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Global Locations Hope to Attract New Projects After ‘Game of Thrones’ Ends

11 August 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s announcement that the eighth season of “Game of Thrones” will be its last didn’t just sadden its legions of fans; groans of disappointment could also be heard across Europe from the show’s filming locations, which now have to grapple with how to fill the Westeros-sized hole left in their economies when the series packs up for good.

Game of Thrones” has been shot almost entirely in Europe, in the U.K., Spain, Iceland, Croatia, and Malta. To varying degrees, it has boosted local economies, created jobs, and brought in tourists eager to see the locations depicted in the show.

Nowhere has the impact been greater than in Northern Ireland, the “Game of Thrones” production base. Until recently, the province was known for having more civil strife than the fictional Westeros, but the show put the region on the filming production map, so much so that Belfast’s Port Authority is building a new »

- Leo Barraclough

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‘Game of Thrones’ Shortened Season 7 Set for Summer 2017

18 July 2016 9:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Games of Thrones” Season 7 will only be seven episodes and will premiere later than usual in summer 2017, HBO announced Monday. That means the HBO epic will miss out on the next Emmy period. Last week, “Game of Thrones” received 23 Primetime Emmy nominations, the most of any nominee for the third year in a row. Season 7 directors will include Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa, Matt Shakman and Alan Taylor. Executive producers are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin and Bryan Cogman; producers, Chris Newman, Greg Spence and Lisa McAtackney. »

- Tony Maglio

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: HBO Confirms Shorter Episode Count, Summer Premiere

18 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has confirmed that “Game of Thrones” Season 7 will consist of seven episodes, set to shoot later this summer. As Variety first reported, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are eyeing two shortened seasons to end the hit fantasy show, with Season 8 expected to be somewhere between 6 or 8 episodes. Production will be based in Northern Ireland, with additional portions filmed in Spain and Iceland. Season 7 is slated to premiere in summer 2017, later than its usual April start date.

“Now that winter has arrived on ‘Game of Thrones,’ executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”

The later airdate means that Season 7 will likely miss the eligibility »

- Laura Prudom

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How This ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Moved From Cannes to Westeros (Emmy Video)

4 July 2016 10:18 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

How did an indie auteur from Canada come to direct HBO’s spectacular epic “Game of Thrones?”

When writer-director Jeremy Podeswa was asked to helm an episode of Showtime series “Queer as Folk,” which was looking for local directors for its Canadian locations, he figured it was a temporary detour from his career as an indie auteur. His 1999 film, “The Five Senses,” was developed in the Sundance Labs and played Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. But after “Queer,” producer Alan Poul, who championed “The Five Senses” at Sundance, sought out Podeswa to direct HBO’s “Six Feet Under.” Podeswa did, enthusiastically, one for each of its five seasons.

Podeswa moved on to the period riches of HBO’s “Carnivale,” his first crack at a more elevated genre with fantastical elements. And somehow, he landed the episode in which just about every major character had sex. “It was not an accident,” he said in our video interview. »

- Anne Thompson

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How This ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Moved From Cannes to Westeros (Emmy Video)

4 July 2016 10:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

How did an indie auteur from Canada come to direct HBO’s spectacular epic “Game of Thrones?”

When writer-director Jeremy Podeswa was asked to helm an episode of Showtime series “Queer as Folk,” which was looking for local directors for its Canadian locations, he figured it was a temporary detour from his career as an indie auteur. His 1999 film, “The Five Senses,” was developed in the Sundance Labs and played Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. But after “Queer,” producer Alan Poul, who championed “The Five Senses” at Sundance, sought out Podeswa to direct HBO’s “Six Feet Under.” Podeswa did, enthusiastically, one for each of its five seasons.

Podeswa moved on to the period riches of HBO’s “Carnivale,” his first crack at a more elevated genre with fantastical elements. And somehow, he landed the episode in which just about every major character had sex. “It was not an accident,” he said in our video interview. »

- Anne Thompson

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Emilia Clarke Did the Funky Chicken and Robot During ‘Game of Thrones’ Audition

22 May 2016 3:41 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Emilia Clarke did the Funky Chicken and robot dances during her “Game of Thrones” audition, the actress revealed while chatting with Jay Duplass for Variety and PBS’ fourth season of “Actors on Actors.”

David Benioff and Dan Weiss and Frank Doelger and Carolyn Strauss — all producers on the show, showrunners — they had seen me in England and they had brought me over. And they were kind of, ‘Oh so this chick we found somewhere in London who’s done nothing but one episode of a daytime TV show, we’d like her to be this main character on this new show we’re doing.’ So, I needed to go in and be like, they weren’t crazy,” Clarke said.

“So then I went in and I did the scenes and then I was like, ‘Can I do anything else? Is there anything else you want me to do?’ And, David Benioff »

- Lamarco McClendon

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Silicon Valley Season 4 and Veep Season 6 Announced at HBO

21 April 2016 12:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With all three shows set to return for new seasons on Sunday, April 24, HBO has renewed Silicon Valley, Veep and Game of Thrones for 2017, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Silicon Valley takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, the show returns for its ten-episode third season Sunday, April 24 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). Series regulars include Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang and Suzanne Cryer.

Silicon Valley Season 3 credits include creators Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Kinsky. Executive producers are Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally. Co-executive producers include Clay Tarver, Dan O'Keefe, Jim Kleverweis, Ron Weiner and John Levenstein. »

- MovieWeb

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Game of Thrones Renewed for Season 7 on HBO

21 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With all three shows set to return for new seasons on Sunday, April 24, HBO has renewed Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep for 2017, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The Emmy-winning Game of Thrones begins its ten-episode sixth season Sunday, April 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. Et/Pt).

Based on the bestselling fantasy books by George R.R. Martin, the fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. Series regulars this season include: Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Jonathan Pryce.

Season six credits for Game of Thrones include the showrunners and executive producers David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin. Supervising producer include Bryan Cogman along with producers Chris Newman, »

- MovieWeb

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'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Preview Unleashes the White Walkers

23 March 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We're exactly one month away from getting new Game of Thrones episodes, and the anticipation is stronger than ever. To celebrate the impending release of Season 6, HBO has unleashed a brand new sneak peek at this return to Westeros. Today, we get to go behind-the-scenes with the White Walkers! And it's a special treat you don't want to miss.

This exciting featurette introduces us to the make-up artists who help bring this fantasy world alive. Based on the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, the hit Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. Returning to the cast are Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.&#160Some of the new characters debuting this season include Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven, »

- MovieWeb

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Game Of Thrones And Inside Out Win PGAs

25 January 2016 12:18 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

The Producers Guild of America honored HBO’S monster hit Game Of Thrones and Pixar’s sensation Inside Out on Saturday.

Jonas Rivera was named Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures for Inside Out, which is also up for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards next month. It triumphed over The Good Dinosaur, Minions, The Peanuts Movie, and Anomalisa.

Producers David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, Bryan Cogman, Lisa McAtackney, Chris Newman, and Greg Spence received the award for Game Of Thrones’ fifth season of the fantasy soap opera.

The producers of Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, and Ex MacHina had to settle for being honored just to be nominated as financial-crisis dramedy The Big Short was given the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, which is a cumbersome way of saying “Best Picture.” All but Ex MacHina »

- Harker Jones

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The Big Short Wins 2016 PGA Award

24 January 2016 7:43 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Saturday evening the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and new media productions at the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The Jerry Seinfeld-created web series, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” won the Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Digital Series for the second year in a row.

The television program “Game of Thrones” (Season 5) and its producers David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, Bryan Cogman, Lisa McAtackney, Chris Newman, and Greg Spence won the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama.

Closing the evening, the film The Big Short and its producers Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.  This category is one of the most eagerly-anticipated of season, as it is »

- Michelle McCue

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'Game of Thrones' Season 7 and 8 Renewal Close to Happening

8 January 2016 8:19 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When will Game of Thrones end? That's a question that has been on many fans minds over the past couple of years. And now, we may have an answer. HBO is nearing a deal to renew Game of Thrones for Season 7 and Season 8. And with this double renewal, many are speculating that everything will be brought to a close in 2018.

While Jon Snow's fate hangs in the balance, so does Game of Thrones. But fans need not worry about that yet. HBO is already in talks with creator/executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss for new episodes. Michael Lombardo confirmed the news with TVLine. He had this to say.

"I think 'seven seasons and out' has never been the conversation;&#160the question is how much beyond the seventh season are we going to do."

Back in July, the HBO president of programming assured fans that there would likely »

- MovieWeb

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'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Premiere Date Announced

7 January 2016 4:06 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

HBO has confirmed that the new seasons of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep will debut back-to-back on Sunday, April 24, starting at 9:00 p.m. (Et/Pt). Game of Thrones begins its ten-episode sixth season Sunday, April 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). Based on the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The ensemble cast for the fifth season included Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Executive producers, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.

Silicon Valley returns for its ten-episode third season Sunday, April 24 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). The Emmy-winning and »

- MovieWeb

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Nominations for the 2016 PGA Awards announced

5 January 2016 2:36 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Producer’s Guild of America has announced that The Big Short, Bridge Of Spies, Brooklyn, Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Sicario, Spotlight and Straight Outta Compton will contest the 2015 Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the 2016 PGA Awards.

Traditionally, the majority of PGA Award nominees will also find themselves nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, given that they share many of the same voters. Which probably means bad luck for the likes of Carol and Room.

Here’s a full list of the nominations for film and TV…

Theatrical Motion Picture nominees:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

The Big Short

Producers: Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

Bridge of Spies

Producers: Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger

Brooklyn

Producers: Finola Dwyer & Amanda Posey

Ex Machina

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- Gary Collinson

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Straight Outta Compton, The Big Short, Spotlight Among Producers Guild Awards Nominees

5 January 2016 1:53 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Big Short

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture, long-form television, digital series, sports programs and additional television nominations for the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards.

The categories include: The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures; The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures; The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television; Outstanding Sports Program; and Outstanding Digital Series. The feature documentary film category and other television category nominations were previously announced by the PGA in late 2015.

All 2016 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. This year, the Producers Guild will present special honors to Jim Gianopulos (Milestone Award), Shonda Rhimes (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), David Heyman (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), The Hunting Ground (Stanley Kramer »

- Michelle McCue

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Producers Guild Awards Nominees! See Full List!

5 January 2016 12:16 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Producers Guild of America has announced the nominations for its 27th annual Producers Guild Awards! 10 films are vying for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. And sorry "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Carol," you did not make the cut :sad

The PGA Awards winners will be announced on January 23. Here's the complete list of nominees of the 27th annual Producers Guild Awards:

Theatrical Motion Picture nominees

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

The Big Short

Producers: Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

Bridge of Spies

Producers: Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger

Brooklyn

Producers: Finola Dwyer & Amanda Posey

Ex Machina

This film is in the process of being vetted for producer eligibility

Mad Max: Fury Road

Producers: Doug Mitchell & George Miller

The Martian

Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Mark Huffam

The Revenant

Producers: Arnon Milchan, »

- Manny

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