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Filmmakers discuss secret to global success at Sino-Foreign Film Co-Production Forum during the 8th Beijing International Film Festival

How can a film become globally successful? How can co-productions win the hearts of target market audiences without resorting to the addition of awkwardly inserted local "elements" that end up backfiring at the box office?
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 18:43:40

'Full Metal Jacket' star R. Lee Ermey passes away at age 74 from complications of pneumonia

US actor and retired Marine R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's film Full Metal Jacket (1987), has died, his manager said on Sunday. He was 74.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 17:23:40

Cannes Critics' Week lineup

Hollywood star Paul Dano's much-anticipated directorial debut, Wildlife, will open Critics' Week at the Cannes film festival next month, the organizers said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 17:18:39

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe joined music royalty on Saturday as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/16 18:48:40

Beyonce delights Coachella with Destiny's Child reunion

Beyonce returned spectacularly to the stage on Saturday with a joyous, homecoming-themed party at the Coachella festival where she delighted fans with a rare reunion of her former trio Destiny's Child.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/16 16:33:39

'Cuckoo's Nest' director dies at 86

Oscar-winning Czech-born film director Milos Forman, celebrated for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, has died aged 86, his agents told AFP on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/15 17:53:39

Cecil Taylor, rebellious US jazz pianist, passes away at age 89

Cecil Taylor, the rebellious pianist whose dissonant, nearly percussion-like approach to the keys helped set the stage for the free jazz movement, has died, his representative said Friday. He was 89.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/8 15:48:39

Khan freed on bail

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan left prison on Saturday after being granted bail so he can contest a five-year jail sentence for killing rare antelopes.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/8 15:38:39

Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says he has struggled with depression

Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, one of Hollywood's top paid stars, said on Monday he struggled with depression after watching his mother's attempted suicide and encouraged men suffering from the disease to open up about their struggles and seek help.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/3 16:53:39

Supermodel Naomi Campbell urges Vogue to launch African edition

Supermodel Naomi Campbell said on Sunday that Vogue magazine should launch an African edition to recognize the continent's contribution to a global fashion industry that has been criticized for its lack of diversity.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/3 16:48:39

Steven Bochco dead at 74

US television writer and producer Steven Bochco, the creator of iconic shows such as Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and LA Law, has died at the age of 74, his representatives said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/3 16:48:39

Stars turn out for Stephen Hawking's funeral

Film stars, supermodels, comics and astronomers joined Stephen Hawking's family and friends for his funeral in Cambridge Saturday, the city where he dedicated his life's work to unravelling the mysteries of the universe.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/1 18:23:39

Nolan bats for celluloid filmmaking on India trip

Hollywood director Christopher Nolan on Saturday made an impassioned plea to the Indian film industry to revive celluloid as a medium for movies.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/1 17:13:39

I am back!

Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is in a stable condition after undergoing emergency open-heart surgery, his representatives said Friday, adding that his first words on waking were "I'm back."
Source: AFP | 2018/4/1 17:08:39

Chinese designers look to change Chinese fashion industry

Dressed in a white and red floral gown designed by Chinese fashion designer Christopher Bu, Spanish actress Paz Vega earlier this month was selected as wearing one of "The Most Gorgeous Looks" for the 2018 Oscar red carpet by some Western media outlets.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 19:03:32

Annual China Film Directors' Guild Awards announces nominees

Some of China's most influential film celebrities gathered on Thursday in Beijing to witness the announcement of the nominees for this year's China Film Directors' Guild Awards.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/25 17:33:39

Exhibition in Shanghai gathers Britain's greatest writers together

In keeping with the city's history, a new exhibition, Where Great Writers Gather: Treasures of the British Library, kicked off on March 15 in Shanghai to commemorate the historical movement when China opened its arms to the West in earnest.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/20 16:43:39

Hit girl group Fifth Harmony calls time as members look to further solo careers

Fifth Harmony, the all-female pop group born on a TV singing contest, on Monday announced an indefinite hiatus as its members pursue solo careers.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/20 16:03:39