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Shinzo Abe’s failure to congratulate Hirokazu Kore-eda for his film ‘Shoplifters’ is unusual in Japan, where leaders are usually quick to tout the international recognition and success of its citizens. The absence of a congratulatory call or message for Cannes Palme d’Or-winner Hirokazu Kore-eda from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has fueled speculation that the
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Emily Atef’s black-and-white drama revisits the final interview given by Austrian film star Romy Schneider. 3 Days in Quiberon, a black-and-white drama from director Emily Atef that portrays the final tell-all interview given by legendary Austrian actress Romy Schneider before her death, was the big winner at the 2018 German Film Awards, the Lolas, picking
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The British Academy also confirmed its Britannia Awards in L.A. The British Academy on Tuesday announced the dates for next year’s film awards ceremony.  The BAFTAs, the biggest event on the film calendar outside of the U.S., will take place in London on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.  Also announced were the Britannia Awards in L.A.,
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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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