Downton Abbey Movie Could Start Filming Next Year!
We could be keeping up with the Crawleys again soon! After endless rumors and reports that show creator Julian Fellowes has already written the script, the Associated Press confirmed that a Downton Abbey movie is in the works, with hopes to shoot in 2018.
Actually, Michael Edelstein, president of NBC Universal International Studios, told the AP at the opening of Downton Abbey: The Exhibition in Singapore that a movie has been “in the works for some time.”
Edelstein explained, “We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the [cast] together. Because, as you know, people go on and do other things. But we’re hopeful to make a movie sometime next year.”
The news came as a surprise to some key cast members. “Well, tell my agent, because we’re still waiting to know. We’re hoping that will happen soon,” joked Laura Carmichael, who starred as Lady Edith Crawley.
Sophie McShera, who played assistant cook Daisy Mason, hadn’t heard either. “Oh, well, you’ve got confirmation before us. We have no idea if that’s happening,” she said, before noting, “But we would all love to be part of the film if it was to happen, for sure.”
The show only just ended in 2015 after six seasons, but given its worldwide recognition and fans in at least 150 countries, it could be just what the world needs to rally together. In the meantime, if 2018 feels too far away, Downton Abbey: The Exhibition will be touring the globe, with a US stop expected to be announced.
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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