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Timothée Chalamet’s Bob Dylan biopic ‘cancelled’ as Covid hammers film industry

ByWill Twigger 27 OCT 2020 One of Timothée Chalamet’s upcoming projects, a biopic about Bob Dylan, “isn’t happening right now” – as the film industry is hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Young actor Timothée was set to star as the legendary singer in Going Electric, with James Mangold slated to direct. But now a […]

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‘Chinese Hollywood’ sees reviving film industry

Source: Xinhua Published: 2020/10/27 Xu Xiao’s busy day started when all the 80-plus horses on his horse farm were booked out for movie and television shoots at Hengdian World Studios, known as the “Chinese Hollywood,” in East China’s Zhejiang Province. “I have been engaged in the film industry for more than 30 years, and I […]

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AFI Conservatory Cancels Directing Workshop For Women Class Of 2022 Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

By David Robb October 28, 2020 The AFI Conservatory has canceled the 2022 class of its Directing Workshop for Women due to the coronavirus pandemic. The program, which has trained more than 350 female filmmakers since 1974, will continue teaching its current class, though much of their training has been pushed back until next year. […]

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Comment: The film industry needs to pull together if it is to survive this pandemic

By Fionnuala Halligan5 October 2020 In a year of so many sudden and disorientating changes, September was a marker. And October has already come in hot. The film industry barely had time to celebrate a victory for Venice and the fact that San Sebastian managed to pull off a physical festival in a Covid-19 hotspot […]

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Famous for its history of diversity, ‘Star Trek’ gets its first black female director

TV vet Hanelle Culpepper directed the pilot for new series ‘Star Trek: Picard’ By Paul Wachter Hanelle Culpepper, the first African American woman to direct an episode of a Star Trek series, grew up about as culturally distant from Hollywood as, well, Earth is from Mr. Spock’s home planet of Vulcan. As a child in […]

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‘Resident Evil’ stunt woman felt abandoned by producers after losing arm

By  KARMA ALLEN Sep 16, 2019, 5:10 AM ET A Hollywood stunt double who lost her arm while filming one of the “Resident Evil” movies said she thought the production company would take care of her, but now she’s suing the producers of the film, hoping to make her nightmare the last for stunt workers. […]

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Antalya: Turkish Film Industry Weathering Turbulent Political Climate

Christopher Vourlias ANTALYA, Turkey — It was an ominous sign for many Turkish bizzers when the government announced earlier this month its plans to leave the EU’s Creative Europe program, a 1.46-billion-euro ($1.59 billion) cultural fund supporting the arts. Since Turkey joined the program as a non-EU member country in 2015, an estimated 2.4 million euros ($2.6 million) […]

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Scarlett Johansson and the film industry’s gender pay gap

Scarlett Johansson is the highest-grossing female film actor of all time, but is she really the biggest star? Not necessarily. The list on which Johansson has risen to number 10 is a running aggregate maintained by Box Office Mojo, a box office analysis website, that compiles a table containing films in which actors are featured players, […]

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How a Donald Trump Presidential Win Could Chill the Global Film Industry

by Scott Roxborough and John Hecht The Republican frontrunner’s trade proposals and America-first rhetoric have international dealmakers on high alert. Says Mexico’s national film chamber, Canacine: “We hope that for the good of Mexico and the good of the United States Trump does not become president.” Bemusement at the ascension of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is turning to […]

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Female Cinematographers Band Together to Form New Collective

By Kate Erbland | Indiewire The International Collective of Female Cinematographers includes members from around the world. Female cinematographers are banding together to form a new a collective aimed at giving a public face their “often overlooked” minority in the industry. The newly formed International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) is billed as “a growing collective of professional Cinematographers […]

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