Creative film

Japanese team Nippon TV & UK Outfit Envision on an east-west list – deadline

EXCLUSIVE: In an intriguing partnership that signals the continuing trend of high-profile international collaborations in the film and television industry, Japan’s leading multiplatform entertainment company Nippon TV is teaming up with London-based premium media company Envision Entertainment to form a common list. The first will be a series inspired by the successful Japanese series Double booking, and a pair of ...

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Samantha N. Sheppard & JE Smyth – Deadline

Authors and university professors Samantha N. Sheppard and JE Smyth were named Academy Film Scholars on Monday 2021 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The grant, presented annually by the organization, is awarded to established academics whose projects focus on one aspect of film and the film industry. The Academy’s Education Grants Committee will award Sheppard and ...

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The ethics of a deepfake voice Anthony Bourdain

The documentary “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain”, which opened on Friday, is an angry, elegant and often extremely emotional chronicle of the TV star’s life and its impact on those close to him. Directed by Morgan Neville, the film portrays Bourdain as intense, self-disgusting, relentlessly driven, supernatural charismatic, and – in his life and in his death, by suicide, ...

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Peter Dinklage’s Estuary Films signs TV deal with eOne – deadline

Game of thrones Star Peter Dinklage is stepping up the television side of his production company with a first deal with eOne. Estuary Films, which Dinklage directs with David Ginsberg, has entered into a multi-year agreement with the Sharp objects producer to develop television series for broadcast, cable and streaming. Brad Saunders, TV director and former HBO executive, will oversee ...

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Screen Australia announces $ 2.3 million for 10 documentaries

A trio of music icons and a legendary racehorse are among the subjects of 10 projects that will receive $ 2.3 million in documentary production funding from Screen Australia. Of those earmarked for funding, eight will be supported through the Producer program and two through the commissioned program. They include documentaries on John Farnham, Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach, as ...

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Disneyland’s new Jungle Cruise ride to reopen

(CNN) – Disney has finally returned to its jungle cruise after being criticized for years for the attraction’s controversial portrayals of indigenous people. In January, the company announced it would rethink the classic jungle cruise, in which a skipper transported visitors along a waterway while making funny jokes and commentary. One of the sites visited by visitors involved a scene ...

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