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Women still only account for 11% of film directors

January 10, 2018 11:40 am0 comments
Women still only account for 11% of film directors

Only 11% of the highest-grossing movies in the US last year were directed by women, researchers have found. The study, conducted by San Diego State University, looked at the top 250 films at the US box office in 2017. Overall, it found that women comprised just 18% of directors, writers, […]

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Bafta Film Awards 2018: The key nominees

January 9, 2018 12:18 am0 comments
Bafta Film Awards 2018: The key nominees

The nominations for this year’s Bafta Film Awards have been announced. Here are the contenders in the key categories: Best film Call Me By Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk The Shape Of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Outstanding British film Darkest Hour The Death of Stalin God’s Own Country […]

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Stephen Fry steps down as Bafta Film Awards host

January 5, 2018 2:16 am0 comments
Stephen Fry steps down as Bafta Film Awards host

Stephen Fry is to step down as host of the Bafta Film Awards. Fry, who has fronted the ceremony 12 times, said it was “only right to stand down and let others take the Baftas on to new heights and greater glories”. He added: “What fun it will be to […]

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – the most divisive film ever?

December 20, 2017 10:18 am0 comments
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - the most divisive film ever?

“This movie is an absolute insult to all Star Wars fans.” “I’m going to go have a funeral for my childhood now.” “This is NOT the Star Wars movie you are looking for!” “This movie was AWESOME.” “I was on the edge of my seat, I laughed, I cried.” “I […]

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Paddington 2: The challenges of making the film

December 10, 2017 3:10 pm0 comments

[unable to retrieve full-text content] An exclusive look at the visual effects behind the film Paddington 2. BBC News – Technology

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Bryan Singer: Director fired from Freddie Mercury film

December 4, 2017 5:59 pm0 comments
Bryan Singer: Director fired from Freddie Mercury film

The director of the new Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, has been fired due to “unreliable behaviour”. In a statement, Twentieth Century Fox said Bryan Singer was no longer the director of the film. A source told the BBC the main reason for the firing was “a pattern of unreliable […]

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Bryan Singer: Illness forces director to stop work on Freddie Mercury film

December 1, 2017 7:31 pm0 comments
Bryan Singer: Illness forces director to stop work on Freddie Mercury film

Production on the new Freddie Mercury biopic has been suspended so director Bryan Singer can deal with “a personal health matter”. The film, titled Bohemian Rhapsody, will tell the story of the late Queen frontman’s life. Twentieth Century Fox said work had been temporarily halted “due to the unexpected unavailability” […]

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Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree to be made into film

November 20, 2017 1:04 pm0 comments
Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree to be made into film

Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree is being brought to life on the big screen for the first time. StudioCanal, which was behind the Paddington films, is joining forces with Sam Mendes’ Neal Street Productions, for a live action adaptation of the book series. The tales follow a group of […]

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Harvey Weinstein: Film producer says 'I have caused a lot of pain'

October 5, 2017 1:10 pm0 comments
Harvey Weinstein: Film producer says 'I have caused a lot of pain'

Film producer Harvey Weinstein has issued an apology as a newspaper detailed a number of sexual harassment allegations against him. “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it,” said the movie mogul’s statement. But he […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal film slated over amputee casting

September 15, 2017 11:12 am0 comments
Jake Gyllenhaal film slated over amputee casting

A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a man who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombings is under fire for not casting a disabled actor in the role. The Ruderman Family Foundation, which supports people with disabilities, said his casting was proof of “Hollywood’s ongoing systemic discrimination.” “We […]

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