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FILM KLAXON PRESENTS TOP GUN: MAVERICK.
23 May 2022

"Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's—wait, it is a plane. A fighter jet, to be precise". Yes, after numerous delays and a pandemic that even Tom Cruise couldn't charm into submission, 'Top Gun: Maverick' is about to hit the screen. Yet unlike most delayed flights, this one appears to have been worth the wait.

Helmed by Academy's Joseph Kosinski, the film sees Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell turn instructor in a bid to stay airborne after thirty-six years of volleyball service. Though the trailer is chock-full of high-flying bravura (this is a Tom Cruise joint after all), there is an emotional and melancholic undercurrent that may make viewers feel the need for a tissue.



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EDITOR OLLIE BURN JOINS ABSOLUTE

Post-production studio, Absolute, have strengthened their editing team with the appointment of Ollie Burn.


SAU ALI HEADS TO GREATCOAT FILMS.

Sau Ali heads to Greatcoat Films, and Simon Oxley is predicting great things for the Newham-based director.


JONATHAN JONES JOINS BITE COLLECTIVE

Emmy-winning British cinematographer and director Jonathan Jones has joined the elite food crew at Bite Collective.


DARK ENERGY SIGNS GRAY HUGHES

Dark Energy are proud to announce their signing of director and photographer, Gray Hughes to their commercials roster


BLINK SIGNS DAVID DEARLOVE

Multi award winning director and creative, David Dearlove has joined the Blink family for representation in the UK and the Netherlands.


JAMES FITZGERALD JOINS FAT LEMON

Director James Fitzgerald - who has joined the roster at Fat Lemon - specialises in bringing comedy scripts to life by ensuring that the laughs land exactly where they should.


MAX FISHER JOINS ROGUE FILMS

Max Fisher has joined Rogue Films adding further power to an already impressive roster.


JACK HOWARD ARRIVES AT OB MANAGEMENT.

Director, writer, and YouTuber Jack Howard has joined OB Management for commercial representation.


LEMONADE REPS WELCOME POD LDN.

POD LDN, the post production company founded by Adrienn Major, now have the support of Lemonade Reps.


PETE HILLS JOINS WHITEHOUSE POST LONDON.

If you need a talented editor and someone who's "very dangerous over short distances", Pete Hills is your man.


SIXTYFOUR MUSIC TO LEMONADE'S EARS.

The growing Sonic & Sounds wing at Lemonade Reps have added SixtyFour Music to their ranks.


CHANNEL 4 DIVERSITY IN ADVERTISING AWARD 2022.

Channel 4's Diversity In Advertising Award turns it attention back to disability.


CURATE WELCOME LYLE LINDGREN.

Fancy some decorative teeth coverings but have no idea where to start? Then Lyle Lindgren is your man.


UNTOLD STUDIOS GO FULL COLOUR.

Untold Studios have confirmed Julien Alary, Aubrey Woodiwiss, and Didrik Bräthen as their crack team of colourists.


TV KLAXON: DON'T HUG ME I'M SCARED.

TV Klaxon: Don't Hug Me I'm Scared.


FRANCISCO COLOMBATTI SIGNS FOR BIRTH UK.

Health-conscious finger puppets inspired Birth UK to sign Argentine director Francisco Colombatti.


IT'S DAVID GESSLBAUER AT THE QUARRY.

David Gesslbauer has joined The Quarry's UK editing roster.


CREATORS INC SIGN COLIN TILLEY.

In-demand filmmaker Colin Tilley has joined Creators Inc for representation in the UK and the Netherlands.


LIFE IS SWEET FOR MICHAEL SUGARMAN AND JOHNNY FOREIGNER.

Johnny Foreigner have added director Michael Sugarman to their ranks.


MICHELLE SAVILL JOINS ARTS & SCIENCES.

New Zealand director Michelle Savill has joined Arts & Sciences for UK and US representation.


ANOTHER FILM COMPANY ENLIST AXEL LAUBSCHER.

German comedy director Axel Laubscher has joined Another Film Company's bespoke roster.


THE BOBBSEY TWINS FROM HOMICIDE JOIN ARTS & SCIENCES.

Freddy Mandy and Tim McNaughton (aka The Bobbsey Twins) joined Arts & Sciences in October 2021 with little fanfare.


CMN PPL FLMS WELCOME SYLVIE WEBER.

Writer and director Sylvie Weber has completed her move to Common People Films.


TV KLAXON—DEAD END: PARANORMAL PARK.

Covid-19 delayed Hamish Steele’s adaptation of his own DeadEndia series, but Dead End: Paranormal Park opens on June 16th.


SPECIALIST FOOD AND DRINK DIVISION HUNGRYDORY OPENS IN LONDON

Between them, John Doris and Pete Ryan of HunkyDory know a thing or two about food and drink advertising so they've decided to open a new division of the company dedicated to this area of the market.


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