Detail from a poster for the romantic comedy Happiness is a Four-Letter Word.
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The rise of the black romantic comedy in South Africa dovetailed perfectly with the advent of streaming services - creating a box office phenomenon.
A tide of 'the feels' buoyed the underdog documentary to an Oscar win – but the local industry will need to focus on where international gains are most needed.
The Oscar success of Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite led to millions of western investment in South Korean cinema.
From festivals to awards, generating buzz can increase the gross earnings of a film and even increase investment in a country's film industry.
Star and creator of hit show I May Destroy You, Michaela Cole.
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Despite repeated pledges to improve diversity, data and industry testimony shows that there are fewer people from minority backgrounds getting jobs in the film and TV industries.
Most people are avoiding movie theaters, even as restrictions have eased.
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The motion picture industry has endured a pandemic before. But the coronavirus may completely upend the old way of doing business.
A still from High Fantasy by Jenna Cato Bass.
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Micro-budgets, alternative distribution and collaboration have been fast-tracked by the coronavirus crisis.
A movie theater in Brea, Calif., has shuttered its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Studios have endured pandemics and the threat of home viewing before. Will the current crisis lead to disaster or opportunity?
The Clapham Picturehouse in London which remains closed as the UK continues in lockdown.
There's something special about "going to the cinema" and the collective experience of watching a film.
Quick on the uptake: Corona is one of a number of new films reacting to the pandemic.
COVID-19 has hit the film industry hard, but some enterprising film-makers are already plotting ways to cope with the 'new normal'.
A best boy does more than heavy lifting.
If you have ever watched a film's closing credits and wondered what a "best boy" does, asking a gaffer is a good place to start.
Poster for the 2019 Dinard Film Festival.
Dinard Film Festival
British cinema has close ties to European cinema, as festivals such as Dinard suggest. Brexit will put them under strain.
Director of Netflix film Roma, Alfonso Cuarón, celebrates Oscars for Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Language Film.
With 15 nominations and three Oscars, Netflix is besting the big film industry players at their own party.
Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns.
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The famous British nanny is already a hit in China – an official release of the sequel would be perfect.
Oscar winning performances released straight to your home.
Many people are concerned that the recently-elected Brazilian president could wind back free speech and attack cultural diversity.
More than a quarter of art house movies are never made available in the UK.
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.
Twentieth Century Fox
Using real apes and monkeys as actors in film and TV encourages people to see them as pets.