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Teaser trailer revealed for David Heyman’s “Paddington”

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Gravity may have aced this weekend's Academy Awards, but David Heyman, producer of the Harry Potter series, is wasting no time in promoting his latest project. Returning to his passion for adaptation, Heyman has been in development for his new live action film "Paddington." Offering only the briefest glimpse of the bear in question, this newly released teaser offers an introduction to Paddington's Peruvian roots. Read More »

“Gravity” walks away with seven oscars, while Emma Watson presents an award!

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This year's Oscars ceremony, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, took place last night in Hollywood. The big winner of the night was Gravity, the movie directed and produced by Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman. It walked away with seven awards. In addition, Earlier this week Cuarón spoke about his son's role in getting the concept of the movie off the ground as well as his initial expectations of the film's success. Emma Watson attended the Oscars for the first time, which we reported recently, presenting the award for special effects. Read More »

“Gravity” and “Doctor Who” nominated for Ray Bradbury Award

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The 2013 Nebula nominees have been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Of note for Potter fans, is the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation. Congratulations to both Doctor Who and Gravity for the nomination! Read More »

“Potter” Twitter Roundup: Awards All Around

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As we wind down the weekend, here is your weekly Potter roundup courtesy of Twitter. .@GravityMovieUK 's director Alfonso Cuarón backstage in the @BoothnationUK Selfie Pod. #EEBAFTAs pic.twitter.com/5fNvHsjVqm — BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 17, 2014 Alfonso Cuarón & David Heyman on Gravity winning Outstanding British Film: http://t.co/8H8VL6tQje #EEBAFTAs — BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 17, 2014 Emma also got lucky, winning another prize. Thank you @ELLEUK for my best actress award tonight and for all the support. Such a lovely evening. Xx — Emma Watson (@EmWatson) February 19, 2014 A starstruck @EmWatson and @Pharrell at the #ELLEStyleAwards http://t.co/BS3PmT27lL pic.twitter.com/fKKcu3N0J1 — ELLEUK (@ELLEUK) February 18, 2014 While some were maturing this week, Hope @thisisbwright has had an incredible birthday! I love you and miss you so much my Cornish Ice cream friend!!pic.twitter.com/KCmf1q69ie — Afshan Azad (@afshan_azad) February 17, 2014 Thank you so much for all the birthday love — Bonnie Wright (@thisisbwright) February 18, 2014 … others appear to be regressing! Had so much fun today at D Land with the gang @cooperhefner @RHByrne @Emilyfelix @Maxwheeler13 Scott and Alexpic.twitter.com/fGlqkGS4UN — Scarlett Byrne (@ScarleyByrne) February 20, 2014 Just chillin with my new buddy pic.twitter.com/XNDviseOKf — Devon Murray (@DevonMMurray) February 18, 2014 Tom was hard on ... Read More »

David Heyman awarded the Golden Sphinx Award by the Hasty Pudding Institute!

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The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 has announced that David Heyman, the producer of all eight Harry Potter movies, is to receive the 2014 Order of the Golden Sphinx award. David, who recently won a BAFTA, will receive the prestigious award at the annual Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala. Congratulations to David! A very well-deserved award! Read More »

Role Call: Scrimgeour a spy, Dumbledore & Dursley take center stage at HighTide Festival

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This edition of Role Call is chocked full of a roundup of the latest casting and production news of many of Harry Potter's most esteemed alum. This week we'll be taking a look at the latest developments concerning Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Sir Michael Gambon, Harry Melling, David Yates, Bill NIghy, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Boneham Carter and Alfonso Cuarón. Read More »

New projects underway for HP stars!

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There's been quite an explosion of new casting and production new for HP stars lately, so MuggleNet is bringing you a round up of the most important news. Today we'll be touching upon the recent developments of Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney), Alexandre Desplat (Composer), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), Frank Dillane (Tom Riddle), Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) and more! Read More »

David Heyman and Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity” ties for Producers Guild Award, gets DVD release date

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In the first ever tie for top prize at the Producers Guild Awards, Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman took home the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures for Gravity, alongside the producers of 12 Years a Slave. Read More »

Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman win at Australian Academy International Awards

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Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman are set for a successful awards season with their film "Gravity," a hit among critics and moviegoers alike. This past Friday, January 10, they won Best Film, and Cuarón picked up Best Direction at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) International Awards. Read More »

Producer David Heyman on how the “Potter” movies changed his life and what they taught him

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We recently reported that "Gravity," David Heyman's latest a movie, alongside Alfonso Cuarón, has been nominated for several BAFTA awards and is expected to collect many more nominations. In an interview with The London Evening Standard, the producer, who is responsible for all eight of the "Harry Potter" movies, has spoken out about how producing the movies changed his life. Read More »

“Paddington” gets December 2014 release date, produced by “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman

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The live action Paddington Bear movie, produced by "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman, has been given a cinematic release date. Variety reports that the film is set to hit cinemas on December 12, 2014, just in time for Christmas. Read More »

Fangs, jumpers, and parades: it’s time for a casting roundup!

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In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, we'd like to share with you a gem we happened upon that shows off celebrities in their holiday jumpers. (For all you Americans out there, that means sweaters!) Read More »

Who will play Newt Scamander? Ask David Heyman…

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What we are about to reveal is mere speculation regarding casting for the screenplay that J.K. Rowling is currently penning for the Warner Bros. Potter-verse spinoff. Producer David Heyman was open to suggestions from Vulture writer Jennifer Vinyard at a Peggy Siegal luncheon on Tuesday and gave his responses to questions and casting suggestions. Read More »

“Potter” films producer David Heyman confirms he will produce “Fantastic Beasts” adaptation

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David Heyman is producing J.K. Rowling's film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Read More »

David Heyman on Rowling’s film: “She has a story to tell.”

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Earlier today, Hypable caught up with David Heyman, producer of the Harry Potter films, and asked him about the upcoming film series being penned by Rowling, based off of her Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them charity book. Read More »

David Heyman takes on new Dystopian tale for film adaptation of “The Drowned Tale”

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The Drowned Tale novel was originally written by JG Ballard in 1962 as a dystopian tale where solar radiation has melted the polar ice caps and caused worldwide flooding. Now, Harry Potter Executive Producer, David Heyman, and Heyday Films have signed the rights to the novel to produce a film adaptation for Warner Bros. Read More »

‘Potter’ producer David Heyman takes on a ‘furry’ project

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Based on the beloved book series by Michael Bond, Paddington Bear has been revealed as one of Harry Potter producer David Heyman’s latest projects. The books, which made their debut in 1958, tell the story of Paddington, who is raised by his aunt Lucy. Lucy, after being inspired by an English explorer, teaches Paddington “to cook marmalade and listen to the World Service.” After being smuggled on a boat into England, Paddington begins his search for the explorer who motivated his aunt. You can read the full synopsis from HeyUGuys. The film, directed by Paul King (The Mighty Boosh), will be CG-animated and feature Frances de la Tour, who portrayed Madame Maxime in the Harry Potter films, among the cast. Paddington will be released in UK and US theaters on November 26, 2014. After being one of leaders of the Potter films, we can be sure to expect great things from Heyman’s future projects. Do you think Paddington has promise? Let us know in the comments section below. Read More »

Grint and Heyman to discuss UK film industry at London Olympics

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Harry Potter star Rupert Grint and producer David Heyman will join Warner Brothers representative Josh Berger at the London Olympic Games to discuss the success of the UK film industry on July 31.

The three will speak on the Creative Content Day during the UK Trade and Investment's international business legacy programme, which focuses on commercializing creativity in the international marketplace. Grint, Heyman, and Berger will specifically discuss the success of the Harry Potter films.

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David Heyman receives Showmanship Award – presented by Gary Oldman

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David Heyman, the producer of the "Harry Potter" series, has been presented the Motion Picture Showmanship Award. The award was presented by none other than Gary Oldman, who played Sirius Black in the films. Read More »

Producer David Heyman reacts to Oscar snub for “Deathly Hallows – Part 2”

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David Heyman, producer of the "Harry Potter" films, reacted to the lack of major nominations for his final "Potter" film. Read More »