Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden launches virtual production stage

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden (WBSL) has announced the launch of three new sound stages, providing 83,000 sq. ft. of additional production space at the UK facility and featuring the debut of V Stage, a cutting-edge virtual production stage. House of the Dragon, HBO’s much-anticipated prequel to its acclaimed Game of Thrones series, is confirmed as … Read more

WWFC launches pilot accelerator for writers to pitch women-centric content to HBO and more

Applications are now open for a new accelerator to launch the careers of women in television. This October, six to eight emerging TV writers — selected out of hundreds of expected applicants — will have the opportunity to pitch to studios and production companies including HBO, HBO Max, Warner Horizon Television, Jax Media, Berlanti Productions, … Read more

Exploring the making of Search Party with DP Jonathan Furmanski

Mark London Williams catches up with DP Jonathan Furmanski to discuss his work on the ever-evolving series and how his documentary experience informs his narrative productions. “Search Party,” its director of photography, Jonathan Furmanski asserts, “is a small show, and moves at a very quick pace.” Though in terms of visibility, it’s definitely getting bigger. … Read more

The seamlessly mysterious VFX of The Third Day

Psychological thriller The Third Day is a six-part visceral drama and a theatrical event, set on the mysterious British island, Osea, a captivating and distortive world where all is not as it seems. The first three episodes, Summer, written by Dennis Kelly and directed by Marc Munden, see Sam (Jude Law), drawn to a mysterious … Read more

Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5

Satire In Space Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5 Satire In Space Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5 With a spaceship-sized set, comic timing, a thousand-strong cast, integrated lighting, and a devastating fire, British cinematographer Eben Bolter BSC and the crew of Avenue 5 steered Armando Iannucci’s sci-fi epic to the screen. Avenue 5 is … Read more

Jakob Ihre FSF / Chernobyl

Melt Down Jakob Ihre FSF / Chernobyl Melt Down Jakob Ihre FSF / Chernobyl Chernobyl is HBO’s haunting five-part miniseries that follows detailed accounts of those who tried to mitigate the disaster in the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear power plant explosion in the Soviet Union. The critically-acclaimed show about the doomed reactor – featuring … Read more

Paul Cameron ASC / Westworld

Robot wars Paul Cameron ASC / Westworld Robot wars Paul Cameron ASC / Westworld Back in 1973, an adult-oriented theme park became the fearsome battleground between android hosts and human guests in the sci-fi thriller Westworld. Now that directorial debut of Michael Crichton, who also wrote the original screenplay, has had a major upgrade by … Read more