Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Naman Ramachandran

Steve McQueen and BBC Team for U.K. Race Relations Series ‘Uprising’

After the global success of “Small Axe,” the BBC and acclaimed British filmmaker Steve McQueen are teaming again for documentary series “Uprising.” The three-part series will explore three seminal events of 1981 that changed race relations in the U.K....

Major European Markets Set to Reopen Cinemas With New Movies and New Headaches

Three of Europe’s major film markets — France, Italy and the U.K. — are reopening doors for theatrical releases after an erratic year of high hopes and false starts. But the pipeline of new movies will enter a landscape...

Vanraj Bhatia, Composer to India’s New Age Cinema, Dies at 93

Veteran composer Vanraj Bhatia, who provided the soundtrack to India’s new age cinema movement of the 1970s and 1980s, has died in Mumbai. He was 93 and is understood to have been in poor health for some time. Born...

‘We Are Exhausted and We Are Angry’: 800 People Sign Letter Detailing Plight of Women and Call For Change in Noel Clarke Fallout

More than 800 members of the U.K. entertainment industry have signed an open letter decrying a work culture that’s been put in sharp relief following multiple misconduct allegations against actor Noel Clarke. The industry has been in a febrile...

‘The Railway Children,’ All-Time U.K. Children’s Classic, Gets Sequel From Studiocanal

BAFTA-winning director Morgan Matthews (“X+Y”) will begin principal photography on May 10 on a sequel to the all-time British kids’ classic “The Railway Children.” “The Railway Children Return” will shoot in locations around the U.K. from the original 1970...

‘Vax Live’ Concert Featuring Harry and Meghan, the Bidens and Amitabh Bachchan to Air on Insight TV

‘Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World,’ the music event designed to inspire vaccine confidence and help get them to everyone, will air on Insight TV’s linear channels. The concert, pre-taped at SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, before an...

ITV Revenues Up in COVID-Hit Quarter, With Advertising Forecast to Rebound

U.K. broadcaster ITV increased external revenues by 2% in the quarter ending March 31, 2021, according to financial results released on Wednesday. Total external revenue was up 2% at £709 million ($985 million) compared to 2020’s £694 million,...

Netflix’s ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ Shoot Underway in Prague, New Cast Members Join

Netflix’s adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s classic 1929 anti-war novel “All Quiet On The Western Front” continues production near Prague, having commenced in March. Directed by Edward Berger (“Patrick Melrose”), the film details a young German soldier’s terrifying experiences...

Satyajit Ray: India Marks Centenary of Cinema Giant, but Legacy Has Multiple Interpretations

India is celebrating the birth centenary of one of her greatest sons, Satyajit Ray, in a variety of ways. Sunday (May 2, 2021), marks the centenary of Ray, the Indian master who won an honorary Oscar in 1992, shortly...

Johnny Crawford, ‘The Rifleman’ Star, Dead at 75

Actor Johnny Crawford, known for playing Chuck Connors’ son in ABC series “The Rifleman” from 1958-63, has died. He was 75. “It is with great sadness and heaviness of heart that the Johnny Crawford Legacy team announce the passing...

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