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Taylor Sheridan

How 'Sons Of Anarchy' actor Taylor Sheridan became one of Hollywood's hottest writers

Former Sons Of Anarchy actor Taylor Sheridan explains why he took up writing, a move that has paid off with acclaimed scripts for Sicario and Hell Or High Water.

Gibson

Mel Gibson on 'Hacksaw Ridge' and faith: "I’ll sort my stuff out, maybe in private"

Mel Gibson tells Jeremy Kay why he chose to make a return to directing with Hacksaw Ridge - a Second World War drama about faith, love and redemption - after an infamous decade in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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Robert Schenkkan on why 'Hacksaw Ridge' hero is antithesis of Donald Trump

Hacksaw Ridge screenwriter Robert Schenkkan talks to Jeremy Kay about why he believes the violent story of peace-loving war hero Desmond Doss is so relevant to our troubled times.

Lonergan

How Matt Damon convinced Kenneth Lonergan to direct again after 'Margaret' "ordeal"

Kenneth Lonergan tells Jeremy Kay why he balanced tragedy with humour in his third feature film, Manchester By The Sea.

Secret Life Of Pets

How 'The Secret Life Of Pets' was inspired by New Yorker covers

The Secret Life Of Pets co-director Chris Renaud tells Elbert Wyche why authenticity was so important in the creation of Illumination Entertainment’s summer hit.

Kubo

How a personal tragedy inspired 'Kubo And The Two Strings'

Animator-turned-director Travis Knight explains why he connected with Kubo And The Two Strings’ epic vision, and the tricks he unleashed to realise Laika’s latest stop-motion triumph.

Sing

Garth Jennings talks moving into animation with 'Sing'

Genial UK director Garth Jennings says he wasn’t fazed - at first - by the prospect of jumping into the often esoteric world of feature animation.

Finding Dory

How Andrew Stanton fixed the major narrative problem in 'Finding Dory'

“There was some glass ceiling on why our story wasn’t getting better.”

Deena Wallace and Amy Gustin, BIFA

BIFA: establishing a year-round brand

Ahead of this Sunday’s (Dec 4) main event, British Independent Film Award co-directors Amy Gustin and Deena Wallace talk to Ian Sandwell about the importance of establishing BIFA as a year-round champion of emerging talent.

Miss Sloane

Jessica Chastain made a depressing discovery while researching new film 'Miss Sloane'

Jessica Chastain reveals why her role as a Washington DC lobbyist in Miss Sloane is representative of a renaissance for realistic female characters on film.

BOX OFFICE

Box office

UK box office 2016 verdict: the surprise hits and misses

Did the record-breaking success of 2015 help tempt consumers back into the cinema-going habit?

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Jeremy Kay

Declaration of independents

Moonlight and Manchester By The Sea are showing themselves to be serious contenders this awards season.

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How to stay profitable in the age of streaming

GUEST COMMENT: Guillaume de Chalendar from Bank Leumi outlines revenue opportunities for producers in the modern market.

Tony Orsten

Imaginarium CEO: Content remains king but filmmakers must think beyond Video

Tony Orsten, CEO of VFX specialist Imaginarium Studios, whose credits include Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, explains why film-makers need to think beyond content to be successful.