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Outrage as male voice actor dubs Laverne Cox in Italian-language Promising Young Woman

Cox’s character in the revenge thriller given deep voice of Roberto Pedicini, sparking backlash over European dubbing of trans actorsThe Italian-language version of Emerald Fennell’s revenge thriller Promising Young Woman has come under fire for giving trans actor Laverne Cox a male voice. Scheduled to hit theatres across the country on 13 May, the release has been pushed back after a clip of Una Donna Promettente was posted by Universal Pictures Italy on 6 May. In the since-restricted video, Co...
Tags: Europe, Business, Gender, Film, Women, Disney, America, Life and style, Society, World news, Film Industry, Netflix, Transgender, Culture, Italy, Men


It’s not just racism and sexism. The Golden Globes have been sunk by sheer stupidity

The preposterous Hollywood Foreign Press Association gravy train might have chugged on for ever if its members had just swallowed their pride and done more for diversityAn investigative report by the Los Angeles Times into the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, that notoriously rackety organisation which administers the Golden Globes, has shown an eminently corruptible body drenched in antediluvian attitudes; this has resulted in NBC cancelling its TV coverage of next year’s ceremony and Tom C...
Tags: Business, Television, Media, Nbc, Film, Newspapers & magazines, Film Industry, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Television industry, US television, US television industry, Media business, Nbc Universal, US press and publishing


Absent friends, ad-libs and awards: how Bruce Dern learned to behave

Part of a unique Hollywood household with three stars on the walk of fame, the much-loved character actor, currently starring in The Artist’s Wife, veers characteristically off-script to reflect on his storied 60-year career“Wait a minute, let me tell you about this first,” says Bruce Dern, embarking on what I think is his fifth discursive anecdote in six sentences. “Did you ever see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood? Do you remember when Brad Pitt comes in and tries to wake me up?” he asks.You mean...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, Film Industry, Culture, Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Pitt, Manson, Bruce Dern, George Spahn, Cliff Booth


The new Marvel megatrailer: just go limp and let it stomp all over you

Lockdown is lifting – to be replaced by mandatory MCU movies from now until eternity, from Black Panther 2 to Ant-Man 3, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 to Thor 4. And more … Bit of a rollercoaster, that Marvel trailer, wasn’t it? The misty eyed reminiscences. The clip of a packed cinema collectively losing its mind at Endgame. And then, the climax – a punishing rabbit-punch of forthcoming MCU releases.Our first look at Eternals. Confirmation that Marvel is releasing four new movies, including the new...
Tags: Film, Steve Jobs, Marvel, Film Industry, Culture, Superhero movies, Mars, Thor, MCU, Drama films, Science fiction and fantasy films, Action and adventure films


A company is using artificial intelligence to insert new products and ads into content, including old movies - and the technology could come to streaming platforms

A side-by-side shows how Mirriad inserted an ad onto the back of a newspaper. Mirriad Mirriad uses AI technology to insert products and ads into new and old content. It's the in-content solution for the Chinese giant Tencent and plans to work with streaming platforms. The startup could provide a solution for advertisers to make revenue amid a widespread shift to streaming. See more stories on Insider's business page. There's no question that traditional television is being ecli...
Tags: Apple, UK, News, Media, Entertainment, Advertising, US, Trends, Film Industry, Netflix, Tencent, Product placement, Hulu, Streaming Services, Tecate, Tech Insider


Golden Globes crisis deepens as former president expelled and advisers resign

Hollywood Foreign Press Association expels Philip Berk after he shared article calling Black Lives Matter a ‘racist hate group’The crisis-plagued Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the body that organises the Golden Globes, has expelled Philip Berk, its former president who sparked widespread outrage by sharing an anti-Black Lives Matter article that described the movement as a “racist hate group”.In a brief statement, the HFPA said: “Effective immediately, Phil Berk is no longer a memb...
Tags: Business, Television, Media, Nbc, Film, Race, World news, Film Industry, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Television industry, US television, US television industry, Media business


Sparks musical with Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard to open Cannes film festival

Written by Ron and Russell Mael and set in Los Angeles, Annette is the first English-language film by Holy Motors director Leos CaraxThe rescheduled 2021 edition of the Cannes film festival has picked Annette, a new film from Holy Motors director Leos Carax and starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver, for its high-profile opening slot.The musical, written by Sparks duo Ron and Russell Mael, is described by the festival as “the story of Henry, a standup comedian with a fierce sense of humour, a...
Tags: Europe, Business, Music, Musicals, Film, France, Los Angeles, World news, Film Industry, Culture, Pop and rock, Festivals, Spike Lee, Cannes film festival, ANN, Marion Cotillard


How megaplex movie theatres shaped the movie industry — for better, and for worse

The movie theatre industry — distinct from the movie making industry — was in trouble even before COVID-19 turned Passively Sitting In The Dark Near Other People For Two Hours While Staring At A Screen into a death sport. But this is hardly the first time that movie theatres had to find a way to draw peoples out of their home to share a big screen viewing experience. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Podcast, Hollywood, Movies, News, Film Industry, Architecture, Movie Industry, 99% Invisible, Movie Theaters, Programmatic Architecture, Hollywood Has Problems, 99 Percent Invisible, Megaplex


Warner Bros. says it expects to premiere some 2022 movies 'exclusively' in theatres signaling confidence in a box office comeback

Warners' "Godzilla vs. Kong." Warner Bros. Warner Media said it will start releasing movies in theatres before they debut on HBO Max in 2022. It's a reversal from the company's decision to premiere its films online and in theatres. Warner's decision caused many to speculate its impact on traditional cinema. See more stories on Insider's business page. WarnerMedia's biggest movies will be released in theatres first before its HBO Max streaming service in 2022, CEO Ja...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, News, Media, Disney, Trends, Film Industry, Robert Pattinson, Streaming, Warner, Warner Bros, Jason Kilar, Streaming Services, Kong, Kilar


Why Godzilla vs. Kong saved cinema, not Tenet

Christopher Nolan’s film baffled audiences – all they wanted in this most bewildering of years was to see a giant ape and a dinosaur going at it for 15 roundsIn any other year, Godzilla vs. Kong could be filed as just another bloated, unoriginal franchise flick. But this hasn’t been any other year. It’s a year that has seen trips to the movies stolen away by a global pandemic, as all blockbuster releases have either been postponed or shifted to a streaming-only release. This being the case, Godz...
Tags: Business, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Film, World news, Film Industry, Culture, Nolan, Godzilla, Kong, Tenet, Science fiction and fantasy films, Action and adventure films, Coronavirus


Why did The Bonfire of the Vanities go from bestselling book to box-office bomb?

Thirty years on, why was Brian De Palma’s star-studded adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s novel such a flop?In the opening minutes of the film adaptation of The Bonfire of the Vanities, Bruce Willis’s journalist Peter Fallow arrives in an inebriated state to the launch of his new book. Through a glorious, unbroken tracking shot, Fallow indulges in the excesses of celebrity while being fawned over by the New York socialite and intellectual scene. His writing is said to be as vital to literature as Anna Ka...
Tags: Books, Business, New York, Film, Fiction, Film Industry, Tom Hanks, Culture, Film adaptations, Bacon, Bronx, Bruce Willis, Brian De Palma, McCoy, Tom Wolfe, Anna Karenina


Is the devil really Prada? An uneasy history of fashion as cinema's punchbag

Slaxx, a new indie horror-satire about a pair of murderous jeans, is the latest film to turn fashion into a baddie. The Guardian’s film critic thinks it is time to change the storyWhich professions get a bad press in the movies? TV executives tend to be portrayhed as manipulative and sociopathic. Journalists can be boozy and lazy (although sometimes they’re dishy investigative idealists, like Woodward and Bernstein). Nightclub owners are awful. Dentists are creepy. Hotel receptionists are sinist...
Tags: Fashion, Film, Life and style, Film Industry, Culture, Art and design, Fashion industry, Prada, Woodward, Phantom Thread, Elza Kephart, Slaxx, Bernstein Nightclub


Who the Hell Is Behind the Zombie MoviePass Website?

A mysterious new MoviePass website has resurrected the memory of one of the most chaotic services in paid subscription history.Read more...
Tags: Science, Entertainment, Film Industry, Website, Mark Wahlberg, Gizmodo, Moviepass, Domain Name, Insider, Businesspeople, Stacy Spikes, Entertainment Industry, Mitch Lowe, MoviePass Ventures, Hamet Watt, Technology Internet


Hollywood Down Under: stars flock from US to film in Covid-free Australia

Blessed with sunny weather, diverse locations and a ready-made film industry, Sydney and the Gold Coast have become movie powerhousesOn a warmish Wednesday evening early in the year, Paul Mescal was celebrating his birthday and everybody seemed to know. The Irish actor, famous for his neckchain and his leading role in Normal People, was in Sydney, Australia, for a new film, and the word was spreading. He was photographed running in Centennial Park. He was sighted at Tamarama Beach. He popped int...
Tags: Celebrity, Film, Australia, US, World news, Australia news, Film Industry, Culture, Sydney, Canberra, Gold Coast, Sydney Australia, Centennial Park, Tamarama Beach, COVID, Paul Mescal


Disney's CEO explains how the pandemic has forever changed our relationship with cinema

Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek said moviegoers' relationship with cinema has changed forever. Disney Disney's CEO said audiences' relationship with theaters had changed forever, Bloomberg reported. Bob Chapek said viewers would no longer accept a gap between a theater and on-demand releases. Disney will close 60 North American stores and triple its Plus subscribers to 230 million by 2024. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek said moviegoers' re...
Tags: Entertainment, Film, Disney, International, Trends, Bloomberg, Film Industry, Movie, Cinema, North America, Walt Disney, Nordic, Bob Iger, Disney Disney, Pandemic, BI International


Screenwriting competitions aren’t worth the money

Since the early days of the site, I occasionally run posts by writers who can share their experience working in the industry. In this case, Paige wrote in to Scriptnotes with her take on screenplay contests. My name is Paige Feldman. I was a guest/contestant on a Scriptnotes live show about a year ago (the one with Ryan Reynolds and Phoebe Waller-Bridge). That’s still one of my best quarantine memories. I’m writing because contest season is fast approaching. Nicholl, AFF and Final Draft all ...
Tags: Film Industry, John, Ryan Reynolds, First Person, Paige, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Nicholl, Screenwriting, Paige Feldman


'Sexism stands at the door': 11 female film-makers written out of mainstream Hollywood history

Maya Angelou and Jean Seberg were just some of the women who faced everything from racism and sexism to transphobia, yet produced some of cinema’s most defining picturesEverything we’re told about cinema is that it’s shaped by men. If women feature at all in many Hollywood histories, it’s to look gorgeous on screen and lead interesting personal lives off it.But this narrative has been warped, consciously and not, by the men who have dominated film-making for almost a century, ignoring the women ...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, Women, Film Industry, Culture, Silent Film, Maya Angelou, Charlie Chaplin, Jean Seberg, Lena Horne


Canon's Excellent EOS R5 Has One Huge Flaw

There once was a badass Greek warrior. Indeed, he was the badassiest of them all. He was the perfect killing machine, except for one little thing which took someone who was otherwise invincible and made him…vincible. Now, Achilles isn’t a perfect metaphor for the EOS R5, which I think is the best camera Canon has ever…Read more...
Tags: Science, Film Industry, Filmmaking, Sony, Canon, Digital Imaging, Image Stabilization, Achilles, Canon Inc, Mark II, Information and Communications Technology, RED Digital Cinema, 4K resolution, Ultra High Definition Television, Canon EOS R, EOS R


Armistice

People, for whatever reason, sometimes feel the need to take a stand. Most of the time this isn’t about anything really critical – a parking space, which way the toilet paper is hung, what you really meant when you said “fine” the other day. It escalates to a point and then deflates. But sometimes said […]
Tags: Work, Television, Film Industry, Filmmaking, Behind The Scenes, Crew


What’s the Best Projector for Your Home Entertainment Needs?

I’ll always remember the first time I saw someone use a projector in place of a TV. I went to a friend’s apartment in college for a little gaming party and discovered that my bud had no proper screen in his apartment. Instead, he was just projecting everything onto a gigantic wall. Here I was, a lowly college…Read more...
Tags: Technology, Film Industry, Lifehacks, Projectors, Human Interest, Display technology, Electronic Engineering


Sony's New FX3 Puts a Cinema-Quality Camera in Your Pocket

For a while it seemed like Sony’s high-end digital filmmaking cameras were on a collision course with its Alpha mirrorless cameras as those shooters became more capable at capturing video. Today the inevitable was confirmed: Sony officially revealed its FX3 with features from both the company’s digital cinema and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Film Industry, Filmmaking, Sony, Digital Imaging, Image Stabilization, Imaging, RED Digital Cinema, Cinema Camera, 4K resolution, Ultra High Definition Television, 8k Resolution, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet, Sony 1, Digital Movie Camera


Blackmagic Announces Updated BMPCC 6K Pro Cam with New HDR Display

With Sony having teased a new cinema camera launch next week, it seems Blackmagic Design is sneaking in a new product ahead of Sony’s announcement with its updated Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro.Read more...
Tags: Science, Film, Film Industry, Filmmaking, Sony, Blackmagic Design, 6k, Blackmagic, RED Digital Cinema, Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera, 8k Resolution, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


Slow-Mo Footage of an Old Movie Camera Reveals Why Film Strips Had All Those Holes

The pandemic has limited The Slow Mo Guys’ ability to film grand experiments with their high-speed cameras. But while safely staying home, they’ve found other fascinating things to shoot, including an old 16-millimeter movie camera that when torn apart finally reveals why film is punched full of holes.Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Film Industry, Camera, Filmmaking, Shutter, High Speed Camera, Motion blur, Entertainment Culture, Science Of Photography, Focal Plane Shutter, Movie Cameras, 16 Mm Film, Rotary Disc Shutter


'My father and I disagree on the purpose of cinema': Anders and Nicolas Winding Refn on film-making

The two Danish directors have known the joy of success and the pain of failure in their respective careers. Just don’t expect them to see eye to eye on anything elseNicolas Winding Refn and his father, Anders, are the chalk and cheese of Danish cinema; bound by blood, separated by the movies. Here they are, sat side-by-side in their little Zoom windows, each dialling in from their homes in Copenhagen. “But we are not close at all,” Nicolas explains by way of introduction. “He’s in the suburbs an...
Tags: Film, Film Industry, Culture, Drive, World cinema, Lars von Trier, Copenhagen, Nicolas, Ingmar Bergman, Anders, Nicolas Winding Refn, Refn, The Neon Demon, Refn Jr


Feature Residuals and the Mystery of SVOD

Following up on my earlier post, here’s an update on Aladdin’s residuals. Let’s look at the breakdown for 2020 Q3: Re-Use Market Amount Basic Cable $1,536 Foreign Free TV $8,071 Home Video/DVD $11,161 Pay TV $76,687 New Media — EST $11,134 New Media — SVOD $222,496 TOTAL $331,086 Note that these are total writer residuals. As Aladdin’s co-writer, I get half, so I’m simply doubling what ...
Tags: Amazon, Disney, Film Industry, Netflix, James Bond, Hulu, MGM, Guild, Aladdin, WGA, Netflix Disney, Disney Disney, Screenwriting, Follow Up, New Media EST, New Media Rental


Trump resigns from Screen Actors Guild before they can expel him

Home Alone 2 star cites his contribution to ‘cable news’ in letter to Screen Actors Guild with disciplinary hearing imminentDonald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild (Sag-Aftra), the union for US performers on film and TV, as the union’s leadership began moves to expel him.In a letter dated 4 February 2020 addressed to Gabrielle Carteris, the union’s national president, Trump said: “I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my unio...
Tags: Business, Film, US, World news, Film Industry, US news, Culture, US unions, Donald Trump, Screen Actors Guild, Trump, Disciplinary Committee, Gabrielle Carteris, imminentDonald Trump, Screen Actors Guild Sag Aftra


Golden Globes 2021 nominations: 'A new thoughtfulness in the air' | Peter Bradshaw

From Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland to Promising Young Woman, our critic casts an eye over this year’s nomineesThis year’s Golden Globes will be the first film awards season event to unfold in the grim and globally buzzkilled new world of Covid restrictions, but some traditions are sacrosanct: the world of snubs. Christopher Nolan’s colossal metaphysical thriller Tenet was lauded by many in the business, but was sent away almost empty-handed in nominations (one nod for Ludwig Göransson’s score). It is a...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Film, Disney, Film Industry, Netflix, Culture, Awards and prizes, Miami, Spike Lee, Golden Globes, Pixar, Judas, Peter Bradshaw, Tenet, Amazon Studios, Regina King


Doe-eyed Kristen Stewart might just take the crown as Princess Diana

In a highly competitive field, the American actor has perfected the put-upon princess look for Spencer, the latest royal biopicSome films have to work harder than others to get bums on seats. Some can charm audiences with big stars, or the lure of a continuing franchise, or the promise of a scene where King Kong takes a swing at Godzilla like he’s half-cut in a Wetherspoons car park. And then, right at the other end of the scale, is Spencer.Make no mistake, Spencer will have to be brilliant to m...
Tags: Film, UK News, Film Industry, Culture, Monarchy, Diana, Princess of Wales, Biopics, Kristen Stewart, DOE, Spencer, King Kong


'They said I wasn't hot enough': Carey Mulligan hits out again at magazine review

Variety review of black comedy Promising Young Woman prompts actor to speak out on industry’s institutionalised sexismCarey Mulligan has said she was alarmed after a major publication ran a review of her new film questioning whether she was attractive enough for the role. Related: How Promising Young Woman shows the limits of #MeToo revenge Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Film, Women, UK News, Film Industry, Culture, Carey Mulligan, Film criticism, Mulligan, MeToo Movement


Keira Knightley: I won't shoot any more sex scenes directed by men

The actor says she feels very uncomfortable trying to portray the male gaze and says she’s ‘too vain’ to shoot intimate scenesKeira Knightley has expressed her discomfort with shooting intimate scenes, saying that she will no longer do so if the film is directed by a man.In conversation with director Lulu Wang and writer-producer Diane Solway on the Chanel Connects podcast, Knightley credited the “male gaze” and her own personal vanity with the decision. Continue reading...
Tags: Keira Knightley, Film, Women, Film Industry, Culture, Feminism, Chanel, Knightley, Lulu Wang, Diane Solway