5 items from 2015
The First Film, 2015.
Written, directed and presented by David Nicholas Wilkinson.
Leeds born filmmaker David Nicholas Wilkinson’s thirty-three year quest to prove that the world’s film industry started in Leeds, Yorkshire, England in 1888.
Where was the first film made? Paris, New York, London? Nope, Leeds.
Filmmaker David Nicholas Wilkinson sets out to prove this surprising conclusion in this captivating new documentary.
In the late 19th century, there was a world technology race to develop the first movie camera capable of producing moving images. While Thomas Edison was buying up patents in New York and the Lumiéres were planning the future of cinema in Paris, the Leeds based French inventor and filmmaker Louis Le Prince was slightly ahead of the game.
Indeed, in October 1888, Le »
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Penny Dreadful picked up three awards at the British Academy Television Craft Awards.
The period thriller series, produced by Neal Street with Showtime, triumphed in the Production Design, Make Up & Hair Design and Original Music categories.
BBC drama Sherlock received two Bafta craft awards: one for Sound: Fiction and the other for Editing: Fiction, taking its total tally of Baftas to nine in four years.
In terms of broadcasters, the awards were spread around. BBC1 led the way with six of the 20 awards, with Channel 4 picking up five.
ITV and Sky Atlantic won three awards each, while BBC2 landed two and BBC4 one.
The winners in full
The winners in full:
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The ceremony, which celebrated behind-the-scenes talent in British television during 2014, took place tonight (April 26) and was hosted by Stephen Mangan.
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London — Supernatural horror series “Penny Dreadful” picked up three BAFTAs Sunday for its portrayal of a murky Victorian London, with wins in production design, makeup and hair design, and original music.
Other winners at the British Academy Television Craft Awards, which celebrates the best behind-the-scenes talent in British television of 2014, included “Sherlock,” which picked up BAFTAs for sound in a fiction show and editing in a fiction program.
Sally Wainwright cemented her status as one of the U.K.’s leading writers, receiving a BAFTA in the drama writer category for her rural police thriller “Happy Valley.” In the comedy writer category, Mackenzie Crook prevailed over strong competition to win the first BAFTA of his career for “Detectorists,” in which he also stars alongside Toby Jones.
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- Leo Barraclough
London — Psychological thriller “Penny Dreadful” leads the race for BAFTA’s Television Craft Awards with five nominations.
There are four nominations each for “The Honorable Woman,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, and documentary “Life & Death Row,” while “Strictly Come Dancing,” “Peaky Blinders” and “Da Vinci’s Demons” each received three nominations.
Among free-tv networks, BBC led the chart with 46 nominations, while Channel 4 had 13, and ITV had 10, while pay TV operator Sky had six.
There were two nominations for “Ripper Street,” marking the first BAFTA nominations for a program shown exclusively on Amazon’s streaming platform, Prime Instant Video.
Vision mixer Hilary Briegel will receive the BAFTA Special Award at the ceremony, which will be held on April 26 at The Brewery, »
- Leo Barraclough
5 items from 2015
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