U.N.C.L.E. movie nominated for MTV fandom of the year

U.N.C.L.E. movie poster

U.N.C.L.E. movie poster

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie from 2015 has been nominated for MTV’s Fandom of the Year awards.

Here’s part of an MTV PRESS RELEASE:

NEW YORK, NY (July 11, 2016) – MTV today announced the nominees for “Fandom of the Year,” presented by JOLLY RANCHER Candy, which will feature 32 nominees going head-to-head across multiple platforms in a special social tournament spanning movies, TV dramas, TV comedies and, for the first time ever, video games.

In the movie category, the U.N.C.L.E. movie’s competition is pretty steep. The other nominees are: Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Mazerunner: The Scorch Trials, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and X-Men: Apocalypse.

Still, fans of the film, with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, have a chance to get the movie additional notice. The Guy Ritchie-directed film had a modest $109.8 million worldwide box office.

Voting can be done on MTV’S FACEBOOK PAGE. Participants basically vote by sharing a photo of their preferred movie to their Facebook page. Instructions are on the page. The first round of voting ends on July 13.

Other categories include TV dramas, TV comedies and video games. To read the full MTV press release, CLICK HERE.  Thanks to the Henry Cavill News website for giving us a heads up.

Broccoli non-007 film first to shoot at Pinewood expansion

Pinewood Group PLC logo

Pinewood Group PLC logo

A Barbara Broccoli non-007 movie is the first film being made at a Pinewood Studios expansion, the company said in a press release today announcing financial results.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is “the first production to utilize the new facilities,” according to the Pinewood statement. The studio is the traditional home base for the Bond film franchise, supervised by Broccoli.

The Pinewood expansion added five stages, workshops and offices totaling more than 300,000 square feet. It became operational on June 30.

The studio also said it “already signed a contract for an additional major film production which will fully utilize these new facilities from August 2016.” No additional details were provided.

Pinewood, meanwhile, said little about its largest pending issue — whether it will be sold or not.

The company said in February it was conducting a “strategic review,” which could include a sale.

That review “is ongoing,” the company said in today’s statement. The company said only it will “update shareholders on its progress when there is further information to share.”

A few, large shareholders control 79 percent of Pinewood shares. The company has wanted to move to the main market of the London Stock Exchange. That requires at least 25 percent of a company’s shares be traded publicly. The review is intended to assess other ways to finance future expansion plans.