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Netflix Strikes Multi-Year Series Partnership With India’s Excel Entertainment

Netflix has entered into a multi-year partnership with Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Mumbai-based Excel Entertainment, the banner behind the cult classic Dil Chahta Hai.

Under the deal, the pair will produce a variety of projects under its series banner Excel Media and Entertainment. It will commence with two shows:

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Queen of the Hill: Style, ambition, love, friendship and betrayal set in the backdrop of jazz rich 1960s Mumbai, the series chronicles the dynamic relationship between two ambitious women that will

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Exploring Ikuru Kuwajima’s ‘Tundra Kids’ photography series

Since the dawn of the millennium, the world has changed at a faster rate than any previous time in human history. Culturally, climatically and in just about every other guise, a sweeping global transition has been underway. However, the Russian Tundra seems so far-flung and impenetrable that its place in the global consciousness as the world’s last outpost of the past has wrongfully remained. 

It is a measure of our current interconnectedness and the binding ties of climate change that even the Tundra is a region in rapid transition. 

Moscow-based Japanese photographer, Ikuru Kuwajima, travelled to the far reaches of

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Foundation trailer: Apple TV Plus series won’t stick to the books, and that’s good

One of the most anticipated upcoming science fiction shows is Foundation. A new trailer for the Apple TV Plus series landed Thursday, showing Jared Harris leading the cast of this heavyweight adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s classic series of novels. 

Foundation is slated for release on Apple TV Plus. If you’ve never heard of the Foundation books, a search of any sci-fi “best of” list will find it near the top. The series is a staple of the genre. I’ve read it multiple times. The covers by artist Michael Whelan were so influential that I have three signed prints

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Amazon to film next ‘Lord of the Rings’ series in UK, not New Zealand

Sir Ian McKellen has said he was “miserable” while filming “The Hobbit,” compared to playing Gandalf in “Lord of the Rings,” because of too much virtual production, but the technology could become more common in filmmaking in a post-Covid-19 world.

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Amazon has announced it is going to film the second season of its yet-to-be-named “Lord of the Rings” television series in the U.K. rather than New Zealand, which is where the first season and Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning film trilogy were filmed.

Amazon Studios said Thursday that the move away from New Zealand is

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Nicole Kidman granted Hong Kong quarantine exemption for TV series

Actor Nicole Kidman was granted an exemption from Hong Kong’s strict quarantine rules to film a TV series.

“The case in discussion has been granted permission to travel to Hong Kong with a quarantine exemption for the purpose of performing designated professional work, taking into account that it is conducive to maintaining the necessary operation and development of Hong Kong’s economy,” government officials wrote in a statement, The Associated Press reported.

Although the statement did not name Kidman, it came after reports of Kidman skipping quarantine surfaced, which provoked some anger over the decision. 

Residents of the city were

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‘Foundation’ Trailer: Apple TV Plus’ First Look at Isaac Asimov Series

Apple TV Plus released a trailer for and some new images from its upcoming adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation.”

Asimov’s stories were first published in the 1940s as short stories and later (in the 1950s) turned into a trilogy. But in 1981 he returned to the world, adding both sequels and prequels. Now, the saga gets a new life as dramatic television, the first season of which premieres on Sept. 24 with its first two (of 10) episodes and then drops a new episode weekly on Fridays up to and including Nov. 19.

The story follows a band of exiles

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Arthur, children’s animated TV series, to end after 25 years | Television

Arthur, the longest running children’s animated series in the US, will soon come to an end.

PBS Kids plans to end the beloved television show after 25 seasons, said an original developer of the show during a podcast released on Wednesday. The final season will air in 2022.

Kathy Waugh, who was a guest on the Finding DW podcast, said the animated series is no longer in production. She said the show’s wrap party was two years ago.

“I think (PBS) made a mistake, and I think Arthur should come back and I know I’m not alone in thinking they

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Transgender teen’s crypto art series fetches $2.16 million at Christie’s

A transgender teen’s physical artwork and non-fungible tokens netted $2.16 million at auction at Christie’s on Wednesday.

“Hello, i’m Victor (FEWOCiOUS) and This Is My Life” included five lots by 18-year-old Victor Langlois, aka FEWOCiOUS, a rising star in the increasingly popular — and lucrative — world of NFT art.

An NFT is a blockchain-powered unit of data that authenticates ownership of digital objects — images, videos, songs, even tweets.  

Each lot represents a year of Langlois’ life between the ages of 14 and 18, as he began to understand his gender identity, transitioned and moved from Las Vegas to

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The women photographers series: Patricia de Melo Moreira

Paris – “Women have been using cameras since photography was first invented, officially in 1839. They have gone out in public, travelled to unknown lands, observed the world, covered wars, invented new techniques and displayed genius and avant-garde artistic innovation,” says AFP’s head of photography, Marielle Eudes. “And yet most of their names are still hardly known. Women have stayed in the shadow of history, unseen, erased.”

Photographers like Frances Benjamin Johnston, Alice Shalek, Elizabeth “Lee” Miller, Gerda Taro, Eve Arnold, Dorothea Lange, Francoise Huguier and Sabine Weiss have all helped shape the technique and art of photography. A 

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