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11 items from 2017


Martin Freeman, Fremantle-backed indie team on 'Paradise Lost'

13 June 2017 4:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Dancing Ledge Productions developing “biblical Game Of Thrones”.

Fremantle-backed indie Dancing Ledge Productions and Sherlock and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman are in early development on what could become the first ever drama series adaptation of one of the most iconic works in literature: John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost.

Freeman and Dancing Ledge CEO Laurence Bowen are currently discussing the project with writers and broadcasters in the UK and Us. 

Freeman has a development deal with the fledgling UK film and TV outfit and is on board the project as an executive producer. His participation as an actor has yet to be decided.

The company has signed up Harry Potter, Gravity and Guardians Of The Galaxy post-house Framestore to produce the VFX.

The Eichmann Show producer Bowen told Screen: “Paradise Lost is like a biblical Games of Thrones transporting the reader into an internecine world of political intrigue and incredible violence. At stake? The »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Wales to Get Major New Film and TV Studios

16 May 2017 8:03 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Production company Bad Wolf has announced that it will open a major new television and film studio in Wales with the backing of the Welsh government. The plans come amid a production boom in Britain, with new shooting facilities being developed across the country to meet the burgeoning demand.

Wolf Studios Wales will be based in Cardiff, the Welsh capital, and is set to be one of the largest film and television facilities in Wales, marking a significant investment in the country as an international production hub for high-end television.

Welsh Economy Secretary Ken Skates described the move as a “strategically important acquisition” that would help meet the growing demand for studio space. “A facility of this size will ensure Wales retains a competitive advantage with enough large-scale studio space to service the productions wishing to film here,” Skates said.

Wolf Studios Wales will provide production facilities for Bad Wolf’s slate, including »

- Robert Mitchell

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Wales to Get Major New Film and TV Studios

16 May 2017 8:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Production company Bad Wolf has announced that it will open a major new television and film studio in Wales with the backing of the Welsh government. The plans come amid a production boom in Britain, with new shooting facilities being developed across the country to meet the burgeoning demand.

Wolf Studios Wales will be based in Cardiff, the Welsh capital, and is set to be one of the largest film and television facilities in Wales, marking a significant investment in the country as an international production hub for high-end television.

Welsh Economy Secretary Ken Skates described the move as a “strategically important acquisition” that would help meet the growing demand for studio space. “A facility of this size will ensure Wales retains a competitive advantage with enough large-scale studio space to service the productions wishing to film here,” Skates said.

Wolf Studios Wales will provide production facilities for Bad Wolf’s slate, »

- Robert Mitchell

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Stranger Things: Bill Nye Explains The Upside Down

28 April 2017 7:57 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Last year’s Stranger Things was notable for many reasons. Like Steven Spielberg and Stephen King before it, it managed to put relatable kids in real jeopardy in the darkest of situations. Between it being a love letter to the ‘80s, and all-around solid storytelling, it was a show that clicked with a whole lot of people, and went on to enter the pop culture zeitgeist in a big way.

Of course, if you’ve seen Stranger Things, you know that one aspect that plays a big role in the plot is the Upside Down. In the show, the Upside Down is a dark, morbid alternate universe where Will is trapped, and where the Demomgorgon lives. But what is the Upside Down from a scientific perspective?

In promotion of his new show, Bill Nye Saves the World, Bill Nye explained the theory of the multiverse.

The idea is simple enough to explain, »

- Joseph Medina

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Access Ent Takes Bite Of Bad Wolf; Tom Pullen Joins Dragonfly – Global Briefs

27 March 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Access Entertainment has taken a 24.9% stake in Bad Wolf, the production company behind the upcoming BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman's epic His Dark Materials. Launched by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner in 2015, in association with Welsh Government, Bad Wolf is based in South Wales and La. Current projects include A Discovery Of Witches, based on the Deborah Harkness novels, and an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles. This investment by Access… »

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Danny Cohen backs Bad Wolf

27 March 2017 5:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tranter and Gardner strike deal with Access Entertainment.

Access Entertainment, the media investment firm run by former BBC boss Danny Cohen, has taken a 24.9% stake in Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner’s indie Bad Wolf.

Bad Wolf was launched in 2015 and is currently co-producing the BBC1 adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials in Wales, with New Line Cinema.

Bad Wolf also has Welsh government backing and is based in South Wales and Los Angeles.

The investment is intended to provide “further support to fast-track its already burgeoning scripted productions and grow its business globally”.

In addition to His Dark Materials, Bad Wolf’s slate includes an adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches for Sky, and a project based on Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell. A broadcaster is yet to be announced for the latter.

Chief executive Tranter said: “This investment is a fantastic endorsement of our vision for Bad Wolf and the Welsh »

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Len Blavatnik Invests in 'The Night Of' Producers Bad Wolf

27 March 2017 4:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Access Entertainment, the entertainment investment arm of billionaire Len Blavatnik's Access Industries, has taken a 24.9 percent stake in British high-end TV production banner Bad Wolf, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. 

Bad Wolf, which was launched in 2015 by BBC veterans Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, is based in South Wales (where they both helped reboot Doctor Who) and Los Angeles, and has a major TV adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials with the BBC and New Line Cinema on its upcoming slate. 

The company also had a production credit on HBO's acclaimed drama The Night Of, thanks largely to »

- Alex Ritman

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Len Blavatnik, Danny Cohen’s Access Ent. Backs Bad Wolf (Exclusive)

27 March 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Access Entertainment, led by former director of BBC Television Danny Cohen and owned by billionaire industrialist Len Blavatnik, has taken a 24.9% stake in Bad Wolf, the production company behind the forthcoming TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s epic “His Dark Materials.”

Bad Wolf was launched in 2015 by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, former BBC drama executives responsible for “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Da Vinci’s Demons.” The company, which has the support of the Welsh government and is co-sited in South Wales and Los Angeles, produces high-end TV and film for the global television market.

“This investment by Access Entertainment provides Bad Wolf with further support to fast-track its already burgeoning scripted productions and grow its business globally,” according to a statement.

In addition to “His Dark Materials,” Bad Wolf is also in the midst of producing “A Discovery of Witches,” based on the bestselling novels by Deborah Harkness, and an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s “Warlord »

- Leo Barraclough

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Every Book Emma Watson Has Ever Recommended

21 February 2017 2:04 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

 A version of this article originally appeared on ew.com.

Emma Watson loves to read.

The actress has that in common with her brainy Harry Potter character Hermione as well as bookish Belle, who she plays in the much-anticipated film Beauty and the Beast, out March 17. In addition to being a bookworm, Watson is also an outspoken feminist and as well as a Un Women Goodwill Ambassador and promoter of the organization’s HeForShe movement, which is dedicated to recruiting men into the movement for gender equality. As a response to her work with the Un, she launched the feminist »

- Madeline Raynor

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His Dark Materials: Philip Pullman's follow-up to arrive this year

15 February 2017 2:43 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Feb 15, 2017

The first volume of the long-awaited follow-up trilogy to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials will be published this October...

Fans of Philip Pullman's extraordinary His Dark Materials trilogy have waited a long time for this news: The Book Of Dust is finally on its way. The first volume will be published on the 19th of October and is available for pre-order now.

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Set in the same world as the original trilogy, The Book Of Dust will comprise three new novels spanning a period of roughly ten years before Northern Lights, Pullman's first Lyra Belacqua book, until roughly ten years after The Amber Spyglass, the last of the trio.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme (see below), Pullman describes the new volumes »

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22 new TV shows to watch in 2017

5 January 2017 4:20 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Kirsten Howard Jun 2, 2017

These are the new TV shows to look out for this year, from Inhumans to Mindhunter...

2017 is in full swing. We're well past the point where every other ad slogan you saw screamed about the possibilities of a new you. A slimmer, happier, more accomplished you, one free of flab and toxins and bad habits. That fraudulent notion of the detox was everywhere, promising a simultaneously cleanse of both your soul and your colon.

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There is still one useful place you can apply the insidious ‘detox’, however: TV viewing.

A combination of end-of-year exhaustion, festivities and time off work can often lead to weakness of resolve when it comes to television. Turkey comas and lunchtime drinking made us susceptible to the sort of shows that we wouldn’t ordinarily watch. »

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