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UK film and TV: ‘Expect lots of dramas in space or under the sea’

UK film and TV: ‘Expect lots of dramas in space or under the sea’

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Big changes to working practices in the UK film and TV industry will soon be reflected on our screens, say a leading producer, screenwriter, and union leader.Emmerdale; one of the popular shows which has been stalled since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, started its "phased return to filming" this week, adhering to strict new social distancing guidelines on episodes showing characters dealing with lockdown.The new era will pose great "challenges", according to Pact union boss John McVay, but he's backing his colleagues to "creatively rise" to them, and continue to be "ambitious" and "innovative" in their approach."We will have to creatively change what we're doing," says McVay, whose organisation represents 550 independent TV...
Tenet: Trailer for Christopher Nolan film arrives minus release date

Tenet: Trailer for Christopher Nolan film arrives minus release date

Entertainment
A second trailer for Christopher Nolan's mysterious new film Tenet has been released, giving more clues about its complex time travel narrative.Unlike the teaser trailer released in December, however, the new promo does not end with confirmation of the film's scheduled 17 July release date.The trailer instead merely states it will be "coming to theaters" [sic].The three-minute trailer was launched on popular video game Fortnite before being made available elsewhere.Cinemas around the world are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and it is unclear when they will reopen.Earlier this month the CEO of the Vue chain expressed hopes it will be able to reopen its cinemas in July. Vue Cinemas hoping for mid-July reopening Vue sets out...
The urgency for the film industry to find a solution to COVID-19 is rising

The urgency for the film industry to find a solution to COVID-19 is rising

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Not unlike the aviation industry, it's difficult to envisage how social distancing will work in the cinema.But as the UK Cinema Association plots its comeback, the film industry faces not just angst but conflict during the coronavirus lockdown. Zygi Kamasa, chief executive of Lionsgate UK, has organised a streaming event to raise funds for two causes. Image: Lionsgate is streaming films including The Hunger Games and Eddie The Eagle (below) to raise funds for charity. Pics: Lionsgate In a bid to bring back the notion of Saturday night at the movies, the film company is streaming its four most popular films - La La Land, Bend It Like Beckham, Eddie The Eagle and The Hunger Games - weekly on YouTube to raise ...
May the fourth be with you! Brand-new Star Wars film is announced

May the fourth be with you! Brand-new Star Wars film is announced

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A new Star Wars film has been announced - the tenth instalment in the epic series of movies - and it will be written and directed by Taika Waititi.Fresh from winning an Oscar for Jojo Rabbit, he will team up with 1917 co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Waititi, who is also famous for directing Thor: Ragnarok, is not new to Star Wars. He directed the final episode of the first series of The Mandalorian. Image: Popular Star Wars character R2-D2 The announcement has been made on a date close to the hearts of Star Wars fans, for whom "May the fourth be with you" has become an annual greeting - a play on the phrase "may the force be with you", of course.At the same time, it was revealed a new Star Wars series is being developed for Disney+, w...
NFL Draft: Dolphins prioritize game film, weigh injury history

NFL Draft: Dolphins prioritize game film, weigh injury history

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April 16 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said the team will prioritize the game film of prospects over what they did at the combine and in other settings when it considers selections for the 2020 NFL Draft. "We have an idea of who we like," Grier said. "But again, we want to make sure we have all the information. We have medical meetings coming up in the next couple of days." The Dolphins are one of the most well-stocked NFL teams ahead for total selections. Miami has the Nos. 5,. 18 and 26 picks in the first round, as well as two second-round selections and nine picks from the third through seventh rounds. Prospects and NFL teams are in unfamiliar territory this off-season due to the coronavirus pandemic. March and April typically are reserved for in-person meetings...