Does anyone know when the intended
>release of the film is?

>From the PointCast Entertainment Channel:

Branagh forms the Shakespeare Film Company

Posted on November 24, 1999 06:05 AM PST

Kenneth Branagh is forming a film company devoted to making movies based
on Shakespearian classics, the London Sunday Express reported. Each film
will reportedly be budgeted at about $16 million.

The newspaper quoted Branagh as saying: "The Shakespeare Film Company
was created to formalize a passionate commitment to producing
Shakespeare on film. ... It aims to present movie versions of
Shakespeare's plays in the most compelling and exciting ways. It also
aims to continue to serve the burgeoning audience for such films by
stressing the contemporary relevance of the stories."

The first release, Love's Labors Lost, starring Branagh and Alicia
Silverstone, due for release in March, is set in the '30s and features
songs by Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.

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