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Gender Equality in the Film Business Still Far Off, Venice Seminar Reports

“Aiming for 50:50 by 2020” is the outdated slogan from a Council of Europe recommendation on gender equality in the audiovisual sector, as advertised on a pamphlet available at the third “Annual Seminar on Gender Equality and Inclusivity in the Film Industry” at the Venice Film Festival.

The event took place earlier this week at the Venice Production Bridge film market, but a raft of statistics, shown at the afternoon session, proved that this goal has not been reached.

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“20:20 by 2050,” quipped one panelist during the event, which was presented mostly in Italian, with the

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Dakota Johnson Shows Off Butt In Sheer Gown At Venice Film Festival

  • Dakota Johnson, 31, looks totally toned in a sheer dress walking the red carpet at the Venice International Film Festival.
  • Dakota rocks a gem-encrusted, sheer gown from Gucci, which shows off her super sculpted butt and legs.
  • Dakota’s trainer switches up her workouts between Pilates, yoga, and cardio to maintain her toned muscles.

Actress Dakota Johnson, 31, looked as stunning and strong as ever on the red carpet of the Venice International Film Festival at the premiere of her film The Lost Daughter. She shined bright like a diamond and so did her full-length, gem-encrusted sheer gown from

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The Lost Leonardo: has a new film solved the mystery of the world’s most expensive painting? | Leonardo da Vinci

It is almost exactly 10 years since Salvator Mundi was unveiled, this “lost Leonardo” instantly triggering astonishment around the world. Since those giddy days, the work has had a turbulent time. As well as becoming the most expensive painting in history, going for $450m (£326m) at auction, Salvator Mundi was denounced by many as a fake and subsequently vanished from view. The painting is now the subject of The Lost Leonardo, a documentary by Andreas Koefoed that opens in cinemas this week.

“I would be surprised,” says Luke Syson, “if I went to see this documentary.” Syson is the

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Amazon to film next ‘Lord of the Rings’ series in UK, not New Zealand

Sir Ian McKellen has said he was “miserable” while filming “The Hobbit,” compared to playing Gandalf in “Lord of the Rings,” because of too much virtual production, but the technology could become more common in filmmaking in a post-Covid-19 world.

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Amazon has announced it is going to film the second season of its yet-to-be-named “Lord of the Rings” television series in the U.K. rather than New Zealand, which is where the first season and Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning film trilogy were filmed.

Amazon Studios said Thursday that the move away from New Zealand is

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‘The Youngest Evangelist’ film produced in Orlando is heading to theaters nationally

‘The Youngest Evangelist’ film produced in Orlando is heading to theaters nationally



UPDATE AND WE WILL HAVE MORE AT NOON. SHELN:DO THE YOUNGEST EVANGELIST , A FILM BASED ON A TRUE STORY OF A BOY WHO BEGINS MINISTRY TO HIS CLASSMATES HDSEA TO THEATERS NATIONALLY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. IT WAS PRODUCED, DIRECTED AND FILMS GHRIT HERE IN ORLANDO. JOINING ME TO TALK ABOUT IT IS DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER JOHN FREDERICKS. THIS IS A GREAT STORY BEHIND THIS MOVIE. TALK TO US ABOUT YOU HOPE TO INSPIRE THE AUDIENCE. >>HE

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‘Black Widow’: Movie Theater Owners Claim Disney Lost Money on Film

Movie theater operators did not mince words in asserting that Disney left money on the table by putting Marvel’s “Black Widow” on Disney Plus on the same day as its theatrical debut.

Disney announced in March that “Black Widow,” among several of its 2021 films, would premiere simultaneously on the studio’s subscription-based streaming service — for a premium $30 price — and on the big screen while the struggling movie theater industry regained its footing. On July 9, “Black Widow” opened to $80 million in the U.S. and Canada, setting a COVID-era box office record. Disney padded the film’s final

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‘Their legacy ends with your movie’: The eternal strangeness of the posthumous film

When the actor Kelly Preston told the West End super-producer Bill Kenwright that she wanted to star in a new movie he was putting together, she had one stipulation. She was sick, she told him, and wouldn’t be healthy enough for the film to qualify for its normal kind of insurance. “She said, ‘I’m going to get better, but I can’t have a big medical,’” Kenwright remembers. Her breast cancer, which she had been privately fighting for a year at that point, also meant the film would likely not receive a “completion bond”, or the standard guarantee that it

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Naomi Kawase’s Olympic film promises to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before

Naomi Kawase is on her phone in the back of a taxi, squeezing in this interview on the way to another shoot. For a director known for her lyrical brand of filmmaking, she talks at a clip; time is pressing, understandable as the days edge closer to the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Japanese auteur, the nation’s most famous female director, is deep into the production of her official film of the delayed Games. By her count she has recorded over 300 hours of footage already, with at least another 100 ahead. Despite the familiar format of the

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Bob Dylan Recasts His Old Selves in Ghostly Concert Film Shadow Kingdom

From the betrayed folkies who watched their hero go electric in 1965 to the polarized masses who heard him suddenly, bafflingly preach the word of God in the late ’70s, most Bob Dylan fans have a story about leaving one of his shows a little confused. For me—and, I imagine, many others who came to him in the 21st century—it involved seeing him at a baseball stadium in my hometown, where he spent the entire show facing away from the audience, playing mostly keyboard, and barking through nearly unrecognizable versions of the songs I fell in love with through his

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Titanic Superfan Points Out Amazing Unnoticed Historical Easter Egg in Film

A Titanic fan has pointed out an unnoticed Easter egg in the 1997 film, which has blown away viewers.

J. Bruce Ismay is the focus of the Easter egg—the chairman of White Star Line which owned the Titanic ship. Ismay is depicted throughout the film and features in one very specific scene.

Over the years, Ismay has become the centre of rumours surrounding his part in the ship’s sinking, although he has remained adamant that he was simply aboard the Titanic as a passenger, and had no say in its running.

In particular, rumours swirled that Ismay pressured the ship’s

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