Nicola Tuer named COO at Sony Music UK

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Nicola Tuer named COO at Sony Music UK

Tim Ingham
Nicola Tuer named COO at Sony Music UK

Sony Music Entertainment has promoted Executive Vice President, Nicola Tuer, to the new role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the UK company with immediate effect.

The news comes less than a week after Sony Music UK’s CEO/chairman Nick Gatfield’s exit from the major, and appears to confirm that Tuer will take the role as his interim successor.

In her new role Tuer will oversee the running of the UK business and will report to President & CEO Sony Music International, Edgar Berger. Tuer originally joined Sony Music in 1995.

Edgar Berger, President & CEO Sony Music International said:”Nicola’s competitive spirit, commercial acumen and passion for music are unrivalled in the business. I am delighted to announce her promotion to COO and I am certain she will have enormous impact in leading the UK company to the next level.”

Nicola Tuer said: “I am thrilled to have this opportunity. Sony is home to the most iconic labels and artists in the industry. Add to that our incredibly exciting roster of new artists and our dynamic executive team and we have all the ingredients to grow the company even further.”

The Legacy of Oscar

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The Legacy of Oscar By Jayjay Epega

The Oscars (image courtesy of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

The Oscars (image courtesy of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

“I will use the hope of getting an Academy Award a) to honour the people who work so hard and also b) it’s the greatest Good Housekeeping seal in the world. It’s the greatest brand. It’s as good as Louis Vuitton and Dior in the world of movie-making. It’s the Super Bowl.” – Harvey Weinstein

Far from the eagerly anticipated and globally televised event it is today, the first Academy Awards ceremony – a simple black-tie dinner – was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16th 1929. Fifteen statuettes were awarded for cinematic achievements. The first Best Actor winner was acclaimed German American Emil Jannings, who had to return to Europe before the event. The Academy granted his request to receive the trophy early, making his statuette the very first Academy Award ever presented.

About two hundred and fifty people attended the dinner in the hotel’s Blossom Room, with guest tickets costing just $5. The event was held to honour films made from the beginning of August 1927 to the end of July 1928. There was no suspense to the announcement of winners in the five minute ceremony hosted by Douglas Fairbanks, as they had been named three months earlier.

Recognizing the need to honour achievements that didn’t fit into fixed categories, the Academy also presented two special awards at the very first ceremony in 1929: one to Warner Brothers for producing the pioneering “talkie picture” The Jazz Singer, and one to Charlie Chaplin for producing, directing, writing and starring in The Circus. Janet Gaynor was the first woman to receive an Academy Award for Best Actress, and the only woman to do so that night.

Douglas Fairbanks presents Janet Gaynor with the first Best Actress Oscar (image courtesy of  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

Douglas Fairbanks presents Janet Gaynor with the first Best Actress Oscar (image courtesy of
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

Only three times in its history has the Academy Awards failed to take place as scheduled. The first was in 1938, when massive flooding in Los Angeles delayed the ceremony for a week. In 1968, the Awards ceremony was postponed from April 8th to April 10th out of respect for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who had been assassinated a few days earlier, and whose funeral was held on April 9th. In 1981, the Awards were once again postponed, this time for 24 hours because of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

2014’s eagerly anticipated ceremony is filled with some stand-out nominations in superb movies like American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years A Slave, Captain Phillips and Dallas Buyers Club. I caught up with one of the Best Supporting Actor nominees, Michael Fassbender, who had this to say about his brilliant, sadistic but very nuanced performance in 12 Years A Slave, playing the flawed Edwin Epps: “I just tried to find a human being there, as opposed to some evil plantation owner. This is complex, this sort of relationship. Obviously, being a slave is the worst deal. You get whipped and beaten and suppressed every day, but the suppressor is also going to be affected by that. So how does that affect the person administering all this pain and suffering? He’s a human being who’s caught up in something so complicated and so unjust. I always thought of Epps as a boil on the skin of society, representing how damaged the whole society was.”

Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps (image courtesy of Regency Enterprises, Film4 Productions,  Plan B Entertainment and Summit Entertainment)

Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps (image courtesy of Regency Enterprises, Film4 Productions,
Plan B Entertainment and Summit Entertainment)

He lies in competition in his category with some of the industry’s finest that includes Barkhad Abdi in Captain Phillips, Bradley Cooper in American Hustle, Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street and Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club.

The Oscar is an honour that shouts success to the world, and gives the ultimate seal of industry approval, indeed the pinnacle of any acting career. The legacy of this all-powerful award lives on. What a night….the stars never shine brighter.

First Look: M. Night Shyamalan Directs Matt Dillon in ‘Wayward Pines’ Miniseries

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Later this year, Shyamalan is set to debut his first TV series, a “Twin Peaks-y” Fox thriller titled Wayward Pines. And it looks worth a peek, if only for its solid cast. Matt Dillon leads, and Melissa Leo, Terrance Howard, and Juliette Lewis also star. Get the first look after the jump.

When Special Agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) finds himself in Wayward Pines, Idaho, it looks to be a quiet, bucolic pocket of seeming perfection. But considering M. Night Shyamalan is the executive producer of this Fox 10-episode miniseries — created by Chad Hodge from the book by Blake Crouch and co-starring Melissa Leo, Terrance Howard, and Juliette Lewis — you may not be surprised to discover that all is not what it appears to be. In fact, things are downright weird and possibly quite dangerous.

Read More Here:  Courtesy Entertainment Weekly and Spolier TV :

http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/01/09/m-knight-shyamalan-wayward-pines/

London Collections Men

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AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 dates

MONDAY 6TH JANUARY –  WEDNESDAY 8TH JANUARY 2014

London Collections: Men emphasises both the creative and commercial importance of British brands and emerging talent as well as the rich cultural landscape that contributes to the inspiration and success of this sector. All events on the schedule are designed to showcase the breadth of British fashion talent, from the world’s most innovative emerging talents to global menswear brands and Savile Row tailors.

We’re looking forward to seeing names like Hardy Amies, Tom Ford, Superdry and  Tommy Hilfiger .. and yes  Mr David Gandy will be all over it!

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Michael Fassbender rocks British GQ February 2014

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Image courtesy : http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/

Michael Fassbender smolders on the cover of the British Edition of GQ – February 2014 issue.

 

Featured in the issue is a tidbit from 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen describing the 36-year-old actor was “the new Marlon Brando.”

 

12 Years a Slave is currently in select theaters across the country – check it out if you haven’t already!

 

Be sure to get your copy of British GQ, which is also available on the iPad, Android and Kindle Fire.

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Hollywood Star Gerard Butler supports Mary’s Meals in Africa

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Courtesy Daily Express :

HOLLYWOOD star Gerard Butler swapped his millionaire lifestyle for a humble mud-walled schoolroom as he urged Scots to help end poverty.

The actor visited war-ravaged Liberia, one of the world’s poorest countries, to witness the work of international charity, Mary’s Meals, in West Africa.  Butler, whose credits include Law Abiding Citizen, 300 and Olympus Has Fallen has been a supporter of the Argyll-based charity for three years.  Mary’s Meals feeds and helps educate more than 820,000 children across Africa, including 111,551 in Liberia.Butler, 44, from Paisley, Renfrewshire, pitched in to help volunteer cooks prepare and serve up Mary’s Meals and give lessons to a class of orphans.  The star also played football with deaf youngsters, loaded a truck with sacks of rice, planted seeds at a school garden and danced with villagers.

Gerard in Liberia, Africa

For more visit:  http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/449654/What-Gerard-Butler-saw-Serving-Mary-s-Meals-for-charity-in-Liberia

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