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MinaLima on bringing “Harry Potter” magic to Diagon Alley

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"Harry Potter" fans know the design team MinaLima as the force behind all the wonderful designs and props in the "Harry Potter" films. For the newly opened Diagon Alley extension of the Orlando theme park, Universal used MinaLima to help bring the park to life. In a new interview, the MinaLima team, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, speak about their work on Diagon Alley. Read More »

Role Call: Rumors, Release Dates, and Appearances Are Afoot!

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In the latest edition of MuggleNet Role Call, we find out which Harry Potter alum will be invading our televisions this fall, which long-awaited projects are slated for theatrical release, and which project has been placed on hold for the time being. Let's dive into the latest casting news like Harry in the Black Lake during his second Triwizard task, shall we? Read More »

Costume Designer Jany Temime on designing costumes for “Potter”

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Bringing the "Potter" films to life involved lots of work behind the scenes, as I'm sure you're well aware. Jany Temime was a costume designer for the "Potter" films, from "Prisoner of Azkaban" onward. Jany has also worked on the "Bond" films and "Gravity". In a recent interview, she discussed creating costumes for characters and gave advice for aspiring costume designers. Read More »

David Heyman signs on to produce “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”

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"Harry Potter" producer David Heyman has signed on to produce the upcoming film adaptation of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth". Read More »

Alexandre Desplat to head Venice Film Festival jury

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The French film composer Alexandre Desplat, who provided the scores for the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" films, is set to head the Venice Film Festival jury. Find out more here. Read More »

Role Call: So Much Talent, So Little Time!

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With the amount of talent in the Harry Potter films, it really never comes as a surprise that there are always new projects to announce each week as part of our Casting News section. This week, however, it gets a little crazy! Take a break from those Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations and check in on your favorite Potter cast to see what they're up to this week! Read More »

List of cast members attending Diagon Alley VIP preview week

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As we mentioned earlier, this week is the VIP and media preview week at the Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Studios! The Universal Orlando blog has just released a list of "Harry Potter" cast members who will be in attendance! Read More »

Role Call: Trains, Caves, and Supermarkets – Wizards are everywhere!

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In this week's edition of Role Call, one member of the Weasley family helps Michael Caine on a bus ride, Scrimgeour reads some poetry, and Professor Sprout gives up her Hogwarts job for a supermarket gig! All that and more in Casting News! Read More »

UPDATED: New “Paddington” pictures, posters, and trailer released

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It was only a couple of months ago that the trailer for David Heyman's new film "Paddington", based on the famous bear from children's literature, hit our computer screens. Now, a couple of new pictures promoting the live action film are available to view, along with new posters and a full-length trailer. Read More »

“Harry Potter” items to feature in “The Fault in Our Stars” movie

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The production designer behind both "The Fault in Our Stars" and the "Potter" films has revealed that certain "Potter" items will be found in the "Fault in Our Stars" movie! Find out why here. Read More »

Potter Twitter Roundup: The Graduate

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From the meeting of Lily and Lucius to a cracking Warwick selfie, in the latest Twitter roundup. Check it out now! Read More »

Alfonso Cuarón NOT looking for a new project

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We posted only recently that Alfonso Cuarón was rumored to direct the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" film. Nikki Finke suggested on Twitter that Alfonso was in talks to direct the film, which sent fans into a frenzy. However, a new article today states that Alfonso is NOT looking for any new projects at the moment. Read More »

Is Alfonso Cuarón the right fit to direct “Fantastic Beasts”? We share two very opposing views on this subject

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Two of our brilliant writers share their views on the Alfonso Cuarón rumor to direct "Fantastic Beasts". One writer shares why Cuarón would be the PERFECT choice, while another thinks this would be a DISASTER! Read both arguments, and then share your thoughts on Cuarón as the potential director of the Rowling spinoff. Read More »

Alfonso Cuarón to direct “Fantastic Beasts”?

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Last week the release date for the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" film was finally announced for 2016. Now, the rumors have begun to fly over who will direct the film and who will be cast in the main roles. Today, a strong lead has emerged for who could direct. Read More »

Mike Newell gives advice to aspiring directors in new interview

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"Goblet of Fire" director Mike Newell gives advice to aspiring directors and talks Off Plus Camera Festival in new interview. Read More »

Alfonso Cuarón’s “Believe” canceled

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Disappointing news for fans of Alfonso Cuarón’s fantasy series, "Believe" – NBC has axed the show after just one short season. Read More »

Alfonso Cuarón named one of top 100 influential people by “Time”

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"Time" has named director Alfonso Cuarón as one of the 100 most influential people. Alfonso, who appears under the "Pioneer" category, directed "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004) and has since won numerous awards for the film "Gravity". Director, writer, and producer J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek") has written a short piece about Alfonso for "Time". Read More »

Alfonso Cuarón talks 3D in films, next project at Beijing Film Festival

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Alfonso Cuarón, the acclaimed director who recently won the Academy Award for Best Director for his film "Gravity" and helmed the third installment in the Potter film series, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", has provided his thoughts on the current trend of 3D films, as well as his hopes for his next project, at the Beijing International Film Festival. Read More »

“Gravity” nominated for Hugo Award

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Since its release in October "Gravity", directed and produced by Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, has won countless honors - most recently at the Oscars. Now, the highly-praised film has earned another honor. Read More »

Role Call: Festival appearances announced, new set photos released for upcoming projects

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With new projects and appearances slated for this spring, we're bringing you all the latest news on when and where you can catch a glimpse or two of your favorite cast members in this week's edition of Role Call! Take a peek at upcoming roles and events featuring Domhnall Gleeson, Gary Oldman, Fiona Shaw, and more... Read More »