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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2019 Marks the Downfall of any Future Prospects for Brazilian Cinema

Not only did the industry suffer from less institutional and economic resources, but it is also reeling from a declared war of the government against the artistic class Helen Beltrame-Linné São Paulo From the bottomless trunk of what can be called, without exaggeration, the new dystopic reality of Brazil came last week news of the […]

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Inside the Secret Project to Boost Behind-the-Scenes Jobs for Women in Hollywood

12/12/2019 by Stephanie Theobald A dedicated agency, a new pool of female tech talent created with Shondaland and even a self-help book are turning the tide: “I still hear — from both genders — about women not having enough strength.” When Zoe Lister-Jones talks about her “crazy utopian dream,” the Life in Pieces star is […]

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TV Studios In Strike-Preparation Mode Ahead Of WGA Contract Negotiations With Overall Deals At Stake & Streamers As Wild Card

By Nellie Andreeva Nellie Andreeva Co-Editor-in-Chief, TV @DeadlineNellie With the end of the WGA’s current film and TV contract with AMPTP only five months away and no talks on the horizon, the TV studios are starting to prepare for a potential strike. It has become standard procedure for the major TV companies to make arrangements […]

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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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#BoycottGeorgia? Brian Kemp victory stokes concern among film industry locals

Beth Ward   – Dec 13, 2018 When Georgia declared Brian Kemp the winner of the governor’s race, actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter: “There are over 20 productions shooting in Georgia. Is the entertainment industry willing to support the economy of a totally corrupt state that suppresses democracy; where the winner isn’t the best […]

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