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Doctor Who series 10: The Eaters Of Light geeky spots and Easter eggs

Pete Dillon-Trenchard Jun 17, 2017

Doctor Who series 10 episode 10 is The Eaters Of Light. And we've been digging into it right here...

Well, I don’t know about you, but I’ve waited for 54 years for Doctor Who to explain why crows sound like they do, so now that they’ve finally tackled that important issue it’s time for our weekly round-up of callbacks, similarities and generally interesting things taken from this week’s episode. And as ever, if you’re sitting thinking ‘How can he have missed that?!’ (the answer is usually ‘ineptitude’), leave it down in the comments below…

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The Eaters Of Light was written by Rona Munro, an award-winning Scottish writer responsible for films including Aimee & Jaguar and Oranges And Sunshine, as well as a multitude of theatre works.
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Soderbergh, Wild Bunch, Altitude team on 90s rave movie 'Beats'

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Exclusive: BFI, Creative Scotland among backers of UK movie now in production.

Altitude Film Sales and Wild Bunch are teaming up to launch 90s rave movie Beats at Cannes, co-selling the feature which started production in the UK on 30 April.

Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh will serve as executive producer on the project, which will be produced by Camilla Bray (Oranges And Sunshine) of Rosetta Productions, which is housed under Ken Loach’s Sixteen Films.

Beats is being directed by Brian Welsh who recently helmed The Entire History Of You, a popular episode of Charlie Brooker’s hit series Black Mirror.

The screenplay was co-written by Welsh and emerging screenwriting talent Kieran Hurley whose original play inspired the feature and led to a residency for him at Scotland’s National Theatre.

Set in a small Scottish town in the mid 90s, the film tells the story of best friends Johnno and Spanner who, despite being total
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Steven Soderbergh, Wild Bunch, Altitude team on 90s rave movie 'Beats'

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Steven Soderbergh, Wild Bunch, Altitude team on 90s rave movie 'Beats'
Exclusive: BFI, Creative Scotland among backers of UK movie now in production.

Altitude Film Sales and Wild Bunch are teaming up to launch 90s rave movie Beats at Cannes, co-selling the feature which started production in the UK on 30 April.

Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh will serve as executive producer on the project, which will be produced by Camilla Bray (Oranges And Sunshine) of Rosetta Productions, which is housed under Ken Loach’s Sixteen Films.

Beats is being directed by Brian Welsh who recently helmed The Entire History Of You, a popular episode of Charlie Brooker’s hit series Black Mirror.

The screenplay was co-written by Welsh and emerging screenwriting talent Kieran Hurley whose original play inspired the feature and led to a residency for him at Scotland’s National Theatre.

Set in a small Scottish town in the mid 90s, the film tells the story of best friends Johnno and Spanner who, despite being total
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Former Globe director Dominic Dromgoole launches movie company and feature debut

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Exclusive: Open Palm Films launches with Dromgoole-directed drama ‘Making Noise Quietly’; first-look image.

Dominic Dromgoole, former artistic director of London’s Globe theatre, has launched film production company Open Palm Films.

The indie outfit has recently wrapped its first production Making Noise Quietly (for which Screen can reveal the first image), a drama which is directed by Dromgoole and is adapted from Robert Holman’s well-received stage play of the same name.

The triptych of war-related stories follows a conscientious objector and a roaming artist during the Second World War; a bereaved mother struggling with the loss of her son who died in the Falklands; and an ageing holocaust survivor who seeks to bring peace to a disturbed young boy in Germany.

The film stars Deborah Findlay (The Lady In The Van), Barbara Marten (Oranges and Sunshine), Trystan Gravelle (National Treasure), Geoffrey Streafeild (Rush), Luke Thompson (Dunkirk) and Matthew Tennyson who reprises his role from the stage
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BFI reveals 2016 Vision Awards

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Twenty-two emerging producers to receive up to £2.2m; almost 500 applicants.Scroll Down For Recipients

The BFI has announced the recipients of its 2016-18 Vision Awards, comprising 22 investments in up-and-coming UK producers.

The awards, generally spread over two years, are designed to enable producers to build and develop their companies, slates and creative relationships.

The BFI had intended to give 20 awards but increased that allocation to 22 in response to the number of strong applications it received. Almost 500 companies applied for the awards, which are backed by a total commitment from the BFI of £2.2m of National Lottery funding.

Fifteen of the awards are to women producers or partnerships, while eight of the companies are based outside of London, located in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and York.

In a bid to foster sustainability, the third iteration of the Vision Awards will include an allowance to cover a producer’s fees and overheads of up to half
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Judy Greer And Luke Wilson Find Measure Of A Man

Judy Greer And Luke Wilson Find Measure Of A Man
Moving to another Ya adaptation following the Hunger Games films, Donald Sutherland is already part of the cast of Measure Of A Man. And he's now joined by Luke Wilson and Judy Greer. Jim Loach (son of Ken) is directing the film, based on the 1991 novel One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte.The Maze Runner's Blake Cooper leads the film - a 1970s coming-of-age drama - as Bobby Marks, an overweight kid struggling with summer camp and an ongoing saga involving a lawnmowing job. Wilson and Greer will be playing Bobby's less than helpful parents, with Liana Liberato his sister Michelle, and Sutherland as Dr. Kahn, owner of that troublesome lawn.Loach's last film was Oranges And Sunshine in 2010 (although his drama Chasing Satellites seems to be complete and awaiting a release). But he's been more prolific on television, clocking up the mini-series Life Of Crime, plus episodes of Dci Banks,
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Emily Watson to received Donostia by Amber Wilkinson - 2015-09-16 16:22:51

Emily Watson will receive the Donostia Award in recognition of her career. Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival Emily Watson will receive the Donostia Award at this year's San Sebastian Film Festival. The award for the Oranges And Sunshine star is in recognition of her film career and comes in the same year she was awarded an OBE. Watson will collect the Award at a gala on September 25 in the Kursaal Auditorium.

The Islington-born actress made her film debut in Lars von Trier's controversial Breaking The Waves and other films include Hilary And Jackie, Punch Drunk Love, War Horse and Gosford Park.

Watson also participated in the television series Appropriate Adult, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination and won the Best Actress BAFTA. Her television credits include The Politician’s Husband, The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe and A Song For Jenny.

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Western outback thriller starts shooting in Winton

A host of Australian talent has descended on Winton, Queensland, as production for the contemporary Western thriller Goldstone commences.

Starring Aaron Pedersen (The Fear of Darkness, Mystery Road), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), Alex Russell (Unbroken, Carrie), David Gulpilil (Charlies Country, The Proposition), David Wenham (Paper Planes, Oranges and Sunshine) and Tom E. Lewis (The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Red Hill), Goldstone is the latest film from acclaimed writer/director Ivan Sen (Mystery Road, Beneath Clouds) and long-term producing partner David Jowsey (Mystery Road, Satellite Boy).

.We are proud to be supporting and investing in Queensland.s award-winning writer and director Ivan Sen and his producing partner David Jowsey of Bunya Productions,. said Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira, in a statement issued to the media.

Queensland Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said Screen Queensland was investing $530,000 in Goldstone, which is expected to reap direct returns of $2.15 million
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Jacki Weaver Joins Cast of Outback Thriller ‘Goldstone’

Jacki Weaver Joins Cast of Outback Thriller ‘Goldstone’
Two-time Oscar nominated actress Jacki Weaver has joined the cast of “Goldstone,” an Australian outback thriller that shoots later this month. The picture is a follow up to 2013 picture “Mystery Road,” that opened the Sydney festival and played at the Toronto festival the same year.

It is again directed by Ivan Sen, and produced by David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin, through Bunya Productions. The production will return to Winton in Queensland state and see the construction of a Goldstone town in Middleton, Queensland.

Other cast includes Aaron Pedersen (“The Fear of Darkness,” “Mystery Road”), returning as Jay Swan, an indigenous detective, Alex Russell, (“Unbroken,” “Carrie”), David Gulpilil (“Charlie’s Country,” “The Proposition”), David Wenham (“Paper Planes,” “Oranges and Sunshine”) and Tom E. Lewis (“The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith,” “Red Hill”). Weaver, whose career enjoyed a huge revival with another Australian thriller, “Animal Kingdom,” earned her two supporting role acting Oscar nominations for “Silver Linings Playbook,
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Ken Loach project wins top PttP prize

Ken Loach project wins top PttP prize
Short-listed projects included On Screen Off Screen and How To Kill Uffie.

Interactive documentary The Flickering Flame, exploring Ken Loach’s 50-year career, has won the Arte International Prize at the Pixel Market.

The website, app and film is being overseen by Ken Loach’s long-time producer Rebecca O’Brien at Sixteen Films in collaboration with Paris-based digital production house Upian.

As previously reported by ScreenDaily, the production will explore Loach’s career through the battles he and his team faced to make his films.

The filmmaker’s son Jim Loach, whose own credits include Oranges and Sunshine and episodes of TV series such as Shameless and Dci Banks, is directing the central, interview-led documentary.

The Flickering Flame was among eight projects in the running for the Arte prize, all of which were pitched at the Pixel Market Finance Forum on Wednesday (Oct 8) and then discussed in one-to-one meetings in the Pixel Market the following day.[p
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what’s on iTunes, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, Netflix UK, BBC iPlayer (from Aug 18)

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, while it’s still in cinemas

Blood Ties: some excellent performances — by Clive Owen and Billy Crudup — can’t disguise the fact that there’s absolutely nothing here we haven’t seen too many times before [my review] [iTunes UK]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: suffers badly by comparison with the cogent, witty Avengers flicks — this feels like a campy Saturday-morning cartoon left over from the 1970s [my review] [iTunes UK]

new to stream

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: stuns me with its scathing commentary on what is happening in the real world today, wrapped up in what is some of the most delicious, most comic-booky fantasy ever [my review] [iTunes UK] Tracks: romantic in the grandest sense, a visceral and hypnotic experience of idealistic aspirations set against the desolate beauty and danger of the
See full article at FlickFilosopher »

Casting: Grainger, Cudi, Vega, Henrie, Socha

Tulip Fever

Holliday Grainger ("The Borgias") has scored a supporting role as a maid in Justin Chadwick's adaptation of Deborah Moggach's beloved romance novel "Tulip Fever" at The Weinstein Company. Filming aims to begin in April.

Set in 17th century Amsterdam, the story follows a married woman (Alicia Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together. [Source: The Wrap]

Entourage: The Movie

Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi) has scored the role of assistant to Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) in the upcoming movie based on the HBO series "Entourage" at Warner Bros. Pictures. Lloyd, Gold's previous long-suffering assistant, has been promoted to an agency rep in the new film. [Source: Deadline]

Untitled Jim Loach Project

Paz Vega, Edward James Olmos, Jessica Marais, Carmen Maura, Michael Crisafulli,
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Paz Vega joins Jim Loach film

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Paz Vega joins Jim Loach film
Oranges and Sunshine director returning to Australia to film Spanish family drama starring Paz Vega.

The lead cast has been unveiled on British filmmaker Jim Loach’s second feature, which will begin production on March 3 at Adelaide Studios and across South Australia’s outback and vineyard regions.

The film, currently known as Untitled Jim Loach Project, marks a return to the country for the London-born director, who made Oranges and Sunshine in Australia in 2009.

The UK-Australia co-production is from Met Film and Southern Light Alliance, with investment from the UK’s Rattle & Hum Films and the South Australian Film Corporation.

Producers are Stewart le Maréchal and Anna Mohr-Pietsch for UK outfit Met Film alongside Australia’s Tim White and Anna Vincent for Southern Light Alliance.

Set within a multigenerational Spanish family, the upcoming film tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who realises he must escape his passionate yet dysfunctional family.

The script
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Paz Vega, Carmen Maura Head Down Under With Jim Loach

Hong Kong – Spanish stars Paz Vega and Carmen Maura join with Edward James Olmos in the untitled new picture by British director Jim Loach which starts shooting next month.

The director returns to Australia where he previously made “Oranges And Sunshine” (pictured) with Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving.

Scripted by Judy Morris (“Happy Feet 2,” The Eye of the Storm,” “Babe: Pig in the City”), the picture is the tale of a 12 year old boy who tries to escape his dysfunctional, multi-generational Spanish family.

Production begins March 3 at the Adelaide Studios in South Australia and in the state’s Barossa Valley and Flinders Range wine country.

Rattle & Hum Films presents a Met Film and Southern Light Alliance production, with Stewart le Maréchal and Anna Mohr-Pietsch producing for Met Film alongside Timothy White (Son of a Gun, The Boys Are Back) and Anna Vincent for Southern Light Alliance. The South Australian Film
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Exotic cast for new Jim Loach film

Spanish stars Paz Vega, Carmen Maura and Antonio de la Torre together with Edward James Olmos and Love Child.s Jessica Marais head the cast of Jim Loach.s movie which starts shooting in South Australia on March 3.

Scripted by Judy Morris (Happy Feet 2, The Eye of the Storm), the plot revolves around a multi-generational, dysfunctional Spanish family and a 12-year-old boy, Savino, who realises he has to escape to effect change. Sydney newcomer Michael Crisafulli will play Savino with Jarin Towney (Two Little Boys, Underbelly) as his buddy Skeet.

It.s the first film from Timothy White (Son of a Gun, The Boys are Back) and Anna Vincent.s Southern Light Alliance, an unofficial co-production with Stewart le Maréchal and Anna Mohr-Pietsch of the UK.s Met Film.

Vincent tells If that White was introduced to the project from an international contact, she then met the UK producers in
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films to stream: UK week of Dec 16

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer, Curzon on Demand.

new to stream

African Cats: gorgeously photographed, astonishingly intimate documentary; you won’t believe it can have been possible for cameras to get so close without disturbing the animals they’re watching [my review] [at Netflix] Blood: smart British cop drama is a dream showcase for star Paul Bettany [at Netflix] Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God: enraging documentary about the Catholic Church’s pedophilia coverup will leave you feeling battered by grief and fury [my review] [at Netflix] Smash His Camera: engaging and provocative documentary about early papparazzo Ron Galella and the ethical and free-speech issues surrounding such photography [at Netflix] The Words: intriguing exploration of living with mistakes made features great performance by Bradley Cooper, yet peters out with too much left unsaid [at Netflix]

streaming now, before it’s
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John Pilger’s ‘Utopia’ Set For November Cinema Release & Lff 2013

Thn would love to share that one of the most extraordinary films about Australia that’s soon to be released in the UK. Utopia is described as an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger, and Thn will be catching it at the London Film Festival next month.

Utopia is a vast region in northern Australia and home to the oldest human presence on earth, Pilger had this to say:

‘This film is a journey into that secret country. It will describe not only the uniqueness of the first Australians, but their trail of tears and betrayal and resistance – from one utopia to another’.

Pilger begins his journey in Sydney, where he grew up, and in Canberra, the nation’s capital, where the national parliament rises in an affluent suburb called Barton, recently awarded the title of Australia’s most advantaged community.

Barton is named after Edmund Barton,
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See-Saw, Cmg team for D-Day spy series

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See-Saw, Cmg team for D-Day spy series
Exclusive: The King’s Speech, Top of the Lake producer joins Cohen Media Group on adaptation of Second World War spy story Double Cross.

The King’s Speech and Top of the Lake producer See-Saw Films has joined Us-based distributor Cohen Media Group (Cmg) to co-develop an international TV series based on Ben Macintyre’s bestselling book Double Cross, about the double agents who kept D-Day a secret from Hitler.

Double Cross tells the true story of the eccentric and brilliant group of spies who were vital to the success of the Normandy landings in June 1944. The daring deception saved thousands of allied soldiers and helped turn the tide of the war.

The project marks Cmg’s first foray into TV drama.

Still at treatment stage, the two companies will attach a writer soon, with Macintyre on board as a consultant.

Shoot dates and locations are yet to be determined but both groups told ScreenDaily they see
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See-Saw, Cohen Media Group team for D-Day spy series

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See-Saw, Cohen Media Group team for D-Day spy series
Exclusive: The King’s Speech, Top of the Lake producer joins Cmg on adaptation of Second World War spy story Double Cross.

The King’s Speech and Top of the Lake producer See-Saw Films has joined Us-based distributor Cohen Media Group (Cmg) to co-develop an international TV series based on Ben Macintyre’s bestselling book Double Cross, about the double agents who kept D-Day a secret from Hitler.

Double Cross tells the true story of the eccentric and brilliant group of spies who were vital to the success of the Normandy landings in June 1944. The daring deception saved thousands of allied soldiers and helped turn the tide of the war.

The project marks Cmg’s first foray into TV drama.

Still at treatment stage, the two companies will attach a writer soon, with Macintyre on board as a consultant.

Shoot dates and locations are yet to be determined but both groups told ScreenDaily they see the project
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See-Saw, Cohen Media team for D-Day spy series

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See-Saw, Cohen Media team for D-Day spy series
Exclusive: The King’s Speech, Top of the Lake producer joins Cohen Media on Second World War spy series.

The King’s Speech and Top of the Lake producer See-Saw Films has joined Us-based distributor Cohen Media Group (Cmg) to co-develop a “big budget, international” TV series based on Ben Macintyre’s bestselling book Double Cross, about the double agents who kept D-Day a secret from Hitler.

Double Cross tells the true story of the eccentric and brilliant group of spies who were vital to the success of the Normandy landings in June 1944. The daring deception saved thousands of allied soldiers and helped turn the tide of the war.

The project marks Cmg’s first foray into TV drama.

Still at treatment stage, the two companies will attach a writer soon, with Macintyre on board as a consultant.

Shoot dates and locations are yet to be determined but both groups told ScreenDaily they see the project as a “prestige
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