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"An Evening With Anthony Waye", London, 15 November

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Tony Waye with Halle Berry on the set of Die Another Day.

Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The Production Guild of Great Britain presents:

‘An Evening with Anthony Waye’ 7:30pm - 10pm, Wednesday 15 November 2017 The Courthouse Hotel, 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, Soho London W1F 7Hl

The Production Guild of Great Britain kicks off a brand new series of events this month, designed to take the public behind the scenes of film and TV drama production by hearing from some of Britain’s most experienced production professionals.

‘An Evening with Anthony Waye’, taking place on Wednesday 15th November in central London, is the first of the Production Guild’s new ‘Close Up’ series of events which aim to raise the profile of leading British careers in production. Tickets are openly available to the general public, as well as PG members and film students.

From mail boy to executive producer,
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Vertical Entertainment Nabs Spy Thriller ‘Damascus Cover’ Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers — Afm

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Exclusive: Vertical Entertainment has secured North American distribution rights to the Daniel Zelik Berk-directed film, Damascus Cover, a spy thriller starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, Jurgen Prochnow, Navid Negahban, Igal Naor, Aki Avni, and the late John Hurt. The film is slated for a theatrical bow in 2018. Shot in Morocco, Israel, and Germany, the pic is about a veteran spy who is sent undercover to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist out of…
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Freshly-Minted Goldfinch Studios Names Sales Chief (Exclusive)

Freshly-Minted Goldfinch Studios Names Sales Chief (Exclusive)
Newly created Goldfinch Studios has brought on Andy Green as head of sales and distribution.

Announced last week, Goldfinch Studios was launched as an integrated development, production, finance, post-production and vfx business, and was created following the merger of London-based Goldfinch Entertainment and York-based Gsp Studios.

Green will work alongside managing director Kirsty Bell and studio director Alan Latham. The new recruit comes to Goldfinch from on-demand service Distrify, where he was CEO.

“For a long time, we have been looking for the right person to spearhead the sales and distribution of all the content we either fund, executive produce or produce,” Bell said. “But what Andy brings is more than that, given his extensive global experience, his understanding of the changing market place and the digital space, and his all-round industry knowledge and business acumen.”

Goldfinch’s slate of upcoming projects includes Bill Nighy film “Triple Word Score,” and Michael Morpurgo adaptation “Waiting for Anya,” which
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‘Lady Macbeth’ Leads 2017 British Independent Film Awards Nominations

Lady Macbeth topped the list of nominations for the 2017 British Independent Film Awards (Bifa) announced this morning by Maisie Williams and Hayley Squires at The London Edition.

Debut features dominate the nominations list, with the first-time writers, producers and directors of Lady Macbeth, I Am Not a Witch and God’s Own Country all recognised in the three newcomer categories – Debut Screenwriter, Breakthrough Producer sponsored by Creativity Media and The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director – as well as Best Screenplay sponsored by BBC Films, Best Director and Best British Independent Film.

Included in Lady Macbeth’s 15 nominations are nods for Florence Pugh, Naomi Ackie and Cosmo Jarvis for their performances; Naomi is nominated twice, for Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer sponsored by The London Edition. The film has also been nominated for five technical categories, newly introduced this year, including Best Cinematography sponsored by Blackmagic Design,
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The Most Shocking, Grisly and Heartbreaking Deaths on TV — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Most Shocking, Grisly and Heartbreaking Deaths on TV — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What’s the most memorable death — scripted please! — you’ve seen on TV? It could be disturbing, crazy, heartbreaking, etc. Old and current shows fair game.

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

I can’t seem to scrape the death of Charlie in the Season 3 finale of “Lost” from my mind — I can remember every part of that scene so many years later. There was something about the way the scene was written and shot that was just perfect, and even though it was the perfect time to say goodbye to the character, it was still hard to let him go. Charlie died a hero, dudes. Driveshaft forever!
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The Most Shocking, Grisly and Heartbreaking Deaths on TV — IndieWire Critics Survey

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The Most Shocking, Grisly and Heartbreaking Deaths on TV — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What’s the most memorable death — scripted please! — you’ve seen on TV? It could be disturbing, crazy, heartbreaking, etc. Old and current shows fair game.

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

I can’t seem to scrape the death of Charlie in the Season 3 finale of “Lost” from my mind — I can remember every part of that scene so many years later. There was something about the way the scene was written and shot that was just perfect, and even though it was the perfect time to say goodbye to the character, it was still hard to let him go. Charlie died a hero, dudes. Driveshaft forever!
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Goldfinch Entertainment, Gsp Combine to Create Goldfinch Studios

Goldfinch Studios – a new development, production, finance, post-production, and VFX business – has been created through the merger of London-based Goldfinch Entertainment and Gsp Studios, which is based in the northern English city of York.

Kirsty Bell, previously MD of Goldfinch Entertainment, becomes CEO of Goldfinch Studios, with Alan Latham, formerly managing director of Gsp Studios, taking the role of COO and overseeing all studio operations and production.

Gsp produced 13 films with a combined budget of £39 million ($51 million) between 2014 and 2016, including “Mad to Be Normal” with David Tennant (“Doctor Who,” “Broadchurch”), and “That Good Night,” starring John Hurt.

Goldfinch Entertainment, meanwhile, has raised more than £75 million over the past four years for titles including Amazon’s “Le Mans: Racing Is Everything,” and “The Eichmann Show” (pictured), starring Martin Freeman.

“When I started Goldfinch Entertainment it was with the backing and help of Alan and Gsp,” Bell said. “This move will see us expand a business model here in
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H.R. Giger’s Prop Model of the Space Jockey from Alien Being Auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions

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Want to own one of the most iconic pieces from sci-fi horror history? Nate D. Sanders Auctions is putting H.R. Giger's Space Jockey Alien prop (only one of three in existence) up for auction, with bidding starting at $100,000. Even if you don't plan to participate in the auction, the photos and details on the treasured piece of cinematic history (currently owned by 20th Century Fox executive Peter Beale) are worth checking out and should put a smile on your face.

We have official details and photos below, and to learn more or to place a bid on the prop (you'd never have to buy the Alien-loving fan in your life another gift again), visit Nate D. Sanders Auctions online.

Press Release: Los Angeles, October 24, 2017 – A rare and impressive prop of the Space Jockey aboard the derelict spaceship from Ridley Scott’s classic science fiction film will be auctioned by Nate D.
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David Tennant And Billie Piper Explain Why They’re Returning To Doctor Who

Even when your favourite Doctor regenerates and leaves the show, the great thing about Doctor Who is that they’re able to come back at any point in time. Thanks to time travel, the Doctor can easily bump into his past selves now and then. Of course, it all depends on whether the actor wants to or not, but luckily for the Tenth Doctor’s legion of fans, David Tennant says he’s always willing to return to the sci-fi show.

Whether that’ll ever happen or not is up for debate – we wouldn’t rule it out, though – but in the meantime, we’ve got the next best thing coming our way, as the actor will be reprising the role for a new series of audio dramas he’s recorded with TV co-star Billie Piper Aka Rose Tyler for Big Finish Productions. Granted, it’s obviously not as exciting
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David Tennant Says He’s Always Happy To Return To Doctor Who

Even when your favourite Doctor regenerates and leaves the show, the great thing about Doctor Who is that they’re able to come back at any point in time. Thanks to time travel, the Doctor can easily bump into his past selves now and then. Of course, it all depends on whether the actor wants to or not, but luckily for the Tenth Doctor’s legion of fans, David Tennant says he’s always willing to return to the world of the sci-fi show.

In a recent interview with Doctor Who Magazine to promote a new series of audio dramas he’s recorded with TV co-star Billie Piper Aka Rose Tyler for Big Finish Productions, who also produce adventures starring Doctors 4-8, the actor described playing the iconic character as always “a happy place to be.”

“I always feel fond towards it. I always feel like it’s a happy place to be.
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October Horrors 2017 Day 1 – Alien (1979)

Alien, 1979.

Directed by Ridley Scott.

Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartright, Harry Dean Stanton, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto and John Hurt.

Synopsis:

The crew of the cargo ship Nostromo receives a distress signal from a nearby planet and while investigating, one of the crew is attacked by a parasite which implants an embryo in his body. This embryo soon gruesomely erupts from man’s body before escaping into the shadows, stalking and picking the remaining crew members off one by one.

It’s the 1st of October and you know what that means? It’s time to kick-start another series of October Horrors, the hopefully annual series (provided I don’t get fired between now and the 31st) in which I spend every day of this ghoulish month spotlighting cinematic horror from across the years. Well, mostly the 80s. Cause I like the 80s. A lot.

We’ve got
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Fantastic Fest 2017 Interview: Udo Kier Talks Brawl In Cell Block 99 and Reflects on Suspiria

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Last week, S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99 celebrated its Us premiere at the 2017 Fantastic Fest, and it also enjoyed its Los Angeles debut yesterday evening at the 2017 Beyond Fest at the historic Egyptian Theatre. Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to speak with one of Cell Block 99’s co-stars, the legendary Udo Kier, who discussed what drew him into the project initially and his thoughts on collaborating with Zahler.

And because Kier has enjoyed a career that has now spanned over five decades (with well over 200 titles on his résumé), we also asked him about creating memorable characters and his involvement with Dario Argento’s Suspiria, which is enjoying new life amongst fans with Synapse Films' 4K restoration.

Congrats on the film, Mr. Kier. It's really fantastic. What was it in particular about this character, who doesn't even really have a definite name in this,
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Rebounds, Snags Best Actor Award for 'Damascus Cover'

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers has had a rough time of late ... his wife had a miscarriage earlier this month, he relapsed and ended up again in rehab for alcoholism, but he's just snagged a huge honor ... Best Actor at the Boston Film Festival. Jon was tearful as he accepted the award for the lead role in 'Damascus Cover,' a spy thriller about a secret agent who goes on a mission to Syria to smuggle out a chemical weapons scientist.
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Final John Hurt Film, ‘Damascus Cover’, Tops Boston Film Fest With Six Awards

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Final John Hurt Film, ‘Damascus Cover’, Tops Boston Film Fest With Six Awards
The Boston Film Festival closed out its 33rd annual event with six awards to Sir John Hurt’s final film Damascus Cover. A political thriller, Damascus Cover is set in Syria and made its world premiere at the festival. It took home honors for Best Film, Best Director (Daniel Berk), Best Actor (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Best Actress (Olivia Thirlby), Best Cinematography (Chloe Thompson) and Best Ensemble Cast. Rhys Meyers and Berk also participated in a panel discussion on the…
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Fans Call Out Emmys for Omitting Dick Gregory, Charlie Murphy and More From in Memorium Tribute Segment

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Fans Call Out Emmys for Omitting Dick Gregory, Charlie Murphy and More From in Memorium Tribute Segment
The 2017 Emmys In Memoriam segment has been called out for a perceived flub.

Following the touching memorial montage of recently deceased Hollywood stars, a slew of viewers took to social media to point out a few forgotten names.

Former TV legends Dick Gregory, Charlie Murphy, Harry Dean Stanton and Frank Vincent were all left out of the tribute.

“Thinking of my brothers Dick Gregory + Charlie Murphy. I’ll never forget you. I miss you both,” Common wrote on Twitter.
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Mary Goldberg, Casting Director of ‘Amadeus’ and ‘Alien,’ Dies at 72

Mary Goldberg, Casting Director of ‘Amadeus’ and ‘Alien,’ Dies at 72
Mary Goldberg, casting director of films including “Amadeus” and “Alien,” died Sept. 7 at her home in Ojai, Calif., following a short battle with lung cancer. She was 72.

Goldberg’s career spanned the New York theater community and the West Coast film industry, but she is best known for casting talent. She began her career in the early 1970s as an assistant to Bernard Gersten, the Public Theater’s associate producer, and became the Shakespeare Festival’s head of casting for both the Public Theater in downtown New York and the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in 1973. There, Goldberg assembled the casts of plays including “Two Gentlemen of Verona” starring Raul Julia, “King Lear” starring James Earl Jones, and “Much Ado About Nothing” starring Sam Waterston and Kathleen Widdoes.

From 1973 until 1975, Goldberg was also casting director for the Lincoln Center Repertory Company, managed by the New York Shakespeare Festival under Joseph Papp’s direction. At
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Comic Book Review – Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Vol 6. – The Malignant Truth

Alex Moreland reviews Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Vol. 6 – The Malignant Truth…

New adventures starring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith!

The truth behind the Doctor’s possible-crime revealed! Shocking surprises in store for the Doctor’s companions! The thrilling chase resolved; every mystery unveiled! Don’t miss this final chapter where the Doctor and his companions face… The Malignant Truth!

Confession: I’ve fallen a little behind on the Eleventh Doctor comics.

Which meant that, when I read this collection of comics for review, I was a little bit out of my depth. If you’re looking for a jumping on point, this rather definitively isn’t it; it’s the conclusion of an ongoing arc, which picks up on and resolves quite a few different plotlines. If you’re looking for a Doctor Who graphic novel, probably best to go back to the beginning.
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New to Streaming: ‘Carrie,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘It Comes at Night,’ ‘Bottle Rocket,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson)

Wes Anderson’s feature debut, the slyly comedic Bottle Rocket, positions its heroes, three young wannabe criminals with an eye for small-scale robberies, as blind innocents, lost in the unfamiliar world of adulthood. As part of his 75-year plan, Dignan (Owen Wilson) forms a gang, consisting of himself, Anthony (Luke Wilson) who’s fresh out of a voluntary psychiatric hospital, and Bob (Robert Musgrave) who
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Hellboy Reboot Gets Hemlock Grove Star Penelope Mitchell

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Hellboy Reboot Gets Hemlock Grove Star Penelope Mitchell
Just days after actor Ed Skrein exited Lionsgate's Hellboy reboot, due to concerns over "whitewashing," the project has added yet another member to its cast. Penelope Mitchell (Hemlock Grove) has just signed on to play a witch named Ganeida. It remains unclear if the studio is actively seeking actors to replace Ed Skrein, who backed out of the Major Ben Daimio role upon learning that the original character in the comics is a Japanese-American man.

Deadline reports that Ganeida is an elder witch who decides that the reign of terror caused by Nimue the Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich) has gone on long enough and tries to stop her. It's unclear if Ganeida ultimately joins forces with Hellboy (David Harbour) and his team of paranormal investigators to take down this medieval sorceress, but it seems likely. The Ganeida character had a similar arc in the 2011 comic Hellboy: The Fury, so
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"Twin Peaks," Episode 15 Recap: How Beautiful Is This

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Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series.The best things come to those who wait, and Big Ed Hurley (Everett McGill) has long been dreaming of the moment that opens Part 15 of Mark Frost and David Lynch's Twin Peaks revival. "I've been a selfish bitch to you all these years," says his one-eyed wife Nadine (Wendy Robie), who's walked a long way—a Dr. Jacoby/Dr. Amp gold, shit-digging shovel slung over her shoulder—to the cash-only Gas Farm that Ed has run for most of his life. She states the obvious: Ed is in love with Rr Diner propietor Norma Jennings (Peggy Lipton), and she, Nadine, has always stood in his way. Those days are finally over. Ed is reluctant to think of this as anything beyond another of his spouse's manic episodes.
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