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Famed French actor Michael Lonsdale dies at 89

PARIS (AP) — Michael Lonsdale, a giant of the silver screen and theater in France who worked with some of the world’s top directors in an acting career that spanned 60 years, died on Monday, his agent...

Phone flip: New Quibi series 'Wireless' empowers the viewer

NEW YORK (AP) — Most directors insist on having final edit approval of their films. Not the creators of “Wireless.” The series on the mobile-platform Quibi employs an ingenious way t...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt launches another new project for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Joseph Gordon-Levitt launched a new project for Taiwan on Saturday (Sept. 12). After sharing a co-produced short film “Lost in Taiwan” on Friday (Sept. 11),...

Taiwan films to screen at SeaShorts Film Festival for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven Taiwanese films have been selected for the fourth annual Southeast Asian Short (SeaShorts) Film Festival, becoming the country's first productions to earn such r...

US star Joseph Gordon-Levitt releases 'Lost in Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – American actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt shared a co-produced short film titled 'Lost in Taiwan' on Friday (Sept. 11). Having appeared in films such as "500 Day...

From Venice, a plea to reopen movie theaters shut by virus

VENICE (AP) — Spanish director Pedro Almodovar has joined a chorus of voices at the Venice Film Festival urging the reopening of movie theaters after coronavirus lockdowns, saying films are meant to b...

Top stars at Venice Film Fest praise gender-neutral prizes

VENICE (AP) — Two stars at the Venice Film Festival, Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton, have praised the decision by the Berlin festival to award gender-neutral prizes, with Swinton ...

Venice reclaims spotlight as 1st COVID-era film fest opens

ROME (AP) — Venice is reclaiming its place as a top cultural destination with the opening of the Venice Film Festival — the first major in-person cinema showcase of the coronavirus era after Cannes ca...

AP Exclusive: Cindy McCain video on Joe Biden to air at DNC

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Cindy McCain is going to bat for Joe Biden, lending her voice to a video set to air during Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention programming focused on Biden’s close f...

Apple drops Fortnite from App Store over direct payment plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has dropped the hugely popular “Fortnite" game from its App Store after the game's developer introduced a direct payment plan that bypasses Apple's platform. Ap...

Short film promotes tourism in Taichung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The city of Taichung released a short film earlier this month that promotes 58 attractions and festivities in the city. In a press conference to announce the short film...

'Land of Legends' – short film celebrates charisma of Taiwan’s Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A press event for the release of a short film introducing the mountainous beauty of central Taiwan took place on Friday (July 17), seeking to promote the Year of the Mount...

Lives Lost: London's Hackney Marshes will miss head referee

LONDON (AP) — The best referees are largely invisible, maintaining order unobtrusively and letting the players decide the game. Their absence — when things can spin out of control — is often more obvi...

Global Traveler lauds Taiwan as top medical tourism destination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been hailed as an attractive medical tourism destination by American travel magazine Global Traveler. An article published Tuesday (May 5), “Taiwan: A ...

Taiwanese sci-fi animation wins recognition at US Independent Music Awards

Taipei (Taiwan News) — A short film produced by Taiwan's 2019 Golden Bell Awards (GBAs) took home an achievement at the Independent Music Awards (IMAs) in the U.S.. Sci-fi short "A-F...