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‘God’s Own Country’, ‘Lady Macbeth’ & ‘The Death of Stalin’ Take Top Prizes At BIFAs

God’s Own Country, Lady Macbeth and The Death of Stalin were the big winners of the 2017 British Independent Film Awards (Bifa) held at Old Billingsgate.

God’s Own Country won four BIFAs: Best British Independent Film. Josh O’Connor took home Best Actor and Francis Lee was named Best Debut Screenwriter, plus the previously announced Best Sound award.

Lady Macbeth added to its brace of awards announced earlier this month (Best Cinematography sponsored by Blackmagic Design and Best Costume Design) with trophies for Best Screenplay sponsored by BBC Films for Alice Birch, Best Actress sponsored by Mac for Florence Pugh and Most Promising Newcomer sponsored by The London Edition for Naomie Ackie.

Simon Russell Beale was named Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Death of Stalin, which had previously been awarded Best Production Design, Best Make Up & Hair Design and Best Casting.

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‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards

‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards
God’s Own Country” was the big winner at the British Indepdendent Film Awards on Sunday, winning best British independent film, best actor for Josh O’Connor, and best debut screenwiter for Francis Lee, who also directed the England-set gay romance.

Lady Macbeth” was another multiple prize-winner, taking home the awards for best screenplay for Alice Birch, best actress for Florence Pugh, and most promising newcomer for Naomie Ackie. Armando Iannucci’s “Death of Stalin” picked up four awards, which were handed out Sunday evening at a starry awards ceremony in London.

The British independent movie industry turned out in force, although the snow that had blanketed parts of Britain overnight kept double award-winner Rungano Nyoni from attending and had Lee telling the crowd he needed digging out of his home in Yorkshire, northern England, to make the bash.

Host Mark Gatiss opened proceedings by announcing “it’s been another dreadful year for planet Earth,” adding that “January
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The Crown: Is the Netflix TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch Will God save the Queen? Has The Crown TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Crown, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, The Crown stars Claire Foy, Matt Smith, John Lithgow, Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby, and Dame Eileen Atkins. The historical drama unfolds during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Foy). Inspired by creator Peter Morgan's 2006 feature film, The Queen and 2013 stage play, The Audience, it centers on two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham
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Ridley Scott: "The Terror"

Sneak Peek footage from "The Terror" monster anthology TV series, executive produced by Ridley Scott, airing on AMC March 2018, based on the 2007 best-selling novel of the same name by author Dan Simmons:

"...'The Terror' is a fictionalized account of 'Captain Sir John Franklin' and his lost expedition sailing 'Hms Erebus' and 'Hms Terror' to the Arctic, in 1845–1848, to find the 'Northwest Passage' to the Orient.

"While Franklin and his crew are plagued by starvation and illness, forced to contend with mutiny, they are stalked across the bleak Arctic landscape by a 'monster'..."

Cast includes Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciaran Hinds, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Edward Ashley, Matthew McNulty,

Liam Garrigan, Ronan Raftery and Nive Nielsen.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Terror"...
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First trailer and images for Ridley Scott-produced series The Terror

The first trailer and images have arrived online for AMC’s upcoming Ridley Scott-produced anthology series The Terror. Based on Dan Simmons’ bestselling novel of the same name, it stars Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciaran Hinds, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Nive Nielsen, Ian Hart, and Trystan Gravelle; take a look below…

Inspired by a true story, The Terror centers on the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into unchartered territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, The Terror highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements, but with each other.

The Terror is set to premiere Spring 2018.

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‘The Terror’ Teaser Trailer Reveals AMC’s New Horror Series

AMC has found extraordinary success with their long-running horror series The Walking Dead, but with The Terror, the network is serving up an entirely different kind of spooky series. Based on the acclaimed novel by Dan Simmons, the 10-episode series stars Jared Harris (The Crown) and Tobias Menzies (Outlander) as Captain Francis Crozier and James Fitjames, who lead the Royal Navy on a perilous journey into dangerous, uncharted territory to discover the Northern Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions and dwindling supplies, the crew battles the elements, and each other, as they try to survive. “The Terror captures a …
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The Terror: AMC Releases Series Debut Date and Photos for Ridley Scott Drama

There's nothing to be afraid of. Watch a sneak peek of The Terror TV show and check out photos for the upcoming TV series. AMC has announced The Terror will make its debut with a two-hour series premiere on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. A thriller from Ridley Scott, David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, The Terror is based on a true story and follows the Royal Navy as it tries to find the Northwest Passage. The AMC TV series stars Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Nive Nielsen, Ian Hart, and Trystan Gravelle. Read More…
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The Terror: AMC Thriller Gets Premiere Date and Bone-Chilling Teaser

The Terror: AMC Thriller Gets Premiere Date and Bone-Chilling Teaser
The Terror will strike the Royal Navy on Monday, March 26 at 9/8c, AMC has announced.

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From executive producers Ridley Scott, David Kajganich and Soo Hugh and inspired by a true story, the 10-episode thriller centers on the Royal Navy’s perilous, late-1840s voyage into uncharted territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. As the ship finds itself frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, The Terror highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements,
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Ridley Scott’s ‘The Terror’ Drops First Teaser, Premiere Date (Video)

Ridley Scott’s ‘The Terror’ Drops First Teaser, Premiere Date (Video)
Ridley Scott is a busy, busy man. But don’t worry, TV fans. In between making blockbuster films he’s found a way to thrill us again with his new AMC drama “The Terror.” The first look teaser trailer for Scott’s 10-episode series was revealed on Friday, along with the news the suspenseful show will premiere with a two-hour episode on March 26 at 9 p.m. The new show, based on Dan Simmons’ novel (and a true story), stars Jared Harris (“The Crown”) as Captain Francis Crozier and Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”) as Captain James Fitzjames, follows the men of the Royal Navy as.
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‘The Terror’ Trailer: Ridley Scott’s AMC Series Channels ‘The Thing’ in the Best Way Possible

‘The Terror’ Trailer: Ridley Scott’s AMC Series Channels ‘The Thing’ in the Best Way Possible
AMC has debuted the chilling first trailer for its new drama series “The Terror,” executive produced by Ridley Scott. The series stars “Mad Men” actor Jared Harris and “Outlander” star Tobias Menzies as members of the Royal Navy who succumb to the paranoia of isolation during a dangerous mission discovering the Northern Passage.

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“‘The Terror’ captures a rare combination of fascinating history, complex and flawed characters, the inextinguishable human spirit and the horror and promise of an uncharted world,” executive producers and co-showrunners David Kajganich and Soo Hugh tell Entertainment Weekly. “We are looking forward to bringing viewers into this world in March.”

The 10-episode first season of “The Terror” premieres March 29. The chilly setting and the men-gone-mad story conjures up feelings of “The Thing” in the first trailer below.



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‘The Terror’ Trailer: Ridley Scott’s AMC Series Channels ‘The Thing’ in the Best Way Possible

‘The Terror’ Trailer: Ridley Scott’s AMC Series Channels ‘The Thing’ in the Best Way Possible
AMC has debuted the chilling first trailer for its new drama series “The Terror,” executive produced by Ridley Scott. The series stars “Mad Men” actor Jared Harris and “Outlander” star Tobias Menzies as members of the Royal Navy who succumb to the paranoia of isolation during a dangerous mission discovering the Northern Passage.

Read More:‘The Walking Dead’: AMC Launches Online Campaign to Make Season 8 Available on Hulu

“‘The Terror’ captures a rare combination of fascinating history, complex and flawed characters, the inextinguishable human spirit and the horror and promise of an uncharted world,” executive producers and co-showrunners David Kajganich and Soo Hugh tell Entertainment Weekly. “We are looking forward to bringing viewers into this world in March.”

The 10-episode first season of “The Terror” premieres March 29. The chilly setting and the men-gone-mad story conjures up feelings of “The Thing” in the first trailer below.



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‘The Crown’ Season 2 Review: Despite Focusing on Relationships, Netflix’s Drama Turns Too Dreary and Cold

‘The Crown’ Season 2 Review: Despite Focusing on Relationships, Netflix’s Drama Turns Too Dreary and Cold
There are far worse ways to study history than watching “The Crown” — high school history class comes to mind, especially at schools with misplaced teachers like Mr. Kraz. But there are better ways, as well, even in television’s incomplete, sensationalized fashion. Pertinent period details frame series like “The Americans” and “Mad Men,” or there are meaningful tales told of specific historical figures like “John Adams,” the “Band of Brothers,” and “The Young Pope.” (Hey, the future will one day be historical, too, and Lenny will be pope.)

What separates these programs from Netflix’s new crown jewel is an opinion; a stance, one way or another, on what all this means; a personality of its own making rather than a suffocating allegiance to facts. And in a darker second season about the most personal problems of Queen Elizabeth’s life, this voiceless neutrality breeds an even colder, more distant,
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‘The Crown’ Season 2 Review: Despite Focusing on Relationships, Netflix’s Drama Turns Too Dreary and Cold

‘The Crown’ Season 2 Review: Despite Focusing on Relationships, Netflix’s Drama Turns Too Dreary and Cold
There are far worse ways to study history than watching “The Crown” — high school history class comes to mind, especially at schools with misplaced teachers like Mr. Kraz. But there are better ways, as well, even in television’s incomplete, sensationalized fashion. Pertinent period details frame series like “The Americans” and “Mad Men,” or there are meaningful tales told of specific historical figures like “John Adams,” the “Band of Brothers,” and “The Young Pope.” (Hey, the future will one day be historical, too, and Lenny will be pope.)

What separates these programs from Netflix’s new crown jewel is an opinion; a stance, one way or another, on what all this means; a personality of its own making rather than a suffocating allegiance to facts. And in a darker second season about the most personal problems of Queen Elizabeth’s life, this voiceless neutrality breeds an even colder, more distant,
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Gary Oldman, Joe Wright, and ‘Darkest Hour’: How to Make a Nontraditional, Oscar-Ready, and Prescient Biopic

Gary Oldman, Joe Wright, and ‘Darkest Hour’: How to Make a Nontraditional, Oscar-Ready, and Prescient Biopic
Four years ago, Oscar-nominated “The Theory of Everything” screenwriter Anthony McCarten sat down for a pint with an old chum in a country pub. What next? his friend asked. McCarten threw out a few ideas — no response. What else do you have?

Well, there was one that was really intimidating, McCarten said, about Winston Churchill. His friend replied, “Do that one. We need a portrait of leadership.”

That was before Brexit, before Trump, so it seems incredibly prescient. But really, when have we not needed leadership? “We’re living in extraordinary times, all the time,” McCarten said. “The issues that assail us are perennial. They haven’t changed since the Greeks picked up a pen.”

A hit at the fall festivals (Metascore: 72), “Darkest Hour” (Focus Features, November 22) is poised to deliver Gary Oldman a Best Actor Oscar as Winston Churchill. But as a World War II talky companion piece to silent action epic “Dunkirk,
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Gary Oldman, Joe Wright, and ‘Darkest Hour’: How to Make a Nontraditional, Oscar-Ready, and Prescient Biopic

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Gary Oldman, Joe Wright, and ‘Darkest Hour’: How to Make a Nontraditional, Oscar-Ready, and Prescient Biopic
Four years ago, Oscar-nominated “The Theory of Everything” screenwriter Anthony McCarten sat down for a pint with an old chum in a country pub. What next? his friend asked. McCarten threw out a few ideas — no response. What else do you have?

Well, there was one that was really intimidating, McCarten said, about Winston Churchill. His friend replied, “Do that one. We need a portrait of leadership.”

That was before Brexit, before Trump, so it seems incredibly prescient. But really, when have we not needed leadership? “We’re living in extraordinary times, all the time,” McCarten said. “The issues that assail us are perennial. They haven’t changed since the Greeks picked up a pen.”

A hit at the fall festivals (Metascore: 72), “Darkest Hour” (Focus Features, November 22) is poised to deliver Gary Oldman a Best Actor Oscar as Winston Churchill. But as a World War II talky companion piece to silent action epic “Dunkirk,
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Why Jude Law Was Cast as Young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2

Why Jude Law Was Cast as Young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2
Yesterday was a big day for fans of the Harry Potter franchise, with Warner Bros. revealing that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 will now be entitled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The studio also revealed a new cast photo featuring our first look at Young Dumbledore. With production still under way on this magical sequel, producer David Heyman recently shed some light on the casting in a new interview.

Jude Law was cast as Dumbledore back in April, but the full cast photo released yesterday offered our first glimpse at the future Hogwarts headmaster. Jude Law was quite the surprising pick for many fans, although many warmed to his casting after the first photo debuted, even though he may not have been the most conventional choice to play the iconic wizard. Producer David Heyman revealed in a new interview that Jude Law was cast because he possesses
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The Crown: Season Three Coming; Olivia Colman Cast as Queen Elizabeth for Netflix Series

Netflix has a new queen. Deadline reports Olivia Colman has been cast as the new Queen Elizabeth for seasons three and four of The Crown.The historical drama chronicles the personal life of Queen Elizabeth II from her coronation in 1952 through the second half of the 20th century. The cast includes Claire Foy, Matt Smith, John Lithgow, Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby, and Dame Eileen Atkins.Read More…
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Austin Film Festival Sticks to the Script

Austin Film Festival Sticks to the Script
As Austin, Texas, continues to flaunt its clout as a filmmaking destination, its festival calendar grows ever more crowded, with newer events striving to carve out their own corners of the scene. But one of the city’s more idiosyncratic annual fests is also one of its oldest, and the 24th Austin Film Festival, taking place from Oct. 26-Nov. 2, has remained true to its initial mission — moving the spotlight from actors and directors to screenwriters.

This year, the fest has no shortage of Oscar-contending films scheduled to make their Lone Star debuts, from “Darkest Hour” to “Call Me by Your Name” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” as well as an opening night gala for “Lady Bird” with writer-director Greta Gerwig in attendance, and a closing night presentation of “Chappaquiddick” with screenwriters Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan. Texas native Dan Rather will be on hand to discuss higher-ed documentary “Fail State,” and the festival
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Mary Harron and More to Be Honored at Wift-t’s Crystal Awards

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Mary Harron has a lot to celebrate. In a little over a week, “Alias Grace” — the Netflix miniseries she directed — will premiere. And in December Harron will receive the Creative Excellence Award at Women in Film & Television — Toronto’s (Wift-t) Crystal Awards, the annual celebration of women working in Canadian entertainment.

The prize “is presented to a woman in recognition of the dynamic quality of her work in screen-based media,” a Wift-t press release notes. In addition to features like “American Psycho,” “I Shot Andy Warhol,” and “The Moth Diaries,” Harron has previously helmed episodes of series such as “The L Word,” “Big Love,” and “Six Feet Under.”

Actress Tonya Williams (“The Young and the Restless”), screenwriter Karen Walton (“Orphan Black”), Guru Studio Evp Mary Bredin, and Digital Wizards prez Diane Williamson will also be honored at the Crystal Awards.

Williams is set to receive the Special Jury Award of Distinction, in recognition of her commitment to supporting diverse talent in Canada via Reelworld Film Festival, which she founded in 2001, and her production company, Wilbo Entertainment.

Walton will take home the Mentorship Award, which honors individuals who help women establish careers in screen-based media. The “Ginger Snaps” and “Queer as Folk” writer started inkcanada, a Facebook group for professional writers in Canada, in 2007.

The Outstanding Achievement in Business Award will go to Bredin for her leadership as an exec at Guru and, previously, at Nelvana, Telefilm Canada, Canal +, Pmmp, and Disney. And Williamson will receive the Digital Trailblazer Award for founding Digital Wizards Inc., where she also works as an executive producer.

“The Crystal Awards is the hallmark of Wift-t’s legacy,” said Heather Webb, the organization’s Executive Director. “For three decades, we’ve prioritized the recognition and celebration of women’s achievements; and the men who mentor, support, and advocate for women. Thirty years ago when women were rendered invisible in the industry, Wift-t led the way by illuminating the monumental contributions of women that significantly shape and advance Canada’s screen- based industry.”

Webb added, “These women have broken ground, demonstrated incredible visionary insight, and are an inspiration to their peers, audiences, and the next generation of women in the industry.”

The Crystal Awards Gala will be held December 5 in Toronto, Ontario. Event tickets will be sold on Wift-t’s website until November 20 or while quantities last.

Check out the Crystal Awardees’ bios below, courtesy of Wift-t.

Creative Excellence Award: Mary Harron, Director/Writer/Executive Producer

One of the most distinctive voices of the independent film movement of the last 20 years, Mary Harron made her debut as a feature-film writer/director in 1996 with “I Shot Andy Warhol.” The film won star Lili Taylor a Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and garnered Independent Spirit Award and London Film Critic Circle nominations for best first feature.

In 2000, Mary directed the internationally successful “American Psycho,” starring Christian Bale, which she and Guinevere Turner adapted from Brett Easton Ellis’ notorious bestseller. For her work on this film, she was nominated for Director of the Year by the London Film Critics Circle. She then followed with “The Notorious Bettie Page” in 2005, starring Gretchen Mol, Lili Taylor, and Jared Harris. The film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and at the Berlin International Film Festival to critical acclaim.

Mary’s most recent feature film, “The Moth Diaries,” starring Sarah Bolger, Sarah Gadon, and Lily Cole, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2011 and had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Her latest production is the six-part series “Alias Grace,” written and produced by Sarah Polley, and based on the novel by celebrated Canadian author, Margaret Atwood. The series stars Sarah Gadon, Paul Gross, and Anna Paquin, and was produced for CBC and Netflix.

Mentorship Award: Karen Walton, Writer/Executive Producer & President, inkling entertainment inc. & Founder/Admin, inkcanada

Karen Walton is a screen and television writer/creative executive producer whose body of work champions society’s underdogs and outliers. Best known as the writer of cult horror classic “Ginger Snaps,” her decades of television credits include celebrated episodes of “Orphan Black,” “Queer As Folk,” and the true-life rape culture saga, “The Many Trials of One Jane Doe.”

In 2007, Karen founded the public online community known as inkcanada — Canadian Screenwriters & Their Sketchy Friends; a Facebook Group dedicated to fostering free access and open exchanges between Canada’s professional storytellers, and those who aspire to telling their own stories — no matter who they are or where they live. Now in its 10th year of amazing conversations, inkcanada features the distinct voices of over 5,000 members in Canada, and around the world. Karen’s dedication to fair representations of gender, gender equity, racial, and cultural diversity in entertainment continues, onscreen and off.

Outstanding Achievement in Business Award: Mary Bredin, Evp of Content & Strategy, Guru Studios

Mary Bredin has built her 25-year career by developing, executive producing, and acquiring content around the globe. She has tirelessly championed bold, international business strategies while maintaining the importance of developing quality ground-breaking content. Mary has brought a creative business sense to every role — including her time at Nelvana, Telefilm Canada, Canal +, and Pmmp in Paris. In London, Mary worked at Disney for 8 years where she built a team of global Disney Channel Executives, creating a framework for programming and acquisitions that is still used today.

In 2007, Mary joined Guru Studio to lead the Original Content department, beginning with “Justin Time,” then “Dinopaws.” She most recently developed and executive produced the series “True and the Rainbow Kingdom” — a Netflix Original that launched globally in August 2017. Her mission to export the best of Canadian content to the world still gives Mary great pride and energy even after 25 years.

Digital Trailblazer Award: Diane Williamson, President, Digital Wizards

Diane Williamson has enjoyed a long career working in production, operations, and project management. Her introduction to digital was at CBC where she worked with Industry Canada scientists to set up the first cbc.ca website in 1993. CBC was recognized at the time as the first broadcaster in the world to put audio on the internet.

Later, as Founder and Executive Producer at Digital Wizards Inc. Diane and her team completed many complex productions, and she had the pleasure of working with many of Canada’s best Producers and Broadcasters.

Diane’s career later took her to The University of Waterloo where she was responsible for the operations of an innovation lab that explored new digital technologies including Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, among others.

Special Jury Award of Distinction: Tonya Williams, Actor/Producer/Director and President, Wilbo Entertainment; Founder, ReelWorld Film Festival

With over 35 years working in the entertainment industry, award-winning actress Tonya Williams has worked in front and behind the camera. After studying in the Drama program at Ryerson University, she started her career in Toronto, Canada. With much success, she soon moved to Los Angeles where her career continued to soar. Tonya is best known for her 20-year starring role as Olivia Hastings on the daytime drama “The Young and The Restless,” where she won numerous awards nationally and internationally, including two NAACP Image Awards and an Actra award of excellence.

Always seeking ways to help emerging racially diverse talent back in Canada, she founded Reelworld Film Festival in 2001. Reelworld has been and continues to be a launching pad for great talent in all areas of the entertainment industry. Through her production company, Wilbo Entertainment, she has had the opportunity to produce and direct, and for five years Tonya sat on the Toronto Film Board where she worked diligently at creating more opportunities for emerging talent. She continues to be a passionate, tenacious advocate for filmmakers of color around the world.

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Carnival Row: Jared Harris (The Crown) and Alice Krige (Tyrant) to Recur on Amazon Series

Carnival Row has some new company. Deadline reports Jared Harris and Alice Krige have joined the upcoming Amazon TV show.From Rene Echevarria and Paul McGuigan, the fantasy drama is set in a neo-Victorian city where “mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population.” The cast includes Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Indira Varma, Karla Crome, and Tamzin Merchant.Read More…
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