Emmy Awards postponed The Emmy Awards have been delayed for the first time in over 20 years due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. Originally scheduled for September, the Emmys – arguably the most prestigious awards in US TV – will now take place on 15 January 2024. Succession , The Last of Us and The White Lotus – all distributed by HBO and affected by the Warner/Discovery/CNN mega-merger – lead the nominees. Remembering William Friedkin William Friedkin, celebrated director of Academy Award- winning films The French Connection (1971) and The Exorcist (1973), recently passed away at age 87. A predecessor of modern greats like Spielberg and Scorsese, Friedkin is credited with revolutionising American cinema, largely in neo-noir and horror. box office, with Greta Gerwig’s Barbie surpassing $1 billion in global ticket sales; the only female-directed film ever to do so. Besides its star-studded cast, Barbie may have marketing to thank. Oppenheimer , which some consider Christopher Nolan’s magnum opus, falls behind at just over $500 million. But it has become the fourth-highest- grossing biopic and second-highest- grossing war film ever. Barbenheimer rocks box office The Barbie-Oppenheimer double-feature has rocked the Short takes Rescheduled Emmy Awards, plus double-feature success and respect for a legend 1 2 3
GARDEN STUDIOS CERTIFIED B CORP G arden Studios, the largest film studio (by sq ft) in central London, has achieved B Corp Certification. After just over three years of operation, the studio, which values sustainability, accessibility and inclusivity, is now officially decreed as being a socially responsible business. This status reflects its environmental stewardship, measured by energy efficiency and carbon footprint. Awarded by B Lab – a globally distinguished non-profit organisation – B Corp Certification recognises companies that benefit people and the planet. Garden Studios joins a community of over 7000.
BIG PLANS FOR ABU DHABI STUDIO W ith ambitions to reinforce Abu Dhabi’s burgeoning reputation as an epicentre of film production, Twofour54 (part of ADNEC Group) has unveiled plans to build a major new studio. Spanning over 100 acres, Twofour54 Studios will be a virtual production-ready, metaverse- enabled and fully-fledged production destination, addressing high demand in the regional and global production landscape. Features are set to include 11 soundstages, a 32,000 sq ft exterior water tank and six versatile standing sets, plus office space and additional post-production facilities, permanent tenancies and screening rooms. Completion is anticipated by 2025.
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