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15 items from 2015


Richard Madden Joins Medici: Masters Of Florence

24 September 2015 10:28 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Given what his character experienced on Game Of Thrones, we’d think Richard Madden would be worried stepping into another drama about powerful families and their dangerous enemies. But with Dustin Hoffman also signing on, he’s showing no qualms about joining new historical miniseries Medici: Masters Of Florence. X-Files veteran Frank Spotnitz, no stranger to period drama (albeit alt-history) after this year’s The Man In The High Castle show for Amazon, has co-created the series with Nicolas Meyer, who has his own credentials with historical fiction on Time After Time. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan is set to direct all eight episodes of the series in Italy, which will follow the titular family’s rise from simple merchants to an incredibly powerful cartel that helped shepherd and economic and cultural revolution, albeit with plenty of moral grey areas and building a long list of enemies. Madden will be the family’s business-minded son, »

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Wild Bunch launches TV division

24 September 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Independent cinema champion extends activities into television

Wild Bunch is extending its activities into the co-production and distribution of TV series with the creation of Wild Bunch TV, overseen by the company’s head of international sales, Carole Baraton.

Wild Bunch TV will initiate international TV series from all around the world, provide coproduction and financing services, and, finally, distribute and commercialize them worldwide,” the company said in a statement.

The firm has pulled together a team of professionals experienced in the TV entertainment business, comprising Diana Bartha (development and international distribution), Thomas Triboit (acquisitions) and Aurélia Porret (marketing).

Veteran international fiction producer Georges Campana is also on board as an advisor. 

Paris-based Wild Bunch, which has been pulling together the new TV division since before Cannes, will make its debut outing at Mipcom with two initial acquisitions Medici: Masters of Florence and Four Seasons in Havana.

Medici: Masters of Florence is the latest project from prolific »

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Richard Madden And Dustin Hoffman To Star In Eight-Part Medici: Masters Of Florence

24 September 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After taking on a leading role in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is set to return to the small screen in eight-part drama series, Medici: Masters Of Florence. From Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions (The Man In The High Castle) and Lux Vide (Joseph), the show will chronicle the rise of the Medici family and the Italian Renaissance. Joining Madden in a leading role will be Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman.

Medici was co-created by Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer, while Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (The Pillars of the Earth) is set to direct all eight episodes. Principal photography begins in Italy this month, with shooting taking place in many of the same historical locations as where the real events of this story took place. The series already has a network for when it will air in Italy, and it’s expected that a Us based one will »

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Dustin Hoffman, Richard Madden to Star in TV Drama About Italy’s Medici Family

24 September 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dustin Hoffman and “Game of Thrones” alum Richard Madden have been tapped to star in an eight-part drama series chronicling the rise of Italian Renaissance political dynasty, the Medici family.

“Medici: Masters of Florence,” which is produced by Matilde and Luca Bernabei’s Lux Vide, and Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions, has Madden playing enterprising son Cosimo de’ Medici and Hoffman in a pivotal role as family patriarch, Giovanni de’ Medici. The story will concentrate on the family’s ascent from simple merchants to power brokers who sparked an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.

“The Medici came to power at a time of great social and economic inequality,” said Spotnitz. “They were great disrupters. Their banking practices led to the creation of a middle class, making them unimaginably wealthy. The Medici in turn used their vast power and resources to challenge traditional thinking, »

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Wild Bunch Launches TV Division With ‘Medici,’ ‘Four Seasons in Havana’

24 September 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Pan European outfit Wild Bunch is launching a new Paris-based television banner and two high-profile international projects: “Medici: Masters of Florence” with Dustin Hoffman (“Rain Man”) and Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) and “Four Seasons in Havana,” co-written by Leonardo Padura.

Wild Bunch, which won its fifth Palme d’Or this year with Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan,” will be financing and handling international distribution on its TV shows.

Wild Bunch’s co-chief Vincent Grimond (pictured above with the outfit’s head of sales Carole Baraton) said Wild Bunch TV is aiming to sell four or five shows per year with an estimated 50 million Euros of investment per year and expects to generate, in the long run, about 100 million Euros in annual revenue from the new division.

Wild Bunch TV will indeed be spearheaded by Carole Baraton, a vet industry player who joined Wild Bunch when it got founded in 2002 and heads up international sales. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Richard Madden & Dustin Hoffman To Topline ‘Medici’ Drama Series

24 September 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Frank Spotnitz's Big Light Prods (The Man In The High Castle) and Lux Vide (Joseph) are teaming up to produce eight-part drama series Medici: Masters Of Florence chronicling the rise of the Medici family and the Italian Renaissance, with Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones) and Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman attached to star. Spotnitz co-created with Nicholas Meyer and executive produces with Matilde and Luca Bernabei. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (The Pillars of the Earth) directs all… »

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Hoffman, Madden Join "Medici" Series

24 September 2015 5:58 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Dustin Hoffman and "Game of Thrones" star Richard Madden are set to join Big Light Productions and Lux Vide's eight-part drama series "Medici: Masters Of Florence".

Set during the Italian Renaissance, the story chronicles the rise of the Medici family from simple merchants to power brokers who sparked an economic and cultural revolution.

In the process they made many enemies. Hoffman is family patriarch Giovanni, Madden is his son and the show's lead role Cosimo de Medici.

Frank Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer co-created and will executive produces with Matilde and Luca Bernabei. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan ("The Pillars of the Earth") directs all eight episodes and filming begins this month in Rome and Florence.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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New Under The Dome Season 3,Episode 6 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

21 July 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Under The Dome" episode 6 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Caged," and it turns out that we're going to see pretty intense and intriguing stuff go down as Norrie and Joe encounter a very dangerous face-off predicament. Big Jim is forced into a position where he has to manipulate Christine, and more! In the new, 6th episode press release: Big Jim Is Coerced Into Manipulating Christine For Information To Save His Own Life. Press release number 2: When Big Jim is captured by Aktaion, the dangerous private corporation that's descended on Chester's Mill to harness the Dome's energy capabilities, he is going to be forced to manipulate Christine (Marg Helgenberber) for information about her agenda. Also, when Joe and Norrie question the town's new rules, they will find themselves in a dangerous face-off with the increasingly unstable residents. »

- Andre Braddox

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Halo Nightfall DVD Review

20 March 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Halo Nightfall Microsoft Studios Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Writer: Paul T. Scheuring Cast: Christina Chong, Christian Contreras,Luke Neal, Alexander Bhat, Jennie Gruner, Eric Kofi Abrefa, Alexis Rodney Running Time: 98 min, Rated TV 14, Available on Blu-ray Special Features: 35 min of behind the scenes footage, 17 min of second story extras It is the 26th century on the colony world of Sedra that is 92% inhabited by humans. An alien race known as the Covenant has brought a biochemical virus to the planet and releases it among the public, which only kills humans.  It is up to Jameson Locke (Mike Colter), a legendary man hunter and agent with the  [ Read More ]

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VOD Review – Halo: Nightfall

16 March 2015 2:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Halo: Nightfall (2014)

Starring Steven Waddington, Siennah Buck, Mike Colter, Christian Contreras, Alexander Bhat, Luke Neal

Synopsis:

While investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra, Jameson Locke and his team are caught in a horrific biological attack that exposes them to a much deeper danger.

Halo is easily one of the biggest franchises in gaming to date, with an epic story full of grandiose sic fi tropes and strong characters by the bowl full. So it was always going to be a difficult prospect to translate its story into a live action TV show. Forward Unto Dawn was the first attempt and despite some flaws it pretty much got the tone spot on and by choosing to focus on human characters rather than good old John Spartan aka Master Chief, a lot of that burden was lifted.

Fast forward to the announcement of the Xbox One console and »

- Ben Rayner

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Halo: Nightfall Comes to Blu-ray on March 17; Watch the Final Trailer

25 February 2015 8:00 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan and executive producer Ridley Scott are bringing us a new look at the live-action Halo universe in Halo: Nightfall, a new feature-length filmed coming to Blu-ray and DVD on March 17.

Halo: Nightfall stars Christina Chong, Christian Contreras, Luke Neal, Alexander Bhat, Jennie Gruner, Eric Kofi Abrefa, and Alexis Rodney, and tells an original story set within the vast Halo universe. "Halo: Nightfall tells the personal story of Jameson Locke, a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (Oni), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch. He and his team are investigating terrorist “chatter” on the distant colony world of Sedra, when they are caught in a horrific biological attack.  Led by Locke, Oni agents are forced to coordinate with Randall Aiken, a local commander with a remarkable history and deep-rooted mistrust of Oni. As they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, »

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'Halo: Nightfall' Blu-ray Trailer, Art and Release Details

23 February 2015 4:23 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following its release on Machinima last year, Microsoft has debuted a new trailer for the Blu-ray and DVD release of Halo: Nightfall, arriving March 17. The Blu-ray will be priced at $24.99 Srp, with the DVD priced at $20.99, with over 35-minutes of behind-the-scenes footage. The Blu-ray will also include an extra 45 minutes of "second story" content, with the DVD only including 17 minutes of "second story" material.

Halo: Nightfall tells the personal story of Jameson Locke (Mike Colter), a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (Oni), Earth's most powerful and secretive military branch. He and his team are investigating terrorist "chatter" on the distant colony world of Sedra, when they are caught in a horrific biological attack. Led by Locke, Oni agents are forced to coordinate with Randall Aiken, a local commander with a remarkable history and deep-rooted mistrust of Oni. As they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, »

- MovieWeb

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'Halo: Nightfall' Blu-ray Trailer, Art and Release Details

23 February 2015 4:23 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following its release on Machinima last year, Microsoft has debuted a new trailer for the Blu-ray and DVD release of Halo: Nightfall, arriving March 17. The Blu-ray will be priced at $24.99 Srp, with the DVD priced at $20.99, with over 35-minutes of behind-the-scenes footage. The Blu-ray will also include an extra 45 minutes of "second story" content, with the DVD only including 17 minutes of "second story" material.

Halo: Nightfall tells the personal story of Jameson Locke (Mike Colter), a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (Oni), Earth's most powerful and secretive military branch. He and his team are investigating terrorist "chatter" on the distant colony world of Sedra, when they are caught in a horrific biological attack. Led by Locke, Oni agents are forced to coordinate with Randall Aiken, a local commander with a remarkable history and deep-rooted mistrust of Oni. As they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, »

- MovieWeb

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees

14 January 2015 12:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

American Sniper,” “Big Hero 6,” “Birdman,” “The Lego Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been nominated by the Motion Picture Sound Editors for the 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, to be held Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

The Mpse announced nominees in 20 categories Wednesday.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

Darren Aronofsky will receive the filmmaker award, and Skip Lievsay will receive the career achievement award.

The entire nominations list:

Feature Animation

Big Hero 6

Walt Disney Animation Studios »

- Dave McNary

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations

14 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Hollywood’s sound pros nominated Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for three awards apiece as the Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled nods for its 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, honoring the best feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment work of the year.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

This year’s Golden Reels will additionally honor Noah director Darren Aronofsky with the Mpse’s annual Filmmaker Award. Oscar winner Skip Lievsay, known for his work »

- Jen Yamato

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