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nytimes.com - Elisabetta Povoledo - Italy's Outdoor Summer Movies See Threat From Ailing Film Industry
Italy's Outdoor Summer Movies See Threat From Ailing Film Industry
The New York Times

ROME — Since the dawn of cinema, Italy's torrid summers have made outdoor movie showings under the stars a favorite entertainment choice of the season. Even the first Venice Film Festival, in August 1932, was held on the terrace of the Hotel…

dailytimes.com.pk - Umair Justin - Priyanka Chopra completes 20 years in the film industry
Priyanka Chopra completes 20 years in the film industry
Daily Times

From a girl who dreamt of becoming an aeronautical engineer to global icon now, actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas has made her mark. The actor completed her 20 years in the entertainment industry on July 4, 2020. With more than 50 movies under her…

smh.com.au - Karl Quinn - Film, TV industry divided on local drama reforms
Film, TV industry divided on local drama reforms
The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian television shows like Home and Away, The Block and The Secret She Keeps are created by local production companies and aired on television under obligations set out in the Broadcasting Services Standard, but the ABC and commercial…

upi.com - Karen Butler - SAG: Actors now 'free to work' on 'Songbird' film
SAG: Actors now 'free to work' on 'Songbird' film
UPI

July 5 (UPI) -- SAG-AFTRA said it has rescinded its 'Do Not Work' order for the pandemic drama, Songbird. 'Members are free to work on this production effective immediately,' the actors' union said on its website. SAG-AFTRA offered no other details…

gaytimes.co.uk - Lucas Grabeel wouldn't play High School Musical's Ryan if film was made today
Lucas Grabeel wouldn't play High School Musical's Ryan if film was made today
Gay Times

Earlier this week, High School Musical director Kenny Ortega that the theatre-obsessed, fan favourite character of Ryan Evans was gay in the films. He explained that the reason Ryan wasn't openly gay was because the team decided that he would…

hindustantimes.com - HT Entertainment Desk - Lootera turns 7: Ranveer Singh, Vikramaditya Motwane share unseen videos; Sonam Kapoor, Zoya Akhtar heap praises on film
Lootera turns 7: Ranveer Singh, Vikramaditya Motwane share unseen videos; Sonam Kapoor, Zoya Akhtar heap praises on film
Hindustan Times

Lootera, the romantic period drama starring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha, has completed seven years of its release. Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, the film is said to have not got its due at the box office but is among the most…

olorisupergal.com - Women in Film: Top 10 Nollywood Producers
Women in Film: Top 10 Nollywood Producers
Olori Supergal

Women are making significant contributions in the Nollywood industry, as they have been able to produce blockbuster movies in recent times. Here are our top 10 Nollywood producers: Genevieve Nnaji: She is one of the founding actress in Nollywood…

moviessilently.com - Braveheart (1925) A Silent Film Review
Braveheart (1925) A Silent Film Review
Movies Silently

Made under the guidance of Yakama civil rights activist Nipo Strongheart, this film tells the story of a tribe fighting for their fishing rights. The decision to send the title character to college sends the story spiraling into sports film…

thestatesman.com - SNS Web - Soham Pawaskar spills the beans about his debut film 'Rajmudra'
Soham Pawaskar spills the beans about his debut film 'Rajmudra'
The Statesman

Everyone is blessed with some unique talent. It is just that we need to identify the potential within us. Today we tell you about an amazing talent named Soham Pawaskar who identified his potential as an actor during school days. His interest in…

ft.com - Emanuel Levy - Ringo Starr on turning 80, racial equality and the coming Beatles film
Ringo Starr on turning 80, racial equality and the coming Beatles film
Financial Times

In 2008 Ringo Starr was asked by an interviewer what he would like for his upcoming birthday. “I don't know where it came from, but I said, 'I'd like them all at noon to go “Peace and Love”'. So a week later was my birthday and…

indiewire.com - Tom Brueggemann - 'Shaft' on Independence Day: The Film That Changed History on July 4th Weekend 1971
'Shaft' on Independence Day: The Film That Changed History on July 4th Weekend 1971
IndieWire

This weekend marks the 49th anniversary of the release of “ Shaft.” Released in 1971, it grossed about $90 million in adjusted prices — a huge success, more than 25 times its cost. More importantly, it forced studios to…

indianexpress.com - PTI - Film, TV, web series shoots to begin in MP
Film, TV, web series shoots to begin in MP
The Indian Express

Film, television and web series shooting can resume in Madhya Pradesh after complying with measures in place to contain the coronavirus outbreak, an advisory from the state's tourism board said on Sunday. The board's Additional Managing Director…

stratfordbeaconherald.com - Film and television production may be the economic boon Stratford needs
Film and television production may be the economic boon Stratford needs
Stratford Beacon Herald

At a time when the Stratford Festival is not operating and there are scores of actors, costume-makers, set-designers and other theatrical professionals out of work for the foreseeable future, one local filmmaker is suggesting the film and…

hollywoodreporter.com - Lexy Perez - U.K. Government Allows Film, TV Production to Be Exempt From Quarantine Rules
U.K. Government Allows Film, TV Production to Be Exempt From Quarantine Rules
The Hollywood Reporter

The U.K. Government will allow a number of film and television productions to be exempt from following quarantine rules and resume filming safely this summer. The government announced the exemption Sunday in hopes of allowing production of…

film-book.com - MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7, THE BATMAN, FANTASTIC BEASTS 3 & CINDERELLA Allowed to Film in UK During Pandemic
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7, THE BATMAN, FANTASTIC BEASTS 3 & CINDERELLA Allowed to Film in UK During Pandemic
FilmBook

This past weekend, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced that quarantine exemption was granted to resume production in the United Kingdom for Mission: Impossible 7, The Batman, Fantastic Beasts 3 and Cinderella. After several films and…

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