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Battle-scarred Taiwanese islands star in Oscar nominated film

TAIPEI, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A film about frontline Taiwanese islands repeatedly fought over with China during the height of the Cold War is vying to win an Oscar this year, with its director hoping the...

Grammy viewership jumps on night Taylor Swift sets record

LOS ANGELES, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Taylor Swift's record-setting night at the Grammys drew the largest audience for music's highest honors since a pre-pandemic show in 2020, broadcaster CBS PARA.O...

India-Taipei Association celebrates Mahatma Gandhi with screening of biopic 'Gandhi'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The India-Taipei Association (ITA) will hold a special screening of the 1982 biographical film “Gandhi,” in collaboration with Taiwan’s National Human Ri...

Taiwanese film 'Island in Between' receives Oscar nomination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese documentary about Kinmen, “Island in Between,” has been shortlisted for an Oscar in the category of Best Documentary Short at the 96th Academy Awar...

IMDA fuels media industry with fresh funding of S$55 million to support international co-productions and enhance local virtual production capabilities

New S$30 million International Co-Production Fund to spur local collaboration with international partners to create globally appealing dramas with a distinct Singapore flavour. Another S$25 million to...

K-pop rapper, Oscar winner shine at GQ MOTY in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2023 GQ Men of the Year (GQ MOTY) awards ceremony was held at Noke Mall in Taipei on Monday (Nov 20), where stars and fashion icons graced fans on the red carpet. K...

Lights, Camera, Cannes: The 39th vOilah! French Film Festival Invites Singapore to Dive into the Magic of French Cinema

Organised by the Embassy of France in Singapore, and co-presented by Alliance Française de Singapour, Shaw Organisation and The Projector.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 18 October 2023 – Mark your cale...

'American Fiction' wins People's Choice award at Toronto Film Festival

Cord Jefferson's “American Fiction,” a biting satire starring Jeffrey Wright as a disillusioned academic, has won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, a much-watched b...

Drew Barrymore dropped as National Book Awards host after her talk show resumes during strike

NEW YORK (AP) — Drew Barrymore has been dropped as host of the upcoming National Book Awards ceremony, a day after her talk show taped its first episode since the Hollywood writers strike began. ...

Venice film festival: The tops and the flops

At some film festivals, it's the red carpets that stand out; sometimes it's the politics and the protests outside the theater that catch your attention. At the best film festivals, however, t...

Hollywood readies for a season with stars on the sidelines

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood is at a standstill. Actors and screenwriters are months into a dual strike. Film sets are dark. But the movies are still coming — or, at least, most of them. Even if that mea...

Honorary Oscars event celebrating Angela Bassett, Mel Brooks pushed back amid Hollywood strikes

Angela Bassett is going to have to wait a little bit longer to get her Oscar. The 14th Governors Awards has been delayed from November until January, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts a...

Taiwan submits horror comedy ‘Marry My Dead Body’ to Oscars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is sending the horror comedy hit “Marry My Dead Body” to compete for an Oscar in the best international feature category, the Ministry of Culture said W...

William Friedkin, Oscar-winning director of 'The Exorcist' and 'The French Connection,' dead at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Friedkin, the generation-defining director who brought a visceral realism to 1970s hits “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist" and was quickly anointed one of Hollywood'...

Singer Coco Lee mourned by fans and family at Hong Kong funeral

HONG KONG (AP) — Singer and songwriter Coco Lee was being mourned by family and friends at a private ceremony Tuesday, a day after fans paid their respects at a public memorial for the Hong Kong-born ...