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Harry Potter Printer Reveals "Serious" Accounting Errors

Posted by: Melissa
August 30, 2006, 06:11 PM

British printing firm St. Ives, best known for printing the Harry Potter book series, has been "hit by a major scandal" after "serious accounting errors" were revealed. The errors occurred in the firm's point-of-sale division (customers include Marks & SpencerContinued...

Warner Bros.

New Section Added to Warner Bros.' Official Harry Potter Website

Posted by: Melissa
August 30, 2006, 12:35 PM

Warner Bros.' official Harry Potter website has been updated with a new Pensieve section, which includes Teasers and Trailers, Interviews, Movie Clips and DVD Extras. Check it out! Thanks to all who sent this in.

JKR Interviews

Video of J.K. Rowling at Radio City Music Hall Press Conference

Posted by: Melissa
August 30, 2006, 12:40 AM

We now have video available of the press conference that J.K. Rowling did at Radio City Music Hall on August 1; sorry for the delay getting this to you. We have a transcript available here and you can download the file by right-clicking and "saving as" at the following linksContinued...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Video Game Preview: the Dementors, the Veil, the Ministry and More

Posted by: Melissa
August 29, 2006, 12:53 PM

Leaky visited the London studio where production on the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game is taking place recently, and now has a fully detailed report available here. In this report you'll find a breakdown ofContinued...


PotterCast #53 Now Online

Posted by: Melissa
August 29, 2006, 02:48 AM

At long last, PotterCast #53 is up! In this PotterCast, we have our last installment of our Matt Lewis interview, and much more. To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download.) More notes:
-Matt Lewis is back for the third and final installmentContinued...

OotP Film

More Order of the Phoenix International Release Dates

Posted by: Melissa
August 28, 2006, 04:29 PM

WB has confirmed the following three released dates for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:
Denmark: July 13
Belgium: July 11
Poland: July 20

The release date list now is as follows:

July 11:

July 12:

July 13:
United Kingdom
United States

July 20:Continued...


David Yates Film "The Girl in the Cafe" Wins Emmy Award

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2006, 11:07 PM

At the Emmy Awards tonight, "The Girl in the Cafe," directed by Order of the Phoenix director David Yates, was named "Best Made for TV Movie,'' along with a win for "Best Writing," and an acting award for supporting actress Kelly Macdonald. Mr. Yates, who hadContinued...


Dan Radcliffe to Star in New ITV Drama "My Boy Jack"

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2006, 07:05 PM

Actor Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in a new drama for ITV called "My Boy Jack." According to and, Dan will play the part of Jack in this film "about the son of Rudyard Kipling, one of Britain's most prolific writers and whose legendaryContinued...

OotP Film

Rumor: "Weasley is Our King" Deposed from Phoenix Film

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2006, 05:01 PM

Reports are now online regarding the Qudditch subplot from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and the beloved "Weasley is our King" Keeper story for Ron. MuggleNet is reporting that "there is no storyline in the movie surrounding Ron's Quidditch hardships, norContinued...


New Pics from "Driving Lessons" PhotoCall

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2006, 04:48 PM

There are now some new pictures online of actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) at a press photocall for their new film Driving Lessons, which screened this weekend at the Edinburgh Film Festival. You can see these photos here, via HPANA. Thanks guys!


New Gentle Giant Harry Potter Collection Statues for 2007

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2006, 04:27 PM

Gentle Giant Ltd, makers of a Harry Potter collection of statues and mini busts, have now announced two new products for 2007. These will include new mini busts of Mad-Eye Moody and Hagrid, which will be available in February of next year. It is also believed they will be releasing a VoldemortContinued...


Rickman, Thompson to Attend Toronto Film Festival

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2006, 04:10 PM

Several actors from the Harry Potter movies are due to attend the Toronto Film Festival next month. Set to appear are actor Alan Rickman (Professor Snape) and actress Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney). Cashback, the new full length film starring actor Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood) is due to makeContinued...


TV Watch Tonight: Emmy Awards, Henderson on BBC America

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2006, 03:38 PM

Many readers have emailed about Shirley Henderson's (Moaning Myrtle) appearance on BBC America tonight in a modern retelling of the Shakespeare classic play "The Taming of the Shrew." In this new movie, Shirley co-stars with Rufus Sewell as "a ruthless politician with noContinued...


Article on PotterCast and Harry Potter Podcasting

Posted by: sue
August 26, 2006, 09:22 AM

There is a new article online which highlights the rise of podcasting and the Harry Potter fandom. Our own PotterCast is among the broadcasts mentioned, and the piece also includes a notice of the work done by our wonderful transcription elves! Quotage:

"Here's a brief guide to some ofContinued...

Felton Interviews

Video Interview with Tom Felton; Says Will Be Back for Half-Blood Prince, Film Seven by 2010

Posted by: sue
August 25, 2006, 03:31 PM

There is a brand new video interview with actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) now online, recorded last week on August 17, while he was in New York state for a fishing tournament. In this new interview, Tom says he has a "penciled in" contractContinued...

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