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Egoli Tossell readies bold slate

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Egoli Tossell readies bold slate
Exclusive: German outfit readies Hoffman, Plummer, Chelsom films, preps Us tie-up.

German production outfit Egoli Tossell Film and parent company Film House Germany, is in Cannes talking to investors about an impressive slate of projects in addition to market announcement Ivanhoe, the ambitious adventure film they are producing with Thunder Road founder Basil Iwanyk.

“We will have some exciting cast on Ivanhoe, including some big British talent,” Egoli Tossell’s Jens Meurer told Screen.

“The second major project we’re talking to investors about is English-language epic The Symphony,” continued The Last Station producer, in town with Film House’s Christian Angermayer.

Michael Hoffman, whom Egoli Tossell collaborated with on The Last Station, is newly attached to direct the film and will be in Cannes to discuss the film with investors.

Based on the true story of the daring performance of Dmitry Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony during the 900-day siege of the city by Nazi troops, Egoli
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Imboden, Koller among Zurich premieres

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Imboden, Koller among Zurich premieres
New films from Markus Imboden and Xavier Koller among new films at the Zurich Film Festival.

Xavier Koller’s Die Schwarzen Bruder and Markus Imboden’s Am Hang are among a trio of new Swiss films announced as part of the Zurich Film Festival (September 26 – October 6).

Adapted from the successful children’s book of the same name, Koller’s family-history follows chimney sweep boys who escape from the drudgery of city life back to their mountain villages. The film premieres in the festival’s new Children’s and Family Films strand.

Koller’s drama Journey of Hope won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1990.

The Foster Boy director Markus Imboden’s next effort is an adaption of Markus Werner’s novel Am Hang, in which two men get involved with a female phantom that draws them dangerously close to each other. Martina Gedeck, Henry Hübchen and Max Simonischek star.

Documentary Gergiev
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TV highlights 26/07/2013

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Live Football: Urawa Red Diamonds v Arsenal | Live Athletics: London Anniversary Games | Proms On Four: Friday Night At The Proms | Manhunt: Boston Bombers | World's Busiest Border Crossing | Springwatch Guide To Butterflies & Moths | Revolution | Jon Richardson: Funny Magnet

Live Football: Urawa Red Diamonds v Arsenal

11.30am, Espn

Footie is back! Well, pre-season-knockabout-lucrative-foreign-tour footie, which will do for now. Giving fans a taste of what's to come will be Arsenal, who've already entertained off the pitch with an audacious bid for talented striker and bitey boy Luis Suárez. They go up against Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds, who'll look to do better than the Indonesia Dream Team, who were resoundingly thrashed 7-0 by the Gunners in a friendly last week. Lanre Bakare

Live Athletics: London Anniversary Games

7.30pm, BBC2

Gabby Logan presents coverage of this three-day event, which offers up both an 11th Diamond League meeting of the season and a celebration of last summer's London Olympics.
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Anniversaries: The Rite of Spring Premiered 100 Years Ago

The thing about Pierre Monteux's May 29, 1913 premiere of Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, is that it's not just the anniversary of the first time a famous piece was played in public. It's the anniversary of the most famous scandal in music history (and ballet history).

The audience was so violently divided in their opinions of the performance that there was an actual riot; there are widely disparate accounts of the evening, and some say the police removed some audience members, so contentious did things become. The orchestra was bombarded with projectiles, and the audience's vocal disapproval (combined with Rite supporters' vocal disapproval of the anti-Rite faction's demonstrations) drowned out the music often enough that the choreographer, Vaslav Nijinsky, had to spend much of the performance standing in the wings shouting directions to the dancers,
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‘Swan Lake’ Grabs James Cameron For Live 3D Show

It has been announced today that James Cameron will direct a live worldwide broadcast of the worldwide hit Swan Lake next month. The broadcast, from The Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, will be screened to 50 countries across the globe. Mariinsky’s artistic director Valery Gergiev will conduct alongside Ekaterina Kondaurova in the starring role. Cameron plans to make use of the 3D technology he has pioneered with films such as Avatar and also used in Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi to make the production an event viewers won’t forget in a hurry.

The director and producer behind such box office juggernauts as Titanic and Aliens has been quiet of late; his last box office outing was 2009′s Avatar which currently holds the record for the highest grossing film of all time. Avatar 2 is scheduled for 2015 with Avatar 3 also in the works.

Screening productions live has increased
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Grammys 2013: Full winners list

The 55th Grammy Awards have arrived, and music's biggest night promises a ton of trophies, and hopefully some great live performances by today's hottest acts. Who has the best record of 2012? How about the year's best new artist? Stick with Zap2it throughout the night, as we continue updating the list of this year's winners!

All of the award categories are below, with the winners in bold.

Record of the Year"Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson"We Are Young" by Fun., featuring Janelle Monáe"Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye, featuring Kimbra"Thinkin Bout You" by Frank Ocean"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift

Album of the Year"El Camino" by The Black Keys"Some Nights" by Fun."Babel" by Mumford & Sons"Channel Orange" by Frank Ocean"Blunderbuss" by Jack White

Song of the Year
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Win Tickets To The Nutcracker Mariinsky Ballet In RealD 3D In St. Louis

Ncm® Fathom Events, More2Screen and EuroArts Music bring the magic of Tchaikovsky.s beloved holiday ballet, .The Nutcracker,. to life on the big screen for the first time in stunning 3-D in select theaters with RealD. 3D technology. .The Nutcracker Mariinsky Ballet. on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., with special matinee screenings in select theaters, was pre-recorded at the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in December 2011 where the original Nutcracker first made its debut 120 years ago in 1892. This special cinematic holiday event will draw audiences into the performance on stage, taking them on a magical journey with Clara, her Nutcracker, exquisite dancers and toy soldiers.

Wamg has one pair of tickets . Good For Two . to this event. (2 tickets will be waiting at theater).

For a chance to win, email michelle@wearemoviegeeks.com. You must be in the area the day of the movie.

AMC Chesterfield IMAX in Real D . 3D

Monday,
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The Nutcracker In RealDTM 3D In Select Theaters Nationwide On Monday, December 3

Ncm® Fathom Events, More2Screen and EuroArts Music bring the magic of Tchaikovsky.s beloved holiday ballet, .The Nutcracker,. to life on the big screen for the first time in stunning 3-D in select theaters with RealD. 3D technology. .The Nutcracker Mariinsky Ballet. on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., with special matinee screenings in select theaters, was pre-recorded at the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in December 2011 where the original Nutcracker first made its debut 120 years ago in 1892. This special cinematic holiday event will draw audiences into the performance on stage, taking them on a magical journey with Clara, her Nutcracker, exquisite dancers and toy soldiers.

.The Nutcracker Mariinsky Ballet. tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com . For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Ncm Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change). This special holiday
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Terrence Malick’s ‘To the Wonder’ Is Revealed With Complete Synopsis, Full Tracklist & Much More

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To the Wonder will finally, finally unveil itself at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday, and reviews from scenic Italy would, normally, be the most substantial reports on the film so far. A few days out from its first screening, after all, the closest thing to an update involves those who didn’t make it past Terrence Malick’s editing scissors.

Update: The first reviews have arrived from Venice, check them out here and read on for more details below.

Before that, we’ve got something which, if you’ll excuse the overwhelming bravado, peels back far more layers than anything else up to this point, possibly more than anything short of seeing the actual film. “That’s not saying much,” one could argue, and they’d be right — again, you only know Rachel Weisz probably won’t attend the premiere — so how about a full synopsis, eye-opening comments from Ben Affleck,
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Summer arts calendar 2012

From Batman to Spider-Man, Wireless to Green Man and Carousel to Götterdämmerung, the Observer's critics pick the season's highlights. What are you most looking forward to? Post your comments below

Download a pdf of this calendar here

July

1 Pop The Stone Roses

The third resurrection of the Roses has already swung from thrill to farce. Fans gibbered with joy at their surprise Warrington gig in May, but by Amsterdam Ian Brown and Reni were at loggerheads. This last of three homecoming gigs at Manchester's Heaton Park will not be uneventful.

3 Film The Amazing Spider-Man

Marvel Comics' flagship superhero, the red-and-blue clad "web-slinger" Spider-Man, gets a Hollywood reboot not 10 years after the character was last blockbuster-ised. Impressive Brit Andrew Garfield plays Spidey this time; Marc (500 Days of Summer) Webb directs. Early reviews: amazing.

4 Dance Dance Gb

English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet and National Dance Company Wales join forces in a high-velocity
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Spring arts calendar 2012

From Snow White to Jack White, and Cumbria to Cannes, the Observer's critics pick the season's highlights. What are you most looking forward to? Post your comments below

Download the spring arts calendar 2012

April

2 Pop Dr John The New Orleans legend decamps to Nashville to record with the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach; excellence ensues on the Locked Down LP.

4 Art Damien Hirst The world's richest living artist enjoys a major survey of more than 20 years of his work, including medicine cabinets, diamond skull and a certain preserved shark. Tate Modern, London until 9 September.

6 Film This Must Be the Place Sean Penn plays a retired rock star scouring America for the fugitive Nazi who tormented his father in Auschwitz. Paolo Sorrentino escapes from the art house in his first English-language film.

7 Theatre Where Have I Been All My Life? Following the success of London Road, her verbatim musical at the National,
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This week's cultural highlights: Roberto Fonseca and Laura

Our critics' picks of this week's openings, plus your last chance to see and what to book now

• Which cultural events are in your diary this week? Tell us in the comments below

Opening this weekTheatre

I Dreamed a Dream

SuBo is played by Elaine C Smith in this new musical based on the life of the Britain's Got Talent sensation, who has given her personal endorsement to this money-spinner – sorry, show. Theatre Royal, Newcastle (0844 811 2121), until 31 March, then touring.

Fierce festival

Birmingham gets ready for boundary-busting performances from UK and international performers, including Ann Liv Young, Playgroup and Graeme Miller. The festival takes place in unusual spaces all across the city, including the soon to be demolished library and under Spaghetti Junction. Various locations, Birmingham, Thursday to 8 April.

Film

The Hunger Games (dir. Gary Ross)

Suzanne Collins's teen bestseller is turned into an exciting dystopian thriller. Jennifer Lawrence stars.
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Best New Classical Albums of 2011

Here's what I have to say to all the people who bemoan the state of classical music: My classical list is the last one I'm posting (as has often been the case) because there were so many great releases to listen to that I didn't finish until now.

I want to once again admit the biases operating in my best-of-the-year classical lists: I am most interested in the piano, choral, and symphonic literatures. I’m happy to listen to other things when they come my way, but those are what I seek out, vastly tipping the balance in their favor (tipping the balance against opera is the increasing disinclination of record companies to send promos for new opera recordings unless one specifically asks -- and even that is no guarantee). Also note: no reissues or compilations here. That disqualified even the first box-set appearance of David Zinman's fine Mahler cycle,
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TV highlights: 08/07/2011

The Good Cook | Castle | Summer Night Concert From Vienna 2011 | T in the Park 2011 | The Kennedys | Dexter

The Good Cook

7.30pm, BBC1

Simon Hopkinson's book Second Helpings of Roast Chicken is frequently held to be a classic of food writing, but the sometime-restaurateur's unassuming manner in this show suggests a "celebrity chef" is the very last thing he'd want to be thought of as being. What Hopkinson offers here is a peek into what you might call cooking's Highly Classified files, revealing how those finely chopped shallots, butter and anchovies will help you make restaurant-quality dining achievable in your own home. You never know, perhaps now really is the time to give those scallops a crack. John Robinson

Castle

9pm, Channel 5

Castle's day job, as a successful crime writer, gets a bigger look-in this week as his final Derrick Storm detective novel hits the bookstores. Of course this makes his ghastly mum happy,
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3D Ballet coming to Baltimore theaters on July 12th!

Fathom Events, the folks that brought Rise to theaters earlier this year, is upping the ante this July, when the bring Giselle to theaters in 3D. Before you say it, lemme just stop you right there; no, it’s not the model. It’s the ballet. And yeah, it’s kinda badass for a ballet. We’re talking madness, death, vengeful ghosts and dancing a cemetery. Even with the “not your momma’s ballet” type of storyline, Giselle is one of the most popular roles in ballet (all apologies to Black Swan.) So the dancing? Will be epic.

So that’s the good news. The bad? It’s in limited release, the only theaters showing it in the Baltimore area are Snowden Square in Columbia and Cinemark Egyptian at Arundel Mills. And it’s a one-day-only showing, on July 12th at noon and 7:30pm.

From the official press release:
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Tonight's TV highlights: Tchaikovsky Cycle | Julia Bradbury's Canal Walks | Game Of Thrones | The Unofficial Royal Wedding | Dambusters: Building The Bouncing Bomb | Case Sensitive

Tchaikovsky Cycle | Julia Bradbury's Canal Walks | Game Of Thrones | The Unofficial Royal Wedding | Dambusters: Building The Bouncing Bomb | Case Sensitive

Tchaikovsky Cycle

8pm, Sky Arts 2

The Tchaikovsky Cycle is a sequence of six episodes, each dedicated to one of the Russian composer's symphonies: tonight's debut starts, reasonably enough, with the first Symphony No 1 in G Minor, reputedly the one whose writing stretched Tchaikovsky's abilities furthest. Throughout the series, the viewer is in the capable hands of Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, who leads St Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. Each symphony is illustrated further with the views of those who have studied Tchaikovsky and performed his works, bringing alive the man as well as his music.

Andrew Mueller

Julia Bradbury's Canal Walks

8.30pm, BBC4

New series in which Ms Bradbury dons her sensible trainers and traipses along the towpaths of some of Britain's most picturesque canals, once the arteries that
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2011 Grammy winners: Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire win big

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The 2011 Grammy Awards were big for the ladies -- country trio Lady Antebellum took home the most awards with five, while Lady Gaga earned three. Eminem had two honors, but Alternative Rock group Arcade Fire won the coveted Album of the Year.

Here is the full list of winners:

Album Of The Year

The Suburbs -- Arcade Fire

Recovery -- Eminem

Need You Now -- Lady Antebellum

The Fame Monster -- Lady Gaga

Teenage Dream -- Katy Perry

Record Of The Year

"Nothin' On You" -- B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars

"Love The Way You Lie" -- Eminem Featuring Rihanna

"Forget You" -- Cee Lo Green

"Empire State Of Mind" -- Jay-z & Alicia Keys

"Need You Now" -- Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist

Justin Bieber

Drake

Florence & The Machine

Mumford & Sons

Esperanza Spalding

Song Of The Year

"Beg Steal Or Borrow" -- Ray Lamontagne, songwriter (Ray Lamontagne And The
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BBC Proms | Odd One In | Metalocalypse | Sherlock | Mad Men | Must Be the Music and more | The weekend's TV highlights

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BBC Proms | Odd One In | Metalocalypse | Sherlock | Mad Men | Must Be the Music and more

Saturday 7 August

Match Of The Day Live

5.05pm, BBC1

Yes, we hear that grizzly sigh from the football-averse: the season is upon us again. But answer this: would soap fans tolerate a four-week summer break in Corrie or EastEnders? Newly promoted Leeds United face Derby County in an early test that also reminds us how far both teams have fallen since the halcyon era depicted in The Damned United. Tomorrow, Sheffield United visit Cardiff City (live on Sky Sports 1), who'll be looking to shrug off the disappointment of not getting through the play-offs. Football Focus is also back at 12.15pm.

BBC Proms 2010

7pm, BBC2

One of the motifs of the 2010 Proms is a commemoration of the 150th birthday of Mahler; the composer isn't here to enjoy it, but he'd have approved of tonight's programme. His
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Robert Pattinson makes the 2010 Time 100

By Tracy Rosenfield

On April 29th, Time.com announced the winners of its Time 100 poll – the 100 most influential people based on public vote. Among this list was none other than “Twilight’s” Robert Pattinson, ranked as the 6th most influential artist in the world and the #1 most influential actor among this group. He is only surpassed by Lady Gaga, Conan O’Brien, Kathryn Bigelow, Oprah Winfrey and Valery Gergiev. Also of note is that Summit Entertainment has worked with both Pattinson and Bigelow.

Though Pattinson has collaborated with a number people in the film and music industry, it was “New Moon” director Chris Weitz who wrote Rob’s tribute. Weitz is extremely attune to how his every move, really anything related to Rob, spreads like wildfire not only across the internet, but among print as well. He stated as much in his article: “I have to be careful about what
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Time's Most Influential List Appeals to Its New Junior High Fanbase

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Time Magazine released its list of the Most Influential People in America, and I guess that the most surprising name on there is not Glen Beck or Sarah Palin -- who are unfortunately very influential. It's not even Ashton Kutcher, whose influence is elusive to me, although not to Sean P.Diddy Combs, who wrote up his profile:

What he and Demi do with Twitter is a good example. Most people use it to promote themselves, but he uses Twitter to connect, to strike up conversations, to send positive messages to the millions of people who read his words. This guy will show us the future. And it's gonna be a blast.

Lady GaGa and Robert Pattinson: I see their influence, although I wish I didn't. Taylor Swift likewise. Neil Patrick Harris and Neill Blomkamp are surprising, but in a good way. As are Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof.
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