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2018 Short Film Fund WINNER ANNOUNCED

NORA KIRKPATRICK & DENNIS MCNICHOLAS have won this year’s Short Film Fund run by Shore Scrips with their winning short BEST SELLER. They will be been awarded with a $10,000 Grant to make their short film. Logline: When the reigning queen of the Home Shopping Network is killed live on-the-air during a hair drying demonstration gone wrong, her three venomous, power-hungry disciples enter into a cut-throat competition for her coveted time slot. Best-Seller follows these three morality-free anchors as they attempt to out sell, outwit, and out smile the others to win their…

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The Love Island launch last night was the highest rating programme at 9pm across all channels

The Love Island launch last night was the highest rating programme at 9pm across all channels, winning the slot with 2.9m viewers and 16.4% share, peaking with 3.4m viewers. This is more than double last year’s launch (which was watched by 1.3m viewers). Last night’s launch is ITV2’s highest overnight rating since records go back, overtaking the previous record holder which was the Love Island series 3 finale (2.6m/12.5% share). Additionally, a peak of 480,000 people watched the simulcast live on ITV Hub. 52% of last night’s launch audience were…

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Award-winning film and television producer Pippa Harris becomes BAFTA chair

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will confirm Pippa Harris as its new Chair at this evening’s AGM. Harris has been Deputy Chair for one year and her tenure as Chair will run for the next two years. Harris has enjoyed an illustrious career in film and television as an award-winning producer, executive producer and drama commissioner. She has been closely involved with BAFTA for 10 years and joined the Board of Trustees as Deputy Chair of the Film Committee in 2011. She was made Chair of the…

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New ITV gameshow looking for action movie super fans!

New game show looking for teams of action movie addicts and film fanatics who want the chance of winning cash prizes and a holiday. Are you a film fanatic with an appetite for adventure? Could you and your mates answer quiz questions and face physical challenges like a real action hero? A brand new ITV game show is looking for a heroic team leader and three teammates to take part and have the chance of winning cash prizes and a holiday. So if you are a Die Hard movie buff,…

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Funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery is supporting an internationally renowned dance-circus company

Funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery is supporting an internationally renowned dance-circus company as they join forces with an innovative British furniture manufacturer – uniting arts and business in one inspirational space. Furniture manufacturers Vitsœ and touring dance-circus company Motionhouse are pioneering a vibrant, like-minded working community as they share Vitsœ’s new production building in Royal Leamington Spa. Creative partnerships are a fantastic way to share ideas and discover new ways of working The co-habitation initiative, focused on making and creativity, has received £377,087 from Arts Council England’s…

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The Last Leg is back on Channel 4 this June for an incredible 14th series

The 2017 and 2018 BAFTA nominated entertainment series, The Last Leg is back on Channel 4 this June for an incredible 14th series. Returning to our screens on Friday nights, the nine episode series sees Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker reunite with their honest, upbeat and award-winning brand of satirical comedy. As ever, the hashtag #isitok will pave the way for the gang to round up, examine and explain the leading and most entertaining news stories via their acerbic wit, enlightening discussions and unique sketches. Each week, a…

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The toughest obstacle course on TV, Ninja Warrior UK, has been recommissioned for a fifth series

The toughest obstacle course on TV, Ninja Warrior UK, has been recommissioned for a fifth series. The adrenaline fuelled, action-packed show will be filmed later this year and will air on ITV in 2019. Hosted by Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris ‘Kammy’ Kamara, the fifth series of Ninja Warrior UK will see another batch of hopeful competitors push themselves to their limits as they try to complete the ultimate challenge. The current series of Ninja Warrior UK has been the most difficult yet. Contestants go head-to-head trying to conquer…

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Brenda Blethyn returns to the North East as filming begins for series 9

Following the huge success of series eight, award winning actress, Brenda Blethyn dons her infamous mac and hat to play the unorthodox but brilliantly perceptive Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, in four chilling feature length episodes set against the backdrop of the North East. With filming underway for the first episode, entitled Blind Spot written by Paul Logue, Brenda is joined by a strong ensemble cast which includes Peter Davison (Toast of London, Doctor Who), James Atherton (Coronation Street, Porters), Jodie McNee (Britannia, Little Boy Blue), Adrian Lukis (Collateral, The…

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Light up after Cannes with Comédies à la Carte

Walk This Way wants to light up your mood after the Cannes intensity. The Comédies à la Carte collection is bringing two original titles to the UK from two top producing countries in Europe: Italy and France. GOOD WILLING – TRAILER Goog Willing/Si Dio Vuole (Italy, 2015) Tommaso is a respected heart surgeon, although his relationship with the “heart” is limited to the operating room. A lifetime ago, he met his wife Carla, charming and “pasionaria, now faded as the ideals she believed in. Tommaso and Carla have two children. The…

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London plays itself as well as Manhattan in Patrick Melrose, starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch shifts his portrayal of complex, seminal characters into an even higher gear this Sunday, as Patrick Melrose, the thinly disguised fictional version of London author, Edward St Aubyn. The series, starting on Sunday May 13th on Sky Atlantic, is based on the five Patrick Melrose books, charting the odyssey of the playboy aristocrat. Raped and assaulted as a child, for years, by his father, Melrose develops into a substance abusing playboy, before joining a recovery programme. The series is set in New York and France as well as…

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