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Harry Potter Studio Tour adds Professor Sprout’s Greenhouse

Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter has unveiled details of its latest expansion, Professor Sprout’s Greenhouse, part of a new feature opening on July 1st titled Mandrakes and Magical Creatures. Tom Felton, who portrayed Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, visited the set ahead of it opening, which […]

June 21, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore debuts May 30 on HBO Max

Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the newest adventure in the Wizarding World created by J.K. Rowling, will be available to stream on HBO Max on May 30th. Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable […]

May 24, 2022

Dan Fogler, Robert Sheehan and more join MCM Comic Con line-up

MCM Comic Con is just a few days away and even more names from the world of entertainment have joined the stellar line-up. Dan Fogler, star of The Walking Dead and The Goldbergs, but perhaps best known as everyone’s favourite muggle, Jacob Kowalski, in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, will be meeting and greeting fans on […]

May 19, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BT Sport to premiere Super Villans doc

BT Sport will premiere Super Villans, the latest documentary from the BT Sport Films series, on May 18th on BT Sport 1. The film, an exuberant journey through the late Seventies and early Eighties featuring music, animations and archive reminiscent of the era, is narrated by Mark Williams, the well-known Villa fan who grew up […]

April 27, 2022

Study: Is Harry Potter box office popularity waning?

With Harry Potter box office sales reaching $9,198,243,071 to date, will the latest instalment of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore help it to breach the $10 billion mark? PartyCasino has taken a look into the spend behind the Harry Potter movies, including the Worldwide Box Office takings, noting that despite a 60 per cent […]

April 11, 2022

Survey: YouTube named Coolest Brand for Kids

YouTube is ranked number one in the 50 Coolest Brands for Kids & Teens unveiled by Beano Brain, the specialist kids and family insights agency. Netflix, McDonald’s, Amazon and Disney make up the rest of the top 5 according to the survey of 30,000 7-14 year olds. There were some notable gender differences, with social […]

March 30, 2022

Study: Most expensive movie franchises to support

A study by the financial comparison company money.co.uk has revealed the most expensive (and the cheapest) film franchises for superfans. Harry Potter is crowned the most expensive film franchise for those looking to be wizarding world superfans. The study revealed that the ultimate superfan collection will set Harry Potter fans back a staggering £467.98, on […]

March 28, 2022

Media Tech SPAC acquires Drylab

Media Tech SPAC, a company formed to undertake one or more acquisitions in the media and technology sectors, has announced that it has reached and entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the share capital of Drylab, a film and TV production SaaS platform in Scandinavia. The acquisition is expected to […]

March 28, 2022

BritBox MD stepping down

Will Harrison, Managing Director at BritBox UK, is set to depart the streaming service as ITV prepares to roll out ITVX. Harrison, who has been in the role since BritBox launched in 2019, will not be replaced, with the news coming a week after major shareholder ITV said it will be folding BritBox into new […]

March 11, 2022

WarnerMedia boost for RTL+

RTL Group’s RTL Deutschland business unit has signed an exclusive agreement for an extensive, multi-year programme volume deal with Warner Bros Entertainment. Starting from Q1 2022, RTL Deutschland will receive access to exclusive films and series, including HBO Max originals, to complement the increasing number of German originals on its rapidly-growing streaming service RTL+. In […]

February 16, 2022