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Study: Ghostbusters: Afterlife most popular franchise film on Twitter

Ghostbusters: Afterlife has seen the best reception among Twitter users than any other franchise film to date, according to a study by Mobile Wins. The study included a Twitter Sentiment Analysis, which pulls together all Tweets referencing a franchise film across the last decade, and assigns a positivity/negativity score to each. Ghostbusters: Afterlife has seen […]

November 4, 2021

MCM Comic Con is back

MCM Comic Con, the epic celebration of pop culture and Europe’s leading Comic Con event, is back this Autumn with two hotly anticipated shows in London on 22-24 October and Birmingham on 13-14 November. Good news for both first-timers and fans – the show will be hitting up ExCeL London and the NEC in Birmingham, […]

October 19, 2021

Prime Video reasserts commitment to UK productions

Amazon Studios Head of European Originals, Georgia Brown, and Head of UK Originals, Dan Grabiner, took part in an address on September 14th during which they recommitted Prime Video’s long-term ambitions for making original television in the UK. As part of a Q&A, hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan (due to star in Amazon Original Series Backstage […]

September 14, 2021

Amazon to shoot Lord of the Rings Season 2 in UK

Amazon Studios has announced that its as-yet untitled The Lord of the Rings original series will film its second season in the UK. Amazon says the shift from New Zealand to the UK aligns with its studio’s strategy of expanding its production footprint and investing in studio space across the UK, with many of Amazon […]

August 13, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings to debut Sept 2022

The Amazon Original The Lord of the Rings television series will launch on September 2nd 2022 on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide, with new episodes available weekly. Filming of Season One, which consists of eight episodes, concluded this week in New Zealand. Amazon has made a five season production commitment. The […]

August 3, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Sam Neill, Christoph Waltz, Patrick Gibson, Sophie Wilde star in Sky Original The Portable Door

Multi-Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill (Peter Rabbit, Jurassic Park) joins two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, No Time to Die) and Patrick Gibson (The OA, Tolkien) to star in the new fantasy-adventure-comedy feature The Portable Door, a Sky Original – adapted from Tom Holt’s popular 7-book fantasy series. Prolific and award-winning director Jeffrey […]

June 24, 2021

The Beatles: Get Back launching on Disney+

The Walt Disney Studios, Apple Corps and WingNut Films Productions have announced that Disney+ will bring The Beatles: Get Back, a Disney+ Original documentary series directed by Hollywood legend Peter Jackson, to fans worldwide later this year Jackson has spent the past three years restoring and editing The Beatles: Get Back, which will be presented […]

June 17, 2021By Nik Roseveare

HBO Max launches in LatAm on June 29

HBO Max, the WarnerMedia SVoD platform, will launch in 39 territories in Latin America and the Caribbean starting June 29th, with a collection of curated titles from across WarnerMedia’s catalogue and slate of original series and movies, Max Originals, plus live sports in Brazil and Mexico later this year. “Our launch in Latin America and […]

May 27, 2021

Amazon eyes MGM in $9bn deal

Amazon is in talks to buy MGM Studios, one of the world’s oldest production studios, for $9 billion (€7.3bn). A deal would see Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service gain access to a vast back catalogue of iconic content – including the James Bond franchise, the Rocky movies, The Hobbit trilogy and The Handmaid’s Tale TV […]

May 18, 2021

Brändström boards Amazon’s Lord of the Rings

Amazon Studios has announced that Swedish-French Director Charlotte Brändström has joined the creative team of its forthcoming Amazon Original The Lord of the Rings television series. Continuing the work of Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayona and British Chinese Director Wayne Che Yip, Brändström joins the international ensemble cast, currently filming in New Zealand, to direct two […]

May 13, 2021