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Film4 showcases sci-fi in July

Film4 has launched Sci-Fi July, a summer celebration of contemporary science-fiction and fantasy cinema, with over 50 films including UK TV and network premieres across the month and continuing into August, screening on Film4 and collected on All 4. The Sci-Fi July season launches with Alita: Battle Angel from director Robert Rodriguez and screenwriter James […]

July 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

ITV content deal with WarnerMedia

ITV has signed an agreement with WarnerMedia International Television Distribution which will make the UK content network the exclusive free-to-air home of programmes including the The Sex Lives of College Girls, a comedy series created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble. The first season will have its UK premiere exclusively on ITV Hub and ITV2 […]

March 3, 2022

Schwarzenegger spy series for Netflix

Netflix has picked up an as-yet untitled Arnold Schwarzenegger project to series – a scripted global spy adventure that marks Schwarzenegger’s first foray into television, and hails from Skydance Television and Nick Santora; starring and executive produced by Schwarzenegger opposite Monica Barbaro. The series will tell the story of a father and daughter who learn […]

May 21, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Netflix orders Terminator anime

Hollywood movie franchise The Terminator is expanding its universe with an anime series for Netflix. The series will be produced in partnership with Production I.G and Mattson Tomlin, co-writer of the upcoming The Batman movie, will serve as a showrunner on the project. Tomlin commented: “Anyone who knows my writing knows I believe in taking […]

March 1, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Data: Lockdown drives UK ent sales to £9bn

Locked-down Britain turned to digital music, video and games in record numbers in 2020, increasing entertainment revenues by 16.8 per cent to a record £9.05 billion (€10.05bn), according to preliminary data compiled by trade body the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). It was the fastest growth rate since records began, driven above all by digital services, […]

January 8, 2021

MGM for sale

MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), the legendary Hollywood film studio home to the likes of the James Bond and Rocky franchises, is up for sale with a reported asking price of around $5.5 billion (€4.5bn). MGM Holdings has hired investment banks to find a buyer as the streaming boom sees platform owners bid fiercely for film and television […]

December 23, 2020

Poll: Back To The Future the favourite 80s movie

A poll conducted by the Official Charts Company and to celebrate Must See Movies 80s, part of the National Album Day celebrations, has found that Back To The Future as the UK’s favourite 80s movie. The poll was launched to mark Must See Movies 80s, a promotion that saw participating stores including Amazon, ASDA, […]

October 29, 2020