Article: SundanceTV Co-Producing New Scripted Original Series “BABYLON” – Executive Produced by Academy Award Winner Danny Boyle
SundanceTV has announced its next original scripted series BABYLON, which it is co-producing with UK broadcaster Channel 4. The drama is a biting workplace satire set inside a modern police force. The story revolves around an earnest executive who attempts to modernize the culture only to discover her certainties shattered and herself undermined in the murky realpolitik of contemporary policing. The series is executive produced by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, Trainspotting) and stars Brit Marling (Another Earth, Sound of My Voice) and James Nesbitt (The Hobbit, Millions). The series is penned by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, The Old Guys, Fresh Meat) and produced by Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects, Dirty Pretty Things) and Derrin Schlesinger (Southcliffe, Four Lions). It will premiere on SundanceTV in 2015.
House of Cards creator Beau Willimon discusses his writing process, working for Netflix and predicting real-world politics.
Q: How is the US version of House of Cards different from the UK version?
A: The UK version aired in the early nineties, and both the world and television has changed a lot since then. You can look at the way that television has become, in a lot of ways, far more sophisticated, shows are digging into characters a lot more deeply. The British version was groundbreaking for its time because you had one of the first true antiheroes on television. But it’s entire three seasons were 12 hours total, combined, and our first season alone was 13 hours.
A stellar international cast joins Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal on SundanceTV’s upcoming fast paced, labyrinthine thriller written and directed by BAFTA® winner Hugo Blick.
Article: The king's real speech
THE KING’S SPEECH, a biopic starring Colin Firth playing the role of King George VI has been nominated for an impressive 12 Oscars. For those that just woke up from a Rip Van Winkle nap and have not heard of this film, the story centers around his relationship with a speech therapist who helps him…
This is a segment from a BBC documentary THE JOY OF STATS where Professor Hans Rosling uses an awesome visual display to neatly demonstrate the rise of living standards around the world over the past 200 years. The boon in infographs (as seen over at GOOD) has resulted in some eye-pleasing work, but I find…
Article: Making of "I'm not in love"
One of my all time favorite pop ballads is 10cc’s “I’m not in love”. So I was stunned with amazement at this wonderful 2009 BBC Radio 6 audio documentary on the making of this 1975 hit song, “a milestone in recording” which also utilized one of the Very first Moog synthesizers to create the soft…
Article: Green tech finds
Is the iPhone 4 green? That, and other questions answered, in this week’s green tech finds. Prize-winning biomimicry: Technology Academy Finland has awarded its biannual Millennium Technology Prize to Swiss scientist Michael Grätzel for his development of the dye sensitized solar cell, a cheaper alternative to photovoltaics that mimics photosynthesis. See the video above for details. (via…