Carol Burnett To Receive First Honorary Golden Globe TV Award Which Will Be Named After Her
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named Carol Burnett as the recipient of the first-ever Golden Globe television special achievement award, which was unveiled last week. It honors the highest level of achievement in the medium. Named after its first recipient, The Carol Burnett Award — as it will be known going forward — is the TV equivalent of the Globes' film-focused Cecil B. DeMille Award, which also carries the name of its first recipient, director DeMille… Read
‘Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’: First Trailer For Aardman Family Pic
Here’s a first teaser trailer for Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, the sequel to Aardman and Studiocanal’s 2015 box office hit which took more than $100M global. In the sequel, strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy, while at nearby Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun’s mischievous schemes are continually thwarted by exasperated farmer Bitzer. ‘It’s close encounters of the herd kind’, says the… Read
Juliette Binoche To Serve As Berlin Film Festival International Jury President
French actress and Oscar winner Juliette Binoche will serve as president of the International Jury at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 7 -17) next year. Binoche and her as yet-unannounced jury will judge the festival’s competition lineup and hand out the Golden and Silver Bears.
"I'm very pleased that Juliette is president of the 2019 International Jury,” said Dieter Kosslick, Director of the Berlinale. “The festival shares a strong connection with her… Read
Netflix Sets ‘The Milk Of Sorrow’ Director Claudia Llosa For ‘Distancia De Rescate’; Mark Johnson, Pablo Larrain Produce
Claudia Llosa, director of Oscar-nominated drama The Milk Of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) will be the first Peruvian director of a Netflix film. Spanish-language drama Distancia de Rescate, based on the novel Fever Dream by Argentine author Samanta Schweblin, is due to begin production in Chile in early 2019 from a script co-written by Llosa and Schweblin.
The film will be produced by Rain Man and Breaking Bad producer Mark Johnson and Tom Williams for Johnson's Gran Via… Read
Acorn TV Goes Global; Launches In Thirty Countries Including Australia & India
Acorn TV is going global. The SVOD service is launching in thirty new countries including Australia and India.
The service launched in the U.S. and Canada in 2011 before rolling out to twelve Latin American countries in 2018, will now be available across Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Bahamas, Jamaica… Read
Chris O’Dowd & Anne-Marie Duff To Front Fremantle Scripted Podcast ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’
Bridesmaids star Chris O'Dowd and Shameless' Anne-Marie Duff are to front Baby It's Cold Outside, the first podcast to emerge from Fremantle's scripted podcast label Storyglass.
O'Dowd stars as Ed and Duff plays his estranged wife Sam in the drama, a story of an ordinary man, struggling with homelessness, who is trying to have a special day with his son, whilst keeping secret the tragedy of his circumstances. Billy Jenkins (The Crown) plays Ed and Sam's son… Read
Sundance London Sets 2019 Dates, Returns To Picturehouse Central
Sundance London will return to the UK capital for a fifth edition from May 30 – June 2, 2019.
The Sundance Film Festival offshoot will once again be held at Picturehouse Central by Piccadilly Circus. This year’s event screened 12 features from the Utah festival, including surprise film American Animals.
The programme featured the UK premieres of Idris Elba's Yardie, Paul Schrader's First Reformed and Desiree Akhavan's The Miseducation Of Cameron Post. The Audience… Read
Euro Talent Showcase Shooting Stars Includes ‘The Nightingale’ Actress; Fox Germany Hire — Global Briefs
Film support agency European Film Promotion has selected this year’s ten European Shooting Stars, the emerging talent roster celebrated during the Berlin Film Festival. Making the grade were Elliott Crosset Hove from Denmark, star of Winter Brothers; Estonian actress Lest-Liik, star of feature November; Emma Drogunova from Germany, star of The Tobacconist; and Kristín Thora
Haraldsdóttir from Iceland, star of And Breathe Normally. Also chosen were Aisling Franciosi from… Read
‘The Show’: Tom Burke Leads ‘Watchmen’ Creator Alan Moore’s Gothic Fantasy; First Look, Protagonist Boards
Here’s a first look at graphic novel supremo Alan Moore’s (Watchmen) latest creation: The Show. Moore has scripted the film, which stars Tom Burke (War And Peace), Siobhan Hewlett (Show Pieces), Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals), Sheila Atim (Girl From The North Country), Richard Dillane (The White Princess) and Moore himself.
Production is currently underway in Northampton, UK. Mitch Jenkins (Show Pieces) is directing. The feature screenplay is Moore’s first not to be… Read
Melvin Dummar Dies: Inspiration For Jonathan Demme’s ‘Melvin And Howard’ Was 74
Melvin Dummar, the man who inspired Jonathan Demme’s 1980 dramedy Melvin and Howard, died December 9 in hospice care in Nevada. He was 74.
Dummar was known as the man who argued that Howard Hughes bequeathed him over $150 million after he rescued him on a deserted road and drove him to Las Vegas in 1967. In the alleged hand-written “Mormon will”, the Hughes estate also left The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a beneficiary of the inheritance. Dummar battled… Read
Google Unveils Plans For Massive Silicon Valley Development
Google is continuing to take Silicon Valley by storm. They recently unveiled plans for a massive development in its home base of Mountain View, Calif.
The tech powerhouse submitted plans to the city of Mountain View which includes office, retail, public, and residential space. For the development, Google will team with a developer to construct up to 6,600 residential units on its land, with 20 percent qualifying as affordable housing.
The plans for the development were… Read
More Than 10,000 Verizon Employees Accept Buyout Offer After Restructuring Announcement
On Monday, Verizon said that more than 10,000 employees accepted their buyout offer after they announced a restructuring earlier this fall. This amounts to 7 percent of the company’s global workforce.
The buyout program, which was offered to 44,000 eligible employees and managers across all of Verizon's business segments, offered up to 60 weeks of salary, bonus and benefits. This is all dependent on their respective length of service. The end dates for the employees who… Read