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Perhaps sensing that everyone will be sick of looking at him by the tail end of 2017 (what with the multiple Oscar nominated transformations, the actual Oscar, and that new Fantastic Beasts franchise), Eddie Redmayne will give his ginger mug a wee break from gigantification on the big screen. Instead he'll be leading the voice cast of Aardman's Early Man which just went into production for release in 2018. The best part of the news is that Nick Park will be directing and he's been absent from that particular chair for too long. (His last feature was 11 long years ago, the Oscar winning Curse of the Were Rabbit.)
You can pencil it in for a Best Animated Feature nomination right now (albeit two years from now) because Aardman has quite a track record of delights (sorry Flushed Away!). They've got a heavy shelf of awards to prove it including Oscar nominations for »
- NATHANIEL R
London — Peter Salmon, the director of the BBC’s inhouse production unit BBC Studios, is leaving to become chief creative officer at TV production-distribution giant Endemol Shine Group, which is co-owned by 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management.
Endemol Shine also announced Tuesday that Emma Moloney, formerly general counsel at News Corp’s newspaper group News UK, will become its general counsel, leading the legal affairs team as well as overseeing the distribution business, working alongside Endemol Shine Intl. CEO Cathy Payne.
Salmon will lead the creative direction of the group’s worldwide network, which has 120 production companies in more than 30 markets and a portfolio of more than 600 titles across genres and platforms, produced in more than 50 languages. The slate includes “Big Brother,” “Black Mirror,” “Broadchurch,” “Deal or No Deal,” “Grantchester,” “Hell on Wheels,” “Humans,” “MasterChef,” “Peaky Blinders,” “The Biggest Loser,” “The Fall,” “The Tunnel,” “The Money Drop” and “Your Face Sounds Familiar. »
- Leo Barraclough
2 items from 2016
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