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Pinewood Pictures hires Imogen Bell as head of production

Pinewood Pictures hires Imogen Bell as head of production
Bell has worked on My Summer of Love, Brothers of the Head and Moon.

Imogen Bell has joined Pinewood Pictures as its new head of production.

Bell (below) was previously a freelance line producer, production manager and production co-ordinator for independent film and television productions.

Her credits include My Summer Of Love and Four Last Songs, which she worked on with Chris Collins for BBC films.

Her other projects include the award-winning Moon and Brothers Of The Head, and Heartless, Better Things, Wild Target, Mr Nice and Blitz.

Recently Bell has also worked as a producer within UK advertising agencies.

In a statement, Bell said: “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work for Pinewood, a company that continues to contribute so much in our industry and a leader in pathing the future. The Pinewood Pictures portfolio is testament to the strength of the team and I look forward to being part of it; supporting and developing
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Pinewood Pictures Hires Imogen Bell as Head of Production

Imogen Bell has joined Pinewood Pictures, the production arm of the British studio facilities company, as its head of production.

Over the past 17 years, Bell has worked as a freelance line producer, production manager and production co-ordinator across film and television on a host of independent productions, including “My Summer of Love,” “Brothers of the Head” and “Moon.”

Her appointment at Pinewood Pictures is part of the company’s push to increase its “U.K. and international presence in independent film financing and production,” managing director Yu-Fai Suen said. Recent productions for Pinewood Pictures have included “Their Finest,” “Mindhorn” and “The Collection.” Current titles in production include “Show Dogs,” “Journey’s End” and “Where Hands Touch.”

Bell began in commercials, then quickly moved into feature films, working with producer Chris Collins on “My Summer of Love” and “Four Last Songs” from development through delivery for BBC Films. Other notable credits include “Heartless,
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TV Review: ‘One Mississippi’ and ‘Fleabag’

TV Review: ‘One Mississippi’ and ‘Fleabag’
The best of the current wave of TV comedies function like distilleries. They take a mix of carefully chosen raw ingredients and turn them into intoxicating substances that often have one hell of a kick. Just a little can leave you reeling, even as you marvel at the spiky yet harmonious synthesis of flavors.

One Mississippi” and “Fleabag” deserve to be talked about in the same breath as small-batch spirits because they too are artisanally crafted and almost alarmingly effective. Their cumulative effects may sneak up on you if you’re not paying attention — and even if you are.

One Mississippi” is loosely based on the somewhat recent experiences of standup comic Tig Notaro, who underwent a hellish year that included a breakup, the death of her mother and a bout with cancer. “Fleabag,” on the other hand, is about the owner of a failing café in London, and its sex-obsessed protagonist is more brittle and arch
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Five Very Good Reasons to Be Giddy About TV’s Present and Future

Five Very Good Reasons to Be Giddy About TV’s Present and Future
I am giddy.

I love being able to write that sentence. But it’s the only way to convey my mindset after the week I’ve had.

In the past week or so, I watched the complete, six-episode seasons of Amazon Prime’s “One Mississippi” and “Fleabag.” I also sampled or continued to watch advance episodes of three other series: HBO’s “Insecure” and FX’s “Better Things” and “Atlanta.”

Hot damn, they’re all so good.

More detailed assessments will be in my upcoming review of the two Amazon shows, and Variety critic Sonia Saraiya has already written about “Better Things” and “Atlanta”; her positive thoughts largely echo mine. You’ll have to wait a few more weeks for Variety’s review of “Insecure,” but at this stage, I feel confident in calling it one of the best new shows of the year.

A week like this — in which each new show I watched was more
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Comic-Con 2016: FX Announces American Horror Story Vr Experience, The Strain Lady Liberty Statue

San Diego Comic-Con attendees looking for on-site frights will find them at FX Networks' FXhibition. Taking place at the Hilton Bayfront Park, the FXhibition area will feature an American Horror Story Fearless Vr Experience and a 25-foot-tall Lady Liberty statue from The Strain:

Press Release: Los Angeles - July 8, 2016 – FX Networks is headed to the City in Motion, bringing innovative activations and live entertainment to San Diego this July. FX Networks will take center stage at Hilton Bayfront Park during San Diego Comic-Con July 21-24, 2016 with groundbreaking activations and installations of fan-favorite shows Archer, American Horror Story, The Strain, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. FXhibition will transport guests to each FX series through a visually arresting, one-of-a-kind interactive art space featuring the riveting American Horror Story Fearless Vr Experience.

For attendees who love a thrill, American Horror Story will curate a virtual reality experience
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FX announces premiere dates for 'Ahs,' 'Atlanta' and 2016 fall line up

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FX announces premiere dates for 'Ahs,' 'Atlanta' and 2016 fall line up
The horror. The horror. FX today announced the premiere dates for their 2016 fall line up, and the sixth season of American Horror Story is just over two months away. The cable network, with some of the most critically-acclaimed programs on TV, said that Ahs will return on September 14 at 10 p.m. While we do know that Angela Bassett, Lady Gaga and Cheyenne Jackson will be back for the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning show, it’s still not known what the premise of this season will be. The network also said that the Donald Glover-comedy Atlanta is set for a September 6 debut. The show is about two cousins working their way up in the Atlanta hip-hop scene. Atlanta also stars Brian Tyree Henry. Following are the rest of the 2016 premiere dates. Wednesday, July 6 10 p.m. Tyrant Sunday, August 28 10 p.m. The Strain Wednesday, August 31 10 p.m. You’re the Worst Tuesday,
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‘American Horror Story’, ‘Atlanta’ & ‘Better Things’ Get FX Premiere Dates

FX has unveiled premiere dates for Season 6 of its anthology series American Horror Story along with a pair of freshman comedies. The return of Ahs, which last week got a teaser logo but has yet to reveal the title or theme for next season, will bow Wednesday, September 14, preceded by Atlanta on Tuesday, September 6, and Better Things on Thursday, September 8. All will air at 10 Pm. Atlanta is the story of two cousins working through the Southern capital’s music scene in…
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American Horror Story return date confirmed

Rob Leane Jul 6, 2016

FX has confirmed the start dates for American Horror Story season 6, Atlanta, and Better Things...

The American TV networks are currently prepping for the fall 2016-2017 season, which will see a huge number of geek-friendly genre shows heading to our screens. In this article, we're listing all the start dates for shows new and returning...

Nb: this article is currently full American start dates. We'll update you when we hear the UK ones.


Tuesday 6th September

Atlanta (Donald Glover's new series)

Thursday 8th September

Better Things (Louis C.K's new series)

Wednesday 14th September

American Horror Story

The CW

The CW is very much the home of superhero telly right now. On top of Arrow, The Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow, the youth-friendly network also now has Supergirl on its roster. Here are the start dates for the new seasons of those shows, and a few others.
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FX’s The Strain Season 3 to Premiere on August 28th

FX has announced that The Strain Season 3 will premiere on Sunday, August 28th, giving fans plenty of time to mark their calendars and settle in for round three of the fight between the living and the bloodthirsty strigoi.

In the past, The Strain has started its seasons in mid-July, so the late August start time is a bit of a transition. This season will consist of ten episodes compared to its usual 13-episode orders, but fans can still expect a lot of action and character-driven drama following the Season 2 finale.

Along with the premiere date announcement, FX unveiled a photo from The Strain (see below), and we also have the official press release with Season 3 synopsis:

Press Release (via Los Angeles, May 10, 2016 – FX Networks has set the premiere dates for the highly-anticipated third seasons of The Strain and You’re the Worst, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler,
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Ed Catto: It is Balloon!

There are many ways to secure a seat at the big Geek table. Young fans often start by scribbling in their sketchbooks with dreams of drawing the adventures of their favorite characters. Cosplayers create costumes and attend conventions through the year. Today’s on-ramps include drawing, writing, coloring, publishing, retailing, reporting and cosplay…there’s a myriad of ways to participate in the grand Geek tapestry.

Here’s a fan who has found a fascinating seat at the table. He talks to his favorite creators about his favorite things – and then lets us all listen in. And it’s great entertainment. The Word Balloon is an interview podcast hosted by a bright guy and with a lot of ideas named John Sinters and I wanted to find out how what drives him and how he created this podcast.

John’s a guy who loves all facets of comic culture. He
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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Comedy Central, Crackle, DirecTV, E!, Esquire, FX, Fxx, Hallmark, History, and Hulu TV Shows

Below, you'll find a list of recent/current/upcoming scripted TV shows on Comedy Central, DirecTV, FX, Fxx, Hallmark, and Hulu. To see a series' ratings (if they're available), click the links in the middle column.

Shows include 11.22.63, Adam Devine's House Party, American Crime Story, American Horror Story, The Americans, Anger Management, Another Period, Archer, The Art of More, The Awesomes, Axe Cop, Baskets, The Bastard Executioner, Better Things, Big Time in Hollywood Fl, Billy & Billie, Brickleberry, Broad City, Cassius and Clay, Casual, Cedar Cove, Chesapeake Shores, The Comedians, Deadbeat, Difficult People, Drunk History, East Los High, Fargo, Full Circle, Good Witch, The Half Hour, Idiotsitter, Inside Amy Schumer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Jo, Justified, Key & Peele, Kingdom, Kroll Show, The League, Louie, Lucas Bros. Moving Co., Man Seeking Woman, Married, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, The Mindy Project, Moonbeam City, Moone Boy, The Path,
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The Office Almost Used Modest Mouse for Its Theme Song, Because 2005 Was a Truly Different Time

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The Office Almost Used Modest Mouse for Its Theme Song, Because 2005 Was a Truly Different Time
Aside from championing cringe comedy and cursing the world with “that's what she said,” one of the The Office's early trademarks was its theme song, which, let's be honest, you're probably tapping out on your laptop right now. But according to Rainn Wilson's memoir The Bassoon King, the show almost went with a few other choices. “Many songs were being considered seriously, including ‘Better Things’ by the Kinks and ‘Float On’ by Modest Mouse,” the man behind Dwight Schrute writes. “The one we all wanted most of all was ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ by Electric Light Orchestra. It’s a sensational song and its jubilant, upbeat refrain would have fit perfectly over the drab video of the opening credits.” For better or for worse — let's be honest, for better — “Mr. Blue Sky” was taken by Lax, another member of NBC's 2005 TV class. The show ended up with its now-famous
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American Horror Story Renewed for Sixth Season

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Hotel Cortez has been a popular destination for viewers tuning into American Horror Story: Hotel this fall, so it may come as no surprise that FX has renewed American Horror Story for a sixth season that will premiere next year:

Press Release (via TheHollywoodTimes): Los Angeles, November 10, 2015 – FX has ordered the sixth installment of the groundbreaking and award-winning anthology limited series American Horror Story, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. The as-of-yet untitled sixth installment will air on FX in 2016 with the next chapter of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning franchise co-created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

“With the sixth installment coming next year,American Horror Story has unquestionably joined the ranks of television’s landmark series,” Landgraf said. “From Murder House to Hotel, Ahs has pioneered a new television form as well becoming FX’s highest rated show
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FX Promotes Trio to Executive Vice President

FX Networks gave promotions to a trio of veteran programming execs on Friday, upping Gina Balian to exec VP of limited series, Nicole Clemens to exec VP of series development and Jonathan Frank to exec VP of current series.

All will report to Nick Grad and Eric Schrier. The presidents of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions made the announcement.

“In expanding to a record 20 series, we have managed to field the strongest program line-up in FX Networks’ history and a great deal of the credit goes to Gina, Nicole and Jonathan,” said Grad and Schrier. “They are, without question, three of the best executives in the business. Their unwavering support of our talent fosters a fearless creative environment that allows artists to create their best work.”

Balian, who is known for shepherding high-profile projects like “Fargo” and “American Crime Story,” will continue to oversee the strategic development
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Film Review: ‘Light Years’

Film Review: ‘Light Years’
There is much talk of dream worlds and celestial travel in “Light Years,” an intimate, opalescent debut feature from British writer-director Esther May Campbell, yet it’s supposedly everyday life that its anguished characters find hardest to grasp. Tracing the brief reunion of an unraveled family over the course of one sun-soaked summer day in the English countryside, Campbell’s enticingly sensuous, heat-hazed drama demonstrates the meticulous command of composition and romantically desolate atmosphere that won her a short-film BAFTA in 2009. As storytelling, however, it feels elusive and incomplete: Abstract philosophizing takes precedence in a tale of domestic dysfunction that might otherwise make for a modestly conventional indie heart-tugger. Following fest berths in Venice and Toronto, the sprocket-opera circuit reps this promising pic’s natural home; even U.K. arthouse auds are likely to find “Light Years” an imposing distance to cover.

Aficionados of British independent cinema should note that
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10 Really Exciting Movies That Are Coming Out In The Next 30 Days

With one of the most successful summers on record, the book on 2015's summer tentpoles has been closed. Normally, this would worry us, as this is a stereotypical dead zone for theatrical releases. However, 2015 looks like it was so stuffed with quality releases that they've actually scheduled some of this year's better efforts in a time when your choices are limited to either a rock or a hard place. We know the multiplex looks barren right now. Better things are coming, though, and soon! Enjoy this list of 10 great-looking films that are slated to drop within the next 30 days.   Pawn Sacrifice . 9/16 The story of Bobby Fischer's historic chess match against Soviet champion Boris Spassky in 1972 seems like it would be more fodder for a documentary than a narrative film. But with Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber playing the roles of Fischer and Spassky in Pawn Sacrifice, a story that highlights
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Haugesund: New Nordic Films’ Co-Production Forum Runs Wide Gamut

Haugesund: New Nordic Films’ Co-Production Forum Runs Wide Gamut
Haugesund’s industry confab, New Nordic Films’ co-production forum, which kicks off Aug. 18, will present 17 projects in development that represent a wide gamut in terms of genre, topics, settings and even nationalities.

Anticipated projects set to be pitched at the forum include “Excuse All the Blood,” from Pal Sletaune (“Junk Mail”); “Handle With Care,” from Arild Andresen (“Company Orheim”); and “Darkland” from Fenar Ahmad (“Flow”).

“Darkland” tells the story of Zaid, a successful surgeon living in Denmark with his pregnant girlfriend who, after turning down his brother Yasin’s plea for financial help, finds out he was murdered by gangs. Wearing a mask to conceal his identity, Zaid sets off to avenge Yasin’s murder and vows to bring down all of Copenhagen’s criminals. Jacob Jarek at Profile Pictures, the company that co-produced “Only God Forgives” and “Rams,” is producing. A graduate of the hip Copenhagen Super16 film school,
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FX Renews ‘The Strain,’ Picks Up ‘Better Things,’ Moves ‘Archer’ to Fxx

FX Renews ‘The Strain,’ Picks Up ‘Better Things,’ Moves ‘Archer’ to Fxx
The Television Critics Association panels have been going on for the past week or so, and we’ve had plenty of great updates from Fred Topel’s interviews and coverage that you can check out right here. Today, straight from the TCA, comes some announcements from FX, which includes a renewal for a third season of The Strain, […]

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The Strain Officially Renewed for a Third Season

The battle between the strigoi and the humans will continue past Season 2, as FX has officially renewed The Strain for a third season that will premiere next summer. Though an official episode count for the third season is not yet known, it's likely that we could see a 13-episode order identical to the first two seasons.

Press Release (via TV by the Numbers): "Los Angeles, August 7, 2015 – The Strain will return for a third season next summer, taking fans even deeper into the thriller from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, based off of the best-selling The Strain Trilogy by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. The second season of The Strain is currently airing on FX Sundays at 10 Pm e/p.

“Guillermo and Carlton have delivered two thrilling seasons of The Strain
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A$AP Rocky Says Misogynistic Things About Rita Ora, Swears He’s Not a Misogynist

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A$AP Rocky Says Misogynistic Things About Rita Ora, Swears He’s Not a Misogynist
A$AP Rocky has a new album out. And while it's a more mature sound for the Harlem rapper, he's catching a deserved share of heat for a lyric on the song "Better Things": "I swear that bitch Rita Ora got a big mouth / Next time I see her might curse the bitch out / Kicked the bitch out once 'cause she bitched out / Spit my kids out, jizzed up all up in her mouth and made the bitch bounce." Rocky has generally spoken kindly about his previous exes Iggy Azalea and Chanel Iman — if you ignore his "I used to be boning this chick’s back out" comment about Iggy — so why the dis on Ora? On Annie Mac's BBC 1 Radio show yesterday, Rocky elaborated on the lines: "I'm just saying that when I was in a relationship and I did things with her that I
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