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26 new UK TV shows to look out for

Louisa Mellor Jun 1, 2017

Some exciting new UK drama and comedy commissions are making their way to TV over the next year or so…

We know, we know. You still have two episodes of Fargo season two before you can think about starting season three. You’ve already fallen behind on American Gods. Your planner memory is chock-a-block with Big Little Lies and that Oj Simpson thing and some Spanish prison series your workmate bullied you into recording. You’re struggling to make time for Twin Peaks. New Game Of Thrones is just around the corner. And guess what, Netflix UK have just added a whole new season of It’s Always Sunny, those sods. You need a list of new TV show recommendations like you need a hole in the head.

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And yet, as long as they keep making them, we’ll keep recommending them.
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Warner Bros.’ ‘Lego Movie’ Takes BAFTA Kids’ Award

London — Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” won the kids’ feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards Sunday, fighting off competition from “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Frozen.”

Cartoon Network won the kids’ channel of the year prize, while its show “Adventure Time” took the award for international program.

Kindle Entertainment was named independent production company of the year, and was part of the team behind online mystery-drama “Dixi,” which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show. Disney Animated won for adapted interactive show. The vidgames category was won by Nintendo’s racing title “Mario Kart 8.”

Katie Morag,” which is produced by Move on Up, won the BAFTA for drama, and the show’s 9 year-old lead Cherry Campbell took home the performer prize. Debbie Moon won the writer’s prize for “Wolfblood.”

Love Productions’ “Junior Bake Off” excelled in the entertainment category. Maverick Television’s “Operation Ouch!
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Warner Bros.’ ‘Lego Movie’ Takes BAFTA Kids’ Award

London — Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” won the kids’ feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards Sunday, fighting off competition from “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Frozen.”

Cartoon Network won the kids’ channel of the year prize, while its show “Adventure Time” took the award for international program.

Kindle Entertainment was named independent production company of the year, and was part of the team behind online mystery-drama “Dixi,” which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show. Disney Animated won for adapted interactive show. The vidgames category was won by Nintendo’s racing title “Mario Kart 8.”

Katie Morag,” which is produced by Move on Up, won the BAFTA for drama, and the show’s 9 year-old lead Cherry Campbell took home the performer prize. Debbie Moon won the writer’s prize for “Wolfblood.”

Love Productions’ “Junior Bake Off” excelled in the entertainment category. Maverick Television’s “Operation Ouch!
See full article at Variety - Film News »

iFeatures sets development slate

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New projects from Screen Stars of Tomorrow, playwrights, TV talent.

UK low-budget filmmaking scheme iFeatures has selected 18 projects (below) for its next development slate.

The scheme, backed by Creative England, BFI Film Fund, BBC Films and Creative Skillset, selected 18 - instead of the usual 16 - feature-length projects from more than 400 submissions.

Three films will be ‘greenlit’ in March 2015 at budgets of £350,000.

The roster of writing and directing talent includes Lynsey Miller, Hope Dickson Leach and Dan Gitsham, all recent Screen Stars of Tomorrow; Rachel De-lahay, winner of 2013 Evening Standard’s Most Promising Playwright; Dominic Leclerc, director of Skins and The Village; Alice Birch, winner of this year’s George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright; Olivia Poulet, star of The Thick Of It; BAFTA Scotland winner Zam Salim; Broadcast Hotshots Abby Ajayi and Alex Kalymnios; and William Oldroyd whose short Best won the 2013 Sundance London Short Film Competition.

Producers include Nfts graduates Jessica Levick and Fodhla Cronin
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Screen unveils 2014 UK Stars of Tomorrow

Screen unveils 2014 UK Stars of Tomorrow
Screen International is today unveiling its 2014 UK Stars of Tomorrow, profiling rising actors, writers, directors, producers and heads of department.Click here for the digital edition [Subscribers]Gallery: UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

The 2014 Class of Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow are: (click on each name for individual profile)

The Actors

Jamie Blackley

The South London native will star opposite Chloe Grace Moretz in If I Stay for Warner Bros/MGM.

Olivia Cooke

The 20-year-old Manchester native is already a familiar face in the Us, where she stars in TV series Bates Motel.

Sophie Cookson

The Oxford School of drama graduate landed the female lead in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.

McKell David

At just 17, this Harrow teenager is a veteran of his own YouTube show and will star in three new features: Don’t Grow Up, Legacy and Montana.

Calvin Demba

The 20-year-old East Ender has just shot an episode of Babylon and will star
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Award-winning sci-fi film Triple Hit at Falstaff International Film Festival

Leamington Spa film company Entanglement Productions has won third place in the Best Film category of the Iov (Institute of Videography) awards with its sci-fi thriller Triple Hit.

The film's writer/producer/director Huw Bowen is pictured below receving the award from Iov's Chris Waterlow and former Tomorrow's World star Maggie Philbin in an Oscars-style ceremony at the Iov Annual Convention, held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Triple Hit was one of only five short-listed titles within the Best Film category. Judges were looking for exceptional video production standards, originality and creative flair.

The film is among the 150-plus movies being screened this week at the first Falstaff International Film Festival in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire.

The film - previously called Schrodinger's Girl - centres on Rebecca Hunter, a disgraced scientist conducting research into alternate universes. She discovers a way to travel between realities and then finds her parallel-world counterparts have
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