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'Sherlock' premieres to 7.5m

'Sherlock' premieres to 7.5m
Steven Moffat's Sherlock launched with a total of 7.5m (30.4%) viewers for the BBC last night, according to early overnight data. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, 'A Study In Pink' was seen by 7.05m (28.5%) on BBC One, while 479k (1.9%) watched in HD. Earlier on the channel, The Antiques Roadshow appealed to 4.82m (24.3%) [HD: 111k/0.6%], enough to outperform Alan Titchmarsh's All The Queen's Men, which managed 2.95m (14%). At 7.30pm, 4.77m (21.6%) [HD: 143k/0.7%] watched the final Last of the Summer Wine series opener. Meanwhile, at 8pm, the return of Countryfile interested 4.24m (16.2%) but was beaten by Heartbeat, which had 4.68m (17.9%) [HD: 168k/0.6%] for ITV1. Top Gear won the hour for BBC Two with 5.84m (22.3%), boosted by a special guest appearance from Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. BBC HD attracted (more)
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Eddie Izzard to Host Independent Spirit Awards

As awards season presses on, some of the smaller ceremonies are showing a predilection for edgy British comedy. Following Ricky Gervais' stint at the Golden Globes, the Independent Spirit Awards has announced that Eddie Izzard will be its master of ceremonies on March 5, according to The New York Times.

The 47-year-old Izzard — who has enjoyed international success since the mid-90s — is famous for his absurdist, interactive style of standup, which often sees him change his performances based on audience reactions. His commentary runs the gamut from Roman history to squirrels in makeup, from the Catholic church to vacuum noises, from the Heimlich maneuver to French instructional tapes. He even regularly works foreign languages into his English-speaking shows; he once recited a two-minute version of Speed in French.

Until recently, he performed in drag as a self-proclained "executive transvestite," but he has since transitioned into a more "traditional" appearance.
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Afm unveils film pitch nominees

The American Film Market has announced the five nominees for the first Favorite Film Pitch award.

They are Stephanie Bell ("The Devil of Apalachia"), Carlo Besasie ("All the Queen's Men"), Mouncey Ferguson ("Forger"), Barry Kneller ("The Mechanics") and David Minnihan ("Father John").

During Wednesday nights' "People's Choice Awards," fans were invited to vote through Jan. 20 for the pitch they would most like to see get made into a film at the Web site.

Submissions to the first Favorite Film Pitch contest were recorded live Nov. 7-10 on a mini-set at the Afm. Each pitch was limited to two-and-a-half minutes.

The Afm assembled a group of industry leaders to select the five finalists. In addition to receiving the Favorite Film Pitch Award, the winner will receive an Afm 2010 package that includes full access for two to the Afm, including seminars and conferences; airfare for two to Los Angeles; hotel for five
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Gabrielle Kelly to teach Moscow screenwriting class

Gabrielle Kelly to teach Moscow screenwriting class
LONDON -- Irish-born Hollywood-based screenwriter and producer Gabrielle Kelly will be in Moscow this week to lead a four-day master-class at the International Film Workshop of which she is co-founder. It opens Tuesday at the Russian capital's Praktika Theater. Kelly, whose producer credits include 2001 Eddie Izzard-starrer All the Queen's Men and 1985 children's movie D.A.R.Y.L, will guide a group of young Russian film professionals and students on the producing and screenwriting master-class through all the stages of movie production from creating a script idea, treatment and plan, casting, choice of director and production company, distribution, marketing, press and festival promotion. Kelly, a board member of the Los Angeles branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), who also teaches screenwriting at the University of Southern California and UCLA and has worked with Sydney Lumet and Robert Evans, said in a statement about her visit to Russia: "We're all in the global marketplace and I think we realize we all have as much to learn and projects that could be shot here while we share our talents during this exciting time for Russia's filmmakers."

German-U.S group takes Senator reins

COLOGNE, Germany -- A German-U.S. investment consortium led by producer Marco Weber and German entertainment lawyer and Viva TV co-founder Helge Sasse has acquired a majority stake in insolvent German film group Senator Entertainment from Deutsche Bank, the companies announced Thursday. In addition to Weber and Sasse's acquisition of a 50.1% share in Senator from Deutsche Bank, the bank and a group of smaller investors continue to hold a 30% share of Senator. The rest will remain in free-float. As required by German law, Weber and Sasse will make a buyout offer to Senator's minority shareholders. Under his L.A.-based Atlantic Streamline banner, German-born Weber has produced such indie titles as Igby Goes Down, All The Queen's Men and The Thirteenth Floor.

Izzard Out Runs Matt

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Eddie Izzard showed Friends hunk Matt LeBlanc a clean pair of heels on the set of new movie All The Queen's Men - by beating him in a running race. The two became unlikely pals on the set of the movie and went jogging together at the start of every day. British comic Izzard says, "We were in Hungary and we were running and we got into this childish thing as if we were about six, and we had to be the fastest - and I beat him."

Male "Lesbian" Wins Emmy

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Emmy-winning comedian Eddie Izzard admits he's still confused about his sexuality - describing himself as a "lesbian". The cross dressing heterosexual, who picked up two Emmy Awards for his performance in Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1998) (V) on Sunday, admits he and society haven't quite come to terms with his preferences. He says, "It is still a bit confusing. And I know that some sections of society still find me abhorrent. I am not gay, I'd say if I was." And the British star reveals actor Matt LeBlanc was a little confused himself when he began filming new movie All the Queen's Men (2001) with him. He says, "Matt was a bit worried about me - what I was going to be like." But Eddie soon won him over, "Now he says I am his favorite transvestite!"

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