Strict security at the South African Broadcasting Corporation before the country’s 2004 national elections.
Many broadcasters around the world enforce local content quotas to ensure their television industries’ survival. But the success of these measures varies widely.
Actress Charlize Theron strikes a pose on the red carpet at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Does it matter that money plays such a big role in festivals like Cannes?
Worth their weight in gold.
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Awards – and the Oscars especially – play a crucial role in conveying the quality of a film.
The problems of diversity are deeply rooted, extending beyond an annual awards show.
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Underneath the sheen of the Oscars is an arcane organization that's historically sought to consolidate power.
2016’s ‘lily-white’ Oscar-nominated actors.
Critiques of the Academy Awards’ lack of diversity have become a well-rehearsed response to the revelation of nominees. But this year, something might give.
Despite barriers to entry and a delayed opening, Star Wars could yet prove a success in China.
The force is strong with this one.
How to build a movie empire that will last for generations.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back at Secret Cinema.
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Cinema is evolving into a multi-sensory spectacular.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Disney Studios Vice President Mary Ann Hughes and Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira pose at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast last week.
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For every film, specialists are employed for everything from rigging the lights executing the stunts. The announcement of two major new productions coming to Australia will develop that expertise.
Director Ridley Scott was beamed via TV into last week’s press conference.
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Federal arts minister Mitch Fifield said every job in the film and television industry supported 3.57 jobs in other industries. We should be wary of such promises.
Play your part in reducing online piracy: a campaign by the IP Awareness Foundation.
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A welcome fall in the number of people in Australia who admit to pirating movies and television shows. But what's the cause off this shift in online behaviour?
Idris Elba stars in Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation.
By avoiding major cineplexes and going straight to Netflix subscribers, the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation is wading into some uncharted waters.
Pulling out all the stops.
Cannes manages to project a level of gravitas and glitter that is the envy of its rivals the world over.
Burning to live.
Girlhood expresses the irrepressible potential within us all not to follow, not to echo, but to live a life defined by those moments in which we feel joy.
Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman took home four awards, including Best Picture.
Indies to the rescue, the quiet power of foreign language films, Gen-X's crowning moment. All – and more – are covered by our experts, who weigh in on this year's Oscars.
We can’t talk about “consensual” BDSM without considering the levels of violence against women.
This Valentine’s Day, why not ditch the roses and celebrate by watching some sexual violence? That’s a more honest marketing pitch for the Fifty Shades of Grey film. It’s astonishing that, in 2015, sexual…
Colman Domingo, director Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo at the Berlin film festival.
The 2015 Golden Globe nominations for Selma (Best Actor, Best Picture and Best Director) seemed to signal that the film’s chances were high for being on all the nomination lists for the rest of the awards…
Foreign PR campaigns have been waged for decades. Films like 1930’s All Quiet on the Western Front were significantly altered to appease Germany’s Nazi Party.
Feature films and television shows notoriously play fast-and-loose with the facts. When prologues proclaim “Based on a True Story,” they’re gracefully implying that what follows is mostly fiction. Awards…
All hail the penis.
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This year’s Oscar nominations quickly prompted ire from all quarters. This isn’t unusual, the awards are an easy target. “Everything is awful”, moans the Telegraph: “The Lego Movie, the most successful…
The Sapphires (2012), starring Jessica Mauboy, had attracted 123,030 illegal downloads worldwide by October 2013.
Game of Thrones downloaders need not fear data retention plans, said Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull last Friday. Perhaps there is nothing for pirates to fear from Turnbull, but the Attorney-General…