David Puttnam exits ‘Arctic 30’ production role to chair UK democracy committee

David Puttnam exits ‘Arctic 30’ production role to chair UK democracy committee
Baltasar Kormakur is confirmed to direct.

David Puttnam has stepped down from his role of producer on Arctic 30, a drama about controversial oil exploration in Arctic waters, to chair a House of Lords special committee on ‘Democracy and Digital Technology’.

The committee will research opportunities offered and threats posed to democracy by the digital sector.

Iain Smith will take over from Puttnam as lead producer on Arctic 30 with production scheduled for February or March 2020 in Iceland, following the country’s winter. Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur is confirmed to direct the feature, shooting at his Rvk Studios in Reykjavik.

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