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SAINTS ROW BLOW.
24 August 2022

The live-action trailer for Saints Row, a reboot of Volition's open-world crime series, is an overcaffeinated, in-your-face mess, but at least it works. The same can't be said for the game it promotes.

Bugs, glitches, and technical problems have blighted Saints Row since launch, causing players to fall through the world, restart entire missions, and endure physics-defying traffic jams. Like Cyberpunk 2077 and WWE 2K20 before it, the game has lost credibility mere hours after release.

One character in the trailer even says, "You ain't seen nothing yet—nothing!" Given Saints Row's current issues and publisher The Embracer Group's falling share price, that sounds more like a threat than a promise.


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FLIPT SIGN DUNCAN CHRISTIE.

FLIPT have kicked off the new year by signing Duncan Christie to their commercial roster.


SERGI CASTELLÀ JOINS CAVIAR.

Caviar now represent director Sergi Castellà in the UK, France, Belgium, and the United States.


NINIAN DOFF HITS RESET.

'Get Duked!' director Ninian Doff is now on the books at RESET Content for global representation.


OKAYSTUDIO WELCOME FLORIAN STAERK

OkayStudio are now in league with SEC Studio, and the two have already done a swap deal involving Ruth Wardell and Florian Staerk.


LAURA BORGIO HEADS FOR DARK ENERGY.

Dark Energy have signed Italian-born director Laura Borgio to their commercial roster.


IT'S JEFF TREMAINE AT PULSE FILMS.

Director and 'Jackass' co-creator Jeff Tremaine has joined Pulse Films.


BLINKINK NAB ISABEL GARRETT AND SAMUEL MASON.

Stop-motion animation director Isabel Garrett and multidisciplinary artist Samuel Mason have joined Blinkink for UK and Dutch representation.


HUNKYDORY SWOOP FOR DAN CASTELLA.

Writer and director Dan Castella has joined the talented roster at HunkyDory.


THE FUTZ BUTLER DELIVER FOR ITV.

When ITV needed a new sonic identity, they rang The Futz Butler.


WARD JOINS PULSE FILMS.

Director Paul Ward (or WARD, if you need to shout) has joined Pulse Films for UK and US representation.


STUART PARR ENLISTS WITH JOHNNY FOREIGNER.

Director and all-round design whizz Stuart Parr has signed with Johnny Foreigner for representation.


MAX SHERMAN JOINS SOMESUCH.

Director Max Sherman has joined Somesuch for representation in the UK and the Netherlands.


JAMIE MUIR IS SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE.

Director, photographer, and self-proclaimed nineties kid Jamie Muir has joined Irresistible Studios.


IT'S MARIUS TALAMPAS FOR CURATE.

Filipino filmmaker Marius Talampas is the latest addition to Curate's open-minded roster.


PRETTYBIRD UK WELCOME ROBERT WILKINS.

Director Robert Wilkins loves a good logo, which is one of the reasons he's joined PRETTYBIRD UK for representation.


DIANE MORGAN ARRIVES AT MOXIE PICTURES.

Actor, writer, and director Diane Morgan has joined Moxie Pictures for commercial representation.


DAVID AT FOCUS

At this year's Focus Show in Islington on 7th Deember, four of the industry's brightest and best will be part of a panel put together by DAVID REVIEWS.


MALIN OSAFO JOINS NEW LAND.

New Land have signed director Malin Osafo to their New Talent roster after a successful internship.


CANADA SIGN NICOLINA KNAPP.

Swedish director and photographer Nicolina Knapp has joined CANADA for commercial representation.


HOMESPUN YARNS WINNER 2022

This year's Homespun Yarns winner is 'Dishes, Dishes, Dishes' by Emma Parkinson.


STRING & TINS TREAT THEMSELVE TO MORE DOLBY ATMOS.

String & Tins, Ciclope's Sound Company of the Year 2022, have treated themselves to a second Dolby ATMOS suite.


A TOM DREAM COME TRUE FOR RSA FILMS.

Director and proud Margate resident Tom Dream has joined RSA for commercial representation.


A LEAD PERFORMANCE FOR ADAM MAYNARD AT RASCAL POST.

Adam Maynard says Rascal Post already feels like home as he becomes their new VFX lead.


TV KLAXON: SAVE OUR SQUAD WITH DAVID BECKHAM.

David Beckham takes a, er, well-earned break from his Qatar ambassador role in Save Our Squad, a new four-part documentary by 2AM's Dan Dewsbury.


STRENGTH IN NUMBERS AT COFFEE & TV.

Coffee & TV have added Zoe Cosh, Jorg Schulz-Gerchow, Rich Payne and Alfie Vaughan to their 2D department.


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