Kidman and Mr. DiCaprio to produce 30 films each year and attend an annual festival, the statement said. The company will also enlist 50 domestic film- and television-production companies to work with Wanda, ensuring that 100 homegrown films and shows are made each year. Mr. Wang not only wants a stronger foothold in Hollywood, he wants to re-create it in China, he said. A Chinese adaptation of the Hollywood sign is planned for the mountain overlooking the theme park-studio Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis. Its my dream, Mr. Wang said during an interview. When I decided in 2005 to enter the film industry, opening theaters, 99% of our stakeholders were opposed, saying the investment wouldnt pay off. But I decided to chase my dream. Now look at this market. The oceanside project, which is set for a partial opening in 2016 and to fully open the next year, will include a 108,000-square-foot film studio and 19 smaller facilities, one of which will be underwater, Wanda said in a written statement Sunday. It will also include a theme park similar to Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., a permanent auto show, a yacht center and an international hospital, as well as hotels and bars, the statement said.
So it was no surprise when the Oscar winner and Emmy nominee walked the red carpet Saturday at a tea hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. “House of Cards” is one of many British imports that have inspired American television in recent years. And Spacey called its unique release the entire series was posted on Netflix at once and nine Emmy nominations a “landmark moment.” The British original aired over three seasons during the 1990s. “I think it’s a sign that things are shifting and moving into lots of different platforms and different ways for audiences to discover what they want to watch and how they want to watch it,” Spacey said. “They want to be in control so you better give them control or they’ll go somewhere else.” Kerry Washington, Jon Voight, Alfre Woodard and stars of the hit British period drama “Downton Abbey” were at the BAFTA event too the day before Sunday’s Emmy awards in Los Angeles. They ate finger foods and wore sunglasses at a posh Los Angeles hotel, shielding themselves from the California sun under large white umbrellas. Each seemed to have their favorite British television show. Allison Holker of “So You Think You Can Dance” said she loves the original British version of “The Office.” So does “Breaking Bad” star Dean Norris, who called it one of his “favorite shows of all time.” Norris said he’s also hoping to find the time to watch “Dr. Who.” Actor Reid Scott of “Veep” said he really loves BBC’s “Sherlock Holmes.” Scott even had his own theories about why Americans are embracing, and even copying, British humor. “I think American comedy has really taken a page from British comedy in that we demand intelligent comedy now,” Scott said. “It’s not so slapsticky.
British Influence Honored By Hollywood Before The Emmys
Below find what Hollywood was saying about the Emmys. Well that was all just bloody weird. Night. #Emmys Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 23, 2013 had to re-watch #emmys intro again. love @houseofcards – was perfect. Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) September 23, 2013 Did anyone not die? #Emmys andy lassner (@andylassner) September 23, 2013 Kevin Spacey is the Jack Nicholson of the Emmys. Jace Lacob (@televisionary) September 23, 2013 The choreography routine in the #Emmys . Best idea ever. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 23, 2013 The Colbert Report deserves everything forever. #Emmys Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) September 23, 2013 Aaaaahhhhh!!!!!