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

    By Nancy Tartaglione 20 mins ago

    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 life as a British expat in the south of France passed away on Thursday after a short illness, his publisher Alfred A Knopf said. He was 78. A Year In Provence was published in 1989 and became an international bestseller and one of the most popular travel books of all time. It was later turned into a… Read

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

    By Peter White 28 mins ago

    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 and has invited a slew of producers, commissioning editors, distributors, and other drama series financiers to the Zoo Palast as part of its Drama Series Days event between February 19 – 21. This comes after projects including Sky Atlantic's… Read

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    Film

    Colin Firth Refuses To Work With Woody Allen In The Future

    By Peter White 57 mins ago

    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 wouldn't work with him again." He joins actors including Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Hall, who both said they would donate their salaries from Allen's A Rainy Day in New York to Time's Up, and To Rome With Love star Greta Gerwig, who said she… Read

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    BBC Worldwide Content Chief Helen Jackson To Depart After 31 Years

    By Peter White 1 hour ago

    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 companies including Tim Hincks and Peter Fincham's Expectation Entertainment and War and Peace producer Lookout Point, is to leave the company after 31 years. She will remain with the recently rebranded BBC Studios business through 2018… Read

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    International

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

    By Peter White 3 hours ago

    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 with Peter Hall in 1960, was described as "simply one of the greatest influences in the acting of Shakespeare of the last century" with performances of plays including The War Of The Roses, Hollow Crown and The Merchant of Venice. He is widely considered… Read

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    TV

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

    By Peter White 3 hours ago

    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 around Sony Pictures Entertainment's existing intellectual property and formats as well as to create original factual entertainment shows. Brown joins the Golden Square-based studio from Natural, a production label set up by ITV-owned Twofour… Read

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    Business

    Bradford Dillman Dies: Star Of Broadway, Film And TV Was 87

    By Bruce Haring on Jan 18, 2018 7:11 pm

    Actor Bradford Dillman, who starred as Edmund in the original Broadway production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night and had an impressive film and TV career, died on January 16 in Santa Barbara, CA. He was 87 and suffered complications from pneumonia, according to Ted Gekis of Gekis-Ribera personal management. Dillman was also known as the co-star with Dean Stockwell in the 1959 crime drama Compulsion, where he played killer Arthur A. Straus, a role… Read

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    Freeform Unveils New Logo & “A Little Forward” Tagline

    By Nellie Andreeva on Jan 18, 2018 6:42 pm

    Just a few days after the second anniversary of ABC Family’s revamp as Freeform, the network targeting “becomers”  revealed a new logo and a new tagline in a new branding campaign launched at the inaugural Freeform Summit today. The new logo includes the letters FF, which stand for Freeform (as well as Fast Forward, among other things), and the new tagline, “A Little Forward.,” on black background.  For comparison, you can see Freeform previous, more colorful logo on… Read

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    TV

    ‘Grown-ish’ Renewed For Season 2 By Freeform

    By Nellie Andreeva on Jan 18, 2018 6:30 pm

    Freeform has given an early renewal to breakout new comedy Grown-ish four episodes into its freshman run. The spinoff of ABC’s praised comedy Black-ish has received a 20-episode second season order. Grown-ish has been both a ratings and critical success for Freeform. It premiered January 3 as Freeform’s highest-rated comedy debut in nearly six years and the network’s best series start overall since Shadowhunters two years ago. The renewal was announced during Grown-ish‘s… Read

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    FX Acquires ‘Jumanji’, ‘Transformers’, ‘Murder On the Orient Express’, ‘All the Money In the World’ & More Movies

    By Nellie Andreeva on Jan 18, 2018 5:34 pm

    FX continues to stock up on big movie titles. FX was an early adopter of the strategy, opting to spend the bulk of its acquisition budget on theatrical films instead of off-network shows. Along with original content, which is the main ratings driver for any network, movies have been a solid viewership generator on basic cable. As one industry observer noted, “With the exception of The Big Bang Theory, movies are the best-performing acquired content on TV hands down.”   FX… Read

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    Business

    Super Bowl Ad Rates Have Soared 87% In 10 Years Even With More Clutter: Study

    By Dade Hayes on Jan 18, 2018 5:16 pm

    Rates for a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl have soared 87% since 2008 despite a significant uptick in the number of spots and the length of ad pods, according to an analysis by Kantar Media. Brands paid an average of $2.8 million for an ad in 2008, but last year that number exceeded $5 million. Clutter has increased more than 20% over the past decade. Last year's game featured 102 total spots (including network promos), covering 51 minutes and 30 seconds between the… Read

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    Film

    Morgan Neville On His Mister Rogers Sundance Docu, New Netflix Series & Civility

    By Dominic Patten on Jan 18, 2018 5:09 pm

    "I'll tell you, when I started documentaries were the spinach of filmmaking, and now they're the cool kids," Morgan Neville said on the eve of his latest Sundance Film Festival debut Won't You Be My Neighbor? "The kind of freedom we have as filmmakers now, whether in terms of getting funding or just distribution, has just made it night and day from where it was even 10 years ago," the Oscar winner adds. A longtime veteran of the Robert Redford-founded fest, Neville will… Read

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