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Co-owner of Peppa Pig and distributor of Twilight franchise also announces 25% increase in revenues to £629.1m
Peppa Pig co-owner Entertainment One enjoyed a 25% surge in underlying profit growth in 2012 to £53.8m, thanks in part to the success of the Twilight vampire franchise it distributes – but suffered almost £27m in charges relating to factors including potential payouts for top executives, and HMV and Blockbuster going into administration.
Entertainment One results for the year to 31 March were buoyed by the acquisition of Alliance Films last September, which has rights to films including The King's Speech, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Entertainment One, which said it increased its profits by about 6%, said revenues soared by 25% year on year to £629.1m.
Unadjusted pre-tax profits slumped by 76% from £23.1m to £5.5m year on year.
The company, which said on Tuesday that it is to seek a premium »
- Mark Sweney
Tags: Afternoon DelightJennifer LawrenceChely WrightThe FostersIMDbJane Lynch
Good afternoon and happy Monday! How’s it going so far?
Happy birthday to Mindy Cohn and the one and only Cher!
Congratulations to Chely Wright and her wife Lauren Blitzer Wright! People magazine reports that their identical twin sons, George Samuel and Everett Joseph, were born on Saturday, May 18 in New York City.
The stars of ABC Family’s The Fosters grace the cover of Curve magazine.
If you live in Los Angeles today the Arrested Development banana stand is available for photo ops from noon to 7 p.m. at 9300 Culver Blvd (next to Trader Joes) in Culver City. Actress Judy Greer will be in attendance from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. as she and a person dressed as a big banana will be handing out free frozen bananas. (Christmas has come early!)
Right now Jane Lynch is wandering around New York City promoting belVita. »
- Bridget McManus
Following the back-to-back productions of The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, director David Fincher has been taking his time in settling on his next project. He’s been developing a remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Disney for years, and the project finally started to gain traction earlier this year with Fincher courting Brad Pitt as his star. However, Pitt ultimately passed on the role in favor of David Ayer’s WWII film Fury, leaving Fincher’s 20,000 Leagues without a star or a greenlight. Despite these two crucial facts, we learned last month that Australia had agreed to an enormous tax incentive ($22.5 million) for Fincher to shoot 20,000 Leagues down under, making the remake that much more attractive for Disney. Now word comes that since the film still doesn’t have a lead actor, potential production has been pushed to 2014. Hit the jump for more. The »
- Adam Chitwood
Los Angeles, May 19: Actress Rooney Mara has been named the new face of American designer brand Calvin Klein's new perfume.
The 28-year-old will reunite with David Fincher, who directed her in "The Social Network" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", to shoot a series of TV advertisements for the fashion house' upcoming female fragrance, Downtown.
"I am very excited to be included in the group of amazing women that have been featured in the iconic advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein fragrances. It's an honour to be part of a brand with such a legacy of breakthrough advertising," contactmusic.com quoted Mara as saying.
The perfume, which will feature a mixture of scents ranging from green pear to pink peppercorn,. »
- Ketali Mehta
Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir) has been working on The Congress for the better part of five years now, with the first footage of the film appearing online almost three years ago exactly. Now, the final product has premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Inspired by Stanislaw Lem's short story "The Futurological Congress", the film uses the idea that in the future hallucinogenic drugs will be used to replace reality, and Folman takes this thought to make a commentary on cinema and its potential demise at the hands of Hollywood overlords seeking new ways to remain stuck in the past rather than move forward into the future. In many ways The Congress creates a complicated, well worn circle where advancements in technology are being used to maintain a hold on the past rather than propel us into the future. Utilizing both live-action and animation, the film begins with Robin Wright »
- Brad Brevet
Whether or not you think Catherine Martin has already won this year's Costume Design Oscar - paging pink-suited Jay Gatsby! -- the upcoming battle for Oscar nominations is hardly an easy read even if there are only four spots to sashay towards in your suit & gown finery. Costume Design is my favorite Oscar race outside of all the Actressing, not frequently for what the Academy chooses but for the breadth and depth of the competitive field each year. Here's a few questions I'm already asking myself and by extension, you. So join me in the sartorial contemplation...
Steven Noble's work on "Two Faces of January" looks just divine in stills. How's the film?
This far ahead of the nominations (only 242 days to go!) it's anyone's guess and anyone's game.
Which frequently forgotten designer will finally get the red carpet welcoming committee?
The possible answers are plentiful so let's talk four of them. »
- NATHANIEL R
We think it's safe to say Rooney Mara is not an uptown kind of gal. The actress has been named spokesmodel for Calvin Klein's latest fragrance Downtown. This will be the first major campaign for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress. "I am very excited to be included in the group of amazing women that have been feature in the iconic advertizing campaigns for Calvin Klein fragrances," the 28-year-old told Wwd. "It's an honor to be part of a brand with such a legacy of breakthrough advertising. The Downtown fragrance holds true to the chic, confident and simple feeling of the Calvin brand. The effortless and timeless appeal of the Calvin Klein Collection and the Downtown scent made this a »
Rooney Mara is about as downtown as a person can be, so it makes perfect sense that Calvin Klein would tap the actress to front the campaign for its new urban-themed fragrance.
Women's Wear Daily reports that the scent, aptly titled Downtown, will be a "floral woody juice," which is precisely the mix of femininity and musky strength that we imagine Rooney would choose for herself. In the print ad for the perfume, the Vogue cover girl stares broodingly into photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino's camera, sporting her trademark slick beauty look.
It goes without saying that this seems like the perfect pairing. Rooney's a regular at Calvin's runway shows and frequently steps out in the fashion house's designs (for better or for worse). It's also her first big beauty gig -- a very lucrative step for a celeb. Plus, the TV spots for Downtown were directed by David Fincher, director »
- The Huffington Post
Tags: Once Upon A TimeOnce Upon a Time in WonderlandtelevisionABCIMDb
As you may have heard by now, ABC has officially picked up a spin-off of the show Once Upon A Time . The new series is Once Upon A Time in Wonderland will be told from Alice's point of view.
All photos courtesy ABC
With a whole new slew of characters in a world we have visited in Once Upon A Time , the shows are intended to live independently of one another, with the potential for some character crossover.
From an Examiner interview with the executive producers, it sounds like Wonderland will open where Once Upon A Time's Season 2 began — after the curse destroyed most of the Enchanted Forest, while the wraith was terrorizing everyone. Just like Ouat, the show will jump around between present-day and flashbacks.
The show will star English/Australian actress Sophie Lowe (who was up for the »
In light of Prada, Tiffany & Co., and Brooks Brothers, all producing Great Gatsby inspired lines and the much publicised drama between fashion and costume designers, we should consider the influence that costume has over fashion. The alliance between costume and fashion designers has been both beneficial and contentious. Fashion does have a much longer history than film costume design, but since the beginning of moving pictures, both industries have nurtured an intimate relationship.
In the advent of cinema, fashion was placed centre stage in filmed fashion shows. These fashion shorts slowly evolved from runway shows via the introduction of a stories surrounding the garments (Bruzzi, 4). Early costume design was influenced by current runway fashions, such as Vionnet’s signature bias cut gowns hugging actress’ bodies on the big screen. Starting in the 1930s, costume design and current fashion slowly began to pull away from each other. This changed when MGM »
Much has been made of Jay-z’s involvement with Baz Lurhmann’s epic adaptation of The Great Gatsby. The music mogul has never before lent his name or his talents to a project in this way before (we’re not counting his “inspired by” American Gangster album). Despite the hype, this soundtrack collaboration is fundamentally safe (if seemingly off to a fast start on the charts.). Not only is The Great Gatsby a tent-pole blockbuster with an above-the-title director and major A-list talent, it’s a grandiose celebration of New York jazz age glamour and excess — which in some ways, »
- Lindsey Bahr
There has been nothing but positive feedback from the recent political drama that launched on Netflix. House Of Cards starred two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey plus a great cast in Robin Wright, Kara Mara and Corey Stoll to name a few. The series was also written by Beau Willimon and produced by Spacey and director David Fincher. We’ve not got the full details for the Home Entertainment release and let us tell you now, this is one you want to pick up!
Full details first below and scroll down for ways to pick your copy up! You can also check out their official Facebook page here.
House Of Cards: The Complete First Season
Available to Own on Blu-ray™ & DVD with UltraViolet™ June 10
Season One Features Special Collectible Packaging – Perfect for Father’s Day
London, UK. 07/05/2013 – Witness the power plays, sex and greed that motivate some of Washington »
- Dan Bullock
Sneak Peek more new footage from the upcoming CBS, Amblin Entertainment dramatic TV series "Under the Dome", directed by Arden Oplev ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"), debuting June 24, 2013, based on author Stephen King's 2009 science fiction best-seller.
"...shortly before noon on Saturday October 21, the small Maine town of 'Chester's Mill' is abruptly and gruesomely separated from the outside world by an invisible, semi-permeable barrier of unknown origin.
"The immediate appearance of the barrier causes a number of injuries and fatalities, trapping former 'Army Captain Dale Barbara'—who is trying to leave Chester's Mill—inside the town..."
CBS network ordered the adaptation straight to series, with an initial 13-episodes.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Under The Dome"...
- Michael Stevens
The controversial AMC thriller “The Killing” is back for a third season! The official TV spot for the brand new season has show has been released, and if you haven’t seen the sot for yourself yet, we’ve got it right here! Take a look at it below the post. “The Killing” stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman and stars two detectives whose lives have intwined once again after the closing of the Rosie Larsen case. “Premiering its 3rd season Sunday, June 2nd at 8/7c on AMC, “The Killing” stars Mireille Enos (‘World War Z’) and Joel Kinnaman (‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’). A year after closing the Rosie Larsen [ Read More ]
The post The Killing Season 3 TV Spot Released appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook) and Julian Sands ( A Room With A View, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) have been added to the cast of Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, the feature film based on Richard Alfieri ’s international hit play of the same name.
“We’re particularly excited to have Jacki Weaver join the cast as a follow-up to her Oscar-nominated role in Silver Linings Playbook,” said producer Andras Somkuti. “She, Gena Rowlands, Cheyenne Jackson and Julian Sands reflect the caliber of actors that our casting director Paul Ruddy has reached out to for key roles in the film.”
Filming is underway at Astra Film Studios in Budapest, Hungary, to be followed by location shoots in St. Petersburg, Florida.
- Michelle McCue
★★☆☆☆ Whilst Danish director Niels Arden Oplev's original (and best) adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) possessed many notable merits, less can be said of his first foray into the American market, Dead Man Down (2013). This clumsily contrived thriller stars Colin Farrell as the strong and silent Victor, the muscle in a gang headed up by dapper don Alphonse (played by an unrestrained Terrence Howard). Victor has infiltrated the gang by carrying out whatever murderous tasks the job demands, gaining the trust of the mob boss with one sole purpose: revenge for the death of his wife and child years earlier.
Farrell's Victor anonymously taunts Alphonse through a series of unsubtle mind games, which includes leaving pieces of a photo of who his would-be-killer is. However, the plan goes awry when he is discovered knocking off a member of Alphonse's gang by his Danish neighbour, »
- CineVue UK
Tags: Morning BrewOrange is the New BlackRachel MaddowJenji KohanEllen DeGeneresJason CollinsKarina IglesiasIMDbAnna Paquin
Good morning! Can you even believe it's the last day of April already?
On her show yesterday, Ellen DeGeneres congratulated NBA player Jason Collins on his coming out.
The mom of a lesbian doesn't understand why her daughter wants to address her wedding invitations in a feminist fashion. You Don't Understand Me And You Never Will! *Stomps off, slams bedroom door.*
“With Orange is the New Black, Jenji Kohan has created a dramatic yet deeply funny world populated with unforgettable characters and no-holds-barred humor set against the backdrop of a women’s prison,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. “Jenji is »
If you don't know the work of Norwegian author Jo Nesbø, you will very soon. Not only has a U.S. adaptation of his wacky thriller Headhunters (already adapted quite well in Norway by Morten Tyldum) been confirmed, but a U.S. version of The Snowman, featuring his recurring detective Harry Hole is also in development, though sadly no longer with Martin Scorsese directing as previously reported. And now, news has broken that Nesbø's work is coming to the small screen as well. Erik Skoldbjaerg, director of Insomnia (the one Christopher Nolan remade) will be working with the Swedish production house responsible for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo films to create a ten-episode series called Occupied, based on an original idea by Nesbø. Here's the pitch,...
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Yellow Bird (the original "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") are embarking on "Occupied," a ten-part political thriller original series based on an idea by Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbø ("Headhunters").
Set in the not so distant future, the story has Russia having staged a 'silk-glove' invasion of Norway to officially secure the oil import for the rest of the world. The series then explores what happens to a nation under such an invasion.
Erik Skoldbjaerg ("Insomnia," "Prozac Nation") will direct the first two episodes of this English, Norwegian and Russian language project. Shooting is expected to begin in early 2014 for a 2015 transmission.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
The summer season has, over the past few decades, become synonymous with movie blockbuster season, as studios have found the months of May to August to contain the most profitable release dates for big-budget tentpole features, leading to the summer of recent years being filled with superhero films, big budget CGI features, and other tentpole movies that draw in huge crowds. This year is no different, as Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is set to kick off the summer movie season as May rolls around. However, this doesn’t mean non-blockbuster features don’t make their way to theatres during this time, and for those looking for smaller features, there are plenty of viewing options. Here are ten of our most anticipated non-blockbuster features set to be released over the next few months.
Author’s note: All films were selected based on their release date in American theatres. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
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