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All3Media International Makes Move Into Nordic Drama With ‘Blinded’ (Exclusive)

All3Media International is getting into the Nordic drama business, investing in “Blinded,” the buzzy Swedish thriller. All3Media International will join the co-production, its first non-English-language drama project, coming from Flx, the Stockholm-based producer behind Netflix’s first Swedish original “Quicksand.

Streaming service C More and broadcaster TV4 are also backing the drama, which is based on the book by investigative journalist Carolina Neurath. Inspired by real events and set in Stockholm’s financial district, the eight-part drama follows journalist Bea Farkas as she reports on a major bank engaged in questionable activity.

The series is directed by Jens Jonsson
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‘Insecure,’ ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Take Top Honors at Guild of Music Supervisor Awards

The 8th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards was “the Season Kent and Kier Lehman show,” according to Gms president Thomas Golubic, acknowledging the multiple trophy winners at the group’s Thursday night ceremony at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Following a rousing opening number by U.K. rock band Yungblud, Kent took the first award of the evening for best music supervisor for television drama for “13 Reasons Why,” while her husband, Kier Lehman, won best music supervision in a television comedy or musical for “Insecure (Season 2),” and also took top honors in the television limited series or movie category for “Quicksand,” performed by Sza for “Insecure: Episode 208 ‘Hella Perspective’.”

Apple was another multiple winner, picking up best use of music by a brand, and best use of music in a single advertising spot for Peymon Maskan, Tbwa/Media Arts Lab spot “Apple Stroll.”

Julianne Jordan and Julia Michels won the big feature film award
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‘Insecure,’ ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Take Top Honors at Guild of Music Supervisor Awards

The 8th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards was “the Season Kent and Kier Lehman show,” according to Gms president Thomas Golubic, acknowledging the multiple trophy winners at the group’s Thursday night ceremony at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Following a rousing opening number by U.K. rock band Yungblud, Kent took the first award of the evening for best music supervisor for television drama for “13 Reasons Why,” while her husband, Kier Lehman, won best music supervision in a television comedy or musical for “Insecure (Season 2),” and also took top honors in the television limited series or movie category for “Quicksand,” performed by Sza for “Insecure: Episode 208 ‘Hella Perspective’.”

Apple was another multiple winner, picking up best use of music by a brand, and best use of music in a single advertising spot for Peymon Maskan, Tbwa/Media Arts Lab spot “Apple Stroll.”

Julianne Jordan and Julia Michels won the big feature film award
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Thomas Golubić on Guild of Music Supervisors Honors: ‘We’re Evolving as an Awards Show’

When executed properly, the job of a music supervisor sounds great, but doesn’t call too much attention to itself. But on Thursday night, the professionals who tune-up the movies, TV shows and advertising of the past year will take center stage at the 8th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, being held at Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel.

Four out of five of this year’s Oscar-nominated best songs will vie for Gmsa trophies, but it won’t be the songwriters or even the performers who take the spotlight to claim the honor, it will be the person who served as matchmaker between the track and the project – the music supervisor.

From Robin Urdang wrangling two original songs from Sufjan Stevens to compliment the mix of ‘80s pop and classical in “Call Me By Your Name” to Kier Lehman corralling soul artist Sza to contribute an original tune, “Quicksand,” to the TV show “Insecure,” the list of
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Thomas Golubić on Guild of Music Supervisors Honors: ‘We’re Evolving as an Awards Show’

When executed properly, the job of a music supervisor sounds great, but doesn’t call too much attention to itself. But on Thursday night, the professionals who tune-up the movies, TV shows and advertising of the past year will take center stage at the 8th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, being held at Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel.

Four out of five of this year’s Oscar-nominated best songs will vie for Gmsa trophies, but it won’t be the songwriters or even the performers who take the spotlight to claim the honor, it will be the person who served as matchmaker between the track and the project – the music supervisor.

From Robin Urdang wrangling two original songs from Sufjan Stevens to compliment the mix of ‘80s pop and classical in “Call Me By Your Name” to Kier Lehman corralling soul artist Sza to contribute an original tune, “Quicksand,” to the TV show “Insecure,” the list of
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Swedish Comedy ‘Solsidan’ Smashes Scandinavian Box Office

Swedish Comedy ‘Solsidan’ Smashes Scandinavian Box Office
Solsidan,” Felix Herngren and Måns Herngren’s comedy feature based on the TV series hit with the same name, has scored 1.2 million admissions across Sweden, Norway and Finland.

The film bowed in Scandinavia on Dec.1, and sold 1 million admissions in Sweden alone, as of Jan.15. Budgeted in the 3.5 million euros range, “Solsidan” has so far grossed more than $12.4 million at the box office in Sweden, surpassing even “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” to take the lead of the chart.

Produced by thriving Swedish banner Flx and co-produced by Jarowskij and TV4, “Solsidan” is on track to break the box office record set by the “Millennium” trilogy films and become one of the five highest-grossing Swedish films of the last 20 years.

A comedy boasting a darker edge than the series, the movie follows three couples through divorces, love, child longing and unusual parenting habits in Torekov, an idyllic town known as the Swedish Riviera.

Flx pointed
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Don't call it a comeback: Michael Keaton on biding time, waiting for a 'Birdman'

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Don't call it a comeback: Michael Keaton on biding time, waiting for a 'Birdman'
Santa Monica — It's been really easy for the media to talk about "Birdman" and Michael Keaton's award-winning performance in terms of being a "comeback," and of course, the meta angle of playing an actor who formerly starred as a superhero is just begging for attention. On one hand it's a fortunate hook to help sell the movie, but on the other, it's been a pretty simplistic reduction, not necessarily one that Keaton has had a big problem with, but one that could certainly be discussed with a little more nuance. You might have to go back to the late '90s for examples of the actor's work that really landed culturally, but in the time since, while he's certainly taken a few breathers, he's worked very consistently. He's done TV spots on popular shows. He's starred in acclaimed TV movies like "Live from Baghdad" and the TNT miniseries "The Company.
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John Mackenzie obituary

Film director whose career took him from gritty television plays to Hollywood thrillers

People who talk wistfully of the "golden age of British television drama" are often accused of viewing the past through the rosy lens of nostalgia. But a clear-eyed examination of the era proves that such slots as the BBC's The Wednesday Play (1964-70) and Play for Today (1970-84) were unsurpassed as breeding grounds for talented directors such as John Mackenzie, who has died after a stroke aged 83. Like most of his contemporaries who gained their experience by working in television – Philip Saville, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Ken Loach, Mike Newell, Michael Apted and Mike Leigh – Mackenzie went on to make feature films, notably his superb London-based gangster picture, The Long Good Friday (1980).

The television background trained Mackenzie to work quickly on taut and realistic narratives, within a tight budget and on schedule. One of his first jobs was as
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

John Mackenzie obituary

Film director whose career took him from gritty television plays to Hollywood thrillers

People who talk wistfully of the "golden age of British television drama" are often accused of viewing the past through the rosy lens of nostalgia. But a clear-eyed examination of the era proves that such slots as the BBC's The Wednesday Play (1964-70) and Play for Today (1970-84) were unsurpassed as breeding grounds for talented directors such as John Mackenzie, who has died after a stroke aged 83. Like most of his contemporaries who gained their experience by working in television – Philip Saville, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Ken Loach, Mike Newell, Michael Apted and Mike Leigh – Mackenzie went on to make feature films, notably his superb London-based gangster picture, The Long Good Friday (1980).

The television background trained Mackenzie to work quickly on taut and realistic narratives, within a tight budget and on schedule. One of his first jobs was as
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Geoffrey Reeve obituary

Film-maker associated with Michael Caine

The film director and producer Geoffrey Reeve, who has died aged 77, contributed polished examples of mainstream British cinema in a variety of forms over several decades.

He was born in Tring, Hertfordshire, the son of a compositor who would cycle each day to the printworks in nearby King's Langley. A bright pupil at the local primary, Reeve won a county council scholarship to Berkhamsted school where he excelled in sports, academic subjects and school plays. He was also a notable chorister, an experience he would put to good use for the subplot of the film Shadow Run 50 years later.

After national service with the 7th Royal Tank Regiment in Hong Kong, he went to Exeter College, Oxford, in 1953 to read law. His singing voice and his gift for comic acting made him a useful addition to Oxford's drama and revue companies, and he was apparently
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'American Idol' takes 551k for ITV2

A new season of American Idol launched with over half a million viewers for ITV2 on Thursday, early figures suggest. The eighth season, which introduces a new fourth judge, songwriter Kara DioGuardi, opened to 551k (2.6%) between 8pm and 10pm. A further 112k (0.6%) watched on ITV2+1. Overall the figures are down around 20% year-on-year. In the Us, around 30 million tuned in for the premiere earlier in the week. Hustle kept up the pace for BBC One at 9pm, drawing 5.4m (23.1%) to win the slot. ITV1's Total Emergency alarmed 3.26m (13.9%) and on BBC Two, Victorian Farm snagged an impressive 3.15m (13.6%). Celebrity Big Brother brought in 2.37m (10.2%) to Channel 4, with an additional 336k (2.1%) on timeshift. Five movie Quicksand, starring Michael Keaton as a banker caught up with gangsters, drew 929k (4.5%) over two hours. Documentary (more)
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