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Producers Guild presidents to end trying, triumphant tenure

Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher were both Hollywood veterans when they were elected as co-presidents of the Producers Guild of America in June 2018. But while both had overseen big studios, films and tele...

Jussie Smollett is out of jail, but faces uncertain future

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett walked out of a Chicago jail after serving six days and walked into months, if not years, of uncertainty — from what's next for his career as an actor...

HTC VIVE to show off new productions at SXSW

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s HTC Vive will unveil two new original creations at the upcoming conference South by Southwest (SXSW) in an effort to further build out the infrastructure fo...

Acclaimed filmmaker Brent Renaud shot, killed in Ukraine

Brent Renaud, an acclaimed filmmaker who traveled to some of the darkest and most dangerous corners of the world for documentaries that transported audiences to little-known places of suffering, died ...

Signaling a shift, 'Drive My Car' rides into the Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Since the flurry of text messages that greeted him when he stepped off a plane in Berlin on Oscar nominations morning, Ryusuke Hamaguchi has had some time to reflect on why his f...

How South Korean movies are dominating world cinema

When South Korea's "Parasite" made history by becoming the first non-English language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, all eyes were set on director Bong Joon-ho. Bong ha...

Hong Kong film on pro-democracy protests creates buzz in Taiwan

For some Hong Kongers, the monthslong anti-extradition bill protests may already feel like something from a distant past. But Hong Kongers living in Taiwan were recently reminded of the emotions as...

Cultural backlash intensifies against Russia over invasion

ROME (AP) — The cultural backlash against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine intensified Tuesday as the Cannes Film Festival said no Russian delegations would be welcome this year and the Venice festival a...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

FEB. 11 – 17, 2022 From tension between Russia and Ukraine, protests against virus restrictions in France, drought in Somalia — as well as Spain and Portugal — to the Berlin Internat...

Catalan family drama 'Alcarràs' wins Berlin's Golden Bear

BERLIN (AP) — The Catalan family drama “Alcarràs” won the Golden Bear award for best movie at the Berlin International Film Festival on Wednesday. Director Carla Simón's film was pic...

Serbia: Mine protesters block roads near Statehood Day event

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hundreds of protesters opposed to lithium mining in Serbia blocked roads near a government building where the Balkan country's populist president was awarding state decorations...

Spackman Media Group Artist Wi Ha-Jun Of SQUID GAME Endorses Swiss Luxury Watchmaker, TAG HEUER

Spackman Media Group artist Wi Ha-jun of Netflix's top show ever, SQUID GAME, selected as the South Korea ambassador for Swiss luxury watchmaker, TAG Heuer Represented by MSteam, a wholly-owned subsid...

Berlin film fest opens, pared down but with audiences

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival is opening Thursday with a new movie from French director Francois Ozon and a pared-down format designed to bring audiences back but reduce COVID-1...

HAF Picks 28 In-Development Projects and 15 Work-in-Progress Projects, Runs Online for The Third Year

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 9 February 2022 - The Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum has shortlisted 28 in-development projects for its 20th anniversary edition (HAF20), which will run online ...

SXSW plots in-person film fest with 'Atlanta,' 'Lost City'

NEW YORK (AP) — After the pandemic forced the South by Southwest Film Festival to turn virtual the last two years, the Austin, Texas, festival is plotting a largely in-person event this March that wil...