Ridley Scott directs first advertisement in 15 years in collaboration with Hennessy

The Hollywood heavyweight has directed a series of spots titled Hennessy X.O. – Experience Worlds of Greatness that will be released in seven episodes due for official release in 2019. The campaign is produced through Scott’s production company RSA which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

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Amazon Prime series Marisa Romanov will shoot in LA and the country of Georgia

Marisa Romanov starts production at the beginning of September and the shoot will span between two locations, basing itself between Tbilisi in Georgia and LA. The series has been developed out of an award-winning short film by the series’ writer, showrunner and executive producer Miranda Spigener-Sapon and will be produced by Noirtainment and SPT France for Amazon Prime Video.

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BBC filmed dramatic scenes in and around London for new crime drama The Bodyguard

The first episode of the BBC’s The Bodyguard has aired this week. The six-part crime drama from the makers of Line of Duty filmed scenes in and around London over a six-month period. Production had to make sure members of the public were not alarmed by the startling scenes during filming.

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Anne with an E is renewed for third season, confirming production will be based at Toronto’s Northwood Entertainment and Prince Edward Island, Canada

Netflix and CBC have renewed the series for a third season to comprise of ten hour-long episodes. The announcement has been made before the second season is aired on the Canadian CBC network. Netflix, which handles US and international distribution, released the second series to continued success at the beginning of July.

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Paramount Player’s Dora the Explorer films in Queensland, Australia

The first live-action adaptation of the “Dora the Explorer” franchise has begun principal photography in Australia’s Gold Coast. Paramount’s youth division Paramount Players has entered a co-production and financing deal with Walden Media. The feature film has received funding from Queensland Screen having committed to shooting solely in the North-Eastern state.

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Liverpool is transformed into Washington DC for The Crown

In mid-August 2018, areas of the UK’s city of Liverpool were transformed into the US capital for seasons 3 and 4 of the big-budget Netflix period drama The Crown. The Left Bank Pictures production is the latest in a long line to double Liverpool for American cities such as New York and Washington DC.

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