Harry Potter and the Cursed Child To Be Featured At This Year’s SDCC

The award-winning international hit stage production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be featured at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego from July 18 to 21, 2019 with a booth and panel.

On Thursday, July 18 at 6pm, panel audiences will get an exclusive, never before seen insight into the world of the mind-blowing stage effects of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child when the show’s Magic and Illusions Designer Jamie Harrison and his associate Chris Fisher lead “Making Magic for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – An Interactive Masterclass.” With magical demonstrations, video footage and never-before told stories from the making of the show, audiences will learn how the magicians and actors use clever techniques and cunning psychology to make the impossible seem real – they’ll even learn to perform magic themselves.

The production’s booth, on display all four days at #3629 in the Exhibit Hall, will feature Tony Award winner Christine Jones’ set model for the Broadway production, along with an actual costume worn by Jamie Parker who created the role of Harry Potter in the original West End and Broadway productions.

The walls of the booth will be lined with exclusive content featured in the forthcoming book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey which will be released by Scholastic in the US on November 5, 2019. There will also be a photo booth where fans can show their Hogwarts House pride by posing with Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin banners.
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The Saturn Awards To Be Reinvigorated With 45th Annual Event On Friday The 13th Of September

The 45th annual Saturn Awards will take place on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood, California. For the first time in its history, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, the organization that founded and owns the Saturn Awards, has made a multi-year partnership deal with veteran television producer Justin W. Hochberg.

This new highly sought-after collaboration has immediately resulted in the upcoming, newly produced and reinvigorated Saturn Awards show. The traditionally non-televised Saturn Awards has always been a favorite event among the most groundbreaking creators. This new production will be an exciting evolution of the beloved award show and, for the first time since the one-time TV airing in 1978, it will be available to global fans via a streaming partner to be announced shortly.

Hochberg’s additional plans to expand the brand creating a home for fandom year round will include a slate of co-marketing deals and brand partnerships all for the first time in the show’s 45 year history. With new content in development and decades of never before seen exclusive archival awards show footage with fandom’s legendary icons the Saturn brand will provide fans with unprecedented innovative experiences impossible to duplicate.
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SDCC 2019: Composer Benjamin Wallfisch

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Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Grammy nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch will be signing a limited amount of Mondo’s exclusive Blade Runner 2049 vinyl at Comic-Con 2019.

The signing will take place at booth #435 on the exhibit floor from 3:00PM on Thursday July 18th. Wallfisch co-scored the film with Hans Zimmer where the two received nominations for Best Original Score with the BAFTAs, Grammys and multiple Critic Associations.

Composer of David F. Sandberg’s box office #1 film SHAZAM!, Andy Muschietti’s IT, the most successful horror film of all time, and co-composer of Denis Villeneuve’s acclaimed BLADE RUNNER 2049 (with Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer), Benjamin Wallfisch has worked on over 75 feature films and has received Golden Globe®- , BAFTA®-, 2x GRAMMY®- and  Emmy®- nominations.

He is currently scoring IT: CHAPTER TWO for New Line/Warner Bros.

BMI Announces The Participants For Its 2019 Conducting Workshop For Visual Media Composers

Award-Winning Composer Lucas Richman Will Lead the Workshop

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) announced today the selected participants for its 22nd annual Conducting Workshop for Visual Media Composers, led by BMI Classic Contribution Award winner, conductor and composer Lucas Richman.

Beginning August 13, the elite group will spend two weeks sharpening their conducting skills to music selections by BMI film composing legends such as Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams.

The workshop will be held at BMI’s Los Angeles office and Blake Neely’s Cow on the Wall Studio in North Hollywood culminating with the participants leading a 32-piece orchestra live to picture at Nathan Barr’s Bandrika studio in Tarzana on August 24.

“The Conducting Workshop was established to enhance the skills of BMI composers during the music-making process, both in the recording studio and live concerts, under Richman’s exceptional direction,” said Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI Vice President Creative-Film, TV & Visual Media. “This workshop is just one of the many ways we provide composers with the tools they need to advance in the scoring community.”

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SDCC 2019: Comedy Central is Heading to Comic Con with South Park and Crank Yankers Events

Comedy Central will descend upon San Diego Comic-Con with an awesome array of events from South Park and Crank Yankers.

The festivities kick-off on Thursday, July 18 at 9:30 a.m. with a no-badge-required, free and open to the public South Park activation at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center (200 Harbor Dr. #120) located directly across from the Convention Center, and a Crank Yankers immersive fan experience on Thursday, July 18 inside the Convention Center at Booth #3729.

The #1 brand in comedy will also present a Crank Yankers panel on Thursday, July 18 at the Hilton Bayfront in the Indigo Ballroom at 6:45 p.m.

The South Park Bigger Longer Uncut Mini-Golf activation will be revealed to fans on Thursday, July 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center. The 9-hole golf course is an homage to the iconic movie with each hole themed to celebrate the 20thanniversary of South Park: Bigger Longer Uncut.

The activation will also feature four limited-edition South Park t-shirts, with a different shirt available each day for fans to purchase during a limited window.

The South Park fan activation is free and open to the public from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21.

SDCC 2019: Kulipara Sunday Comic-Con Panel with creator Trevor Pryce & Star Josh Keaton + Others

Kulipari Hops Into San Diego For Its First-Ever Comic- Con Panel Featuring the World Premiere of the Live Action 3D Epic Army Of Frogs on July 21 at 1:30PM

Trevor Pryce’s critically acclaimed multimedia franchise Kulipari makes its debut at San Diego Comic-Con this month, taking over Room 6A with an action-packed panel on Sunday, July 21 at 1:30pm.

During this unforgettable event, series creator Trevor Pryce, star Josh Keaton, directors Jay Oliva and Jessica Pease, and producer and writer Joshua Starnes will be on hand to provide priceless insight into the future of the beloved brand and IP—including plans for upcoming films and series—and unveil five all-new Kulipari trailers and shorts from international animation and production studios such as Tiger Animation, Lex And Otis, Hype Studios, Moreframes, and OVFX—an offshoot of Outlook Company, Pryce’s Baltimore-based multimedia organization.

The hour-long presentation is headlined by the world premiere of the live action 3D reimagining of the groundbreaking hit that started it all: An Army Of Frogs.

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Hootie & The Blowfish, Marshmello And Steve Aoki With Special Guests Darren Criss And Monsta X Join The Lineup For The 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival

Event Will Also Feature Performances by Alicia Keys, Cage The Elephant, Camila Cabello, Chance The Rapper, Def Leppard, French Montana, Halsey, Heart, H.E.R., Miley Cyrus, Mumford & Sons, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band and more

Hosted By Ryan Seacrest on September 20 and 21 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

HeartMedia announced today that Hootie & The Blowfish, Marshmello and Steve Aoki with special guests Darren Criss and Monsta X have been added to the iconic lineup for the 2019 iHeartRadioMusic Festival, the annual legendary concert event on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 at Las Vegas’ hottest entertainment venue, T-Mobile Arena.

This year, the epic two-day event will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and will feature performances by Alicia Keys, Cage The Elephant, Camila Cabello, Chance The Rapper, Def Leppard, French Montana, Halsey, Heart, H.E.R., Hootie & The Blowfish, Marshmello, Miley Cyrus, Mumford & Sons, Steve Aoki with special guests Darren Criss and Monsta X, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band and more.

Each night, the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival will broadcast live for fans via iHeartMedia radio stations throughout the country across more than 150 markets. The CW Network will broadcast a two-night television special on Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3 from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. EST/PST. Leading up to the official television special, The CW will also air an hour-long Best Of Special on Sunday, September 29 at 8 p.m. EST/PST. In addition, The CW will exclusively livestream both nights of the festival via The CW App and CWTV.com.

Tickets are on sale now to the general public via AXS.com. Tickets for the Daytime Stage are also on sale and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com.
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Carnage Rules in the Absolute Carnage Trailer!

Marvel Comics is about to unleash Absolute Carnage. This all-encompassing Venom event is poised to shake the symbiote world to its core. Get the latest on this story in an all-new trailer featuring Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, Editor Devin Lewis, and writer Donny Cates!

“We’ve given a serial murderer a nuclear bomb, essentially, and Cletus is gonna try and kill every single character that has ever worn a symbiote,” teases Cates.

Series artist Ryan Stegman proclaims, “As a comic fan, this book has everything I’d ever want. The things I’ve drawn in this series are unlike anything I’ve gotten to draw before. I can’t wait for people to experience it!”

In the biggest Venom storyline yet, the Lethal Protector’s sinister spawn Carnage is on a mission to recover the codexes left behind inside every character that has ever bonded with a symbiote, so that he can summon the symbiote god Knull. Venom will have to team with friends and foes alike in order to prevent Carnage from succeeding in his deadly plot – all brought to you by the dynamite duo of Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman!

“It touches on almost every character in the Marvel Universe. No character is going to be left untouched by Absolute Carnage,” says Cebulski. Absolute Carnage arrives on August 7 in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com.

FUNimation Films Debuts “KINGDOM” Trailer

By Creative Media Times

FUNimation Films

FUNimation Films’ live-action adaptation of “Kingdom” is set to have North American screening next month.

Feating Kento Yamazaki, Ryo Yoshizawa, Masami Nagasawa, Kanna Hashimoto, Kanata Hongō, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, and Takao Osawa, “Kingdom: is directed by Shinsuke Sato, “Kingdom” is set for limited release on August 16 in the US and Canada.

Produced by Kôji Hirano, Naoaki Kitajima, Shinzô Matsuhashi, Ryôsuke Mori, the film is from a screenplay written by Tsutomu Kuroiwa and Shinsuke Sato, based on the manga created by Yasuhisa Hara. The film has not yet been rated, but will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Orphaned by war, a young boy and his friend dream of changing their fate and becoming the world’s greatest generals. And after his friend sacrifices himself to protect the future emperor, the young boy’s path to greatness is set in motion. Helping the King reclaim the throne puts the boy’s blade to the ultimate test as they go against deadly assassins, large armies, and the dangerous mountain clan. In a country torn apart by war, only they can fight to unite the warring states! Kingdom is a live-action motion picture based on the bestselling adventure-historical manga series of the same name created by Yasuhisa Hara and presents a fictionalized account of ancient China during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC).

First Trailer For Disney’s Live-Action “Mulan” Remake Drops

By Creative Media Times

Walt Disney Pictures

Disney has released a trailer for its forthcoming live-action remake of Mulan, giving us our first look at the of sweeping war action adventure.

Liu Yifei, previously seen in The Forbidden Kingdom and Once Upon a Time, plays the eponymous lead in the film.

The trailer starts in a poignant tone. “We have excellent news, the matchmaker has found you an auspicious match,” Mulan’s mother Hua Li (played by Rosalind Chao) tells her at the dinner table that a match for her arranged marriage has been found. “It is decided. It is what is best for our family,” her father adds.

“Yes, I will bring honor to us all,” Mulan assures the family.

From there, the trailer kicks into high gear, showing a collage of stunning action shots, with Mulan being reminded that being “quiet, composed, graceful, disciplined” are qualities of being a good wife.

But Mulan sees them as a qualities of a soldier. “It is my duty to fight,” she said.

The original animated film was released in 1998, which was a big hit both with critics and audiences, eventually earning a best musical score nominations at the academy awards. Just like the original, the remake follows a young woman named Mulan who disguises herself as a man to take the place of her ailing father in the military.

Directed by Niki Caro, Mulan is set to hit theaters on March 27th, 2020.

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