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30/08/2000

HART SHARP BOARDS SECOND UK FILM

HART SHARP, a New York based production outfit, has boarded its second UK picture within a year.
‘Lily and the Secret Planting’ will be co-produced with the UK’s Sarah Radclyffe Productions and Strawberry Vale Film and TV Productions.
Hart and Sharp said they hope to begin production on the $4m-$5m film in late Spring 2001 and will make up the balance of the budget that is not covered by pre-sale and UK film council lottery funding with money from their True Film Fund.
The UK lottery funding is subject to confirmation from the Film council of extension of an award originally made in December 1998.
Cameron McCracken, deputy managing director of Pathe Pictures, originally developed the script and took it to Radclyffe. Pathe Pictures, however, will not be involved in the production of the picture.
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