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  • BAFTA Puts BBC Exec Anne Morrison in the Driving Seat

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has appointed former BBC senior exec Anne Morrison -- who helped relaunch hit motoring show "Top Gear" -- as its chair, succeeding John Willis. Morrison has been deputy chair for the past year, and her...
  • BBC, Carnival Producing Viking Drama 'The Last Kingdom'

    The BBC and "Downton Abbey" producer Carnival Films have teamed up to produce a new historical drama series, "The Last Kingdom," BBC America announced Wednesday. The eight-episode, hourlong series will be adapted from Bernard Cornwell's best-selling...
  • Emmy Predictions: Movies and Miniseries Contenders Chase 'Normal Heart,' 'Fargo'

    Two white-hot productions -- HBO's "The Normal Heart" and FX's "Fargo" -- explain why the Television Academy opted this year to break up movies and miniseries into separate Emmy categories once again. The TV Acad combined the top longform categories in...
  • Vatican Taps Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten To Help Devise Digital Era Media Strategy

    ROME - The Vatican has appointed former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten as head of a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to improve its media strategy in the digital age. Patten, 70, who is also the former chairman of the BBC Trust, will head up...
  • Rob Owen: Summertime sitcoms fizzle

    Summertime and the viewing is ... funny? Not necessarily. July brings with it a bounty of scripted comedies on both broadcast and cable networks but the results are more fizzle than sizzle. Let's start with the more ambitious shows and work our way down...
  • Al Jazeera America Chief: 'We Will Get There in This Country'

    Nearly a year after the launch, Al Jazeera America president Kate O'Brian is still dealing with the same question: How are you going to get over the inherent distrust among many Americans when they see the Al Jazeera moniker. In the cabler's first...
  • The BBC takes a strong stand against promoting fake science

    The BBC takes a strong stand against promoting fake science
    Last week, the British Broadcasting Corp. disclosed an ongoing effort to teach its staff how to distinguish real science from bogus science, and the importance of keeping the latter off the airwaves. Some 200 of the BBC's senior staff have been...
  • South Florida's teenage poets find their voice in WordSpeak program

    The words and feelings pouring out of Celestelle Webster, 19 and Christelle Roach, 18, on this sunny afternoon seem fiercely, startlingly beyond their years. "The bones in my body are like needles in my skin ... I am a bomb, take shelter." Facing each...
  • 'Sheer insanity' in Muhlenberg's regional premiere of 'Monty Python's Spamalot'

    "Spamalot" is "utterly shameless," says director James Peck. "No joke is too cheap." From the giant feet of God, which descend from the heavens (or at least the flies of Muhlenberg's Baker Theatre), to a number that parodies "Fiddler on the Roof,"...
  • Watch: 'Doctor Who' Season 8 Teaser Hints at Davros' Return

    Could Davros be returning to "Doctor Who"? A new teaser for the upcoming eighth season features a familiar voice that sounds eerily like it belongs to the founder of the Dalek Empire. Davros was last seen facing off against the 10th Doctor in "The End of...
  • Why It Doesn't Make Sense for Weinstein's TV Division to Go Public

    Imagine Harvey Weinstein having to explain his business decisions to Wall Street on a quarterly basis. "I just don't see it," said media analyst Hal Vogel. "It would be fraught with friction considering he's not known to be the friendliest of people when...