Game of Thrones-inspired festival coming to Ontario town | CBC Books

The creators behind the Festival of Wizardry, a weekend celebrating the world of Harry Potter, are bringing a Game of Thrones-inspired festival to Blyth, Ont. in Huron County.

The Festival of Thrones is for fans of medieval fantasy, like George R.R. Martin’s series-turned-television show Game of Thrones and Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind.

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Nielsen Now Incorporates YouTube TV, Hulu Viewing Into Television Ratings – Tubefilter

Leading analytics firm Nielsen has now incorporated viewing from both YouTube and Hulu’s respective skinny bundle services into how it reports linear TV viewing to marketers.

The ratings delivered by Nielsen will henceforth combine traditional linear audience metrics with viewership on Hulu’s live TV service as well as YouTube TV — including live, on-demand, and DVR viewing on desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Nielsen launched its ‘Digital In TV Ratings’ method in 2015 to account for viewership on desktops, tablets, and smartphones when programming and commercials were identical to those on linear TV.

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El Grand Chamaco’s playful Game of Thrones 3D illustrations – Digital Arts

Game of Thrones fans should find this pretty cool 🙂

Mexico-based illustrator and character designer, who goes by the name El Grand Chamaco (but otherwise keeps a low profile), has created a bizarre yet fantastic series of CG 3D illustrations for the beginning of GoT Season 7. They’re in the style of claymation characters – GoT reimagined by Aardman, if you will.

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Dick Van Dyke Will Receive Britannia Award for Excellence In Television

Not much to say except that I absolutely adore this man.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines. This year’s event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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A-list female stars flock to TV for better roles | GulfNews.com

Forget playing “the girlfriend” or “the mum.” Television is proving an embarrassment of riches for women thanks to complex, original characters and female-centric plots that are attracting Oscar-calibre movie stars to the small screen.

Once regarded as the step child to Hollywood movies, A-list actors like Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Susan Sarandon are flocking to TV series, and jostling for this year’s Emmy awards.

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Michael Jackson estate plans TV animated Halloween special | The Citizen

An animated television special featuring Michael Jackson will premiere this year for Halloween in the latest posthumous project by the estate of the late King of Pop.

The estate said “Michael Jackson’s Halloween” will air on CBS in the United States around the October 31 holiday dedicated to the ghoulish and supernatural.

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