Month: August 2013

Filming in Croatia well underway *PHOTOS*

Filming in Croatia began  Wednesday in the Trsteno  Arboretum. Some members of the local press were allowed to go down and watch including Croatian News site Dulist. They provided a report on set and and numerous photographs of filming taking place:

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There was also a set report done by Mark Thomas from AnEnglishmanin Dubrovnik.com and includes some photos of a new set being constructed in addition to the Hotel Belvedere in Fort St. Lawrence in Gradac Park

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There also some new photos of the new set at JustDubrovnik.com

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There was also a video report done by Croatian news website RTL Televisia in which you can see by following the link.

It’s great that we are getting so many set photos so early on in the filming process. Comment below about what you think these sets will be used for!

Tommen has been recast as Dean Charles Chapman

According to sources at Winteriscoming.net, the actor playing Tomenn Bartheon has been replaced by Dean Charles Chapman.

15 year-old Dean has been in a few films of note in his acting career including in The White Queen, The Revolting World of Stanley Brown and also in the upcoming film Before I Go to Sleep. Dean has actually been in Game of thrones before, playing one of the two Lannister boys that Rickard Karstark gets axed for murdering.

It is an interesting turn of events, but likely most people watching the show will remember him at all considering he has been missing from the show for a season.

We still await HBO’s conformation of this recast

Deleted Scene from Season 3 has been released online

This scene first appeared via the SDCC panel they had last month. Now HBO released it themselves on the Game of thrones YouTube Channel.

It is a scene featuring Grand Maester Pycelle and Tywin Lannister discussing the status of Pycelle’s place on the small council. Charles Dance’s acting really is brilliant and it is worth the watch.

This scene along with other deleted scenes will feature on the the soon to be released on the Game of Thrones Season 3 Blu-Ray

Leave a comment on whether you think this scene should have been left in or not.

Amazon’s Exclusive Season 3 Blu-Ray is a sight worth seeing

 

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Feast your eyes on this fabulous packaging. This is available on Amazon US,UK,FR,DE and ES. It is described as being:

“In this limited edition sculpture, Daenerys’s dragon from the season 3 poster art takes center stage with its impressive wingspan and a highly detailed tail, which wraps around the core of the piece. Created in durable heavy weight material, the highly textured collectible is finished with a weathered patina evoking the feel of Westeros and a bygone era. The collectible also contains a hidden compartment which houses The Complete Third Season.”

– Amazon

This sculpture is only available for people using Blu-Ray so people who want the DVD edition…. Hard luck. On the plus side, if you do buy the Blu-ray edition, you get the Blu-Ray disc AND the digital copy toplay in iTunes or in Windows Media Player.

It’s available for pre-order now here:

Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season Limited Edition Amazon Exclusive (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

Time Warner: “Game of Thrones is the most pirated show in the world, That’s better than an Emmy”

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Salladhor Saan – Wealthy Pirate Lord from Lys

During yesterday morning’s earnings call, Time Warner CEO Alan Bewkes was making the usual pitch for higher affiliate fees, greater appreciation of the company’s TV shows and films and…. piracy?

In response to a question from investors as to whether the company see’s the mass theft of the show Game of Thrones as a compliment, Bewkes said:

I have to admit it, I think you’re right. The much-discussed fantasy series is HBO’s most popular TV show, and if you go to people who are watching it without subs, it’s a tremendous word-of-mouth thing….

We’ve been dealing with this for 20, 30 years—people sharing subs, running wires down the backs of apartment buildings. Our experience is that it leads to more paying subs. I think you’re right that Game of Thrones is the most pirated show in the world and that’s better than an Emmy.

–  Alan Bewkes

We have always known that HBO take a more “unusual” approach in terms of tackling piracy, but to have the exec. of Time Warner come out and say that having the most pirated show in the world is “better than an Emmy” is completely unheard of.

Give us your thoughts on it in the comments below!

Game of Thrones takes Best Drama at the TCA Awards

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Last night, the Television Critics Association held their awards last night in Beverly Hills, California. Game of Thrones succeeded to take home the award for “Best Achievement in Drama”. It was against renowned shows such as  Breaking Bad, Homeland, The Americans and Mad Men. It however did lose out to Breaking Bad in the “Program of the Year” category.

We really can’t use these awards to give us a glimpse into the upcoming Emmy’s since the voting bodies are completely different however it is still nice that Thrones gets another trophy that it can add to its collection

“Joseph Gatt” has been cast for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones

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It was announced on the website for the Actors agency, “Robert Kelly Associates“. It has been deleted since the leak has been discovered. The actor’s Facebook Page shows that he has just finished up filming in Iceland and he will be appearing in a total of four episodes in Season 4.

“Joeseph Gatt” has appeared in various film’s of repute including Star Trek into Darkness and hit TV series Banshee as The Albino

We await confirmation from HBO as to this casting leak. Comment below what you think his role will be in the new season!