BAFTA Wales Victors; Love Island Offered To Canada; Olivier Winners – Deadline
BAFTA Wales winners announced
His Dark Materials won three prizes at the BAFTA Wales Awards on Sunday. Ruth Wilson won for Best Actress, while the BBC / HBO show – made by Bad Wolf – won gongs for photography and lighting (Suzie Lavelle) and production design (Joel Collins). Jonathan Pryce won Best Actor for his appearance on The Two Popes. She was named Best Writer for Lucy Forbes and Best Writer for Kayleigh Llewellyn in My Skin, the BBC comedy hit by Hulu. Click here for the full winners.
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ wins at Virtual Oliviers
The 2020 Olivier Awards, the UK’s most prestigious theater awards, took place in a virtual format last night. The musical Dear Evan Hansen won three awards, including best new musical. The show, which Universal is producing a feature adaptation of, also won Best Actor in Musical for Sam Tutty and Best Original Score. The Death of a Salesman recognized Best Actress for Sharon D. Clarke and Best Director for Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell. Andrew Scott was named Best Actor for Current Laughter. In selected other awards, Leopoldstadt won the best new game, while Emilia won the best entertainment or comedy game, the best sound design and the best costume design. Urging the theater industry to “keep the faith” while virtually receiving his award, Scott said he “can’t wait to get back on the boards and laugh again as soon as we can”. The full list of winners can be found here.
BAFTA Scotland Noms; eOne MD Joins UK Cinema Charity; ‘Rams’ remake sold to US; LFF participation – Global Film Briefs
“Love Island” goes to Canada
ITV Studios’ hit dating format Love Island is being converted into a French-language show by Quebecor Content in Canada. The commission marks the 19th international remake of Love Island, with other territories such as the US, Spain, Nigeria and Italy picking up the series. Productions Déferlantes and Zone 3 will co-produce the Quebecor content version, which will be filmed on Grand Canary Island. The deal was brokered by Laura Rhodarmer, SVP global entertainment license, ITV Studios.