Vertigo will release Rachel Hiron’s POWDER ROOM on 29th November 2013

POWDER ROOM has been picked up for UK distribution by Vertigo Films, and will hit cinemas on 29th November. Written by Rachel Hirons, based on her stage play WHEN WOMEN WEE, the film is Rachel’s debut as a screenwriter. It stars Sheridan Smith, Jamie Winstone, Oona Chaplin and Kate Nash.

Producer Damian Jones has also sold world rights to Universal Pictures International Entertainment. He produced the film through his company DJ Films with money from the BFI producer equity scheme.

The comedy follows a group of girls on a raucous night out. The exploits in the club reveal various aspects of their struggles with life and love. It was directed by MJ Delaney and, in addition to Damian, was produced by James Cotton and Nichola Martin.

You can keep up to date with the movie by following the twitter @PowderRoomMovie or liking the Facebook page

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Blake Friedmann Authors at the Edinburgh Festival!


The Edinburgh International Book Festival kicks off on 10th August, with many Blake Friedmann authors on the bill.

Deon Meyer will be in conversation with Gordon Ferris on the subject of crime fiction on Sunday 11 August - details here. See more about Deon Meyer here.

Peter James will be talking about his Roy Grace novels on Tuesday 13th August - details here. See more about Peter James here.

Achmat Dangor will be talking with Sindiwe Magona about 'Getting Over Apartheid' on Monday 19th August - details here.

Laurie Penny will be discussing her book DISCORDIA and the Greek Financial Crisis on Tuesday 20th August - details here.

South African author Henrietta Rose-Innes will appear with Sifiso Mzobe as part of the First Book Award Nominee series of events on Monday 26th August - details here. Henrietta will also be participating in one of the daily Imprisoned Writers events on Monday 19th August, run by Amnesty International at 17:30 in the Peppers Theatre. See more about Henrietta Rose-Innes here.

Meanwhile as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Eddie Argos' show ISLANDERS is on at Underbelly, Cowgate from 1st - 25th August (Details here), as is Rachel Hirons' show DIRTY LAUNDRY (details here). More information about Rachel Hirons here.

Carole Blake, Isobel Dixon and Juliet Pickering will also be attending the Book Festival.

The Edinburgh Festival is one of the largest arts events in the world and takes place for three weeks every August in Scotland's capital city. More information about the festival here.

WHEN WOMEN WEE In Production


Rachel Hirons's Edinburgh Fringe hit WHEN WOMEN WEE ("More hilarious than you could possibly imagine" -- What's on Stage) has been adapted into a film. The play had a successful revival at the Soho Theatre earlier this year, and the feature version begins shooting this week. Rachel wrote the film adaptation of the play. Damian Jones produces and MJ Delaney directs. The film stars Sheridan Smith, Jamie Winstone, Kate Nash, and Oona Chaplin as the eponymous women.

Source: WHEN WOMEN WEE In Production