Britain’s Prince Harry and Marine Staff Sgt. Joshua Miles, the master of ceremonies, salute during the playing of the national anthems at the opening of the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2013 The first Warrior Games took place in 2010. They are a joint endeavor [...]
Last summer, when Blur were reuniting to record a couple new tracks and play the closing ceremonies of the 2013 Olympics, I wrote here about the great English band’s 10 best songs. I opened that post by trying to answer in earnest a semi-rhetorical question posed on Twitter by Spin‘s Chris Weingarten. Asked Weingarten: Serious [...]
Celebrated Chinese film director, Zhang Yimou, who designed the opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics, is being investigated over claims he fathered more children than allowed by law. Zhang allegedly fathered up to seven children with four women. Show More Summary
By Gloria Riviera and Kaijing Xiao BEIJING–Chinese Family Planning authorities are investigating one of the country’s top film directors and the architect of the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics, Zhang Yimou, for brazenly violating China’s one-child policy. Officials in Wuxi, the hometown of his...
Filmmaker Zhang Yimou, who produced the over-the-top pageant of China's national glories for the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, is being investigated by family-planning officials for siring an excessive number of offspring—"up to seven children with four women." Apparently Raise the Red Lantern was autobiographical. Fines could approach $27 million. Read more...
Olympics Score BAFTA TV Craft Awards The Olympics was a three-time winner in factual categories at Sunday night’s BAFTA TV Craft Awards with the opening ceremony taking honors for multi-camera directing. BBC’s Super Saturday grabbed a prize for sound and Channel 4?s Paralympics earned a nod for digital creativity. Show More Summary
BAFTA honoree Hamish Hamilton has directed some of the world's most highest-profile broadcasting events including the Olympics 2012 opening and closing ceremonies and the 82nd Academy Awards. read more
Aidan Burley, the Conservative MP for Cannock Chase, was widely condemned for describing last year's Olympic opening ceremony as "Leftie crap" on Twitter, not least by David Cameron who said it was "an idiotic thing to say". In fact, Burley was right – as this article in yesterday's Observer proves. Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, [...]
Last year’s summer of sport has spawned a clutch of BAFTA TV award nominations, with the spectacular London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony’s BBC live broadcast shortlisted in both the Sport and Live category, as well as the Radio Times’...Show More Summary
Trance Director Danny Boyle has built up an awful lot of goodwill in his native Great Britain since orchestrating last year’s magnificent Olympics opening ceremony. He might need it bearing in mind this messy return to the big screen. Show More Summary
The Oscar-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire salutes the virtuosos who roused his creative energies for Trainspotting, the London Olympics’ Opening Ceremony and his new movie, Trance. Danny Boyle is a passionate man. You can feel...Show More Summary
That Danny Boyle directed a film amid preparations for last year’s mammoth Olympic opening ceremony is impressive enough; that it’s his sleekest outing...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After producing last summer's London Summer Olympics opening ceremony, British filmmaker Danny Boyle is back in the movies with "Trance."
Waterloo Junk by Flemenco Sun in the Londonist Flickr pool. The Olympic opening ceremony is up for a BAFTA. London buses hit an average of two people on foot or bicycle every day. A big pileup on the North Circular as a lorry sheds its...Show More Summary
A 13-year-old girl who was put on stage in the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and criticized by netizens because of the “voice-over” arrangement called for more censorship in Sina Weibo. Her micro-blog has triggered a lot of discussion and debate in the past few days. More from...
Lin Miaoke, the angelic little girl who lip-synced at the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony because the girl actually singing the song was deemed too ugly, has taken to Weibo to sing praises about the glory of censorship. [ more › ]
Olympics opening ceremony director reveals monarch was easy to direct and made up her own lines One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 11:37 ON Thu 28 Mar 2013 DIRECTOR Danny Boyle has finally revealed why the Queen agreed to take part in a...Show More Summary
What is Miley Cyrus suddenly so happy about? How did director Danny Boyle convince Queen Elizabeth II to be in last summer's Olympic opening ceremony alongside James Bond?
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II needed no convincing to appear in a James Bond-themed skit during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics – in...
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II needed no convincing to appear in a James Bond-themed skit during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics — in fact, she volunteered, according to the show's director.