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Hungarian Location Doubles for Colonial Virginia in PBS Series ‘Jamestown’

  • Variety
Carnival Films, the production company behind “Downton Abbey,” tackles 1620s America with the series “Jamestown” — a production that took place nowhere near Virginia, site of the original Jamestown colony. Instead the show was shot at locations just outside Budapest, where a Southern drawl has seldom been heard.

Yet tax incentives often speak louder than words, as do low labor costs. That’s why it was decided to re-create the historic Jamestown settlement in Central Europe, where the team worked with period experts and studied historical records to build an accurate reproduction of the town and nearby village of the Native American Pamunkey tribe.

Unlike many location builds, which remain in place for a relatively short period of time, the “Jamestown” buildings are outdoor, stable structures intended to stand for years.

With Season 2 about to premiere in the U.S. on PBS on Nov. 21, production just wrapped in Hungary on Season
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Native Actors Q'orianka Kilcher and Kalani Queypo to Host L.A. Skins Fest Gala (Exclusive)

Native Actors Q'orianka Kilcher and Kalani Queypo to Host L.A. Skins Fest Gala (Exclusive)
Native American actors Q'orianka Kilcher and Kalani Queypo will host the awards gala for the 12th annual L.A. Skins Fest, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

Kilcher's big break came at age 14 when she starred as Pocahontas opposite Colin Farrell and Christian Bale in Terrence Malick's The New World, and she most recently could be seen on TNT's The Alienist as Mary Palmer, Laszlo Kreisler (Daniel Bruhl)'s mute housekeeper-turned-lover. Queypo, who also appeared in The New World, recurred on AMC's Fear the Walking Dead as survivor Klah Jackson and stars as Chacrow on the U.K. drama ...
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Vincent Kartheiser & Anna Camp Aboard Nat Geo’s ‘Saints & Strangers’ As Cast Set

Vincent Kartheiser, Anna Camp, Ron Livingston, Barry Sloane, Michael Jibson, Ray Stevenson, Natascha McElhone, Brían F. O'Byrne, Raoul Trujillo, Tatanka Means and Kalani Queypo have been cast in Saints & Strangers, the four-hour movie about the crossing of the Mayflower that National Geographic is plotting. Sony Pictures Television is producing with Little Engine Productions, and Paul Edwards is directing a script by Bosch co-creator Eric Overmyer and Seth Fisher’s…
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Ron Livingston, Anna Camp, Vincent Kartheiser Cast as ‘Saints & Strangers’ Leads (Exclusive)

Ron Livingston, Anna Camp, Vincent Kartheiser Cast as ‘Saints & Strangers’ Leads (Exclusive)
Ron Livingston, Anna Camp and Vincent Kartheiser are among the “saints” marching in on National Geographic Channel’s miniseries, “Saints & Strangers,” network insiders told TheWrap. Joining the trio as “Saints” are Barry Sloane and Michael Jibson. The “Strangers” will be played by Ray Stevenson, Natascha McElhone and Brian F. O’Byrne, while the Native Americans include Raoul Trujillo, Tatanka Means and Kalani Queypo. The epic explores the trials and tribulations of the first settlers at Plymouth: 101 men, women and children who sailed on a chartered ship for a place they had ever seen, according to Nat Geo’s summary. Of this group,
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