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Göteborg: ‘All the Sins’ Wins 2019 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize

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Göteborg: ‘All the Sins’ Wins 2019 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize
Mika Ronkainen and Merja Aakko won the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for outstanding writing on a Nordic drama series on Wednesday evening for “All the Sins,” a crime thriller and broken family drama set in Finland’s singular Bible belt and sod by Sky Vision.

The six-part series marks the first venture into series drama creation by documentary director Ronkainen, whose 2003’s “Screaming Men” played Sundance, and 2009’s “Freetime Machos” the Tribeca Film Festival, and by Aako, a former journalist specialized in human interest stories and social issues.

“All the Sins” is lead produced for Finnish VOD service Elisa Viihde by Ilkka Matila at Finland’s Mrp Matila Rohr Productions.

The series begins with detective Lauri Räiha being dispatched to investigate the murders of two men, both pillars of the ultra-conservative Laestadian religious community, in Varjakka, a small northern Finnish town where he grew up. He is accompanied by a senior officer,
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‘State of Happiness,’ ‘The Flatey Enigma’ To Compete At Goteborg’s TV Drama Vision

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“State of Happiness,” “The Flatey Enigma” and “The Inner Circle” are among the six Nordic drama series which will be presented at Goteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision and compete for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize.

Written by Mette M. Bølstad (“Nobel”), “State of Happiness” follows four young characters who come from different backgrounds and are thrown into a whirlwind of opportunity during Norway’s oil boom of the 1970s.

The Flatey Enigma,” written by Margrét Örnólfsdóttir, is a mystery thriller series based on Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson’s novels. “The Inner Circle,” penned by Håkan Lindhé, is a political thriller about an ambitious young man belonging to the Swedish political elite on a journey to fulfill his life long dream and become Prime Minister of Sweden.

The other nominated series are “Kieler Street,” written by Stig Frode Henriksen, Jesper Sundnes and Patrik Syversen; “All the Sins,” written by
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Nordic TV series to compete for $25,000 prize

Five Scandi shows will be judged for the award.

Five Nordic drama series will compete for the second annual Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize, which will be presented on Jan 31 at the TV Drama Vision conference in Goteborg.

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One drama series apiece from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden is nominated for the award, which comes with a prize of $25,000 (Sek 200,000) for the main writer(s) of the series. The first two episodes of each series are shown at the Goteborg Film Festival.

This year’s nominees are Borderliner from Norway, Deadwind from Finland, The Lawyer from Sweden, Ride Upon The Storm from Denmark, and Stella Blomkvist from Iceland.

This year’s jury includes Swedish acterss Sofia Helin (The Bridge); Walter Iuzzolino, the UK-based TV executive and curator of streaming service Walter Presents; and Finnish journalist Kirpi Uimonen Ballesteros.

Petri Kemppinen, CEO of Nordisk Film & TV Fond, said: “Initiating this prize
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Tyrant: Season Four? Should the Cancelled FX TV Show Be Saved?

Earlier today, it was announced that the Tyrant TV show had been cancelled after three seasons. Tonight's finale is also the last episode. The cancellation doesn't come as much of a surprise but, would you watch a fourth season on a channel other than FX?Tyrant revolves around the youngest son of a dictator who returns to his war-torn country in the Middle-East with his American family. This season, the drama's cast includes Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Moran Atias, Ashraf Barhom, Noah Silver, Alexander Karim, Cameron Gharaee, Melia Kreiling, and Chris Roth.The series debuted back in June 2014 to a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.1 million viewers. While the demo remained relatively steady during the first season, viewership fell off quite a bit. The first season ended up averaging a 0.55 rating with 1.55 million.Read More…
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Tyrant: Cancelled by FX; No Season Four; Series Ends with Tonight's Finale

The Tyrant TV show has been cancelled after its third season on FX. The cable network announced today that tonight's season three finale would also be the Tyrant TV series finale. Below you'll find the FX press release. In it, you'll see Fox 21 Television Studios would like to find a way to keep the drama in production, so perhaps all is not lost.The Tyrant TV series cast includes: Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Moran Atias, Ashraf Barhom, Noah Silver, Alexander Karim, Cameron Gharaee, Melia Kreiling, and Chris Noth.The Tyrant series finale airs at 10 Pm tonight, September 7, on FX. Episode 10, “Two Graves”: Barry and Molly are on the brink of waging
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Tyrant: Season Three Ratings

Last year, the ratings for Tyrant saw a sizable drop when compared to the first season's numbers. Will they rise in season three? Will this FX show be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.Tyrant revolves around the youngest son of a dictator who returns to his war-torn country in the Middle-East with his American family. This season, the drama's cast includes Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Moran Atias, Ashraf Barhom, Noah Silver, Alexander Karim, Cameron Gharaee, Melia Kreiling, and Chris Roth.Read More…
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American Horror Story Season 6 Premiere Date Announced by FX

While plot details for the sixth season of American Horror Story are mostly under wraps, we now know when the horror series will return, as FX has officially announced the show's Season 6 premiere date.

American Horror Story Season 6 will premiere on Wednesday, September 14th at 10:00pm Est. We have the official press release (via SpoilerTV) from FX, although cast and plot information have yet to be officially announced by the network:

Press Release: Los Angeles – July 5, 2016 – FX has set the premiere dates for two of the year’s most anticipated new comedy series, Atlanta and Better Things, as well as the return of the acclaimed and award-winning American Horror Story for its sixth installment, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. Atlanta, a half-hour comedy series created by and starring Donald Glover, will premiere on FX on September 6, followed two days later by Better Things,
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Tyrant and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Get Summer Premiere Dates at FX

Tyrant and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Get Summer Premiere Dates at FX
Season 3 of Tyrant will premiere on Wednesday, July 6 at 10/9c, FX has announced.

VideosTom Hardy Returns From the Dead in FX’s Taboo Series

The political/family drama left off Season 2 with Jamal’s fate unclear after an attempted assassination, once again leaving the future of Abuddin in his brother Barry’s hands. Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Moran Atias, Ashraf Barhom, Noah Silver, Alexander Karim, Cameron Gharaee and Melia Kreiling are set to return, while Chris Noth (The Good Wife) has joined the cast as a U.S. general.

RelatedIt’s Always Sunny Renewed for Seasons 13 and 14 at Fxx

FX also set a Thursday,
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La La Anthony Joins Cast of Ernest Dickerson's Curacao-Set 'Double Play'

Producer Lisa Cortes announced today that La La Anthony has joined the cast of Ernest Dickerson’s "Double Play," which will begin shooting this month in Curacao. The actress adds to a cast that already includes Lennie James, Colin Salmon, Alexander Karim, Isaach De Bankolé and Mustafa Shakir. Louis Gossett Jr., Melanie Liburd, Saycon Sengbloh, Bronson Pinchot and newcomer Dani Dare round out the cast of the drama which is based on Frank Martinus Arion’s internationally acclaimed novel of the same name, considered his magnum opus. Says Cortes, "When I met La La a year ago I saw a strong, passionate talent and introduced her...
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Lennie James, Colin Salmon, Isaach De Bankolé Topline Ernest Dickerson's 'Double Play' Adaptation

Lennie James, Colin Salmon, Alexander Karim, Isaach De Bankolé and Mustafa Shakir are all attached to star in "Double Play," the upcoming feature film from director Ernest Dickerson, producer Lisa Cortes announced today. Louis Gossett Jr., Melanie Liburd, Saycon Sengbloh, Bronson Pinchot and newcomer Dani Dare round out the cast of the drama which is based on Frank Martinus Arion’s internationally acclaimed novel of the same name, considered his magnum opus. Set in 1973 and 2010, on the Caribbean island of Curacao, "Double Play" tells the story of Ostrik (Salmon) who returns to his childhood home, and the...
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Casting: Wilson, Hauer, Shepherd, Beals, James

How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Ruth Wilson, Jessica Plummer, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp and Matt Lucas have joined the cast of John Cameron Mitchell's "How To Talk To Girls At Parties" at A24. The film is based on a short story by Neil Gaiman while Howard Gertler, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman are producing.

The story follows a shy teenage punk rocker in 1970s suburban London, and his two closest friends. One night they all sneak into a party where they meet a group of intensely attractive, otherworldly girls; at first they think they're from a cult, but eventually come to realize the girls are literally aliens with nefarious plans. [Source: Deadline]

Ashes in the Snow

Jonah Hauer-King and Bel Powley ("Diary Of A Teenage Girl") have come onboard Marius Markevicius' World War II drama "Ashes In The Snow" in the leading roles. Ben York Jones
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Lennie James, Colin Salmon & More Game For ‘Double Play’ Pic

Lennie James, Colin Salmon & More Game For ‘Double Play’ Pic
Exclusive: Lennie James, Colin Salmon, Alexander Karim, Mustafa Shakir and Isaach De Bankolé have been tapped to star in Double Play, the adaptation of Frank Martinus Arion's novel that Juice and The Wire helmer Ernest Dickerson is directing. The screenplay was written by Evan Jones and Alaric Alexander Smeets, and production is ramping up to start this month on location in the book’s setting of Curacao. Louis Gossett Jr., Melanie Liburd, Saycon Sengbloh, Bronson Pinchot
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Tyrant: Season Two Ratings

Last year, Tyrant didn't bring in very good ratings but the FX execs decided to give it more time and renewed the show for a second season. Will the numbers get better in season two? How long will the cable channel remain patient if they don't? Will the drama be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.

Tyrant revolves around the youngest son of a dictator who returns to his war-torn country in the Middle-East with his American family. This season, the drama's cast includes Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias, Alice Krige, Alexander Karim, Cameron Gharaee, and Sybilla Deen.

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Tyrant Season 2 Sneak Peek: Two Words May Save Barry From Execution

Tyrant Season 2 Sneak Peek: Two Words May Save Barry From Execution
When FX’s Tyrant first premiered, Bassam “Call Me Barry” Al-Fayeed (played by Adam Rayner) was visiting his home country of Abbudin when his father died, thus putting the presidency in play.

VideosWatch the Trailer for Tyrant Season 2

As Season 1 drew to a close, Barry conspired with the U.S. government to stage a coup and thus keep his wicked brother Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) out of power. That… didn’t go so well. Instead, Jamal got wind of the plot and had his bro arrested, and now must decide whether or not to proceed with an execution.

In the above
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Tyrant Season 2 Review

Three episodes were provided for reviewing purposes prior to broadcast.

If there was anything you could say about Tyrant‘s freshman season, it’s that as a show on a basic cable network, is was pretty unique. Set in the fictional foreign country of Abbudin, the show followed Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) and his quest back home after twenty years absent – in which he turned into a crunchy granola suburban dad with a wife and two kids – and his subsequent attempts to keep his hotheaded brother Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) from descending Abbudin into chaos.

It was topical and interesting and a slight slow-burn, all the ingredients for good grown-up entertainment, but iffy writing and poor pacing made it ring constantly hollow. Its best, most interesting storylines either going nowhere – Barry’s son Sammy (Noah Silver) and his fling with family bodyguard Abdul – or dragging out far too long for even a 10-episode season.
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Dying Of The Light DVD Review

Director: Paul Schrader

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin, Alexander Karim, Irene Jacob

Running time: 94 minutes

Certificate: 18

Paul Schrader, a product of the movie brat generation, here offers up a fragmented feature starring Nicolas Cage but on this occasion it’s hard to pin all the blame on Schrader, taking on the role of writer and director, if the rumoured battle with producers are true.

Dying Of The Light follows the story of a career CIA operative Evan Lake (Nicolas Cage), dealing with a devastating illness that threatens to end his career , whilst on a relentless pursuit of a terrorist who once imprisoned and tortured him but it’s uninspiring, boring and overplayed after much promise. Paul Schrader is a talented writer/ director behind such classics as Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, alongside a credible cast featuring the likes of Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin but the finished product is a jumbled mess.
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DVD Review – Dying of the Light (2014)

Dying of the Light, 2014.

Written and Directed by Paul Schrader.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin, Irene Jacob, Victor Webster and Alexander Karim.

Synopsis:

Burned out CIA operative Evan Lake (Nicolas Cage) is forced into early retirement due to a degenerative medical diagnosis. Aided by an up and coming field agent Milton Schultz (Anton Yelchin) he uses his limited time to track down an old adversary.

Nicolas Cage. Nicolas Cage screaming. Nicolas Cage screaming Loudly. Again.

Given what has been made of the latest Cage-rage low budget effort in many quarters you could be forgiven for thinking this’ll be on a par with that The Wicker Man remake for overall- albeit hilarious- lameness.

In truth, it’s not quite as bad as all that. It’s just a bit weird really, with Schrader and the cast recently disowning the finished product and claiming something of a studio takeover from the creatives in control.
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The Best Of Nicolas Cage

Cult favourite Nicolas Cage has carved out an eclectic and brilliant career spanning the decades and across genres, with forays into action, drama and comic book adaptations to name but a few. To celebrate the release of his latest film, Dying Of The Light, out on Blu-ray and DVD now courtesy of Signature Entertainment, we take a look back at some of his greatest roles.

Dying Of The Light (2015)

This brilliant thriller, directed by Paul Schrader and executive produced by cinematic wunderkind Nicolas Winding Refn, stars Cage as Evan Lake, a desk-bound Langley CIA agent, forced into retirement by signs of early onset dementia. At the same time he discovers that his former nemesis, Jihadist Muhhamed Banir (Alexander KarimZero Dark Thirty, TV’s Tyrant), is not dead as has been assumed for the last two decades, but alive and receiving experimental medical treatment. Banir’s exact location is unknown
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Ten Best: Nicolas Cage roles

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Cult favourite Nicolas Cage has carved out an eclectic and brilliant career spanning the decades and across genres, with forays into action, drama and comic book adaptations to name but a few. To celebrate the release of his latest film, Dying of the Light, out on Blu-ray and DVD from the 2nd March 2015 courtesy of Signature Entertainment, we take a look back at some of his greatest roles.

Dying of the Light (2015)

This brilliant thriller, directed by Paul Schrader and executive produced by cinematic wunderkind Nicolas Winding Refn, stars Cage as Evan Lake, a desk-bound Langley CIA agent, forced into retirement by signs of early onset dementia. At the same time he discovers that his former nemesis, Jihadist Muhhamed Banir (Alexander KarimZero Dark Thirty, TV’s Tyrant), is not dead as has been assumed for the last two decades, but alive and receiving experimental medical treatment. Banir’s exact
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'Dying of the Light' Nicolas Cage Featurette | Exclusive

'Dying of the Light' Nicolas Cage Featurette | Exclusive
Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage ignites a powder keg of action in the electrifying cloak-and-dagger thriller Dying of the Light, arriving on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD February 17th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. To celebrate the upcoming release, we have a special sneak peek with an exclusive featurette that looks at the legacy of Nicolas Cage.

In Dying of the Light, Evan Lake (Nicolas Cage), a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his prot&#233g&#233 (Anton Yelchin) uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir (Alexander Karim), has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.

Dying of the Light is currently available On Demand. The DVD and Blu-ray arrives today with bonus materials that include deleted/extended scenes, cast and crew interviews and a "making of" featurette. From the writer of Taxi Driver and co-writer of Raging Bull,
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