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Myanmar filmmaker charged over Facebook posts about military

The director, who runs a human rights film festival, was detained three months ago after a complaint from an army officer that listed 10 of his Facebook posts.

For Russian director, facing trial, art is ‘resistance’

For Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov, some 1-and-a-half years of house arrest and a serious court case have been no obstacle to artistic creation.

Madrid emerges as TV series production hub

Spanish multimedia group Mediapro and its foreign rivals Viacom and Netflix increase their Madrid-based activity to meet booming content demand.

Comic-Con mines past for future hits on 50th edition

San Diego prepares for its 50th International Comic-Con, which will see 135,000 people gather to preview the next mega-hit films, TV shows and comic books.

‘Spider-Man’ retains top spot at N. American box offices

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' beat back competition from two debut films, winning for a second week straight by raking in about US$45.3 million.

Disney’s 3D ‘Lion King’ sends animation roaring forward

It is something totally new, says director Jon Favreau – a film shot by a traditional camera crew, but entirely inside a virtual reality 3D world.

Critics disappointed with new ‘Lion King’

Critics praise Disney's 'Lion King' remake for its visuals but find everything else lukewarm.

Sophia Loren to return to cinema in film directed by her...

Italian screen legend Sophia Loren will return to the silver screen in a new movie directed by her son.

China is stifling its own movie business

As trade tariffs and tweets by President Donald Trump hammer some of China’s biggest companies, the country’s movie business is taking a hit – from its own government.

Rip Torn, troubled Emmy winner and Oscar nominee, dies at 88

Character actor Rip Torn passes away at the age of 88, leaving behind both a legacy of compelling character roles as well as a troubled life.

How visions of the Moon inspired centuries of storytellers

The Moon continues to capture the imagination of storytellers, as it has for centuries.

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ debuts with heroic US$185 million

Marvel's 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' ignites a whopping US$185 million debut on opening weekend.

The 7 deadly sins of Malaysian cinemagoers

There can be no divine forgiveness for these errant theatre patrons.

Disney live-action ‘Little Mermaid’ to star a black Ariel

R&B singer Halle Bailey is cast as Ariel in a new live-action version of 'The Little Mermaid' from director Rob Marshall.

6 international films you may not know were shot in Malaysia

Unknown to most cinemagoers, Malaysia has been frequented by film crews no small number of times.

Woody Allen debuts at Milan’s world-famous La Scala

Woody Allen is making his debut at Milan's legendary La Scala opera house directing a Puccini production before a European audience apparently unswayed by historic sex abuse allegations.

Lady Gaga leads surge in women to become Oscar voters

Women accounting for half of the Hollywood royalty are admitted to the Oscars-awarding film academy this year, the body says, with Lady Gaga among those to be invited.

Family of Syrian toddler washed ashore objects to new Seagal film

Family members sharply denounce a new Steven Seagal film on a young Syrian boy after photos emerged of his body washing up on beach in Turkey.

Cuba legalises independent movie-making

Cuba’s Communist government issues a decree legalising the country’s independent movie industry in a move that should facilitate production.

Original ‘Star Wars’ creators lift lid on special effects challenges

At an event celebrating visual effects innovation in the Star Wars films, luminaries who helped create George Lucas's 1977 blockbuster reflected on challenges filming practical visual effects.

Henry Cavill to play Sherlock Holmes in ‘Enola Holmes’ adaptation

Henry Cavill's last project on the big screen was 'Mission: Impossible – Fallout' and recently finished shooting Netflix's 'The Witcher.'

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ movie makes magic for Queen as music sales soar

Data from Nielsen Music shows movie tie ins help boost sales of artist’s music.

Spider-Man leaves New York for Europe in ‘Far from Home’

Spider-Man leaves New York for Europe in Marvel’s latest film about the web-slinging superhero, who once again has to fight off a new enemy.

Warner Bros gets first woman CEO with appointment of Ann Sarnoff

Ann Sarnoff becomes one of the highest-ranking woman in Hollywood.