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Small Nation, Big Reach: The U.K. Exerts Outsize Influence in the World of Entertainment

The sun never sets on the British entertainment empire.Whether it’s the BBC’s “Blue Planet II” wowing TV viewers in Beijing or Paddington Bear’s new movie making kids squeal in Bulgaria or the latest West End hit thrilling theater buffs on Broadway, Britain’s cultural offerings have conquered consumers the world over. Like the U.K.’s diplomatic prowess […]

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BBC Studios Inks China Co-Production Deal for New Natural History Series

BBC Studios has signed a co-production deal with Chinese firms Tencent Penguin Pictures and the state-run China Media Group CCTV9 for its new natural history series “Seven Worlds, One Planet.”The series will look at how animal life and behavior has been shaped by the unique environmental circumstances of each of our seven continents. In Asia, […]

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Hans Zimmer to Receive Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna Gala

Composer Hans Zimmer will receive the 2018 Max Steiner Award at the annual Hollywood in Vienna concert gala. The event is scheduled for Oct. 19 at the Konzerthaus in the Austrian capital, Hollywood in Vienna founder and CEO Sandra Tomek announced.“Hans Zimmer has had a close connection to Vienna for some time now,” Tomek said, […]

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‘Siren’ Review: A Murderous Mermaid Is the Only Thing Keeping Freeform’s Tepid Series Afloat

Dive into Freeform’s fantasy drama “Siren.” The water’s fine. And so is the attractive mermaid who might kill you.With the recent success of “Blue Planet II,” AMC’s maritime drama “The Terror,” and the Oscar-winning “The Shape of Water” on the big screen, it’s clear that the idea of what lurks in the unknowable deep still […]

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