A media investment firm that has bankrolled shows including Line of Duty has raised $180m to build a Hollywood-style studio and fund new films and TV series, as the UK struggles to keep up with the demand for production space. London-based Great Point Media (GPM), which recently partnered with Hunger Games-maker Lionsgate to build a $100m studio complex in Yonkers, New York, is close to a deal on a site to build at least one large-scale studio in the UK. GPM has raised $100m from the US institutional fund manager MC Credit Partners, adding to the $80m it has already raised, with the aim of pushing its media investment war chest to half a billion dollars in the next 18 months. “We are experiencing a golden era in the UK’s creative industries,” said Jim Reeve, the chief executive of GPM. “Competition is fuelling demand for more original content from film studios, TV companies and other platforms like the streamers. However, there is still a massive shortage of … [Read more...] about Firm raises $180m to build Hollywood-style film studio in UK
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13. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) You can tell that this was Michael Bay’s final Transformers film. It’s basically a compilation of every bad idea the man has ever had. There’s King Arthur. Stanley Tucci is Merlin. There’s a sexy Oxford professor called Viviane Wembley. It’s heavily implied that planet Earth was a great big Transformer all along. Everyone hated this film, even the idiots who went to see the other four. 12. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) The second Transformers film is unintelligibly stupid. Visually and narratively, it is the equivalent of locking yourself in a wardrobe with a million alarm clocks and then tipping yourself down a staircase. It is a long, embarrassing, self-serious mess. Worst of all, it features two characters – called Mudflap and Skids – who are almost certainly the most offensive racial stereotypes ever to hit the silver screen in robot form. 11. The Island (2005) I paid money to watch The … [Read more...] about Every Michael Bay film – ranked!
Jennifer Lawrence narrated the documentary A Beautiful Planet that takes viewers on a real-life exploration of Earth and beyond. The 25-year-old actress was certainly showed her adventurous spirit where her outfit was concerned as she attended the premiere on Saturday during Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Jennifer was looking avant garde in a black dress made of stiff scuba material and featuring a cutting edge V-neckline and long sleeves that reached the back of her hands. Ultra modern and beyond: Jennifer Lawrence donned a unique black scuba dress for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the documentary A Beautiful Planet in NYC on Saturday The above-the-knee hem showcased Jennifer's perfectly toned legs that ended in a pair of ultra modern slip-on black shoes with spike heels. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Painting the town... black and white! Rachel Zoe shuns... Fashion on the go! Katie Holmes pairs a pretty dress with... Vision in white! Allison … [Read more...] about Out of this world gorgeous! Jennifer Lawrence dons unique black dress and blunt blonde hairstyle for Tribeca Film Festival premiere of A Beautiful Planet
Shocking video has captured one owner's thoughtless neglect of their animal in Jiangyou City in south west China. The black and white border collie can be seen cowering on the narrow edge of the Subaru Forester's tailgate as the car drifts along. Other driver's seem unaware as even when traffic halts on the busy road, no one attempts to make the driver aware. As the video goes on the dog seems desperate to make eye contact with other drivers, hoping that someone might get him out of the precarious situation. Despite a passing ambulance bringing traffic to a near standstill, the dog is too petrified to jump down from the car, staying stuck fast. The witness who filmed the incident and reported it to the police said the pooch sitting on the cargo step had also been tied to the back of the car, suggesting that the animal may have been dragged along had it fallen off the narrow space. The border collie stoops low on the back step of the car, terrified it might be knocked … [Read more...] about Driver films ‘terrified’ dog sitting on rear cargo step of an SUV as it is driven through heavy city traffic
Takes one and two had their merits, but it’s the third that proves to offer the definitive vomit. It’s around 9pm on a cold October night in London’s Kensington Gardens, and once again Maggie Gyllenhaal takes off her Uggs and her parka and returns to her mark. She then runs full tilt down an elegant tree-lined path, pulls up, leans over, and throws up a canapé and a glass of red wine on the ground in front of her. “That’s it,” calls a voice. “Lovely. Moving on…” Barely perceptible beneath his layers of weatherproof clothing is Hugo Blick, currently directing Gyllenhaal through a pivotal scene in his new drama, The Honourable Woman. It casts Gyllenhaal as Nessa Stein, a British businesswoman with a bird’s-eye view of the intractable conflict in the Middle East. Her father’s company sold munitions; Stein, though, wants it be a force for good, and has moved the company into telecommunications. It’s an eight-part … [Read more...] about Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Honourable Woman: a mystery on two continents