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U.K.’s Film and TV Production Restart Scheme Results in $2.6 Billion Worth of Productions

The U.K. government’s Film and TV Production Restart scheme has resulted in 640 film and TV projects worth over £1.9 billion ($2.63 billion) going into production in the last 12 months.Among those which have benefited from the scheme are the sixth season of “Peaky Blinders” and Cannes film favorite “Mothering Sunday,” which stars “The Crown” […]

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Creative Arts Emmy Analysis: ‘The Mandalorian’ Leads, ‘The Underground Railroad’ Disappoints

Disney+ flexed its sci-fi and superhero muscles at the Creative Arts Emmys on Tuesday. “The Mandalorian” came roaring back for Season 2 to lead all craft nominations with 17, followed by Marvel’s trippy “WandaVision,” which scored 15. However, Netflix did better overall, with “The Queen’s Gambit” seizing 12 noms, “The Crown” (Season 4) capturing 11, […]

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Emmys Snub ‘Small Axe,’ Ethan Hawke, Thuso Mbedu — Honor ‘The Boys,’ ‘Cobra Kai’

Another year, another wild batch of Emmy nominees. The 2021 nominations saw their fair share of expected favorites fulfilling their destinies, including strong showings from “The Crown” and “Ted Lasso,” but snubs and surprises were everywhere.Many predicted as much. After last year’s production shutdown threw release dates to the wind, the 2020-2021 class of Emmy […]

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How ‘The Crown’s’ Josh O’Connor and Director Eva Husson Navigated Nude Scenes in ‘Mothering Sunday’

Having been forced to cancel last year’s Cannes due to the pandemic, 2021 is proving to be a happy nude year for the festival with this edition’s most talked-about film, “Benedetta,” featuring a pair of romping nuns.Even the outwardly gentle period drama “Mothering Sunday” is unabashed about displaying the human body in all its glory, […]

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‘The Crown’ Costumes: Conveying the Emotional Arcs for Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana

With the arrival of Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) and Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) in Season 4 of “The Crown,” Emmy-winning costume designer Amy Roberts had two powerhouse women to dress: Great Britain’s first female Prime Minister, who altered the political landscape with her ruthless commitment to deregulation as The Iron Lady, and the storybook […]

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Letitia Wright, Josh O’Connor Drama ‘Aisha’ Reveals First Look; Cornerstone Acquires Worldwide Sales Rights

Cornerstone has acquired worldwide sales rights for Irish writer and director Frank Berry’s (“Michael Inside”) drama “Aisha” and will commence sales at the upcoming Cannes virtual market.The film, which has wrapped production in Ireland, stars Letitia Wright (“Small Axe”) and Josh O’Connor (“The Crown”). It charts the experiences of Aisha, a young Nigerian woman, as […]

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‘Mank’ Wins Top Honor at ASC Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers handed out its top prize in feature film visual storytelling to Erik Messerschmidt, ASC for “Mank.”Other winners included “The Crown,” “The Mandalorian,” “The Truffle Hunters,” “Two of Us,” “Motherland: Fort Salem” and “The Queen’s Gambit.”Turner Classics Movies host Ben Mankiewicz served as the emcee for the ceremony, presenting the awards […]

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‘Mank,’ ‘The Crown’ & ‘The Mandalorian’ Among ASC Awards Winners

The last guild award ceremony of this long protracted awards season went to the American Society of Cinematographers and they were in a “Mank” mood for the 2021 ASC Awards. Their premiere honor went to Erik Messerschmidt for his work on David Fincher‘s passion project. This was Messerschmidt’s first nomination and win at the ASC […]

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