Sia Engages in Fiery Twitter Debate With Disability Activists Over Autism-Themed Film

Sia has not let accusations that she was “ableist” in the making of her upcoming movie, “Music,” go by without comment, and the pop star-turned-filmmaker spent the early hours of Friday tangling with disability activists who took issue with her … Read more…

My Octopus Teacher Became a Viral Sensation on Netflix. Its Human Star Craig Foster Wants the Film to Inspire Change

The dense kelp forest off the southern tip of South Africa is home to an unparalleled diversity of sea animals including sharks, rays, and, once upon a time, a common octopus that has just had an uncommon run as the … Read more…

Trump calls Sacha Baron Cohen a ‘creep’ after new Borat film embarrasses the president’s lawyer

Donald Trump has labelled Sacha Baron Cohen “a phoney guy” and “a creep” after the British comedian featured the president’s lawyer in his new Borat movie. Entertainment News – Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALS:

Chadwick Boseman: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom trailer shows final film made before star’s death

Chadwick Boseman can be seen starring as an ambitious trumpeter in the trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the last film the star made before his death. Entertainment News – Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALS:

Viggo Mortensen’s ‘Falling’ to Open EnergaCamerimage Film Festival

“Falling” will be the opening film of the 28th edition of the EnergaCamerimage Intl. Film Festival, which focuses on the art of cinematography. The film’s director Viggo Mortensen and cinematographer Marcel Zyskind will attend the opening, which takes place on … Read more…

‘A Sunburnt Christmas’ Stan Original Film in Production in South Australia

Production is underway in Adelaide, South Australia, on seasonal comedy film “A Sunburnt Christmas.” The film is set as an original production for local streaming platform Stan. Directed by Christiaan Van Vuuren (“Bondi Hipsters,” “The Other Guy”), the film is the story … Read more…

Beta Film Rolls Out Woman’s Emancipation Epic ‘Tell Me Who I Am’ from Movistar Plus, Telemundo (EXCLUSIVE)

Having closed Latin America with HBO earlier this year, Beta Film has clinched first-phase sales in Europe on “Tell Me Who I Am,” an epic tale of a woman’s emancipation, and its cost, which celebrates its international premiere today at … Read more…

Chloe Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ Selected to Open Denver Film Festival — Film News in Brief

Monday, Oct. 12 Denver Festival Schedules Drive-In Showings  The 43rd Denver Film Festival will open on Oct. 22 with a drive-in showing of Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, at the Red Rocks Park. The festival will be mostly virtual … Read more…

‘Unorthodox’ Co-Producer Real Film Developing VW Scandal Drama as It Embraces True Stories (EXCLUSIVE)

Real Film, the Berlin-based co-producer of the hit Emmy-winning Netflix series “Unorthodox,” looks set to continue its recent success with a slew of hard-hitting fact-based series. The Studio Hamburg subsidiary is focusing on German-language productions aimed at the international market, … Read more…

London Film Festival is easier than ever to watch this year – here’s everything you need to know

While the coronavirus pandemic has led to some film festivals cancelling, some going entirely virtual, and some attempting to crack on as normal, the 64th London Film Festival is going with a hybrid model – so is both physical and … Read more…

This Week on Broadway for October 4, 2020: Netflix film The Boys in the Band and Political Plays and Musicals

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson talk about the Netflix adaptation of The Boys in the Band. Michael talks about three things to look for at Broadway Records. In the second half, we continue the discussion with … Read more…

Netflix Shares Images From Chadwick Boseman’s Final Film, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Source: Netflix / Netflix Netflix has released a few amazing photos from Chadwick Boseman‘s final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and fans can’t get over the excellence-—even in still images. On Wednesday (Sept 30), the streaming powerhouse took to social media … Read more…

George Clooney Joins London Film Festival Lineup; Great Point Deal For Wales’ Seren Studio – UK Briefs

George Clooney Joins LFF Lineup The BFI London Film Festival has added a virtual Screen Talk with George Clooney who will discuss his career and latest feature The Midnight Sky. The event will be free to access both in the … Read more…

Netflix Shares Images From Chadwick Boseman’s Final Film, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Source: Netflix / Netflix Netflix has released a few amazing photos from Chadwick Boseman‘s final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and fans can’t get over the excellence-—even in still images. On Wednesday (Sept 30), the streaming powerhouse took to social media … Read more…

Lulu Wang Critiques Choice Of Ron Howard As Director Of Film On Chinese Pianist Lang Lang

The director of 2019’s “The Farewell” has called for greater representation behind the camera, especially in filming the story of the celebrated pianist’s life. Entertainment – Latest News, Photos And Videos BEST MUSIC DEAL UPDATE: Save Up to 77% On … Read more…

Robbie Amell to Star in, Produce ‘Float’ Film Based on Kate Marchant Hit Wattpad Story

Robbie Amell, star of “Upload,” “Code 8” and “The Babysitter: Killer Queen,” is set to produce and star in “Float,” a movie based on Kate Marchant’s popular Wattpad teen-romance story. Wattpad has teamed with Collective Pictures — formerly Colony Pictures … Read more…

Israel, Abu Dhabi Forge Film Ties Following Normalization Agreement

The recent U.S.-brokered agreement under which Israel established diplomatic relations with two Arab states has rapidly prompted formal film industry ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Abu Dhabi Film Commission, the Israel Film Fund and Jerusalem’s … Read more…

‘We can overcome’: New film highlights impact of COVID-19 on efforts to tackle global issues

The UN Secretary General has told Sky News that goals set five years ago to help tackle global problems such as poverty, inequality and climate change have been “dramatically derailed” by the COVID-19 crisis – as a new film highlighting … Read more…

‘Policing breathing’: On set with Liz Hurley as Christmas film shoots in unusual conditions

Standing on a film set watching Liz Hurley resplendent all in white, diamante heels sparkling and being perfected by her “groomers”, is like going back in time. Entertainment News – Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALS:

U.K.’s National Film & TV School Returns to Production With COVID-Safe Shoots (EXCLUSIVE)

The U.K.’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) has successfully returned to production with some 60 films of varying lengths and genres, including graduation films, being shot since courses resumed in June. The first test project to shoot trialling the … Read more…

Busan Film Festival Delays 2 Weeks & Downsizes Significantly; No International Guests Will Be Invited

Organizers of the Busan International Film Festival have opted to delay the major Asian festival by two weeks due to ongoing COVID-19 related concerns. The festival will now run October 21-30. This gives it an extra buffer of time after … Read more…

Venice Competition Film ‘Never Gonna Snow Again’ Sells Into U.K., Italy, Germany (EXCLUSIVE)

Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert’s “Never Gonna Snow Again,” one of the buzziest titles out of the Venice Film Festival, has found distribution in the U.K., Italy and Germany. Following what’s understood to have been a competitive process with wide … Read more…

Venice’s ‘The Disciple’ Producer: ‘Watch This Film, Pause and Ask Bigger Questions’

Chaitanya Tamhane’s “The Disciple,” the first Indian film in Venice Film Festival’s competition since 2001, is set across three different time frames. It follows an aspiring classical music performer, Sharad Nerulkar, played by debutant Aditya Modak, on a journey that … Read more…

‘This Film Is Sounding an Alarm.’ What Cuties Director Maïmouna Doucouré Wants Critics to Know About Her New Film

Maïmouna Doucouré did not imagine that her award-winning debut feature film—a coming-of-age tale drawn from her personal experiences—would spark international controversy and calls for a boycott. “For me, this film is sounding an alarm,” the French Senegalese director tells TIME, … Read more…

Cate Blanchett Proves “It’s Chic to Repeat” While Wearing 5-Year-Old Dress at 2020 Venice Film Festival

Some outfits are absolutely worth repeating. Earlier this week, Cate Blanchett stepped out for the 2020 Venice Film Festival opening ceremony. In one of the first red carpet… E! Online (US) – Fashion Police Special Tip Update!

‘Hopper/Welles’: How Producer Filip Jan Rymsza Pieced Together Another Lost Orson Welles Movie – Venice Film Festival

You wait the best part of 30 years for one and then two come along at once…Orson Welles movies. Pieced together from the 1,083 reels of footage for The Other Side Of The Wind (which debuted in 2018), Hopper/Welles is … Read more…

Cate Blanchett Proves “It’s Chic to Repeat” While Wearing 5-Year-Old Dress at 2020 Venice Film Festival

Some outfits are absolutely worth repeating. Earlier this week, Cate Blanchett stepped out for the 2020 Venice Film Festival opening ceremony. In one of the first red carpet… E! Online (US) – Red Carpet Blog FASHION UPDATE:

India Publishes Film, TV Production Safety Protocols for COVID-19 Era

India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has published a comprehensive set of COVID-19 standard operating procedures aimed at allowing the resumption of media production. India has one of the world’s largest film industries, with well over 2,000 films produced per … Read more…

Asian American Filmmakers Bring Their Uniquely American Stories to Bentonville Film Festival

For Lilan Bowden, portraying Bex in Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack” was the first time she played a culturally relevant role. The Taiwanese American actress quickly learned how much it meant for her community to see a multi-generational Asian American family … Read more…

Ruby Rose Admits Returning to Film ‘Batwoman’ Soon After Back Surgery ‘Wasn’t the Best Idea’

In a new interview, the ‘XXX: Return of Xander Cage’ star reveals her back injury played a part in her decision to exit The CW’s series, though she’s keen on returning to TV someday. Aceshowbiz.com – TV News BEST DEAL … Read more…

Hostage siege ends in Ukraine after President agrees to recommend 2005 Joaquin Phoenix film

An hours-long hostage siege ended in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk on Tuesday night after President Volodymyr Zelensky met one of the alleged gunman’s unusual demands — to endorse a 2005 documentary about humanity’s abuse of animals. CNN.com – RSS … Read more…

‘Disclosure’ filmmakers on the impact of trans representation in film and television

We talked to director Sam Feder and producer Amy Scholder about their latest documentary “Disclosure,” which explores Hollywood’s problematic history of trans and non-binary identities on screen. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Lgbt, Transgender, Disclosure, and Entertainment Entertainment BEST … Read more…

‘Hamilton’ Cast Celebrates Disney Plus Launch and Reveals Inside Secrets of Film

“Hamilton” fans rejoiced as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical was finally released on Disney Plus on Friday, giving people the long holiday weekend to watch the groundbreaking performance. Originally released in 2015 on Broadway, the hip-hop infused musical about founding father Alexander … Read more…