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.
Full Story: Dick Van Dyke Will Receive Britannia Award for Excellence In Television
The Irish Film Board to introduce ground-breaking New Funding Initiatives for Female Writers and Directors as part of an on-going commitment to Gender Equality in the Irish Film Industry.
Full Story: New IFB Funding Initiatives for Female Writers | The Irish Film & Television Network
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.
Full Story: A-list female stars flock to TV for better roles | GulfNews.com
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.
Full Story: Michael Jackson estate plans TV animated Halloween special | The Citizen
Castlevania is loosely based on the NES classic, Castlevania III. Instead of being a simple retread of that game’s bare-thin plot, the Netflix series takes its time to flesh out the main characters. In fact, the very first episode is almost solely dedicated to the franchise’s main antagonist, Count Dracula. While there is plenty of monster-slaying action to be found, the series focuses mostly on fighting against Medieval superstitions and the power of a corrupted church. All of these deviations from the sou
Full story: Netflix’s Castlevania is a Triumph for Video Game Adaptations – Geek.com
Marvel’s new series Inhumans will function as a prequel of sorts to the comic book, according to star Iwan Rheon.The ex-Game of Thrones star told Digital Spy that the ABC sci-fi drama is an “origin story” for characters like Black Bolt (Anson Mount) and Medusa (Serinda Swan).Rheon, who plays Maximus, explained that he didn’t have much time to read the original comics before filming, as he landed the part just a week after completing filming on Sky Atlantic’s Riviera.
Full Story: Iwan Rheon says Marvel’s Inhumans is an “origin story” that sets up the classic comic book status quo
I know many people who will be really excited about this news.
The highly popular action-adventure #Video Game Series, “Assassin’s Creed,” has already been adapted as a full feature live-action film with last year’s movie starring Michael Fassbender.
Full story: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ anime television series confirmed, Ubisoft directly involved
What a wicked cool idea!
The Bed ‘N’ Binge Retreat features 15 suites inspires by popular Netflix shows (think Stranger Things, Orange Is The New Black and House of Cards), and is based in Osterley Park, Greater London.
Full story: A hotel dedicated to Netflix binge-watching just opened in the UK
Can’t wait to watch a few of these myself. Everything from Blondie to Tony Bennett, Los Punks to Greenwich Village – very good stuff!!
You’ve seen Wonder Woman. You spent the dough and ate some popcorn and thought, “Wow, Gal Gadot is great.” What to do with the rest of your summer movie fun time? We’ve got four words for you:Music documentaries on Netflix.
Full article: Best Netflix Music Documentaries Movies Streaming Now | Phoenix New Times
Going to television once meant your film career was over. Now, it can mean you will be bestowed one of the highest honors in Hollywood: an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Read story at LA Times: As lines continue to blur in entertainment AMPAS looks to TV talent to help diversify its ranks – LA Times