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ABC Orders Mark Burnett Game Show 500 QUESTIONS Direct to Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

ABC has made a direct-to-series order for a new event game show, “500 Questions” (Working Title), from Emmy®-winning blockbuster executive producer Mark Burnett and his One Three Media (more...)

BAFTA Announces Scholarship Recipients In UK and US
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the names of 21 students in financial need who will receive scholarships to study in the UK or US through the BAFTA scholarship programmes in the UK, Los Angeles and New York. (more...)

Norah Jones & More Set for CONAN's Tribute to George Harrison
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

TBS's late-night show Conan is set to honor George Harrison with a week of performances by some of the biggest names in music. (more...)

Signature Theatre Welcomes Joe Calarco as New Resident Director/Director of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre has appointed Joe Calarco to the new position of Resident Director/Director of New Works. In this position, Calarco will continue to strengthen Signature's commitment to new work by shepherding the development of new musicals and plays and actively seeking the work of original and diverse voices. Calarco will also direct 1-2 shows per season and will continue his work with Signature in The Schools, Signature's flagship education program. (more...)

Todd Bell Join Cast of West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

This week 11 year old Todd Bell from Whitehaven, Cumbria, joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy Elliot's best friend Michael, alternating the role with current Michaels Zach Atkinson (12 years old from Manchester) and Tomi Fry (11 years old from Swindon). Todd Bell will join the adult cast led by Ruthie Henshall (Mrs Wilkinson), Deka Walmsley (Dad), Chris Grahamson (Tony), Ann Emery (Grandma), Howard Crossley (George) and Barnaby Meredith (Older Billy) alongside current Billy Elliots Elliott Hanna (11 years old from Liverpool), Ollie Jochim (12 years old from Chelmsford, Essex Bradley Perret (12 years old from Juan les Pins, France) and Matteo Zecca (12 years old from Buckinghamshire) who alternate the title role. (more...)

POV to Present Six New Interactive Documentary Shorts
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

POV, American television's longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction films, is taking a bold leap into new forms of storytelling with the launch of six new interactive shorts (more...)

AMC Orders Season 2 of Unscripted Arm-Wrestling Series GAME OF ARMS
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

AMC today announced that it has ordered a second season of its unscripted arm-wrestling series, “Game of Arms,” which premiered last February with 1 million viewers, delivering the network's highest weeknight original series premiere. (more...)

'Schmoolie the Deathwatcher' is in Post Production in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ After a week of shooting, the dark comedy starring one of Hollywood's most familiar faces is 'in the can' and being edited. (more...)

Twenty-Seven Billy Elliots to Take the Stage in BILLY ELLIOT MUSICAL Live Special Mash-Up Finale on 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Twenty-seven former and current Billy Elliots will unite on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale onSunday 28 September when Billy Elliot the Musical is broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. All three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - will take part in the spectacular finale. In addition, as previously announced, Liam Mower will play the role of Older Billy at this performance. (more...)

HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS to Make TV Debut Live on CBS, 11/14
by TV News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®, which honors excellence in filmmaking, will make its television debut live from the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, Nov. 14 (8:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Breaking News: Samsung Explores the World of Mobile Virtual Reality with Gear VR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Samsung today introduced the next generation in wearable technology, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, enabling users to fully immerse themselves in a cinematic virtual reality environment. Powered by Oculus technology, the Samsung Gear VR delivers a completely new way to experience and consume mobile content. It continues Samsung's leadership in the wearable category through innovative technology and compelling design to expand the definition of mobile life. (more...)

Walden Media And Weinstein Company Partner With NEA's Read Across America To Launch 'Ticket To A Better World' Benefitting Children's Literacy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ As part of its continuing efforts to promote literacy and in order to provide books to those children in America most in need, Walden Media and the Weinstein Company (TWC) have partnered with the National Education Association'sRead Across America to launch the 'Ticket to a Better World' initiative. Fifty cents of eachThe Givermovie ticket sold during Labor Day Weekend will be donated to the Ticket to a Better World initiative to raise up to a quarter of a million dollars to buy books for those children most in need. (more...)

Roma Downey & Mark Burnett Re-Team on Angel-Themed Drama Series for NBC
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are re-teaming for a new drama series for NBC that will center on guardian angels sent to help mortals on here on Earth. (more...)

TBS to Air Season One of CBS Comedy MOM
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Mom, the award-winning CBS comedy starring Anna Faris and Emmy(R) winner Allison Janney, is coming to TBS for a special four-week run designed to build excitement for the show's second season. (more...)

Nick & Drew Lachey to Star in New A&E Docuseries LACHEY'S BAR
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

A&E Network has ordered the new nonfiction series “Lachey's Bar” (Working Title) from Leftfield Pictures, it was announced today by David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: (more...)

New York Live Arts to Stage World Premiere from RoseAnne Spradlin, 10/8-11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

New York Live Arts presents the world premiere of New York Dance and Performance 'Bessie' Award-winning choreographer RoseAnne Spradlin's g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (Working Title) October 8 - 11 at 7:30pm in the New York Live Arts Theater. Named 'one of the bravest choreographers of her generation' (Metro NEWYORK) known for crafting choreographic works with 'impressive ferocity' (The New York Times ), Spradlin's newest work explores change and risk in a staged world that invites both calculated witnessing and emotional participation. (more...)

British Actor Earl Carpenter Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables in the role of Javert is tonight, August 15. (more...)

CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN to Host 10th Anniversary of Campout Music Festival 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven will once again be rolling into the Joshua Tree region of California next month to co-host their 10th annual CAMPOUT music festival. (more...)

Earl Carpenter's First Performance in Broadway's LES MISERABLES Delayed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES in the role of Javert has been pushed to Friday, August 15 due to visa issues, it was confirmed today. (more...)

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