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19 Jan

Peter Mayle Dies; ‘A Year In Provence’ & ‘A Good Year’ Author Was 78

Peter Mayle, the author of A Year In Provence and A Good Year — the latter the basis for Ridley Scott’s 2006 film — has died. The writer who was best known for chronicling his

19 Jan

Israeli Drama ‘In A Heartbeat’ & Irish Crime Thriller Costigan Lead Berlin Co-Pro Lineup

The Berlin Film Festival has revealed eight television projects that are searching for co-production funding as it searches for the next Babylon Berlin. The organisers will launch the Berlinale Co-Production Market for the fourth time

19 Jan

Colin Firth Refuses To Work With Woody Allen In The Future

Colin Firth has become the latest high-profile actor to refuse to work with embattled director Woody Allen. Firth starred in Allen’s 2014 romantic comedy Magic in the Moonlight alongside Emma Stone. Firth told the Guardian: “I

19 Jan

BBC Worldwide Content Chief Helen Jackson To Depart After 31 Years

BBC Worldwide content chief Helen Jackson, who lead the company’s aggressive production acquisition drive, is to leave the business as it merges with BBC Studios. Jackson, who was responsible for acquiring stakes in British production

19 Jan

Hollywood Stars Pay Tribute To Royal Shakespeare Company Co-Founder John Barton

A slew of Hollywood stars including Patrick Stewart, Kim Cattrall and David Suchet have paid tribute to Royal Shakespeare Company co-founder John Barton, who has died aged 89. Brit Barton, who co-founded the theatre group

19 Jan

Sony Pictures Television Sets Up UK-Based Non-Scripted Label Human

Sony Pictures Television has launched a new non-scripted UK production company, Human, fronted by former Twofour and NBC Universal exec Alan Brown. The Hollywood studio has set up Human to create high-end international content based

18 Jan

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Practical Effects, Movies That Inspired ‘Phantom Thread’ and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   VFX Showcase of the Day: Blade Runner 2049 has some of the best digital effects of last year, but as you

18 Jan

‘Blindspotting’ Review: Daveed Diggs Tackles Race Relations in Living Color | Sundance 2018

SHARE TWEET 0 Tackling race relations within the context of a film is no easy task. For one, there are great examples that already exist to which you’ll always be compared. Additionally, it’s not exactly a

18 Jan

‘Our New President’ Review: As Bad As Our Current President | Sundance 2018

SHARE TWEET 0 Maxim Pozdorovkin’s “documentary” (I use that term in the loosest sense of the word) Our New President has ambitious goals, aiming to outline out how creating “fake realities” through propaganda ends up

18 Jan

‘Arrow’ Recap: “Divided” – Uncivil War

SHARE TWEET 0 At the end of 2017, with the midseason finale of Arrow, Team Arrow was fractured by betrayal and the machinations of this season’s cerebral villain, Cayden James (Michael Emerson). At the beginning of