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‘The Sparks Brothers’ Director Edgar Wright on Playing With What a Music Documentary Can Be [Interview]

This week brings Edgar Wright‘s first feature documentary to theaters. The Sparks Brothers is a comprehensive, amusing, and wonderful documentary about the influential pop rock duo known as Sparks. If that name isn’t familiar to you, don’t worry. This film will tell you everything you need to know about Sparks, along with things people think they know about Sparks. And when all is said and done, you might just be a new fan. When The Sparks Brothers debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier ...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, London, Movies, Documentary, Interviews, Mexico, La, Germany, Neil Gaiman, Tim Burton, Beck, Mike Myers, Patton Oswalt, Duran Duran, NICK


North Bend Film Festival 2021 Announces Hybrid Lineup, Including 20th Anniversary Celebration of ‘Donnie Darko’ with Director Richard Kelly

The North Bend Film Festival has announced the lineup for its upcoming 2021 hybrid edition, and it includes a 20th-anniversary celebration of Donnie Darko with director Richard Kelly on hand to talk about the film. All in-person screenings will be held in strict accordance with state and federal guidelines regarding safety through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and if you’re still uneasy about in-person events, that’s perfectly understandable. But it’s nice to know that nature is (slowly) heali...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Usa, UK, Hollywood, Movies, Nbc, Australia, Washington, Germany, America, Spain, United States, Ireland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chile


Dogwoof Trailer for 'The Most Beautiful Boy in the World' Documentary

"A haunting exploration…" Dogwoof in the UK has unveiled a new official UK trailer for a doc called The Most Beautiful Boy in the World, which initially premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year (watch the first trailer from then) and also played at the Hong Kong & Cleveland Film Festivals. In 1971, at the world premiere of Death in Venice in London, Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti proclaimed Björn Andrésen, the teen star of his latest film, "The most beautiful boy in...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, London, Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Venice, Dogwoof, Luchino Visconti, To Watch, Andresen, Björn Andresen, Kristina Lindström Kristian Petri, Cleveland Film Festivals


The Beatles: Get Back Docuseries Heads to Disney+ This Thanksgiving

Walt Disney Studios, Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Productions Ltd. have announced that Peter Jackson’s long in development Beatles documentary titled The Beatles: Get Back is officially skipping theaters, and will instead debut on Disney+ as a three-part documentary series. Originally scheduled for an August 27, 2021, theatrical release, the documentary film-turned-docuseries has now been slated to roll out over three days starting from November 25 through November 27, just in time for th...
Tags: UK, TV, London, Movies, Documentary, Disney, The Beatles, TV News, Streaming, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison, Abbey Road, Jeff Jones, Bob Iger


Audio Content Fund awarded £1.7m to 90 projects last year

The Audio Content Fund has released its second Annual Report which shows it gave out £1.7m to 90 public service radio projects in 2020-21. The report outlines how the fund, which is financed by the UK Government, supported 64 different UK independent production companies, to produce 420 hours of content, for broadcast on 320 different commercial and community radio stations. An audience of 14.5m listeners is expected to hear the content, which covers factual, drama, comedy, live discussion, c...
Tags: UK, London, Scotland, Data, Industry, Radio, Fund, Helen Boaden, John Whittingdale, David Lloyd, Sam Bailey, Tim Wilson, BBC Radio, Kerrang Radio, ACF, Adam Uytman


Zack Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE Earns Fifth Week at Number 1 on the UK Home Entertainment Chart

Zack Snyder’s Justice League returns to Number 1 on the Official Film Chart following a photo-finish race with Godzilla vs. Kong. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: UK, Movies, Justice League, Zack Snyder, The Movie Waffler, Kong Read, Official Film Chart


Sony acquires Somethin’ Else to expand global podcast division

Sony Music Entertainment has acquired the audio, TV and social media producer Somethin’ Else from Steve Ackerman and Jez Nelson. The move marks what Sony calls a major ramping up of its in-house creative production capabilities and the creation of a newly expanded global podcast division. Steve and Jez will jointly spearhead SME’s global podcast content and business development strategy going forward. Steve will become Executive Vice President, Co-Head Global Podcasts, overseeing operations...
Tags: Business, UK, New York, Industry, Radio, Sony, Sony Music Entertainment, Steve, Nelson, Sony Music, Mackay, Jez, Ackerman, SME, Jez Nelson, Dennis Kooker


New Trailer and Poster for JUMBO, Starring Noémie Merlant

The unconventional romance comes to UK/ROI screens in July. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: UK, Movies, The Movie Waffler, Noémie Merlant


Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Begins Production in the UK

In a recent Instagram video posted by Kansas City Chiefs’ wide receiver Tyreek “Cheetah” Hill, while promoting a celebrity basketball game for the Tyreek Hill Foundation, Ant-Man star Paul Rudd also went on to confirm that production on Marvel Studios’ upcoming MCU threequel Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has officially begun in London. Rudd mentions the filming start as the reason on why he won’t be able to attend the said game. The film is currently set to arrive in theaters on February 17...
Tags: UK, London, Movies, Instagram, Streaming, Michael Pena, Kansas City Chiefs, Marvel Studios, Rudd, Michael Douglas, Ant-man, Comic Book, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kurt, Rick, Luis


New Executive Editor appointed at BBC Radio Solent

Debby Moyse, currently Deputy UK Editor, BBC Newsgathering at BBC News has been appointed as Executive Editor of BBC Radio Solent. Debby has been with the BBC for over 30 years, starting at BBC Radio Leicester before moving on to be part of the launch team on BBC Radio 5 Live. The appointment comes as the station’s former Editor, Sarah Miller, took voluntary redundancy and left the corporation last year along with six other local radio Editors. Chris Burns Head of Audio and Digital for BBC En...
Tags: UK, England, Digital, Bbc, BBC News, People, Radio, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Leicester, Local Radio, BBC Radio Solent, Station News, Debby, Sarah Miller, Tim Boswell, Debby Moyse


New The Flash Photo Teases Ezra Miller’s Upgraded Suit

BEGIN SLIDESHOW As production continues on The Flash movie in the UK, director Andy Muschietti took to Instagram to share another behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Warner Bros. Pictures’ long-awaited DC film. Earlier this month, the IT filmmaker teased Michael Keaton’s return, with a glimpse of his new Batman suit that bears the same insignia from Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. This time, the new The Flash photo, which you can check out below, provides us our first preview of Ezra Mille...
Tags: UK, Movies, Instagram, Ben Affleck, Tim Burton, Action, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, Cw, Michael Keaton, Comic Book, Miller, Ezra Miller, Kiersey Clemons, Golden Globe


UK Trailer for Cheesy 'Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds' Movie

"I've come to join you! Allow me to fight by your side." Get ready to roll your eyes at this. Altitude Films in the UK has debuted a trailer for an animated atrocity called Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, arriving in the UK this summer. As terrible as this looks, it's just ridiculously amusing that they made a dog-themed remake of "The Three Musketeers" and named the main character Dogtanian. Thankfully the trailer is free to watch. Young Dogtanian travels to Paris, where he meets his b...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, US, Animation, Paris, To Watch, POM, Steve Kramer, Cam Clarke, Young Dogtanian


Nicky Campbell leaving BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast

Nicky Campbell is moving to a new time slot of 9am till 11am weekdays on 5 Live after almost 20 years at Breakfast. His programme partner of 10 years Rachel Burden will continue on the breakfast show and a new co-host will be announced soon. Nicky says: “It’s why I love 5 Live – hearing from listeners and talking to people about what really does matter to them and their communities. It’s a constant privilege hearing people’s passion, candour, anger and raw honesty. “Our listeners make me l...
Tags: UK, Bbc, People, Radio, Rachel, BBC Radio, Nicky, Bbc Radio 5 Live, Rachel Burden, Nicky Campbell, Heidi Dawson


New Trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s DEMONIC

Blomkamp's latest comes to UK cinemas in August. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: UK, Movies, Neill Blomkamp, Blomkamp, The Movie Waffler


Alia Shawkat & Eiza Gonzales in Indie Comedy 'Love Spreads' Trailer

"Well that's what real music is." Gravitas has released an official trailer for an indie rock band comedy titled Love Spreads, the latest from writer / director Jamie Adams (Black Mountain Poets, Wild Honey Pie!, Bittersweet Symphony). Even though this already opened in the UK last year, it's just now premiering in the US at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, before arriving on VOD a few days later (which is not a good sign). It is time to record the all important second album and Glass Heart is br...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, US, Alia Shawkat, Indies, To Watch, Jamie Adams, Rockfield Studios, Eiza Gonzales, Black Mountain Poets Wild Honey Pie, Ruth Ollman


Forest Whitaker to Reprise Rogue One Role in Disney+’s Andor Series

Following the recent casting of Chernobyl actor Robert Emms, The Playlist brings word that Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) is reportedly making his return to the Star Wars universe in Disney+’s upcoming Andor series. Whitaker is expected to reprise his role as Clone Wars vet Saw Gerrera, reuniting him with Rogue One co-star Diego Luna. Before making his live-action debut, the character first appeared in The Clone Wars and Rebels animated series and was voiced by ...
Tags: Star Wars, UK, TV, Movies, Scotland, Sci-fi, Disney, TV News, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Chernobyl, Black Mirror, Ben Mendelsohn, John Boyega, Forest Whitaker, Robert


New Trailer for UK Blu-ray Release of Hacker Classic Movie 'Sneakers'

"We've heard a lot of great things about you." "They're all true." Film Stories has debuted a new trailer for their special edition Blu-ray release of the hacker classic Sneakers, from filmmaker Phil Alden Robinson. I'm posting this just because it's a chance to talk about how much I LOVE this movie, always have. I watched it so many times with my brother growing up, and it's super nerdy but so much fun. A revenge tale wrapped in a tech heist tale lead by a bunch of geeky hackers, played by ...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, To Watch, David Strathairn, Phil Alden Robinson, Robert Redford Dan Aykroyd Ben Kingsley Mary, McDonnell River Phoenix Sidney Poitier


Open source DAB+ encoder in use on London small-scale multiplex

London small-scale DAB stations, NME 1 and CDNX, are the first stations in the UK to install the newly updated Open Source DAB+ encoder. The latest version of the encoder (v2.02) is hailed as a significant improvement, providing a far better listening experience at any given bitrate – with a cleaner, more open and transparent sound. The encoder is currently being tested by both stations. Sammy Jacob, NME 1 and CDNX station manager told RadioToday: “The newly released encoder is a vast improv...
Tags: UK, Technology, London, Digital, Radio, Nme, Nme 1, Sammy Jacob, Cdnx, Scall Scale Dab, Open Digital Radio


GB News Radio to launch on Digital One nationwide

GB News is planning to launch on Digital One in July just weeks after the television service of the same name starts broadcasting. The national station will be available across the UK and final negations are currently taking place with Arqiva to secure a slot. The output will be a full audio simulcast with the television station, meaning no special programmes or content will be made for the radio channel. GB News is currently securing a licence to join a DAB multiplex too. Chief Executive...
Tags: UK, Industry, Radio, Freeview, Arqiva, Angelos Frangopoulos, Frangopoulos, Gb news radio


Official UK Trailer for Danish Film 'Wildland' About a Crime Family

"Why did you run away like that?" Picturehouse in the UK has revealed an official UK trailer for a Danish dark drama titled Wildland, marking the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Jeanette Nordahl. This first premiered at last year's Berlin Film Festival and also opened in Denmark last year, and is arriving in the UK and US starting in August this year. Ida moves in with her aunt and cousins after the tragic death of her mother in a car accident. The home is filled with love, but outsid...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, US, Denmark, Indies, Ida, Picturehouse, To Watch, Foreign Film, Jeanette Nordahl, Sandra Guldberg Kampp, Carla Philip Røder


Apple Music 1 launches GRM Radio show with CEO Posty

GRM Daily CEO Post launches a brand new show this weekend on Apple Music 1 called GRM Radio. The debut episode will air this Saturday 12th June at 12pm BST on Apple Music 1 with a new episode airing every other week. GRM Radio will showcase the best in Black British music and also feature mixes by rising star DJ JoceWavey. The Apple Music 1 show will feature new releases from the GRM Daily channel and beyond, as well as interviews with various star guests. Each episode will also stay true ...
Tags: Apple, Post, UK, World, Radio, Apple Music, Ghetts, GRM Daily, GRM Radio, GRM Daily CEO Post


HBO Max’s Rom-Com Series Starstruck Renewed For a Second Season

HBO Max has announced that they have officially renewed their newest romantic comedy series Starstruck for a second season. The series is created by New Zealand comedian Rosa Matafeo, who is also leading the series as a 20-something woman who unexpectedly gets romantically involved with a famous actor. The first season of Starstruck is now available for streaming on HBO Max, but you can first check out its trailer in the player below. “I’m thrilled that Starstruck will be returning for a second...
Tags: Video, Hbo, UK, Comedy, TV, Movies, US, New Zealand, Streaming, Steve, Joe, Rose, Tom, Jessie, Avalon, Karen Maine


New Chief Technology Officer appointed at Ofcom

Ofcom has appointed Sachin Jogia from Amazon as its new Chief Technology Officer. Sachin Jogia will join Ofcom as CTO in October after nine years at Amazon, where he is currently the General Manager for Alexa Smart Home International – overseeing the development of the company’s voice-activated services. He has also held senior technology roles at AOL and advertising.com. As Chief Technology Officer, Sachin will lead Ofcom’s work to support innovation across the broadcasting, telecoms, wirel...
Tags: Amazon, UK, People, Radio, Ofcom, Aol, Bill, Cto, Sachin, Dame Melanie Dawes, Sachin Jogia, Alexa Smart Home International, Telecoms Security Bill


GODZILLA VS KONG Fights Its Way to Number 1 on the UK Home Entertainment Chart

Godzilla vs. Kong battles to Number 1 on the Official Film Chart, stomping up two places from its Number 3 debut last week. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: UK, Movies, Charts, Godzilla, Kong, New Releases, The Movie Waffler


The Mandalorian Season 3 Production Update, Boba Fett Crossover Details

More details about Disney+’s upcoming The Mandalorian Season 3 are emerging, with a recent report from Collider noting that the third season of the show is currently not heading into production.   RELATED: Disney+’s The Book of Boba Fett Wraps Production The report notes that at the moment, stages in Los Angeles are being used for the upcoming Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series, so the plan is to wait until later this year to begin filming The Mandalorian’s third season. Collider’s repor...
Tags: Action, Sci-Fi, TV, Disney, Disney Plus, Lucasfilm, Pedro Pascal, Star Wars, Streaming, Summer Season Pass, The Book Of Boba Fett, The Mandalorian, TV News


RS0ISS to transmit SSTV images from the ISS June 9 and 10

From Southgate ARC… An example of an SSTV image sent last year by RS0ISS. Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) plan to transmit slow-scan TV (SSTV) images on 145.800 MHz FM on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 and Thursday, June 10, 2021. The transmissions, which will use SSTV mode PD120, are part of the Moscow Aviation Institute SSTV experiment (MAI-75) and will be made from RS0ISS in the Russian Service Module of the ISS using a Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver. The tentative sche...
Tags: UK, Radio, Satellites, Kenwood, Iss, International Space Station ISS, SSTV, Amateur Radio, VHF/FM/Repeaters, AMSAT, Moscow Aviation Institute SSTV


Exclusive The Real Manhunter Trailer For Acorn TV’s True Crime Docuseries

ComingSoon.net is debuting the exclusive trailer for Acorn TV’s true crime docuseries The Real Manhunter, centering on former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton. Sutton was recently portrayed by Martin Clunes in the hit Acorn TV Original drama Manhunt. The eight-part Acorn TV Exclusive Series will premiere as a full series binge on the streamer on Monday, June 14. RELATED: Acorn TV June 2021 Schedule: New Additions Revealed Former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton spent 30 years in the...
Tags: Video, UK, TV, Movies, Documentary, Streaming, Martin Clunes, Chris Matthews, Sutton, ACORN, Levi Bellfield, ComingSoon, Acorn TV, Colin Sutton, Martin Clunes Doc Martin, Abacus Media Rights AMR


Listen and Platform agree on a new strategic partnership

Creative content group Platform and UK audio producer Listen have entered into a strategic partnership. The two companies will collaborate on building brands around what they call ambitious 360° programming that spans podcasts, social media and beyond. With a number of high-profile projects already in the works featuring some of the biggest names in the country, the partnership will open up opportunities for creative talent to build long-term projects in which they share a stake. Launched i...
Tags: Business, UK, England, Bbc, Platform, Radio, James Nesbitt, Listen, Claudia Winkleman, Gemma Collins, Mike Tindall, Rob Brydon, Carl Frampton, Frank Warren, Tony Pitts, Levi Roots


Disney+’s The Book of Boba Fett Wraps Production

The Mandalorian actress Ming-Na Wen took to Twitter to confirm that production on Disney+’s forthcoming The Mandalorian spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett has finally been completed after six months of filming in Los Angeles. The series is expected to make its debut later this in December. Wen is set to reprise her role as elite mercenary and assassin Fennec Shand, a Star Wars character who first appeared during the first season of The Mandalorian. She also recently voiced a young version of ...
Tags: Star Wars, UK, TV, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Los Angeles, TV News, Streaming, Harrison Ford, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Ewan McGregor, Marvel Studios, Boba Fett


Chloe Straw appointed Managing Director of AudioUK

Chloe Straw has been named as the new Managing Director of AudioUK, replacing Will Jackson. Chloe was previously Head of Content and Production at We Are Grape, where she has been for the last four years, in addition to working as a social media strategist. She will take up her post at AudioUK on 17 June. Her prior involvement with AudioUK includes being a Board member for two years from 2017, in addition to which she was the Head of Digital for its training arm Audiotrain. Her career has in...
Tags: UK, Digital, Bbc, People, Production, Radio, Board, Tim Wilson, Tim, Chloe, Will Jackson, Business Affairs, Chloe Straw, Audiouk, Will Jackson Chloe, Somethin' Else Chloe



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