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Film News Roundup: Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions to Close in 2021 Due to Pandemic

Film News Roundup: Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions to Close in 2021 Due to Pandemic

In today’s film news roundup, Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions will close, “Kajillionaire” gets delayed, Ifp Week goes digital, BAFTA Breakthrough is unveiled and the documentary “InstaBand” finds a home.

Closure Announced

Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions has announced that it will be closing at the start of 2021, 23 years after Allen launched the company with his sister Jody Allen.

“This difficult decision was made as part of the ongoing transition after Paul G. Allen’s passing in 2018, and in light of the unprecedented crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Ruth Johnston, general manager, on Wednesday.

Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, launched Vulcan under the name Clear Blue Sky Productions and produced “Titus,” “Far From Heaven” (which received four Oscar nominations), “Where God Left His Shoes” and “Hard Candy.” With its name change in 2011, Vulcan shifted to social impact entertainment and issues including wildlife and conservation,

See full article on Variety