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The London-based senior development exec is moving to LA to become senior vp, development and current. Undercover Boss producer, Studio Lambert, is increasing its U.S. development presence by transferring and promoting its senior London-based development executive, Jack Burgess, to SVP, development and current, Los Angeles. Burgess will lead the company’s U.S. unscripted development strategy, reporting
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The British Academy will honor HBO’s fantasy series for “revolutionizing and pushing the boundaries” of television production. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTAs, will give a special award to Game of Thrones for the show’s contribution to the art and craft of TV. The HBO fantasy series will receive a special
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Despite mediocre reviews, Sony’s adaptation of the beloved children’s character toppled ‘Black Panther’ and held off ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ and ‘Ready Player One’ to claim the top spot for three straight weeks. In the end, it wasn’t a rebooted and more suitably-clothed Lara Croft that toppled Black Panther from its record-breaking spell at the top
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The U.K. public broadcaster has, as previously unveiled, combined its commercial and production operations under one roof. The BBC has officially unveiled its new-look commercial arm, BBC Studios, while also unveiled a further push into China as it looks for production opportunities in the growth market.  BBC Studios had previously been the name of the
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The British rising star becomes the youngest and first non-white industry figure to deliver the prestigious MacTaggart Memorial Lecture. BAFTA-winning actress and screenwriter Michaela Coel is set to deliver the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival, becoming not only the youngest speaker, but the first non-white industry figure and only the
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The British Academy unveiled its behind-the-camera nominees on Thursday, with Netflix’s royal drama earning seven, and Tom Hardy’s ‘Taboo’ claiming six. The Crown is leading the race following Thursday’s BAFTA TV Craft Award nomininatons, celebrating behind-the-camera talent on the small screen in 2017. Netflix’s acclaimed royal drama emerged with seven nominations, closely followed by the
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Italy’s biggest film awards honored Jonas Carpignano with the best director prize for his Calabrian drama ‘A Ciambra,’ while Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ was named best foreign film. On Wednesday night, Italy celebrated the country’s biggest film event, its equivalent of the Oscars: the David di Donatello Awards. The ceremony this year returned to public broadcaster
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Oscar-winning ‘King’s Speech’ director Tom Hooper will helm the eight-part BBC/New Line Cinema series. Lin-Manuel Miranda also stars. The big-budget adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy epic His Dark Materials has a lead and director.  Dafne Keen, the breakout star of Logan, is set to star in the eight-part series alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, with Oscar-winning The
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Sandra Oh stars in the show from the ‘Fleabag’ creator. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is heading back to the BBC.  Killing Eve, a new high-stakes thriller from the Fleabag creator and multi-award-winning writer, has been acquired by the U.K. broadcaster. The eight-part series, a Sid Gentle production for BBC America that was acquired from Endeavor Content, will
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Wes Anderson won best director in Berlin for ‘Isle of Dogs.’ Touch Me Not, a provocative film about sexuality and intimacy that features long stretches of graphic nudity, has won the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear for Best Film. Romanian director Adina Pintilie’s drama was a surprise pick by the Berlinale Jury, headed by German
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Thomas Stuber’s low-key romance, between two forklift operators in an eastern German supermarket, stars Sandra Huller and Franz Rogowski. Thomas Stuber’s In the Aisles won over two of the main independent juries at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, scooping best film awards from both the Ecumenical Jury and the jury for the German Film
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The Time’s Up protest played out across the ceremony. As had been widely expected, the growing anti-harassment movement was a major presence at the BAFTA awards in London on Sunday night.  Alongside the activities on the red carpet, where black was a central color theme and several stars – including Gemma Arterton, Andrea Riseborough, Gemma Chan,
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The annual pre-awards event was held at London’s regal Kensington Palace. This year’s crop of BAFTA nominees gathered at London’s Kensington Palace on Saturday for the annual pre-awards party. Among the stars attending the glitzy soiree were Margot Robbie and Allison Janney (both nominated for their performances in I, Tonya), Octavia Spencer (The Shape of
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Palme d’Or Winner Cristian Mungiu will produce the thriller, about a group of Romanian hackers who target a German bank. HBO Europe has greenlit Hackerville, a six-part cyber-crime thriller set in Germany and Romania, as its first international co-production. Hackerville was created by Ralph Martin and Joerg Winger of German production house UFA Fiction, both
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Berlin will honor the Oscar-nominated actor with a selection of his films, including Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Last Temptation of Christ,’ Lars von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’ and Oliver Stone’s ‘Platoon.’ Three-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe will receive this year’s honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement at the Berlin International Film Festival. The veteran actor, who picked up
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