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J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling to Speak at Harvard Commencement June 5, 2008

Posted by: sue
January 17, 2008, 06:23 PM

J.K. Rowling will be the principal speaker at the Harvard Commencement ceremony June 5, 2008. The Harry Potter author will be featured at the prestigious university’s 357th graduation ceremony this summer in Cambridge, Massachusetts and will also receive an honorary degree. The presidentContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

USA Today Names "Deathly Hallows" Top Book of 2007

Posted by: Edward
January 17, 2008, 06:18 PM

There is a new set of stories online from USA Today regarding the spectacular sales of the final book in author J. K. Rowling’s series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” and of the impact this, and other books, had on the publishing industry this past year. In a series ofContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB File Full Request for Injunction (Part 2)

Posted by: Melissa
January 17, 2008, 12:56 AM

The full request for an injunction against a proposed Harry Potter Lexicon book has been filed; we began going over this 1,100 page document in this morning's post. Please read that for the basic summary, including JK Rowling's statement and the overview of what this document contains.

These documentsContinued...

Film Awards

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Nominated for Costume Designers Guild Award

Posted by: sue
January 17, 2008, 12:35 AM

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix received another nomination today, this from the Costume Designers Guild. The costumes created by Jany Temime for the fifth Harry Potter film received a nomination in the “Fantasy Feature Film” category. OthersContinued...

Movies

Movie Magic Magazine Feature on Future of Harry Potter Films

Posted by: Edward
January 16, 2008, 11:21 PM

Movie Magic Magazine, on newsstands and in bookstores now, talks of the last three Harry Potter films, “Order of the Phoenix, “Half-Blood Prince,” and “Deathly Hallows” in a multiple page spread in their January 2008 issue. Featuring scores of previouslyContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Set of Harry Potter Books Sells at Auction to Benefit Scottish Rugby Club

Posted by: sue
January 16, 2008, 07:40 PM

Previously we told you that author J.K. Rowling had donated an entire set of autographed copies of the Harry Potter series for auction to benefit a Scottish Rugby Club. That auction took place today in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the set selling for £6,960. Thanks to STVContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The ALA Names "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" a Notable Book

Posted by: sue
January 16, 2008, 07:31 PM

The American Library Association continued handing out awards, and included another mention for the final book in the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling was named on the list of 2008 Notable Children’s Books, specifically in the “OlderContinued...

Honors/Awards

Two BAFTA Nominations for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

Posted by: sue
January 16, 2008, 02:26 PM

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has nominated Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for awards in two categories. The fifth Harry Potter film was nominated in the category for “Production Design” (Stuart Craig/Stephenie McMillan), and “SpecialContinued...

Companion Books

WB and JKR File Full Request for Injunction of Harry Potter Lexicon (Part 1)

Posted by: Melissa
January 16, 2008, 10:36 AM

Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling's legal team has filed its full complaint against RDR Books, the publishing company that is attempting to produce a printed, commercial version of The Harry Potter Lexicon, in an ongoing effort to get an injunction permanently halting the book'sContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling One of 50 Greatest British Post War Writers

Posted by: sue
January 15, 2008, 06:06 PM

The Times newspaper has compiled a list of the top 50 greatest British writers since 1945, and J.K. Rowling was ranked at number 42. Noting that children read the Harry Potter books "simply because they love them, and because Rowling has an extraordinary ability to hold the reader until theContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Audio Book Honored by ALA

Posted by: sue
January 15, 2008, 01:18 AM

Today, the American Library Association announced their winners for the year’s top books, videos and audiobooks for children and young adults. In the first ever Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production, the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows narratedContinued...

Honors/Awards

Golden Globe Awards Follow Up: Broadbent, Christie, and "Sweeney Todd" Film Named Winners

Posted by: Edward
January 14, 2008, 07:32 PM

The Golden Globe awards ceremony, which took place without its usual red carpet glitz and glamor and celebrity appearances due to the ongoing Writer’s Guild strike, was broadcast last night on NBC as a press conference. As we told you previously, a number ofContinued...

DH Film

Report: WB says No Decision Yet Made on "Deathly Hallows," Kloves Back as Screenwriter

DH Film
Posted by: sue
January 14, 2008, 05:05 PM

A follow up today regarding the rumor on a possible two part film of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Empire magazine is reporting WB told them “no decision has been made about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” Also, Empire states Steven Kloves willContinued...

Rumor

Rumor Alert: Spielberg and a Two Part "Deathly Hallows" Film

Posted by: sue
January 13, 2008, 04:20 AM

Hang on everyone, there is a new rumor tonight regarding famous directors and a possible two part Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film. The Daily Mail is reporting tonight that crews currently working on “Half-Blood Prince” have been told the final Harry PotterContinued...

Design Ron's Chocolate Frog Card Contest Now Open, New Years Contest Winners Announced

Posted by: Edward
January 13, 2008, 01:10 AM

Our contest crew has a new venture to bring you today. The Design Ron’s Chocolate Frog Card Contest has you creating your own Chocolate Frog card for Ron Weasley, one of the beloved characters in J. K. Rowling’s series. With your minds to the postContinued...

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