Sam Mendes calls on Netflix and Amazon to share ‘Covid-19 windfall’ with theatre

The Cultural Investment Participation Scheme was outlined last month by the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre, which submitted a paper to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport proposing a series of practical solutions to support the theatre industry, amid warnings that 70% of theatres will run out of cash by the end of 2020. […]

Production Designer Dennis Gassner Discusses Race Against Time To Complete ‘1917,’ A War Epic Plotted Out “Inch By Inch”

GASSNER: You start out in a field that’s not even going to be the field that you’re going to be doing the digging in, just to get the timing right. Then, you have to find the place that you’re actually going to do that, and then you have to do it again to make sure […]

Oscars diversity criteria ‘not about exclusion’ say leaders

The academy’s diversity and inclusion standards were inspired by similar efforts by the British Film Institute, which have been a requirement for most public funding in the U.K. since 2014. But a recent report said that even that has not yet improved racial inequality.

UK box office report, Jan 17-19: 1917 will set record as UK cinema’s biggest grossing First World War film

1917 is set to smash UK box office records, while Bad Boys for Life pulls it out of the bag despite Will Smith’s waning star power, writes Charles Gant in his weekly bulletin The winner: 1917 Sam Mendes’s First World War film 1917 already made an impressive mark when it debuted at UK cinemas with […]

‘1917’ Leads China Weekend; Korea Has Yet Another Hit With ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ & ‘Greenland’ Makes Hay In France – International Box Office

Interstellar, for its part, rode from Sunday through Thursday at No. 1, and has cumed $8.24M in the re-release. As we wrote yesterday, Nolan’s Inception is having its 10th anniversary resissue in China on August 28, followed by his Tenet, the first major new tentpole of 2020 since the pandemic began. Tenet goes on September […]

Oscars diversity criteria ‘not about exclusion’ say leaders

“We made a film with a very prominent African American filmmaker that was made for the African American audience and he came to the marketing meeting and stared at a bunch of white faces,” he said. “That tells you everything you need to know.”

Academy Awards’ new diversity criteria is about ‘effort to make change’ not ‘exclusion’, Academy leaders say

One of those categories is at the studio level, which requires “multiple in-house senior executives in marketing, publicity and/or distribution” to be from an underrepresented group. This was directly inspired by an experience Gianopulos had with one of his films.

A life in writing: Vendela Vida

It was a tough book to write, and her struggles with it led inadvertently to the other project that came out of that period – a film script. “While I was writing Let the Northern Lights, Dave was working on What Is the What” – his non-fiction book about a Sudanese refugee. “They were intense books […]

Spain’s €44m Niemeyer centre is shut in galleries glut

Administrators said they were “shocked and perplexed” by the accusations, claiming the “very modest” €900,000 annual budget had been stretched a long way. “It has transformed the city, multiplying the number of tourists by four and acting as a spur for the local economy,” they said.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Haunted by the mind of a monster… how studying serial killer Dennis Nilsen for new TV drama left Daniel Mays shaken

Titles getting cinema showings include Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, about an underclass of Americans living in vans out West, starring Frances McDormand; Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself, about a battered mother-of-two who decides to build her own home; and Mogul Mowgli, starring Riz Ahmed as a rapper.