Nominations Announced for the 6th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Nominees for the 6th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards were announced today by LMGI President Mike Fantasia. The awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals and film commissions in film, television and commercials from around the globe. The LMGI Awards also recognize outstanding service by film commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production process. With the change in date of this year’s LMGI Awards from April to September, the 6th Annual LMGI Awards timeline is unique in that there is an 18-month calendar of eligibility. Productions that were first released between January 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019 are eligible. Winners will be revealed during the formal ceremony on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Broad Theatre in Santa Monica.


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Podcast to feature ‘Speed Freak Killers’ reign of terror

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. — They were dubbed the “Speed Freak Killers” and they terrorized Northern California for more than a decade through the 1980s and 90s.

Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog eventually cracked and turned on each other in 1999. But it would be too late for their dozens of victims.

True Crime Chronicles, a weekly true crime podcast, is featuring their decade-long rampage in its newest episode. 

Hosts Will Johnson and Jessica Noll speak to former ABC10 reporter Tim Daly about his coverage over the years and how it still haunts him to this day. 

RELATED: Chilling ‘Speed Freak Killer’ interrogation video now public

This True Crime Chronicles episode features the stories of two victims, Chevy Wheeler and Cyndi Vanderheiden, and how their disappearances would take a toll on their families and the farming and ranch community in San Joaquin County, Calif. Justice would finally be served, but

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‘Orange Is the New Black,’ the Star-Making Machine

The androgynous Australian model, singer and V.J. Ruby Rose broke through in the United States as Stella Carlin, Piper’s devious love interest in Season 3, and quickly became a face of gender-fluid awareness. Her “Orange” stint was brief, but her star has been on the rise since, with roles in several blockbuster action films including a sharpshooter in “XXX: Return of Xander Cage,” a sultry assassin in “John Wick: Chapter 2” and — why not? — a marine scientist in the monster-shark opus “The Meg.” Next up, Rose will star as Kate Kane, better known as Batwoman, TV’s first openly lesbian superhero, in a series that will debut on CW in October.

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2019 Emmys: Sharp Year-Over-Year Drop in Nominees of Color

In the era of “peak TV,” with significant strides made in recent years in terms of a broader representation of marginalized communities, is that diversity also being represented at the Emmys? Not quite.

This year, there are a total of 24 acting nominations for people of color (not including hosting duties), which represents quite a drop from last year’s record 38. Although only three of the 38 nominees actually took home trophies: Darren Criss for Lead Actor in a Limited Series for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; Regina King for Lead Actress in a Limited series for “Seven Seconds”; and Thandie Newton for Supporting Actress for “Westworld.”

There are no actors of color in a number of key categories, including Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, as well as

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Emmy Nominations 2019: Which Networks and Streaming Services Came Out on Top?

This year’s Emmy’s nominations are here, and life is good… if you’re Game of Thrones, or HBO. For everyone else the 2019 Emmy nominations were a mixed bag of surprise nods, beloved actors and series finally getting their due, and oh-so-many painful snubs.

We’ve already compiled an easy-to-use list of all of this year’s major Emmy nominations so you can start planning your awards pool. We’ve also touched on this year’s big surprises and its bigger snubs. But now we’re taking things big picture. Here’s which networks and streaming services brought their A-game, and which ones missed the mark.

Daenerys in Game of Thrones finale
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HBO Is Back on Top, But Netflix Isn’t Far Behind

Last year Netflix made history by usurping HBO for the first time in its history. In 2018, Netflix was nominated

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Emmy Nominations See Major Decline In Diversity And Inclusion

As diversity and inclusion attempt to stay afloat in Hollywood, this morning’s Emmy nominations showed that although the needle has been slowly moving, it hasn’t been moving enough to see change. This year, there were only 24 acting nominations for people of color. In addition, two reality show hosts of color were nominated which brings the total to 26. This is a major dip from last year’s record 38 and even less than 2017 which counted 27 diverse nominees.

Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us came in with the most nominations for people of color including a first-time nod for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Jharrel Jerome’s stunning turn as the real-life Korey Wise in the Netflix limited series. Other well deserved nominations from the series included Niecy Nash and Aunjanue Ellis for Lead Actress Limited Series or Movie as well as Marsha Stephanie Blake for

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Crime author Paul Harrison’s book is pulled amid claims he didn’t interview serial killers

True crime author’s book is withdrawn from sale after his claims to have interviewed serial killers including Ted Bundy and Peter Sutcliffe are called into question

  • Paul Harrison has produced series of books and gives talks around the country
  • But his claims to have met serial killers were questioned by Yorkshire Ripper
  • His publisher has now pulled his latest book from the shelves 

A true crime author considered the world’s expert on serial killers has had books withdrawn amid claims he dreampt-up interviews with murderers including the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe who has called him a ‘charlatan’ and a ‘conman’.

Former Northamptonshire policeman Paul Harrison found worldwide fame writing profiles

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American Horror Story 1984 : Why is Sarah Paulson not in AHS 1984?

American Horror Story veteran Evan Peters is also not appearing in the upcoming season.

Paulson and Peters have starred in the previous eight seasons of the show and the actress even directed an episode in season eight.

Peters and Paulson are the only two characters to appear in each season on the anthology series.

For her numerous roles in the series, such as reporter Lana Winters, witch Cordelia Foxx, and even conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler, Paulson has received five Emmy award nominations.

Hopefully, Paulson and Peters will return for season 10 which has already been given the green light.

Speaking to ScreenRant, Peters confirmed he would be “sitting a season out”, suggesting he could be back for series 10.

Paulson has worked with Murphy on numerous projects including Nip/Tuck, American Crime Story, and Feud: Bette and Joan, so it is highly possible she will return.


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Darren Criss Serves Up ’90s Nostalgia With Dave Matthews Band Cover

“Crash Into Me” arrives amid a slew of new projects for Criss, who shot to fame in 2010 as Blaine Anderson on “Glee.” In November, he’ll appear alongside Woody Harrelson and Luke Evans in the World War II drama, “Midway.” He’s also gearing up to write, executive produce and star in a new musical comedy series, “Royalties,” for the shortform video platform, Quibi. 

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Oscar adores biopics and fact-based dramas – and so do the Emmys when it comes to Best Limited Series

Most Oscarologists are aware that half of the Best Picture winners so far this decade have been biopics or truth-based tales featuring real-life people. The titles? “The King’s Speech,” “Argo,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Spotlight” and “Green Book.”

But did you realize that Emmy’s limited series contest also has a long-held fondness for truth-based tales. Looking at the Gold Derby combined odds list, I realized that five out of the top six contenders are either biopics or accounts of an impactful real-life event. Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora,” the front-runner for now before the Emmy nominations are announced on Tuesday, is based on a 2015 prison escape in Upstate New York (see photo above). HBO’s historical drama “Chernobyl” zeroes in on the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union.