Belgian transgender ballet film wins Cannes Queer Palme

CANNES, France (Reuters) – “Girl”, a film about a transgender teenage girl’s quest to become a professional ballerina, won the Queer Palme award on Friday, selected as the best from a bumper field of movies with an LGBT theme playing at the Cannes Film Festival. Reuters: Entertainment News

Korean spy film screens at Cannes while real-world plot thickens

CANNES, France (Reuters) – “The Spy Gone North”, the tale of a South Korean who infiltrated North Korea in the 1990s, is full of plot twists, but the movie might be outdone by the news, as efforts to resolve the nuclear stand-off face a real-life cliffhanger. Reuters: Entertainment News

Cannes Film Festival faces new era after #MeToo “tectonic shift”

CANNES, France (Reuters) – The Cannes Film Festival is taking place for the first time since sexual harassment allegations shocked the global movie industry and led to the creation of the “Me Too” movement to demand greater respect for and representation of women. Reuters: Entertainment News

Wenders film shows ’emotional giant’ Pope Francis

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Viewers hoping Wim Wenders’ documentary about Pope Francis will be a critical portrait of the head of the Catholic Church will be disappointed. The German director makes no excuses for the fact this is a work of love for a man he respects. Reuters: Entertainment News

Bardem and Cruz walk the red carpet to open Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Spanish film royalty, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, walked the red carpet to open the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday with their film “Everybody Knows”, written and directed by Iranian double-Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi. Reuters: Entertainment News

Wanda opens doors to Chinese film metropolis but turns focus back home

QINGDAO, China (Reuters) – Wang Jianlin, the billionaire boss of China’s Dalian Wanda Group, said on Saturday he will turn the northern port city of Qingdao into a global film production hub as he launched a sprawling studio complex in a ceremony attended by hundreds. Reuters: Entertainment News

New York Times’ Weinstein investigation to be developed as film

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A behind-the-scenes dramatization on how the New York Times broke the story that accused powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of a pattern of sexual misconduct will be developed as a feature film, one of its backers said on Wednesday. Reuters: Entertainment News

NBA’s Stephen Curry lands TV, film deal with Sony Pictures

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – NBA star Stephen Curry has signed a multi-year film and television deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio said on Monday, as the Golden State Warriors player makes a play to be the latest athlete to break into entertainment. Reuters: Entertainment News

‘Avatar’ director Cameron says he still hopes to film four sequels

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) – “Avatar” director James Cameron said he still aims to make four sequels to the 2009 science-fiction blockbuster and is moving ahead with production while regulators review the proposed sale of 21st Century Fox’s film studio to Walt Disney Co. Reuters: Entertainment News

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