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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Tops Boyhood

22 February 2015 3:33 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan »

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Simon Perry joins Sweden's Film i Vast

13 January 2015 4:43 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

UK veteran producer Simon Perry has been appointed head of production at Swedish regional film centre Film i Väst in Trollhättan, aka Sweden’s Trollywood.

Perry - former head of British Screen Finance and, more recently, the Irish Film Board from 2006-11 – has signed a two-year contract with the centre and started in his new job this week.

He replaces Swedish producer Jessica Ask, who left to join independent production company Anagram Film & TV.

“We are happy to welcoming Perry to Film i Väst, and look forward to a collaboration with one of the world’s most experienced co-producers on the international scene,” said CEO Tomas Eskildsson.

Film i Vast operates on an annual budget of $11.5m (Sek 93m).

Perry, a film journalist, independent filmmaker and producer with his own Umbrella Films, was head of state-financed development and production company British Screen Finance (later known as the UK Film Coucil) from 1991.

Since 2000 he has concentrated on teaching »

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Guillermo Del Toro Sets Up Carnival Row At Amazon

11 January 2015 7:45 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

If anyone needs proof positive that Hollywood can be a tough place to get a movie made, it’s been ten years since Pacific Rim writer Travis Beacham first saw his script A Killing On Carnival Row optioned. After a decade lingering in development, it might finally see the light of day as one of Amazon’s original series.Set in an undetermined future, the action takes place in a city called the Burge, a place that oddly looks like 18th century London. There, strange creatures share the streets with humans, but everyone is terrified by a serial killer stalking the darker areas.Beacham originally sold the script to producers Arnold and Anne Kopelson and New Line quickly brought it to the attention of del Toro. But that was back when The Hobbit and other projects were dominating his brainspace, and he eventually passed. Neil Jordan and Tarsem flirted with the project for a while, »

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Guillermo del Toro's 'A Killing on Carnival Row' Comes Back To Life At Amazon

9 January 2015 1:57 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"A Killing On Carnival Row" is something we once named one of the great lost movie projects, one that we figured would never see the light of day. Penned by Travis Beacham all the way back in 2005, it helped him get his foot in the industry door, and the script got a lot of attention. Guillermo del  Toro was initially attached, before he moved on and Neil Jordan, and more recently Tarsem Singh, tried to make it happen. Then all went quiet, but it looks like television will be the saving grace for the project, which has fresh new life. THR reports that Amazon and Legendary are teaming up for "Carnival Row," a TV series take on the material. Del Toro, his "Pacific Rim" pal Beacham, and Rene Echevarria are co-writing the pilot, with plans for del Toro to direct it in the spring before he moves on to "Pacific »

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Guillermo del Toro To Direct Carnival Row As An Amazon TV Series

9 January 2015 12:58 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Before Pacific Rim was even a glint in his eye, screenwriter Travis Beacham’s heart and soul went into his fantastic spec script, A Killing On Carnival Row. A supernatural steampunk mystery, it fast became one of the industry’s most well-loved unproduced scripts after Beacham sold it to New Line back in 2005. Master of genre, Guillermo del Toro stepped up to the plate in the hopes of directing it, before Neil Jordan and Tarsem Singh contemplated the same. After a while, however, the project fell stagnant and it languished away in development limbo.

That’s no longer the case, though. Re-dubbed Carnival Row, Legendary TV and Amazon Studios has re-enlisted del Toro to executive produce, co-write and direct the property in the shape of a TV series. Joined by Beacham and The 4400 scribe Rene Echevarria – who will both executive produce with Echevarria also serving as showrunner – the trio »

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Guillermo Del Toro Developing 'Carnival Row' for Amazon

9 January 2015 9:08 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guillermo del Toro is teaming up with his Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham for a new Amazon Studios TV series entitled A Killing on Carnival Row. Travis Beacham originally wrote the spec script as a feature, which was picked up by New Line Cinema back in 2005, with Guillermo del Toro attached to direct. The filmmaker eventually moved on to other projects, with Neil Jordan set to direct at one point before the project dissolved when New Line fully merged with Warner Bros. Tarsem Singh became attached back in 2011, but the project could not find a studio home. After developing the project as a feature for several years, Legendary's Thomas Tull approached Guillermo del Toro about turning it into a TV series, after the filmmaker's success with FX's The Strain.

The story is set in a Victorian world where humans and other creatures such as fairies co-exist together. The plot centers »

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Del Toro Plans "Carnival Row" Series

9 January 2015 8:57 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has changed his plans for his long-in-the-works fantasy tale "A Killing on Carnival Row". The project, originally conceived as a feature, will now become a television series which will be developed by Legendary and Amazon Studios.

The likes of Neil Jordan and Tarsem Singh were attached to the film version at one point, but studios found the material to risky to tackle in the past. Set in a noir, Victorian-tinged city where humans, fairies and other creatures co-exist, the story follows a detective investigating a serial killer who is preying on mystical creatures. He soon finds that he has become the prime suspect in the murders.

Travis Beacham ("Pacific Rim"), who penned the original feature script, will co-write a pilot version of it with Del Toro and Rene Echevarria ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"). Del Toro will direct the pilot, probably in the Spring before he »

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Guillermo Del Toro to direct pilot for Amazon series Carnival Row

9 January 2015 1:22 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Remember hearing about A Killing On Carnival Row? Back in 2005 Guillermo Del Toro was set to direct the film for New Line from a spec script by Travis Beacham (who would later go on to write the script for Del Toro's Pacific Rim), but he ended up leaving the project. Directors Neil Jordan and Tarsem Singh were also attached to the movie, but they left it as well after several studios decided to pass on the film. A Killing On Carnival Row isn't dead, however it will no »

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Carnival Row’ Lands as a TV Series at Amazon

8 January 2015 6:02 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After a decade of being stuck in development purgatory, feature film script “A Killing on Carnival Row” is headed to Amazon as a television series, a company representative told TheWrap.

Legendary Television, which acquired the script for Guillermo del Toro, and Amazon Studios are developing the project as a TV series titled just “Carnival Row.”

See photos: 15 Movies You Already Forgot About: TheWrap’s Best & Worst 2014

“Carnival Row” centers on a Victorian city inhabited by humans, faeries, elves and vampires, and a detective pursuing a serial killer within.

Del Toro is set to co-write the pilot with Travis Beacham and Rene Echevarria, »

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Guillermo del Toro Sets ‘Carnival Row’ as Amazon Series

8 January 2015 6:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Guillermo del Toro is building a carnival over at Amazon. Many years ago Pacific Rim writer Travis Beacham sold a script called A Killing on Carnival Row, and Guillermo del Toro was soon attached to direct. That film never happened, and other directors such as Tarsem and Neil Jordan flirted with making the movie, which […]

The post Guillermo del Toro Sets ‘Carnival Row’ as Amazon Series appeared first on /Film. »

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