MARY POPPINS RETURNS, CRAZY RICH ASIANS Among HUMANITAS Prize Nominees MARY POPPINS RETURNS, CRAZY RICH ASIANS Among HUMANITAS Prize Nominees
by TV News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

Fifty-eight film and television writers have been named finalists for The 44 th Annual HUMANITAS Prize, it was announced today by HUMANITAS Executive Director Cathleen Young and President Ali LeRoi. The writers are nominated for their work in the 30-minute Comedy, 60-minute Drama, Children's Teleplay, Independent Feature Film, Drama Feature Film, Comedy Feature Film, Family Feature Film and Documentary categories. The HUMANITAS Prize was created to honor film and television writers whose work inspires compassion, hope, and understanding in the human family. (more...)

ITV Commissions A CONFESSION, Starring Martin Freeman and Imelda Staunton ITV Commissions A CONFESSION, Starring Martin Freeman and Imelda Staunton
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

ITV's Head of Drama, Polly Hill, has announced commission of six-part drama, A Confession, from acclaimed screenwriter, Jeff Pope, starring Martin Freeman and Imelda Staunton to be co-produced by ITV Studios and Urban Myth Films. (more...)

HBO to Debut STOLEN DAUGHTERS: KIDNAPPED BY BOKO HARAM HBO to Debut STOLEN DAUGHTERS: KIDNAPPED BY BOKO HARAM
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

This past May marked the first anniversary of the release of 82 of the 276 Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped in 2014 from a school in Chibok, Northern Nigeria, and hidden in the vast Sambisa forest for three years by Boko Haram, a violent Islamic insurgent movement. (more...)

AMNH Margaret Mead Film Festival To Debut 50 Documentaries AMNH Margaret Mead Film Festival To Debut 50 Documentaries
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The 2018 Margaret Mead Film Festival—the internationally recognized premier platform for documentary films—will screen 55 outstanding films representing 39 countries and host special events and performances from Thursday, October 18, through Sunday, October 21, at the American Museum of Natural History. The public can purchase tickets and see full film descriptions and trailers online at amnh.org/mead, and can create a personalized film schedule at mead2018.sched.com. (more...)

HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for Second Half of 2018 HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for Second Half of 2018
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

HBO has confirmed a fresh array of thought-provoking documentaries for the second half of 2018, including: Susan Lacy's JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS, the intimate story of an icon; Nathaniel Kahn's THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING, an insider's look at today's money-driven art world; Kate Davis and David Heilbroner's SAY HER NAME: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SANDRA BLAND about the tragic death of a young woman who was stopped for a routine traffic violation; and Rudy Valdez's Sundance award winner THE SENTENCE, a portrait of a family in crisis. (more...)

STOLEN DAUGHTERS: KIDNAPPED BY BOKO HARAM Documentary to Debut This Fall on HBO STOLEN DAUGHTERS: KIDNAPPED BY BOKO HARAM Documentary to Debut This Fall on HBO
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2018

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the release of 82 of the 276 Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped in 2014 from a school in Chibok, Northern Nigeria, and hidden in the vast Sambisa forest for three years, by Boko Haram, a violent Islamic insurgent movement. (more...)

Jeremy Seghers Presents Peter Shaffer's EQUUS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

This summer, Jeremy Seghers will direct Peter Shaffer's psychological drama 'Equus." Inspired by actual events, the play tells the story of Dr. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist, who attempts to treat a young man named Alan Strang. While wrestling with his own sense of purpose, Dysart must discover why Strang suddenly and horrifically blinded six horses. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Star of EQUUS, Coming to Orlando This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

This summer, Jeremy Seghers will direct Peter Shaffer's psychological drama EQUUS, featuring John Edward Palmer, Michael Thibodeau, Karen Edwards-Hill, Jason Blackwater, Jenny Ornstein, John Moughan, and Fabiola Rivera. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Thibodeau in character below! (more...)

CABARET Opens the 2016 Summer Season at Theatre in the Park
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The musical CABARET, with music by Kansas City's own John Kander and lyrics by partner Fred Ebb, opens the 2016 summer season at Theatre in the Park on Friday night, June 3. The powerful musical about life in Berlin in the 1930s as the Nazi party begins its rise to power continues through Saturday, June 5, and again the following Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates to the seating bowl open at 6:30 p.m.; the show begins at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Theatre in the Park Opens 2016 Season with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The musical CABARET, with music by Kansas City's own John Kander and lyrics by partner Fred Ebb, opens the 2016 summer season at Theatre in the Park on Friday night, June 3. The powerful musical about life in Berlin in the 1930s as the Nazi party begins its rise to power continues through Saturday, June 5, and again the following Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates to the seating bowl open at 6:30 p.m.; the show begins at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Star of EQUUS, Coming to Orlando This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

This summer, Jeremy Seghers will direct Peter Shaffer's psychological drama EQUUS, featuring John Edward Palmer, Michael Thibodeau, Karen Edwards-Hill, Jason Blackwater, Jenny Ornstein, John Moughan, and Fabiola Rivera. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Thibodeau in character below! (more...)

Jeremy Seghers Presents Peter Shaffer's EQUUS This Summer
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2016

This summer, Jeremy Seghers will direct Peter Shaffer's psychological drama 'Equus." Inspired by actual events, the play tells the story of Dr. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist, who attempts to treat a young man named Alan Strang. While wrestling with his own sense of purpose, Dysart must discover why Strang suddenly and horrifically blinded six horses. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary EBOLA: THE DOCTORS' STORY & More 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

One of the biggest news stories of 2015 was the West African Ebola pandemic that claimed tens of thousands of lives. Telling extraordinary stories of courage and perseverance amidst the crisis, the groundbreaking short films EBOLA: THE DOCTORS' STORY (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary EBOLA: THE DOCTORS' STORY & More 3/14
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

One of the biggest news stories of 2015 was the West African Ebola pandemic that claimed tens of thousands of lives. Telling extraordinary stories of courage and perseverance amidst the crisis, the groundbreaking short films EBOLA: THE DOCTORS' STORY (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Among Nominees for 2015 BAFTA TV AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Yesterday, the nominations for the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards were announced at a press conference hosted by television stars Freddie Fox and Amanda Abbington. (more...)

HBO to Air HUNTED: THE WAR AGAINST GAYS IN RUSSIA, 10/6
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

In modern-day Russia, where it is estimated that just 1% of the LGBT population lives completely openly, a recent anti-gay amendment to a “propaganda” law has triggered a rising number of assaults on gay men and women by vigilantes who, more often than not, go unpunished for their crimes. (more...)