'Tis The Season For New Trailers

A big week for new trailers with ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’, ‘Guardian’s of the Galaxy 3’, ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ and the new ‘Transformers’ movie, plus more.

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Glasgow Honours Tilda Swinton With Award

Tilda Swinton has been honoured at a special ceremony in Glasgow for her work "for the preservation and enhancement of film heritage”, presented by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).

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Legendary Entertainment Deal With Sony

The production company behind ‘Dune’ and ‘Godzilla vs Kong’, Legendary Entertainment, has cut ties with Warner Bros to enter a multi-year worldwide film distribution partnership with Sony Pictures.

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‘Glass Onion’: Strong Opening Weekend

Netflix’s limited cinema release of ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ was released in the US over the 5-day Thanksgiving weekend, raking in an estimated $13.3 million over the 5 days and is projected to be $15 million by end of play today.

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ISG Contracted For £600 Million Hollywood Film Studio

ISG has signed the pre-construction services agreement for the Hollywood style film studio in Hertfordshire and will build one of the largest film studio complexes, which are currently being planned in the UK. The film complex will be built on a 90-acre site located in Broxbourne.

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First Look Images of ‘Luther’ Film Released

The first images from the upcoming ‘Luther’ film has been shared with the public where it shows Idris Elba’s character DCI John Luther out of the gritty streets of London, which will excite fans as this was unexpected for the character.

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Manchester’s Jewish Film Festival Returns

The UK Jewish Film Festival set in Manchester returned this month, after a two year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event took place at the Cineworld cinema in Didsbury, in the city centre and also the Curzon cinema in Knutsford, with now an online event to watch all the screenings.

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Ealing Studios Fights For Huge Makeover

Ealing Studios based in London, the oldest film studio in the world, where ‘The Crown’ and ‘Doctor Who’ were filmed, fights for a huge makeover as developers say the studios and facilities are outdated which is stopping it being a competitive hub for film and TV.

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Film Studio Expansion in Belfast

A film studio in Belfast plans for an expansion, which hopes to be backed and timescales are drawn up. This expansion would be a huge benefit to Ireland as the Film and TV sector struggles for studio space. The film studio has worked on features such as 'Dracula: Untold' and BBC's 'The Fall'.

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Honorary Oscar awarded to Michael J. Fox

'Back to the Future' actor, Michael J. Fox, was presented with an honorary Oscar, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by Woody Harrelson at the 2022 Governors Awards over the weekend.

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Trailer Lands For Sam Mendes’ Empire Of Light

After the immensely popular and successful 1917, fans and critics alike have been waiting for a glimpse of Sam Mendes’s new film and the first look is finally here. The trailer has landed for ‘Empire of Light’ an 1980s-set ode to cinema.

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Isle of Wight: New Film and TV Studio

The plans have just been revealed for a new film and television studio to be built on the Isle of Wight. With four sound stages, it will be the island's first screen-based media hub.

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‘Something in the Dirt’ Opens to Great Reviews.

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Spring, V/H/S: Viral, The Endless, Synchronic) are back with a brand new science-fiction comedy, ‘Something in the Dirt,’ their fifth movie together. Carry on reading to see the new trailer.

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Bristol's film production reaches record high

The film industry is booming and that extends to Bristol too, which has reached record levels generating an estimated revenue of £20.8m in the last year, with filming in the city up by a healthy 10% city officials say. Bristol is known for its array of locations both city and rural.

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Stephen Frears: British Critics Snobbery

Stephen Frears was recently interviewed by Yahoo on his upcoming film ‘The Lost King’, where he said that film critics can often be snobbish even if the film goes on to do well in the USA, as well as other territories.

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Paramount’s 'Smile' Opens Strong At Cinemas

It just goes to show that audiences wanted to go back to the cinema for something fresh and this was reinforced with Paramount’s ‘Smile’ as it landed in top spot for their offshore debut with a strong $14.5 million from 58 markets and $36.5 million globally. To find out more and watch the trailer keep reading:

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New Mystery Movie ‘See How They Run’ In UK Cinemas

‘See How They Run’ is a mystery feature and the directorial debut of Tom George, who previously helmed every episode of the hit BBC sitcom This Country. The movie opened with great reviews and topped the UK and Ireland box office in the first week.

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The Territory: A Harrowing Documentary About Fight For Survival In The Amazon

London-based documentary film company Dogwoof released Alex Pritz’s double Sundance winning documentary about the ongoing conflict between the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau tribe and Brazilian farmers in the Amazon, in UK cinemas on the 2nd September, in partnership with National Geographic Documentary Films. If you haven’t seen it yet, it really is an eye opening documentary about the battle for survival.

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Dark Comedy ‘The Estate’ Drops It’s Trailer

Anna Faris returns to the big screen in ‘The Estate’, alongside the lead cast ensemble including Toni Collette, Kathleen Turner, David Duchovny and Tony College. Carry on reading to find out more about the film and to watch the trailer.

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Steven Spielberg’s Semi-Autobiographical Movie Trailer Lands

Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical drama, ‘The Fabelmans’, which premiered to huge applause at the Toronto International Film Festival, has just released the first trailer. The film is a provocative investigation of the cinematic medium from one of its great masters.

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Colin Farrell Wins Best Actor At Venice Film Festival

Colin Farrell wins one of the industry top prizes at the Venice Film Festival, Best Actor, for the critically acclaimed Martin McDonagh film ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’. Venice awards are usually regarded as an indicator for who will be among the nominees at next year’s Oscars.

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Amazon Prime Releases Teaser for Emily Blunt Western

Amazon Price has released the teaser trailer for the new Western ‘The English’, starring Emily Blunt. Carry on reading to see the trailer for the series which will premiere on the 11th November in the United States On Prime Video and BBC One in the United Kingdom.

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Martin Freeman Cast In Folk Horror Film

Martin Freeman has been cast in the new horror film 'Queen of Bones'. Filming is in Canada and is directed by Robert Budreau, with a script penned by Michael Burgner for Appian Way, Lumanity Productions and Productivity Media.

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Nell Tiger Cast in ‘The Omen’ Prequel

Following her breakout role in the Apple TV+ series ‘Servant,’ Nell Tiger has been cast in her first leading role in a major studio film for 20th Century Fox. ‘First Omen’ is a prequel to the horror franchise ‘The Omen’.

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Trailer for ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ Starring Daniel Radcliffe

The utterly brilliant trailer for ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ has landed with Daniel Radcliffe playing the singer famous for parody versions of popular songs and Evan Rachel Wood who takes on the role of Madonna. From the trailer this looks more like a spoof biopic rather than a straight down the line biopic. Keep reading to watch the trailer.

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National Cinema Day: £3 Tickets

On Saturday 3rd of September (this weekend) hundreds of cinemas across the UK will take part in celebration of a new National Cinema Day where they will be offering customers tickets just for £3 per person.

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'The Lost King' British Film Trailer Lands

Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan star in 'The Lost King', which has just released a trailer and it looks like a fun and quirky British movie. The plot is based on the true story of royal remains discovered in Leicester, UK. 

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15 More Years Of James Bond Films

A deal has been signed to keep the James Bond Franchise in production until at least 2037 already having been in production since 1962. It’s been reported the deal was signed with Warner Bros.

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Disney+ Subscriber Increase Belies

Disney+ is the first competitor in the era of the streaming service wars to have more paid subscribers than Netflix. Disney+ figures are soaring and the number of people subscribing to Disney+ topped 152 million, up some 31% from the same period a year earlier, the entertainment giant said in an earnings report.

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BFI London Film Festival Confirms Closing Film

The 66th BFI London Film Festival has confirmed ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’, starring Daniel Craig and Edward Norton, will close the prestigious UK film festival, which will serve as the films European Premiere on Sunday 16th of October at the Southbank Centre in the Royal Festival hall, ahead of it’s UK release.

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Olivia Newton-John: Grease Star Dies Aged 73

It has been reported by Olivia Newton-Johns’ family that she died peacefully yesterday morning, surrounded by family and friends. Tributes have been paid from around the world being led by her Grease co-star John Travolta.

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Christopher Nolan’s New Movie Releases Teaser Trailer

Christopher Nolan’s new movie ‘Oppenheimer’ has released the first teaser trailer and it’s literally on fire. The footage sees literal blasts of fire interwoven with black and white clips of Cillian Murphy's J. Robert Oppenheimer. Carry on reading to watch the teaser loop and see the impressive cast list for the film.

 

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Disney+ Adds R-rated Films

The streaming giant Disney+ added it’s first R-rated films in the US on Friday. They added to their slate ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘Logan.’ All these films do star Marvel superheroes but due to their ratings they are not child friendly.

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British Actor David Warner Dies Aged 80

The stage and screen veteran and Manchester born actor David Warner sadly passes away at age 80.  The BBC reported that Warner died from “a cancer-related illness” and that his family confirmed the news “with an overwhelmingly heavy heart”.

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Calling Bridget Jones

Bridget Jones fans will be delighted to hear that Renee Zellweger is returning to her iconic character for the fourth film in the franchise as she tackles motherhood, instead of dating woes, six years after she gave birth to a baby boy.

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Explosive Teaser Lands For John Wick 4

The teaser trailer for the highly anticipated movie John Wick 4, which sees Keanu Reeves reprise his role, has finally landed and it looks amazing. The first trailer for the movie was a surprise reveal during San Diego Comic-Con at the weekend with Keanu Reeves making an appearance. The teaser features all the highlights fans would expect.

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Lead Belly Released on iTunes and Google Play

‘Lead Belly’, a film about mental health and homelessness, is the second short film we supported and now it has finished a successful festival run it has been released  on iTunes and Google Play. 

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Gonzo Girl Adds Willem Dafoe To The Cast

'Gonzo Girl' , which will be Patricia Arquette’s debut feature, has just added Willem Dafoe and Camila Marrone to star in the movie. The movie is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, written by Cheryl Della Pietra.

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Trailer For New Korean Action Movie 'Carter'

Netflix have dropped the trailer for their latest Korean action movie offering. From the trailer alone, 'Carter' promises intense action and fans of this genre should not be disappointed. Check out the trailer.

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Shinfield Studios Hollywood Style Production Space

Shinfield Studios Limited have secured a huge deal to the sum of £261 million for a new Hollywood style movie studio and has said it will create a staggering 3,000 jobs. The new 199 year lease will be on Thames Valley Science Park.

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Orphan: First Kill Trailer Lands

’Orphan: First Kill’ trailer for the horror prequel has been released. Thirteen years after ‘Orphan’ first came to the screen scaring us with the tale of a seriously problematic 9 year old, the psychological thriller is back.

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Streaming Services Growth To Hit $1.7 Trillion

Today’s offerings of streaming services go way beyond the original and traditional giants such as Netflix and Hulu which have for a long time been the companies that dominated the space. Although with many new streaming services seeing more rapid growth the competition is hotting up, especially for U.S. subscribers.

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66th BFI London Film Festival To Open with 'Matilda'

Today it was announced in the press that Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’ the musical, Tim Michins’s  adaptation of the classic novel, will open the UK’s biggest cinematic gathering of the year, the 2022 BFI London Film Festival.

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Trailer For Cave Rescue Drama

'Thirteen Lives', helmed by Ron Howard, has released the trailer for the drama based on the 2018 Thailand true cave rescue story which gripped the world.

 

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Box Office Has Officially Bounced Back

It’s been an extremely tough time for movie theatres,  but they are now back to box office figures that are breaking the charts and there's much more to come. At long last there is a sure sign that audiences of all ages are returning to the silver screen.

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The Martha Mitchell Effect Documentary

The Martha Mitchell Effect - is another dark story in America’s history. She was once as famous as Jackie O. until she tried to take down America’s President. The documentary takes a look at the unlikeliest of whistleblowers through the voice of the woman herself.

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Zack Snyder Brings On Board Anthony Hopkins

Zack Snyder is in production for his new film ‘Rebel Moon,’ for Netflix. Whilst they have been working on this a while now, there are still additions being made to the cast list. It was announced last week by the streaming service that Anthony Hopkins will be lending his talented voice to a character within the sci-fi action movie.

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‘Joker’ Sequel In Development

Fans of ‘Joker’ film were excited after Todd Phillips posted the sequel's script cover on Instagram. A deal is also on the go for Joaquin Phoenix to reprise Arthur Fleck.

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Cinemas To Use Digital ID To Verify Age

Thanks to a partnership with a UK digital identity startup, UK cinemas are set to embrace the digital world where all audience members aged 13 and above will be able to use a smartphone app instead of physically bringing a passport or driving licence with them, to prove their age.

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Plans For Debenhams Store To Be Cinema

The former Debenhams store, which has been empty since May 2021 when the chain closed all their physical shops, at Three Spires Shopping Centre in Lichfield, Staffordshire, has had plans put forward for consideration of turning the site into a new cinema in the shopping centre.

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Ray Liotta Sadly Passes

Ray Liotta, the actor perhaps best known for his roles in ‘Field of Dreams’ and the Martin Scorsese mob classic ‘Goodfellas,’ has died at the age of 67. Ray Liotta was working on a project in the Dominican Republic when he passed in his sleep.

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Amazon’ Freevee Gains Disney Deal

Amazon’s AVoD platform Freevee which was formerly IMDb TV has now commissioned several scripted and factual series, including a second season of ‘Bosch: Legacy’, and gained a short-term licensing deal with Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. With this news they will be offering further films and an incredible original slate.

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International Box Office Latest

The box office is in bright lights once again as box office receipts keep continuing to increase as audience members flock to watch the latest offerings. With ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’, ‘Sonic 2’ and ‘The Lost City’ raking in the top figures.

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Anthony Hopkins To Play Sir Nicholas Winton In ‘One Life’

Not only is Sir Anthony Hopkins the oldest Oscar Winner, he is also set to become the UK’s oldest actor in a lead role of a major movie, where he will play Sir Nicholas Winton in the upcoming title ‘One Life’.  Anthony Hopkins hopes it will highlight the Ukraine’s refugee crisis.

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New Short Film Streaming Platform launches

Writer, Director, Actor and Producer, Anthony Hayes, has launched an innovative new streaming platform exclusively for short films entitled the Retrogression Film Crib to help give emerging filmmakers a platform.

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Box Office Latest

‘Morbius’ Debuts With $84 Million, ’Sonic’ Hits Highs Abroad and ‘The Batman’ Crosses $700M Internationally

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John Zaritsky has died at the age of 79.

The Oscar-winning director has sadly passed away at the age of 79 from heart failure on the 30th of March 2022. John Zaritsky won an Academy Award in 1983 for his documentary 'Just Another Missing Kid' about an Ottawa teenager who went missing in Nebraska. After this, he went on to direct a string of other hard-hitting documentaries.

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Ryan Reynolds: Only Actor To Have 3 Films On Netflix’s All-Time Top 10 List

Ryan Reynolds new movie ‘The Adam Project’ has sailed straight into Netflix’s list of the top 10 most popular English-language films produced by Netflix, which is currently sitting at number 7 and still has the opportunity to move up the ranks. It joins two other movies he stars in, making Ryan Reynolds the first actor to have three films in the top 10 on the Netflix roster.

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‘The Lost City’ Takes Box Office Top Spot.

The romantic comedy ‘The Lost City’ starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum opened in North America over the weekend with a great start, collecting $31 million in box office receipts. This score shows Rom-Coms are back in favour with this strong opening for the genre and fantastic news for the industry as a whole.

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Marilyn Monroe Biopic ‘Blonde’ To Become NC-17 Rating

The Netflix original upcoming Marilyn Monroe biopic titled ‘Blonde’ directed by Andrew Dominik is set to be rated NC-17 due to some explicit sex scenes. The film which stars Cuban actress Ana de Armas as the world-renowned late actress and singer will become Netflix’s first film to be slapped with an NC-17 rating.

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‘Being Mortal’ Adds Seth Rogen To Cast

The writer, producer and actor Aziz Ansari gains his feature director debut with ‘Being Mortal’ at Searchlight. He will act in the picture, starring alongside Bill Murray and now it’s been reported Seth Rogen joins the cast.

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Warner Bros. Plans Major Expansion Of Leavesden Studios

Just as news comes in of Warner Bros. celebrating their 100th birthday in April next year, it has also been announced that the famous movie studio has submitted their plans and application to Watford Borough Council and Three Rivers District Council for a major expansion of their Leavesden studios, which includes their desire to build 11 new sound stages that would see the studios expand onto current green space.

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100th Anniversary Logo Published By Warner Bros.

Next April Warner Bros. turns a century old, which is no mean feat for any company and the famous studio has started their celebrations already with the revealing of a special commemorative logo  “100 Years of Storytelling”.

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New Poster and Trailer Lands For ‘Blank’

Our upcoming psychological Sci-Fi drama ‘Blank’, which is represented by London based sales agent Film Seekers, has just had the trailer and new artwork drop. The film starring Rachel Shelley, Heida Reed and Wayne Brady also had a great reception at this year's Manchester International Film Festival (MANIFF).

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Batman Holds Strong At The Box Office.

‘The Batman’ starring Robert Pattinson has continued to take the box office by storm as it holds fast at the number one spot at the box office for three weekends in a row, with a huge $36.8 million bringing the overall takings past the $300 million mark in North America.

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First Still Release Of Robert Zemeckis ‘Pinoccho’.

Last week, Disney + released the very first image of their live-action remake of ‘Pinoccho’, which stars Tom Hanks as Geppetto who carved himself a son. This new imagining of the story is inspired by the 1940’s film of the same name.

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Batman Takes Box Office By Storm

'The Batman’, which stars Robert Pattinson, is taking shape to be one of the most successful films post-pandemic and it’s now been heralded as the beginning of the post-pandemic blockbuster boom with UK box office sales forecast to double this year to £1.1 billion. 

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The Winners At The 2022 Independent Spirit Awards

The in-person Independent Spirit Awards ceremony took place on the beach in Santa Monica on the 6th of March 2022 and was hosted by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. The outdoor ceremony honours great work done in the independent film world in 2021. Continue reading to find out the winners list.

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Amazon Long-Term Deal With Shepperton Studios

It’s been reported today by The Guardian that Amazon Prime Video has signed a deal for well over 10 years with Pinewood Group’s Shepperton Studios, which gives them exclusive use of new production facilities at the Surrey studios for their productions.

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UK Film and TV Industry Record £5.6 Billion Spend

The UK film and TV industry has recovered tremendously from the pandemic with a record £5.6 billion spent making blockbusters such as Mission: Impossible 7 and big-budget dramas including Bridgerton in the UK last year.

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Netflix releases first look of ‘Knives Out 2’ On 2022 Slate

Benoit Blanc played by Daniel Craig is back with a back with a new case to crack in the upcoming follow-up to Rian Johnsons’s 2019 whodunit movie, ‘Knives Out’. The first film in the franchise, went on to gain an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay as well as three Golden Globe nominations.

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'Blank’ Heads To The European Film Market (EFM)

Our psychological Sci-Fi drama ‘Blank’ heads out for sales at this year's virtual EFM on February 10th to the 17th. Ahead of this, international sales agent Film Seekers releases first look images and a clip from the film via Screen Daily. 

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Benedict Cumberbatch Cast In Sci-Fi Thriller 'Morning'.

Director Justin Kurzel, best known for his movie ‘Macbeth’, has just cast the Oscar nominated star Benedict Cumberbatch to play the lead in his upcoming Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Morning’, alongside Laura Dern as his wife and Noah Jupe as the couple's son.

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Sundance 2022

Sundance has just handed out its annual audience and jury prizes and there was no shortage of interesting new horrors. One film generated a word-of-mouth buzz following its premiere at the festival. An unsettling new horror ‘Speak No Evil’ from director Christian Tafdrup is as disturbing as they come and the trailer looks good too.

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Cardboard: The Go To Material For TV and Film Sets?

It’s a renowned fact that the Film and TV industry use many materials that are not all together environmentally friendly, with set builds and props and many simply discarded after use, never to be recycled. In recent years, the industry has been encouraged to reduce its environmental impact. So, could cardboard be the game changer here?

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New Teaser Trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’

It’s a busy time for the renowned director, as his latest film ‘Nightmare Alley’ was released in UK cinemas on Friday and now the first proper look at Guillermo del Toro’s long awaited first animated feature, the update of the classic Pinocchio tale, has landed and it looks remarkable.

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Disney+ To Launch In 42 Countries

The battle of the streaming wars continues as Disney+ has moved to the next stage of its rapid international rollout and will launch in 42 more countries and 11 territories this coming summer, the streamer announced on Wednesday.

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Sci-Fi Thriller 'Blank' Gets UK Premiere At MANIFF

Our psychological sci-fi drama ‘Blank’ has been accepted into the BIFA accredited Manchester International Film Festival where it will receive its UK Premiere on the 15th of March 2022 at the Great Northern Odeon Cinema.

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ 6th Highest Grossing Film Of All Time.

Spider-Man is back on top again after getting knocked off from the top spot at the domestic box office last week by the latest offering in the ‘Scream’ franchise, in its sixth weekend in cinemas. Not only this, ‘Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home’ becomes the 6th highest grossing film of all time.

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Scottish Film Industry Booms as Glasgow Doubles Up As Gotham

'Batgirl' is the latest blockbuster movie to film in Scotland as they transfer Glasgow into a winter’s day in Gotham city over the weekend. The HBO Max movie actually started filming in late November but so far had seen scenes primarily shot indoors as a set was built within the old North Glasgow College in Springburn, but have now taken over the streets across the city centre.

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New Concept For Berlinale

In an interview with ‘Variety’ Berlin Film Festival chief explains they are going ahead with the 72nd Berlinale in what they call “a new concept” for an in-person event whilst other renowned festivals such as Sundance go exclusively online. 

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Spider-Man: Third Highest-Grossing Film Franchise.

The latest Marvel blockbuster has been breaking records left and right. The recent global box office success of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ sees the film becoming the eighth highest-grossing film in box office history as well as becoming the third most successful film franchise ever, overtaking the Harry Potter universe.

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Shepperton Studios Community Fund Launched

The Pinewood Group have announced that Shepperton Studios has launched a £500,000 community fund which will support local individuals, non-profit, as well as voluntary organisations including charities, social enterprises and community groups. Shepperton Studios will be working together with the Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS).

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Golden Globes 2022 Announce Their Winners

The 79th Golden Globe Award winners were announced at a ceremony which took place on Sunday in LA behind closed doors without a red carpet or official press access. ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Power of the Dog’ win big. British winners include Kate Winslet and Andrew Garfield.

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James Cameron Plans To Make Six-Hour Movies.

James Cameron has announced he is planning to make six-hour movies for streaming platforms, explaining he is excited by the chaos caused by the rise of streaming services such as Netflix and Disney in Hollywood.

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Peter Bogdanovich: The Last Picture Show director dies aged 82.

Peter Bogdanovich, the American film director, known for his films The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon has died aged 82. His agent and family confirmed on Thursday in a statement to the press that he died “from complications of Parkinson’s disease”. Stars, which include Barbra Streisand, Cher and Laura Dern, have led tributes to the late director.

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Huge £500M Expansion at Pinewood Studios

Buckinghamshire Council’s Strategic Sites Planning Committee has granted planning permission for Pinewood Studios to expand the world-renowned screen hub and build a major film inspired visitor attraction. 

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Scotland To Gain New Film Studio

Glasgow’s iconic Kelvin Hall is set to be transformed into a new film studio which will see it becoming the largest one in the region. It is said to be an £11.9 million project which will be a huge boost for the creative sector in Scotland.

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Cineworld Revenue Hits Pre- Pandemic Levels

Thanks to an “excellent slate of movies” Cineworld, the world’s second largest cinema chain, has reported it has now hit pre-pandemic levels of revenue in the UK and Ireland. The company hopes the host of movies yet to be released this year will strengthen momentum. 

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Pinewood Group Announce Huge Expansion Of Shepperton With Netflix Deal

The announcement from Pinewood Group is an exciting one where their decision to expand the iconic Shepperton Studios, in Surrey, will add almost 1 million square feet of new production accommodation and comprise 17 sound stages making Shepperton one of the biggest film and TV studios in the world. They announced this exciting news alongside a new long-term contract with Netflix.

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Box Office On Fire

Steadily, as we continue to return to more normal times, more and more audience members are returning to the cinema to see the latest offerings, creating a surge in ticket sales, with ’No Time To Die’ crossing $700 million global and ‘Eternals’ accumulating $281 million worldwide as the film enters its third week.

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UK’s Oldest Cinemas Set to Reopen.

‘The Electric’, one of England’s oldest cinemas located in Birmingham, is set to reopen by Christmas with a new owner following its closure at the start of the pandemic.

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October Recorded Best Box Office Month Of 2021

October 2021 generated the best ticket sales at the domestic box office, gaining $637.9 million in ticket receipts, thanks to films such as ‘No Time T0 Die,’ ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage,’ ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Dune.’ With Cinemark announcing October was the company’s highest-grossing box office performance month in the Covid-19 era.

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James Bond Soars At Box Office and Breaks Own Record.

The new James Bond Film ’No Time to Die’ is set to break the pandemic box office records, grossing to date just under $120 million as well as breaking it’s own record in the history of the Bond franchise by gaining the highest single day at the box office on Saturday.

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Trailer and Release Date Lands For ‘A Mouthful of Air’ Starring Amanda Seyfried.

We are super excited to report that Sony Pictures have released the trailer for ‘A Mouthful of Air’ and announced an exclusive theatrical release date for the film. We are proud to be part of this wonderful movie and the trailer looks brilliant. The film is led by Amanda Seyfried and also stars Fiin Wittrock, Paul Giamatti, Amy Irving, Jennifer Carpenter and Michael Gaston.

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Apple Releases Trailer For Sci-Fi Movie ‘Finch’

The trailer for the original Sci-Fi post-apocalyptic film ‘Finch’, starring Tom Hank, has been released by Apple TV+. The film by ‘Game of Thrones’ director Miguel Sapochnik is about one of the last men standing and his dog.

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Longcross Film Studios Long Term Lease By Netflix

Netflix is signed up for a long-term lease at its second UK facility, as the streaming giant significantly increases its physical production footprint here in the UK, with a deal to work in and expand the Longcross Studios complex, just outside of London.

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Disney’s 2021 Movies To Debut At Cinemas Only

Perhaps the largest film company in the world, Walt Disney Co, has released in a statement that all of their 2021 film releases will screen exclusively in cinemas prior to becoming available on streaming platforms.

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'Lead Belly’ Wins Most Influential Short Film

Two years after the Templeheart supported short film 'Being Keegan' was gaining accolades at many film festivals around the world, we are super pleased to announce the second short film we have supported, ‘Lead Belly’, has won the "Most Influential Short Film award at this year's Horsetooth International Film Festival in America. The film has also been accepted to a further three festivals.

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Daniel Craig Set To Be The Highest Paid Film Star

The James Bond star Daniel Craig is to become the world's highest paid film star and is set to earn more than $100 million (£73 million) this year and is due to appear in two sequels to ‘Knives Out’ for the giant streaming service Netflix. 

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Box Office: ‘Free Guy’ Grabs Top Spot For Second Week.

The Disney and 20th Century film declined in ticket sales only by 34% in its second weekend, adding a further $18.8 million between Friday and Sunday. To date, ‘Free Guy’ has generated $58.8 million in North America and $111.9 million worldwide. Remember, it's not based on a comic book hero or a sequel or prequel or part of any existing film franchise or universe. This is a good old fashioned, fresh, standalone movie and it's got people going to the cinema to watch it.

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Spike Lee’s Emmy Nominated Picture Hits US Cinemas For One Night

David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’, the acclaimed concert from director Spike Lee’s film, is heading to the US cinemas for one night only showing on the 15th of September 2021. Iconic Events Releasing, Participant, River Road Entertainment, Warner Music Entertainment and HBO Entertainment announced this week in the press.

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‘CODA’: First Feature Film With Burned In Subtitles In Cinemas.

It looks like Apple TV + has made history with its new original film ‘Coda’ for the theatrical release. In all UK and US cinemas, the movie will be shown with accessible-to-all ‘open’ subtitles which have been burned into the video with no need for special equipment to see them. 

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Hollywood to bring £700 million film and TV studios to Hertfordshire

A Hollywood film and TV studios facility is set to arrive in Hertfordshire, creating over 4,500 permanent jobs. The development is reported to be worth £700 million and is backed by a Hollywood consortium which previously made ‘Zoolander’ and ‘La La Land’.  The studio facility is due to be built just north of London with £120 million worth of land already purchased.

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Greats of Cinema Team To Save Radio 4’s Film Show

Some of the biggest stars of cinema have united to try and save Radio 4’s film show, with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan and Rosamund Pike signing a letter, which was published by the Observer, calling on the corporation to keep the film programme.

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‘Lead Belly’ Hits The Festival Circuit

‘Lead Belly’, a film about mental health and homelessness, is the second short film we supported and it’s now up and running on the festival circuit and off to a great start, with two laurels recently added and both of which are in the U.S.A.

 

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Box Office Reports ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ A New Win.

‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ starring the basketball favourite LeBron James, directed by Malcolm D. Lee hit the top of the box office last weekend, coming in ahead of expectations in North America with Marvel’s and Disney’s ‘Black Widow’ falling to second place.

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A24 The Indie Film Specialist Worth $3 Billion

Rumours of a possible sale have started to circulate within the industry, as A24 recently explored a possible sale, with the indie film studio looking at an asking price of between $2.5 billion to $3 billion and Apple expressing an interest.

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How To Keep Up With UK Film Industry Boom

The UK needs to build the equivalent of four new film studios to keep up with the huge demand for new content from companies like Netflix, other streaming giants and film productions according to a report.

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Trailer Lands For Michael Smiley’s New Crime Movie ‘The Toll’

The first trailer for the raw and darkly comic crime movie ‘The Toll’, directed by Ryan Andrew Hooper and written by Matt Redd, has landed and it looks fantastic. The movie stars the Irish Actor and comedian Michael Smiley as a mysterious ex-criminal working a toll booth in the Welsh countryside as he tries to move beyond his former life.

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‘Greenland: Migration’ Gets $75 Million Deal to STX

In the biggest deal yet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, STX Entertainment has acquired the worldwide rights to Gerard Butler’s upcoming film for a whopping $75 million. The film is the sequel to the 2020 distorter film titled ‘Greenland’, also starring Gerard Butler.

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First Photos From Set of ‘Dropout’ Starring Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried has been cast as Elizabeth Holmes in the upcoming series ‘Dropout’ and the first photos from the set have been shared online. Amanda Seyfried was recently nominated at the Oscars for her role in ‘Mank’ and she also stars in our forthcoming feature film ‘A Mouthful of Air’.

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‘Don’t Breathe 2’ Trailer Lands Starring Steve Lang

The trailer for the sequel to ‘Don’t Breathe’ has landed with Stephen Lang back in his role of Norman Nordstrom. It was confirmed in the original horror thriller movie that you shouldn’t cross Stephen Lang’s character even though he is blind. The sequel to the 2016 horror thriller is nearly here and shows a new angle on the lead character. Read on further to watch the utterly chilling trailer.

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‘American Gigolo’ Reboot Gets Showtime Series Order, Guest Starring Wayne Brady

The American premium television network Showtime has given a series order to the series adaptation of ‘American Gigolo,’ with ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ actor Jon Bernthal attached to star and produce. The project hails from David Hollander (Ray Donovan) the American TV writer, director, producer and Paramount TV Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The series will also star Wayne Brady who just happens to be in our upcoming Sci-Fi movie ‘Blank.’

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Wayne Brady Joins Netflix’s Animated Series ‘The Cuphead Show!’

During Geeked Week event, Netflix made a big announcement and revealed the award winning Game Show Host, Actor and Singer Wayne Brady will be joining the animated video game series as villain King Dice. This is fantastic news for Wayne as his career continues to rocket, he was also recently nominated once again for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host and the winners will be announced on the 25th of June 2021.

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‘A Quiet Place 2’ Surpasses $100 Million At The U.S. Box Office.

It’s been tough on cinemas and audiences alike, but the silver screen is back on track. The Paramount Pictures film, a nearly silent thriller ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ has gone up and beyond a notable box office milestone and is the first of the pandemic era to surpass $100 million in U.S. ticket sales.

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Dungeons & Dragons Filming At Alnwick Castle

Filming began this week on the new feature fantasy series ‘Dungeons & Dragons’, following their preparations which started on the 26th May. Reporters visited with their cameras and managed to capture some fantastic pictures.

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Stephen King’s 'Christine’ To Get A Huge Reboot.

Making his feature directing debut is writer and producer Bryan Fuller. Bryan has a solid CV in Sci-Fi being the creator of shows such as “Hannibal’ and ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ and now he is attached to write and direct the adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel ‘Christine’. Sony Pictures are on board and Jason Blum is producing with his horror powerhouse Blumhouse.

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UK Box Office: May 28th to May 30th, 2021

UK cinemas came out all singing and dancing over the bank holiday weekend. Even with the glorious British sunshine audience members flocked back to the silver screen, a very much-loved familiar outing prior to the pandemic induced closures. The reported box office figures prove that cinema is still very much alive and kicking.

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‘The Duke’ Starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren Cinema Release Date.

A true story comedy-drama feature film starring the Academy Award winners Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. ‘The Duke’ has just announced a September 3rd release date even though it first premiered at last year's Venice Film Festival. Pathe UK has also released the first official trailer for the kooky British crime comedy drama.

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Fast & Furious 9: The Biggest Opening Film Of The Pandemic So Far.

The very popular franchise of ‘Fast & Furious’ has released its ninth instalment. It’s already off to a fantastic start at the box office even though it does not open in theatres in the US until the 25th of June 2021 it has already gained the title of the biggest opening Hollywood film during the pandemic thus far.

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‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Takes Top Spot As U.K. Cinemas Reopen.

UK cinemas have reopened indoors for the first time in six months, and Monday 17th May saw a surge of audience members returning to the silver screen. The box office reports revealed that ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ was at the top of the chart, according to the figures released via ComScore.

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Star Wars TV Series Takes Over Dorset Quarry.

The Disney+ series has already started filming in England, with lead actor Diego Luna and stormtroopers spotted filming on a beach in Cleveleys, Lancashire. Now the film crew are preparing the Dorset Winspit Quarry on the Purbeck coast for the next phase of the shoot on the epic space franchise.

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National Lottery Cinema Weekend To Offer 200,000 Free Tickets.

Moviegoers across the U.K. will be able to claim 200,000 free tickets to watch any film screening at 500 sites on the weekend of June 19 and 20, as part of the National Lottery Cinema Weekend. The weekend celebration in June has been designed to acknowledge the contributions the National Lottery makes towards funding the arts in the U.K.

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