The Vikings News

New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards Now Accepting Entries for 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The 2015 competition unveiled a robust number of categories created to recognize creativity from media content creators around the globe. New Categories include: Life Style Program, Culinary Program, Student Program, Student Journalist, Online Comedy, Online Drama, and Drama Special. Several Promo categories were added to honor engaging program marketing: Animated Program Promo, Licensing/Branding Promo, and Children's Program Promo. (more...)

ESPN to Team with History on New SPORTSCENTER Promos
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

ESPN® and HISTORY® are collaborating on co-branded spots featuring SportsCenter talent Scott Van Pelt and Kenny Mayne along with Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from HISTORY's hit series, American Pickers (more...)

BBC America Orders New Drama Series THE LAST KINGDOM
by TV News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

BBC AMERICA, Carnival Films – the Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning producers of Downton Abbey – and BBC Two announced today that production will begin this fall on The Last Kingdom, a new historical 8 x 60 drama series. (more...)

The Life of Studio 54
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 08, 2014

Studio 54 was known for two things before Roundabout purchased this historic theatre: being a famous club and being a cursed theatre, with shows sometimes opening and closing in the same night. However, Roundabout turned Studio 54's luck around with successful productions likeSunday in the Park with George, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and, of course, Cabaret. (more...)

History Announces Additional Casting for Season Three of Hit Drama Series VIKINGS
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

HISTORY announced today new casting for season three of its hit scripted series VIKINGS, including Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors) as Emperor Charles of France, a powerful man who views battling The Vikings as spiritual and earthly; Kevin Durand (The Strain) as The Wanderer, a mysterious man who is not what he seems; and Morgane Polanski (The Ghost) as Princess Gisla, the elegant, self-possessed daughter of Emperor Charles and his most trusted advisor. They join previously announced Ben Robson (Dracula: The Dark Prince) who will play Kalf, Lagertha's trusted second in command. (more...)

Lothaire Bluteau & More Join Cast of History's VIKINGS Season 3
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

HISTORY announced today new casting for season three of its hit scripted series VIKINGS, including Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors) as Emperor Charles of France (more...)

Fantasy Medieval MMORPG Brings Epic Battles to Kickstarter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

MIAMI, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Sid Meier's Civilization V Officially Available on Linux for SteamOS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

“This is the first time that Civilization V has been available on a platform designed for the living room and is a great example of bringing desktop gaming to the big screen,” said Aspyr Media's Vice President of Publishing, Elizabeth Howard. “We're excited to be at the forefront of an evolving platform like SteamOS and be an early participant in the upcoming SteamBox ecosystem. Opportunities like this allow Aspyr to do what we do best: bring great experiences to growing and emerging platforms.” (more...)

'Queen Emma & Earl Godwin' by Stephen Grant is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

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'Spartacus' Director Michael Hurst to Direct THE VIKING WARS
by Movies News Desk - May 02, 2014

Director/actor Michael Hurst, who most recently directed television series Spartacus: War of the Damned for Starz, is returning to action adventure as director of THE VIKING WARS for Cardinal XD; it was announced today by Jeff Goldman, Cardinal XD Chief Content Officer. (more...)

Stanley Tucci & More Coming to Pivot Programming in 2014
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Pivot, Participant Media's network targeting Millennials, age 18-34, today unveiled a robust development slate, and a greenlight for 'Fortitude,' a 12-episode Sky/Pivot original series starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Sienna Guillory, and Luke Treadaway. (more...)

Catherine Sharp Releases “Viking's Desire”
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Author Catherine Sharp is proud to announce the recent release of her novel Viking's Desire. In the novel, Viking's Desire, Vikings raid England for treasure but the Jarl Eriik Thorennson finds more than treasure in England, he finds the Lord of the manor's beautiful daughter. He takes her back to his homeland and after many twists and turns and her kidnapping back to England, they fall in love and live happily ever after. The book trailer for Viking's Desire was revealed today on DGT Book Promotion news. In addition, Catherine Sharp shared her insights this week in an interview on the Reading and Writing Addiction blog about the release of Viking's Desire. Sharp's interview can be followed at www.readinwritin.blogspot.com and the official trailer for Viking's Desire can be viewed on YouTube. About The Book Sailing to the west of the Norse lands, The Vikings lay siege to an English castle inland. After spying a raven haired beauty, who turns out to be Lillian, the lord's daughter, Eriik, the Viking Jarl, is determined to take more than Saxon riches back to his home. In order to save her beloved home from complete destruction, Lillian accompanies Eriik and his band of raiders to his homeland. Little does she know that not only is she losing her home and family, but will soon lose her heart to the wild, handsome Viking as well. For this stubborn, independent beauty, this might be the utmost indignity of all. Viking's Desire is not only a sexy love story, but an exploration as well. It takes the reader from the quiet knolls of England to the stormy, remote terrain of The Vikings... a thrilling, romantic adventure from start to finish. Praise for Viking's Desire: 'What a wonderful story of finding love in unexpected places. The story of Eriik and Lillian was full of danger...suspense...and the makings of true love. The author did a great job with the storyline and characters. Well written and it kept me interested from the beginning. A very enjoyable sexy story.' - Dsaraceni, Amazon reviews About The Author Catherine Sharp says, 'This exciting romantic adventure is for anyone who believes true love can win out over any and all obstacles. The romance between the lovely heroine Lillian and the savagely handsome Viking Eriik is breathtaking.' The author is married with two sons. She loves to read and write romances and likes the way romance builds bridges to other worlds which only her imagination can take her. At a time when she was reading voraciously, but not getting exactly what she was yearning for, she started to write the kind of story she was searching for. Catherine found that putting her own words to paper was so much fun that now, even with a job, a husband, and two sons, she always finds time to not only read, but write. Viking's Desire (216 pages, ISBN# 978-1496084897) is available at Amazon.com To learn more about Catherine Sharp and Viking's Desire, follow Catherine on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and visit www.catherinesharp.webs.com. (more...)

The British Museum Opens SUTTON HOO AND EUROPE AD 300-1100 Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

A new display of the British Museum's unparalleled early medieval collections which include the famous Sutton Hoo treasure is scheduled to open in Room 41 today, 27 March 2014 made possible through a generous donation by Sir Paul and Lady Jill Ruddock. (more...)

British Museum Opens New Gallery SUTTON HOO AND EUROPE AD 300-1100 Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

A new display of the British Museum's unparalleled early medieval collections which include the famous Sutton Hoo treasure is scheduled to open in Room 41 in March 2014 made possible through a generous donation by Sir Paul and Lady Jill Ruddock. It is the first full refurbishment of the gallery since 1985, involving replacement of the flooring and roof, and renovation of the internal architecture. Marking 75 years since their discovery, the gallery's centrepiece will be the finds from the Sutton Hoo ship burial in Suffolk, one of the most spectacular and important discoveries in British archaeology. Excavated in 1939, on the eve of the Second World War, this grave inside a 27m-long ship may have commemorated an Anglo-Saxon king who died in the early AD 600s. It remains the richest intact burial to survive from Europe. Many of its incredible treasures, like the helmet, gold buckle and whetstone have become icons not only of the British Museum, but of the Early Medieval as a whole. The project coincides with the BP exhibition: Vikings: life and legend in the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery. (more...)

THE NORWEGIANS to Play 150th Performance on 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

In an open-ended run that shows no signs of slowing down, The Drilling Company's production of 'The Norwegians' by C. Denby Swanson, directed by Elowyn Castle, will have its 150th performance on April 5. (more...)

The British Museum Presents SUTTON HOO AND EUROPE AD 300-1100, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

A new display of the British Museum's unparalleled early medieval collections which include the famous Sutton Hoo treasure is scheduled to open in Room 41 on 27 March 2014 made possible through a generous donation by Sir Paul and Lady Jill Ruddock. It is the first full refurbishment of the gallery since 1985, involving replacement of the flooring and roof, and renovation of the internal architecture. Marking 75 years since their discovery, the gallery's centrepiece will be the finds from the Sutton Hoo ship burial in Suffolk, one of the most spectacular and important discoveries in British archaeology. Excavated in 1939, on the eve of the Second World War, this grave inside a 27m-long ship may have commemorated an Anglo-Saxon king who died in the early AD 600s. It remains the richest intact burial to survive from Europe. Many of its incredible treasures, like the helmet, gold buckle and whetstone have become icons not only of the British Museum, but of the Early Medieval as a whole. The project coincides with the BP exhibition: Vikings: life and legend in the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery. (more...)

THE CRASH REEL Comes to Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Phase 4 Films announces that the company has set today's December 13, 2013 theatrical release date for THE CRASH REEL, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary directed by two-time Oscar nominee Lucy Walker (DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT, COUNTDOWN TO ZERO, WASTE LAND, THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM). (more...)

British Museum to Open New Gallery SUTTON HOO AND EUROPE AD 300-1100, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

A new display of the British Museum's unparalleled early medieval collections which include the famous Sutton Hoo treasure is scheduled to open in Room 41 in March 2014 made possible through a generous donation by Sir Paul and Lady Jill Ruddock. It is the first full refurbishment of the gallery since 1985, involving replacement of the flooring and roof, and renovation of the internal architecture. Marking 75 years since their discovery, the gallery's centrepiece will be the finds from the Sutton Hoo ship burial in Suffolk, one of the most spectacular and important discoveries in British archaeology. Excavated in 1939, on the eve of the Second World War, this grave inside a 27m-long ship may have commemorated an Anglo-Saxon king who died in the early AD 600s. It remains the richest intact burial to survive from Europe. Many of its incredible treasures, like the helmet, gold buckle and whetstone have become icons not only of the British Museum, but of the Early Medieval as a whole. The project coincides with the BP exhibition: Vikings: life and legend in the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery. (more...)

James Gillan and Paul Spicer Headline THE 8TH FOLD World Premiere Concert at the Duchess Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

The brand new British born musical The 8th Fold will receive its world premiere in a specially conceived concert staging headlined by West End stars James Gillan (Wicked, Taboo) and Paul Spicer (Avenue Q, The Last 5 Years) at the Duchess Theatre tonight 10th November. (more...)

James Gillan and Paul Spicer Lead World Premiere of THE 8TH FOLD at Duchess Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2013

James Gillan (Wicked, Taboo) and Paul Spicer (Avenue Q, The Last 5 Years) will headline the world premičre of the brand new British born musical The 8th Fold in a specially conceived concert staging. Poignantly timed to take place on Remembrance Sunday, The 8th Fold will be performed for one night only at the West End's Duchess Theatre tonight, 10th November. (more...)

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