Legend, a Studiocanal film Studiocanal has sold distributor Cross Creek the North American distribution rights to Legend, which features Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, The Mole, Mad Max: Fury Road). Written and directed by Brian Helgeland, the film tells the story of the rise and fall of the Kray twins, the infamous gangsters who dominated London’s underworld in the 1960s. Tom Hardy plays the twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray. The film is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Chris Clark and Quentin Curtis for Working Title. It is their fifth collaboration with Studiocanal, which is financing the film, will distribute it in its five geographical regions and will manage international sales, which will begin at Cannes.
Universal Music Curtis Stigers is back with a new album The American jazz musician has released his 11th album, Hooray for Love (his eighth with Concord Records). This album offers up such gems from the Great American Songbook as the Gershwins’ “Love is Here to Stay,” Jerome Kern’s “The Way You Look Tonight” and “If I Were a Bell” from the musical Guys and Dolls. It also features three songs written or co-written by Curtis Stigers: “Hooray for Love,” the album’s title track, as well as “Give Your Heart to Me” and “A Matter of Time.” Recorded at Brooklyn Recording Studio, the album was produced by Stigers and John “Scrapper” Sneider. The result is a very harmonious album, which, while essentially pop, also has a jazz sensibility.
Vodafone and SFR have announced the renewal of their global strategic alliance for an additional four years. The two firms will continue to offer fixed and mobile telecommunications services to multinationals in France, as well as roaming services to customers in France and abroad. This non-equity partnership agreement confirms SFR’s role as Vodafone’s strategic partner in France, and follows on from the close collaboration the two have maintained since 2002. France is a significant business market for Vodafone, which has numerous multinational customers with national, regional or global head offices there.
GVT launched two new cities in northeastern of Brazil: Gravatá and Vitória de Santo Antão in the state of Pernambuco. The company initially invested R$ 13 million to provide broadband services, pay TV and fixed telephony, with an initial capacity about nine thousand telecommunications terminals to cater the consumers in both cities. GVT is present in the state since 2009, when began to operate in Recife. Currently present in six cities of Pernambuco: Recife, Camaragibe Caruaru Jaboatão Guararapes, Olinda, and Paulista.