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  • EntertainmentDeadline

    Steve Coogan, Baby Cow & Pathé Sued Over ‘The Lost King’, Pathé Responds

    Steve Coogan and the makers of The Lost King are being sued over the portrayal of a university official in their Richard III film. Richard Taylor, a former University of Leicester deputy registrar is suing the actor-writer, his production BBC Studios-owned company Baby Cow Productions and Pathe Productions, claiming the performance presents him as “dismissive, …

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  • BusinessDeadline

    Writers On BBC Shows To Get 10% Pay Rise & Improved Residuals

    Writers on BBC shows have landed themselves a 10% pay increase and improved residuals following updates to the agreement between the Writers Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) and UK’s biggest public broadcaster. Revealed in the past few minutes, the WGGB called the deal a “significant increase on minimum fees and compensation for the commercial exploitation …

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  • EntertainmentDeadline

    Aardman Hires BBC Studios Commercial Director To Lead IP Push; Rejigs Board With Co-Founder Peter Lord Stepping Down To Focus On Creative Duties

    EXCLUSIVE: Aardman, the iconic UK animation studio behind Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, has rejigged its top team and brought in a BBC Studios executive to oversee an IP push. Aardman has hired Emma Hardie, Commercial Director of Global Entertainment for BBC Studios, to the newly-created role of Executive Commercial and Brand Director. Aardman …

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  • EntertainmentVariety

    Vietnam’s ‘A Fragile Flower’ Heads for U.S. Theatrical Release – Global Bulletin

    SONGBIRD’S SORROW Atlas Distribution Company, a U.S. indie distributor, has set Vietnamese-American co-production film “A Fragile Flower” on course for a theatrical release in the U.S. Produced by the duo Mai Thu Huyen and Jacqueline Thu Thao, the romantic musical drama, with a screenplay by Vietnamese singing sensation Nhat Ha, is set debut from Mar. 29. …

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  • EntertainmentVariety

    ‘Slave Play’ Black Out Performances Slammed by U.K. Prime Minister’s Office as ‘Wrong and Divisive’

    Two proposed “Black Out” London West End performances of Jeremy O. Harris‘ “Slave Play” have come under fire from U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s office. The controversial play about race, identity and sexuality in 21st century America is set at the MacGregor Plantation, where the Old South is alive and well. It follows three interracial …

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  • CelebrityVariety

    Paolo Taviani, Award-Winning Italian Director, Dies at 92

    Italian director Paolo Taviani, who with his late brother Vittorio formed the revered filmmaking duo that in 1977 won the Cannes Palme d’Or for “Padre Padrone,” has died at 92. Taviani died on Thursday in a Rome clinic after suffering from a short illness, according to Italian media reports. “Paolo Taviani, a great maestro of …

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  • EntertainmentThe Daily Beast

    Adam Sandler’s ‘Spaceman’ Is Shockingly, Confusingly Sad

    Larry Horricks / NetflixFrom Gravity and Interstellar to The Martian, Ad Astra, and High Life, the sad-astronaut sci-fi movie has lately become a subgenre unto itself, and Johan Renck’s Spaceman now joins its weepy ranks. A tediously maudlin saga about a Czech cosmonaut on a mission to the far reaches of the galaxy who really misses his wife and can’t get over his dad’s mistakes—and finds a way to cope with both courtesy of an unexpected new alien pal—it’s a star vehicle for Adam Sandler that st

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