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'Act because you are fascinated and inspired by the process' an interview with actor Brian Stepanek4th Dec 2018
Best known for his work on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and the hit TV series Young Sheldon, actor and director Brian Stepanek talks to Mandy News about the differences between acting and directing plus how he got involved in the up and coming film Green Book - out in February 2019.
Exclusive interview with Wes Hagan: locations manager of Ozark and Boy Erased30th Nov 2018
Wes Hagan is a successful location manager most commonly known for his work on the hit US TV series Ozark and the comedy The Internship. Here at Mandy News he talks about what it takes to be a location manager plus we get an exclusive insight into his new film Boy Erased starring Nicole Kidman, released in 2019.
EXCLUSIVE: MN2S music agency founder Sharron Elkabas on making it in the music business5th Nov 2018
Sharron Elkabas is the founder and managing director MN2S, a music agency who represent major acts such as Lil Yachty, Sister Sledge, Flo Rida, Hot Chocolate and many, many more on their books. Here he tells Mandy News how his passion for live music led to creating the agency, what challenges artists and agents face and what new acts can do to succeed in the industry.
Universal Music Publishing's Phil Canning on the challenges of music supervising for film15th Oct 2018
Phil Canning is the Creative Manager for Film at Universal Music Publishing and a nominee for this year's Music Week Sync Awards in the music supervising for film category. His career has seen him release albums for Aphex Twin, Grizzly Bear and Vincent Gallo and perform music supervising duties on feature films such as Four Lions, Submarine, Berberian Sound Studio, I Am Not A Witch and many, many more. Here, Phil talks Mandy News through his latest project Skate Kitchen and the life of a music supervisor.
Scoring Netflix show The Innocents with composer Carly Paradis13th Sep 2018
Carly Paradis is a London-based composer and pianist known for creating the music for series Line of Duty, Sick Note and Netflix's new romantic-drama The Innocents. Here Carly – originally from Ontario, Canada – shares how she started out in the industry, what music programmes she uses to score shows and what aspiring composers can do to succeed.
Is trial by Twitter fair? The tweets that shook Hollywood and what happened next15th Aug 2018
Last month, Disney abruptly fired Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn after a series of abhorrent tweets from his past were posted online. Ardent and angry voices spoke out about the decision, some in defence of Gunn and others in defence of Disney. Twitter users have been locked in a fierce debate ever since. Weaponised Twitter has been targeting powerful individuals for a while, sometimes efficiently, other times not so efficiently. Here Mandy News looks at the good and the bad sides of trial by Twitter and asks the question; to what degree should people in positions of power be held accountable for the things they say and do online?
Rowan Atkinson defends Boris Johnson's right to free speech over burka joke – do you agree?10th Aug 2018
English actor Rowan Atkinson is one of the highest profile comedians in the UK, known for Mr. Bean, Blackadder and Johnny English. Today, he defended British Conservative politician Boris Johnson for recent remarks he made about burkas.
Idris Elba as James Bond? Movie bosses say 'it is time' for non-white 00710th Aug 2018
Idris Elba could be the next James Bond after director Antoine Fuqua shared a conversation he had with the franchise's producers at an event.
Where are they now? And why? 5 actors who seem to have disappeared completely3rd Aug 2018
Fame and celebrity often don't last forever. There are actors and actresses that seem to never leave the spotlight – like Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep or Jodie Foster – but just as many who seem to be the apple of the public's eye for several years before gradually fading away into obscurity, almost as if they never existed. One year they’ll be plastered across the bedroom walls of fans around the globe, and the next nothing but a fuzzy memory.
Carrie Fisher will be in Star Wars Episode 9 after death, Mark Hamill pays tribute with these words30th Jul 2018
Star Wars: Episode 9 will see the late Carrie Fisher return to a galaxy far, far away one last time.
James Gunn fired from directing Guardians of the Galaxy 3 for offensive tweets23rd Jul 2018
Disney fired Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 writer and director James Gunn after a series of offensive tweets from almost a decade ago resurfaced.
James Gunn's tweets, which joked about child rape and paedophilia, emerged Thursday, July 19, after self-proclaimed "new right" "American nationalist" media personality Mike Cernovich and One America News Network's Jack Posobiec released screenshots of the remarks on their own Twitter accounts. Gunn uses twitter frequently to critique US President Donald Trump and engage in online sparring matches with pro-Trump accounts such as those owned by Posobiec and Cernovich.
Johnny Depp sued for allegedly punching location manager on movie set10th Jul 2018
Superstar actor Johnny Depp is being sued for allegedly punching a crew member on the set of his latest movie City of Lies.
The BAFTA TV Awards 2018 winners revealed – Peaky Blinders and Love Island win big13th May 2018
The BAFTA TV awards took place tonight at the Royal Festival Hall in London, UK, and saw a string of celebrities attend and present awards to hit shows including Peaky Blinders, Love Island and The Crown.
The Casting Directors Association awards 2018 winners revealed10th May 2018
The Casting Directors Association awards winners 2018 have been revealed in a ceremony hosted by comedian and writer Shappi Khorsandi at The Crypt at St Etheldreda's in London UK. The CDA awards honour and showcase the work of leading casting directors in the industry, with prizes handed over for Best Short Film Casting, Best Casting of a Music Video, Best Casting of Stills, Best Casting of an International Commercial and more.
The BAFTA Television Craft Awards winners 2018 – The Crown, Game of Thrones and Blue Planet II win23rd Apr 2018
The BAFTA TV Craft Awards 2018 took place at a star-studded evening, last night (April 22) at a ceremony hosted by comedian Stephen Mangan (Bliss, Episodes). The show saw documentary Blue Planet II, drama Three girls and Game of Thrones pick up top prizes.
'Act because you are fascinated and inspired by the process' an interview with actor Brian Stepanek
An interview with Wonder Woman composer Rupert Gregson-Williams
Best known for his work on the DC movies Aquaman and Wonder Women, award winning film composer Rupert Gregson-Williams talks to Mandy News about how he gold involved with composing for TV and Film plus his experiences working on DC universe movies.Read more
An Interview with James Merifield: The Production Designer for Mary Queen of Scots
Best known for his work on Mortdeca, Little Dorrit, and Final Portrait production designer James Merifield talks to Many News about how he got involved in TV and film plus he shares his experiences working on Mary Queen of Scots.Read more
An interview with the Director of the BFI Future Film Festival Noel Goodwin
The director of the BFI Future Film Festival Noel Goodwin sits down with Mandy News to discuss their new partnership for the 12th BFI Future Film Festival - the UK’s most important film industry festival for young, emerging filmmakers! Noel also shares with us what his dream guest would be and why, what makes him happy about his job and tips for our upcoming Mandy monologue competition.Read more
"Don’t be shy to reach out to anyone you really want to connect with" editor Christopher S Capp
"Having your own voice is the important thing" with production & costume designer Fiona Crombie
"Just remember we WANT you to get the job" with Casting Director and BFI panelist Heather Basten
"For me, my only option is to do well" an interview with Marvel's 'Runaways' actor Rhenzy Feliz