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In Cannes, making sure cinema isn't lost in translation

May. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — On one afternoon at the Cannes Film Festival last year, Massoumeh Lahidji could be seen on a rooftop terrace interpreting Farsi into English for the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, and an hour later sitting on a stage with Martin Scorsese translating the famously verbose filmmaker...

Correction: Hollywood-Heartbeat Law story

May. 17, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 16 about the entertainment industry's reaction to Georgia's "heartbeat" law The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the leader of a grassroots group that has advocated against the policy. Her name is Krystal Redman, not Crystal Redman. A corrected...

Julianne Moore on gender parity: 'I believe in quotas'

May. 15, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Julianne Moore said Wednesday that larger efforts are needed in order for the movie industry to reach gender parity, and that means implementing quotas. "We will not have gender parity unless everybody is cooperating. Women are not a special interest group. We're 52 percent of the...

Georgia governor delays film trip amid abortion ban fallout

May. 15, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has delayed an annual trip to Los Angeles to promote Georgia's film industry as movie executives, producers and actors criticize the state's new abortion ban. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the delay announced Tuesday comes about a week after Kemp signed a...

Disney slates Fox films, 'Avatar' pushed another year

May. 7, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now armed with the upcoming releases of 20th Century Fox, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday set forth a shock-and-awe release schedule spanning the next eight years, including the yet-again-postponed "Avatar" sequels, a new batch of "Star Wars" releases and Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story"...

Movie explores legacy of 1910s female movie mogul

May. 3, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Thomas Edison. The Lumiere brothers. Charlie Chaplin. All of these men were hailed for their roles as film pioneers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. But when Pamela Green asked Hollywood directors, producers and actors about another pillar of silent film, she got a whole lot of...

Netflix announces deal for film about Thailand's cave boys

May. 1, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Netflix is joining with the production company for the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" to make a film about last July's dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks. Netflix and SK Global Entertainment said they...

University of New Mexico revamps film program amid demand

Apr. 21, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has revamped its film and digital arts program amid the demand of film and television productions in the state. The school announced this month it will offer new degree plans in the Department of Film and Digital Arts that will allow students to focus...

Judge scales back Weinstein suit, allows sex-traffic claim

Apr. 18, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to represent any woman with a claim against Harvey Weinstein can proceed on sex-trafficking grounds, a judge ruled Thursday, as he dramatically shrank the scope of an action trying to treat the disgraced movie producer and various companies like a mob organization. U.S....

Amazon: Woody Allen's #MeToo comments wrecked movie deal

Apr. 12, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements about the #MeToo movement that damaged prospects for promoting his films, an Amazon lawyer said Friday. Attorney Robert Klieger told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote that the company protected itself after...