What causes a media business to bar the door?
While they may talk about 'free speech,' businesses make decisions about their content based on a very different set of principles.
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Cannes is not so much a festival for new films and talent as a closed shop for the film industry's elite.
Dora the Explorer is coming to Queensland but is our local industry too dependent on international movies?
This week actors including Cate Blanchett signed an open letter calling on the government to protect our screen industry. More needs to be done to create a sustainable local industry beyond Dora-style, Hollywood productions.
War for the Planet of the Apes used no real primates.
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Using real apes and monkeys as actors in film and TV encourages people to see them as pets.
If they get the technology right, it's a win-win for big studios and audiences alike with this new improved entertainment experience.
Shape of Water – the US film leading the BAFTA nominations.
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The British Academy Awards are a trial-run for the Oscars – but also a win-win situation for both US and British film producers.
Harvey Weinstein (third from left) faces allegations, but it’s not just a problem in showbiz.
The nature of the entertainment industry has always made some more vulnerable.
Weinstein in Cannes.
Gathering testimonies is one thing, the next is to publish and risk the might of heavyweight lawyers.
The Department of Defence and the CIA have big seats in the editing suite.
Films funded and streamed by Netflix and Amazon are playing an important role in this year's festival.
Zoolander 2, anyone?
Using the same network analysis used to identify criminal organisations, new research examines how men work in the film industry.
Women are underrepresented in the film industry, but it's not their fault. New research analyses the system that ensures male dominance and identifies the 'gender offenders': men who work predominantly with men.
Can the fall of the Soviet Union give us insight into the possible ramifications of the Brexit vote?
In the wake of Brexit, the UK film industry is set to lose funding, access to a huge distribution network, and possibly the European talent pool. For an example of the havoc this could cause, look no further than the former Soviet Union.
While foreign language TV dramas are enjoying unprecedented success in the UK, foreign language films have seen a dramatic slump at the box office.
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.