February 28, 2021 - 20:28 GMT Eve Crosbie Get to know the new Irish's drama's impressive homegrown talent here ... We love nothing more than a BBC drama, and brand new thriller Bloodlands , which started last week, is one we feel is going to have us glued to our seats for the foreseeable future. MORE: Viewers notice the same thing in first episode of Bloodlands The series, produced by Line of Duty' s Jed Mercurio, follows police detective Tom Brannick as he hunts for a legendary assassin known who has wreaked havoc on Northern Ireland for more than 20 years. So who will be joining lead actor James Nesbitt for the show? Meet the Irish's drama's impressive homegrown talent here... Loading the player... WATCH: Have you started watching Bloodlands? James Nesbitt as Tom Brannick James Nesbitt takes on the lead role of DI Tom Brannick, a police officer with more than 20 years of experience - and a tragic … [Read more...] about Bloodlands: Meet the cast of new BBC drama starring James Nesbitt
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March 21, 2019 - 11:09 GMT Hanna Fillingham Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Clifton cried after being turned away by the barbers this week and on since then the barbers have spoken out Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Clifton left the barbers in tears at the beginning of the week , after being turned away by a male hairdresser. Karen was told that they didn't cut women's hair, despite the fact that she had been in the establishment twice before. After speaking out about her experience on social media, the barbers – Jacks of London – have spoken out in response to her claims and explained their reasons for turning her away. In a lengthy social media post, they wrote: "Earlier this morning TV celebrity Karen Clifton was informed that Jacks of London does not cater for women. Her experience has alerted us to the need to make it explicit to our entire team that Jacks of London DOES give barber cuts to everyone, regardless of … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Clifton’s barbers speaks out after making her cry
Photo-Illustration: Vulture and Photos by Getty Images 1912: The U.S. government breaks up the New York–based conglomerate Motion Picture Patents Company, a.k.a. the Movie Trust. This paves the way for a newly formed Universal to open studios in L.A. and attract more of the budding film industry. 1928: Each of the big eight film studios now opens in L.A., ushering in the “Golden Age” of film in Hollywood. At the same time, Schenectady stations W2XB and WGY transmit the first-ever televised drama, The Queen’s Messenger , to Los Angeles. Direct lines between the entertainment industries on the two coasts begin to be drawn. 1938: After more than a decade of operating solely out of New York, radio-broadcast rivals NBC and CBS confirm the pull of L.A. by opening studios there. 1939: The earliest commercial-TV experiments begin with NBC station W2XBS, establishing New York as the new medium’s hub of innovation. 1946: Contrary to conventional East Coast wisdom, … [Read more...] about The History of Comedians Moving Between NYC and L.A.
Photo: SAG AFTRA Last month, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists — the labor union better known by its acronym SAG-AFTRA, though it’s my understanding most people just call it SAG — approved an “ influencer agreement ,” setting up a pathway for the now-ubiquitous creative class to gain membership and access protections typically afforded to more traditional forms of creative work. I learned this, of course, the same way I learn about most other economic developments in the influencer space, which is by reading Taylor Lorenz, who wrote an informative piece on the matter for The New York Times. What happens in influencer-land is increasingly pertinent to what happens here in podcast-land, in part because influencers as a talent ecosystem have flowed quite a bit into the podcast business in recent years, as they have just almost everywhere else as part of their search for greater revenue diversification. It’s also just interesting to … [Read more...] about Can the Screen Actors Guild and Podcasters Get Along?