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International Emmy noms for ‘David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema’ and ‘MasterChef Australia’

Russell Crowe and David Stratton. (Photo: Mark Rogers)

Two Australian productions, Stranger Than Fiction Film’s David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema and Endemol Shine Australia’s MasterChef Australia, are in contention for the 2018 International Emmy Awards.

Three-part series David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema, produced for the ABC, is nominated for the Arts Programming Award. It will compete against Canada’s Dreaming of A Jewish Christmas (Riddle Films), Dutch production Etgar Keret, gebaseerd op een waar verhaal (Baldr Film/Ntr Television) and Brazil’s Palavras Em Série (Words in Series) (Gnt/Hungry Man).

Stories of Australian Cinema, directed by Sally Aitken and produced by Jen Peedom and Jo-anne McGowan, sees the film critic and former co-host of ABC’s At The Movies and Sbs’s The Movie Show reflect on Australian films, including interviews from the likes of Nicole Kidman, Judy Davis, Russell Crowe and Jacki Weaver,
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International Emmy Award Nominations Unveiled

  • Variety
The International Emmys are living up to their name, with a globe-spanning set of nominees announced Thursday for this year’s awards. Endemol Shine, HBO, Fox and Sony all scored noms, while Amazon and Netflix landed just one apiece, a modest showing given their recent run at awards shows and their increasing number of international originals.

In the best actor category, Julio Andrade is nominated for Fox Networks Latin American drama “One Against All,” Billy Campbell for Canadian-produced “Cardinal,” Lars Mikkelsen for Scandi series “Ride Upon the Storm,” and Tolga Saritas for Turkish series “Soz.” The best actress noms include Thuso Mbedu for South African series “Is’thunzi” and Emily Watson in U.K.-produced “Apple Tree Yard.”

Netflix’s single nomination comes in the best comedy category for its Mexican show “Club of Crows.” Amazon’s is in the drama category, for its Indian cricket-themed series “Inside Edge.” It
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Netflix’s ‘Money Heist’ Goes Head-To-Head With Amazon’s Indian Drama ‘Inside Edge’ In International Emmys Battle

  • Deadline
Netflix Spanish-language drama La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) is going head-to-head with Amazon’s Indian cricket thriller Inside Edge for an International Emmy.

The two shows are among a number of Svod titles to score nominations for the awards, which take place in New York on November 19.

This year, some 44 shows across 11 categories and 20 countries have been nominated. Other titles include Netflix comedy Club de Cuervos and Thai entertainment format The Mask Singer, which is being remade in the U.S. by Fox.

In addition to the awards, the Academy is presenting special awards to The Flash and Blindspot producer Greg Berlanti and Sophie Turner Laing, CEO of Endemol Shine Group.

“Looking at the diversity & geographic spread of this year’s nominations across all continents and platforms,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, “it is clear that excellence in
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 7)

1975: Ryan's Hope premiered on ABC."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1947: On Lora Lawton, Lora (Jan Miner) continued to worry about Peter. The Frank and Anne Hummert radio soap opera ran from 1943 to 1950 on NBC.

1954: On Portia Faces Life, Portia (Frances Reid) was busy taking non-stop phone calls.

1966: On Dark Shadows, Bill Malloy (Frank Schofield), manager of the Collins Fishing Fleet, warned Elizabeth (Joan Bennett
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Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Netflix Announces Follow Up Series; Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis Return

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Netflix Announces Follow Up Series; Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis Return
Netflix is heading to San Francisco. Today, the streaming service announced they've ordered a follow-up series to Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City. Based on the novels of Maupin, the original 1993 miniseries followed a group of people living in San Francisco during the 1970s and '80s. The cast included Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Barbara Garrick, Thomas Gibson, and Billy Campbell. The series spawned two sequels, More Tales of the City (1998) and Further Tales of the City (2001).
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The Rocketeer: animated series on the way from Disney

Joseph Baxter Feb 28, 2018

Disney’s dormant film franchise, The Rocketeer, will be revived as an animated series, starring a female hero...

The Rocketeer franchise is ready for another liftoff more than a quarter of a century after it was grounded. While rumblings in recent years have teased a reboot movie and even a straight sequel to the original 1991 film, Disney’s family-friendly genre-mixing action brand will soon manifest as an animated series on the Mouse’s youth-aimed cable platform, Disney Junior.

Disney has announced that production on The Rocketeer animated series has already commenced. The franchise-reviving cartoon will – apropos to its platform – be aimed at young children (ages 2-7,) and families, targeting a release in 2019. The story will draw inspiration from The Rocketeer comic book series of Dave Stevens, which adhered to the original film. However, the series will follow the rocket pack-powered exploits of a young female hero. Each
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Zac Efron Is Ted Bundy In Bts Pics From Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile

Normally, I’d think that Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile would be how most conservative folk would describe the music I listen to – and it probably is – but that long-winded title has actually been claimed by the latest film in a decently long line to tell the story of Ted Bundy.

Remembered as being one of America’s most infamous serial killers, Bundy confessed to murdering 30 people in seven states between the years of 1974 and 1978. To date, such notable actors like Mark Harmon, Michael Reilly Burke, Billy Campbell, Cary Elwes, Corin Nemec and James Marsters have been tasked with playing him, and now, Zac Efron is the latest to join the club.

Being in stark contrast to his High School Musical days, we see this project as giving him a chance to flex his acting muscles. Plus, there has to be a certain amount of research and preparation one
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Cardinal: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Hulu?

Vulture Watch Will John Cardinal remain on the case? Has the Cardinal TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Hulu? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Cardinal season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Hulu paid subscription platform, Cardinal stars Billy Campbell, Karine Vanasse, Kristen Thomson, Allie MacDonald, Glen Gould, Deborah Hay, Alden Adair, James Downing, Eric Hicks, David Richmond-Peck, Alanna Bale, Gale Maurice, Robert Naylor, and James Thomas. Based on the Giles Blunt novels, this Canadian crime drama centers on demoted Algonquin Bay Police Detective John Cardinal (Campbell). When a missing 13-year old girl, Katie
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Cardinal

Network: Hulu. Episodes: Ongoing (43 mins). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: June 16, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Billy Campbell, Karine Vanasse, Kristen Thomson, Allie MacDonald, Glen Gould, Deborah Hay, Alden Adair, James Downing, Eric Hicks, David Richmond-Peck, Alanna Bale, Gale Maurice, Robert Naylor, and James Thomas. TV show description: Based on the Giles Blunt novels, the Cardinal TV show centers on demoted Algonquin Bay Police Detective John Cardinal (Campbell). When a missing 13-year old girl, Katie Pine, is found dead in an abandoned Ontario mineshaft, Cardinal and his new partner, Lise Delorme (Vanasse), take on the investigation into her disappearance and death. As they grow more involved in the grisly case, a
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Greg Wise, Billy Campbell Join Swedish Crime Series ‘Modus’ With Kim Cattrall

Greg Wise and Billy Campbell are set to join Kim Cattrall in the second season of Swedish thriller Modus. Originated by TV4's streaming service C More where it debuts this fall, Modus is produced by Miso Film and adapted from Norwegian lawyer Anne Holt's book, Frukta Inte. The first season followed psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik (Melinda Kinnaman) as she found herself, and her autistic daughter, drawn into an investigation surrounding a series of disturbing…
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Cardinal: Billy Campbell's Crime Drama Coming to Hulu Next Week

Check out the Cardinal TV show trailer. The serial killer crime drama thriller, based on the Giles Blunt novels, drops to Hulu on Friday, June 16th. Billy Campbell stars as Detective John Cardinal. You may remember him as a veteran of Syfy's Helix, as well as the oft cancelled and revived AMC/Netflix drama, The Killing. Karine Vanasse co-stars as Detective Lise Delorme, Cardinal's new partner.The Cardinal cast also includes Kristen Thomson, Glen Gould, Deborah Hay, Alden Adair, James Downing, Erick Hicks, and James Thomas. Orphan Black's Aubrey Nealon writes Cardinal and executive produces the Hulu TV series with Sienna Films’ Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny. Read More…
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EOne’s ‘Cardinal’ Flies To Canal+; Sue Perkins To Host BAFTA TV Awards – Global Briefs

Entertainment One has sold dramatic thriller series Cardinal to Canal+ in France. The Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse-starrer is produced by Sienna Films and eOne in association with Bell Media's CTV, which has already greenlit the second and third seasons of the series for broadcast in 2017/18. Toby Melling, VP Sales, eOne Television International, brokered the deal. Cardinal's first season is adapted from the novel Forty Words For Sorrow by Giles Blunt and follows…
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The odd disappearance of the 10 Things I Hate About You follow-up

Simon Brew Nov 24, 2016

10 Things I Hate About Life starting filming in 2012. Four years later, it's disappeared. What's happened?

1999’s 10 Things I Hate About You was one of the prize picks from a rich selection of teen movies of that particular era. Loosely based on William Shakespeare’s The Taming Of The Shrew, the movie starred Julia Stiles and the late Heath Ledger in its lead roles, with an impressive supporting cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Allison Janney and Larisa Oleynik.

It was, in hindsight, a modest box office success, bringing in just over $50m off a $30m budget. But for those schooled on 1990s teen cinema, 10 Things I Hate About You is regularly cited as a favourite. With good reason, too: it’s a very good film, that’s stood the test of time well. It’s also one more reason why the world misses Heath Ledger.

The film’s director,
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17 Great Dramas That Focus on Family First

  • TVfanatic
We all have them. Families. 

Whether they're abundant and generations are still in existence or if there are only a couple of you who make your world go around, odds are somewhere, someplace, there's someone you'd probably like to hide from on the holidays! 

In the '70s and '80s it was difficult not to find a family's drama on television, but in the 2000s family drama got kicked aside for more violent pursuits. There may be families, but first there was a crime or a crime family. It became all about law and order. 

This list isn't about mob families, or procedural dramas that feature families, but about shows where the family comes first.

One interesting note, though, is that six of these series feature the natural or accidental death of a loved one near the beginning to kick the drama into high gear. Nothing like death to bring a family together.
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The Rocketeer “sequel-reboot” ready to blast off with female lead

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Walt Disney Studios has hired screenwriters Max Winkler and Matt Spicer to pen a script for a “sequel-reboot” to Joe Johnston’s cult 1991 action-adventure The Rocketeer.

The site reports that the new film – titled The Rocketeers – is currently in the early stages of development, but will be headlined by a black female character. It will keep the period setting as is “set six years after the original Rocketeer and after Cliff Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African-American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.”

The Rocketeer was based upon Dave Stevens’ indie comic and starred Billy Campbell as Cliff Secord, a stunt pilot who discovers a rocket-powered jet pack,
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'The Rocketeer' Is Getting a Sequel That Will Reboot the Character in a Surprising Way

Between his time as an Oscar-winning special effects artist on Raiders of the Lost Ark and helming Captain America: The First Avenger, Joe Johnston worked on another action adventure release set during World War II featuring a hero fighting Nazi villains. That movie, The Rocketeer, wasn't nearly as successful as the other two, but it has developed a cult following. So, instead of merely remaking that 1991 graphic novel adaptation, as was previously the idea, Disney is actually planning a sequel.  The catch is, according to The Hollywood Reporter, we won't be seeing Billy Campbell resume his role as the titular flying hero. The new movie will be set six years later and have a Cold War backdrop. The Rocketeer we saw in the original, Cliff Secord, is...

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The Rocketeer is getting the reboot treatment from Disney

The Rocketeer is getting the reboot treatment from DisneyThe Rocketeer is getting the reboot treatment from DisneyAmanda Wood7/28/2016 3:40:00 Pm

We’ve been seeing lots of reboots lately, and it doesn’t look like Hollywood has any intention of slowing down.

It was announced today that a reboot of Rocketeer, the comic book-based film from the eighties, is in the works from Disney. The original film starred Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, and Alan Arkin, and follows a stunt pilot who discovers a rocket pack and ultimately uses it to fight bad guys.

Much of the plot is still under wraps and casting has yet to be announced, but we do know that there will be a black female lead, and it will follow her as she takes up where the old Rocketeer left off during the Cold War. It also has the slight title change of The Rocketeers. With Disney behind it,
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The Rocketeer to Become The Rocketeers, With Big Changes in Store

Disney is developing a reboot of The Rocketeer, to be headlined by a young African-American woman. Based on the graphic novel by Dave Stevens, the 1991 film version starred Bill Campbell as Cliff Secord, a pilot who comes into possession of an experimental jet pack in 1938 Los Angeles. Directed by Joe Johnston, the adventure was spirited and wholesome, featuring Jennifer Connelly as an aspiring actress (changed from her job as a nude, Betty Page-ish model in the source material), Alan Arkin as Cliff's mechanic mentor, and Timothy Dalton as Neville Sinclair, a swashbuckling actor (like Errol Flynn) who turns out to be a Nazi spy. The movie was affectionately nostalgic, wonderfully propulsive, included a variety of splendid old-fashioned action, and sadly, proved to be...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Disney looking to reboot 'The Rocketeer' with black female lead

  • Hitfix
Disney looking to reboot 'The Rocketeer' with black female lead
Here’s a blast from the past. Disney is looking to bring The Rocketeer back to the big screen in what’s being termed a sequel-reboot (whatever that means), this according to The Hollywood Reporter. The publication has equally interesting news — the next iteration of the 1991 movie will feature a black female as the main character. For those unfamiliar with the original flick, it starred Billy Campbell as a stunt pilot who unearths a jetpack which he uses to fly around and fight Nazis. The movie also featured Jennifer Connelly and Timothy Dalton. It was based on the graphic novel of the same name. The Rocketeer underperformed at the box office and received mixed reviews from critics. On a production budget of an unadjusted $35 million, the movie made just $46 million. The film, according to an interview with Rocketeer creator Dave Stevens, was initially supposed to be part of a trilogy,
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