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The Force of Reading Awakens This October 2016 for ‘Star Wars™ Reads’
Fans can celebrate the joys of reading with Star Wars-themed events throughout the month of October
Disney Publishing Worldwide and Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today that Star Wars Reads will return for its fifth year this October to celebrate reading with Star Wars-themed events around the globe. This month long grassroots campaign will include regional and international storytelling events featuring exciting literary programming for Star Wars fans of all ages as their excitement builds for the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16, 2016.
Since the first Star Wars Reads event in 2012, fans have had the opportunity to take part in thousands of events and activities worldwide that encouraged reading through the Star Wars franchise. Top publishers participating in this year's events include Disney Publishing Worldwide, DK Books, Scholastic, Abrams, Del Rey, Egmont, and many more. Fans can become reading Jedi by taking part in Star Wars-themed games and activities, various author-related signings, and meet and greets in bookstores, libraries, and schools.
"Over the past five years, the Star Wars Reads campaign has organically grown into an annual event that celebrates reading through the new and familiar stories for families and fans of all ages," said Jeanne Mosure, senior vice president and group publisher, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “We’re thrilled to continue the momentum in 2016 and invite parents to encourage reading while introducing kids to Star Wars through printed books, graphic novels, and digital stories.”
Just saw this Star Wars VII movie poster on Kyle Newman's Facebook feed. The poster is by Lyndon Berresford and Paul Bateman. I am loving this. Who do you think the two characters are? Lando and Leia? Han and Leia's children?
Have you seen other Star Wars VII movie posters? Let me know.
The Famous Indiana Jones Fly In Belloq's Mouth Scene. Did It Really Happen?
I've always wondered if Paul Freeman unintentionally consumed a fly in this scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark? It's the scene where Indiana Jones shouts down to Bellosh...I mean Belloq and threatens to blow up the ark. Did a fly go in his mouth?
I remember watching this scene back in the early eighties and my ten year old mind thought he definitely had a snack while filming. I recall talking about 'flygate' in my school playground at the time and the general consensus with my friends was that Freeman definitely had a sneaky snack.
Paul Freeman talks about the famous 'fly' scene in an interview with TheIndyExperience.com and settled 'flygate:'
This is a bit of a dicey question so don’t get too upset. (Laughs) A movie’s always got bloopers in it, some have a lot, and some only have three or four. And the most remarkable blooper was right before the opening of the Ark scene.…
BBC News have reported that Pinewood Studios are to expand to the USA. This is great news for the famous studio that is rich in movie history.
UK film studio Pinewood Shepperton has announced plans to build its first sound stages in the United States.
The Pinewood Atlanta complex will be built on 288 acres of land south of Atlanta, Georgia, as a joint venture with a US investment company.
Georgia has been among the US states drawing film-making away from Hollywood with tax incentives in recent years.
The deal is the latest sign of expansion at Pinewood, the home of the James Bond franchise.
Earlier this month it announced a joint venture with a Chinese media group, potentially giving it access to the fast-growing Chinese market. Read the full article here.