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Comic con

Why Hollywood needs to rethink Comic-Con

Content creators should bring more footage, more news, and a surprise or two.

Madonna

How to navigate the defamation minefield of movie biopics

Lee & Thompson associate solicitor Emma Teichmann reveals how filmmakers can avoid falling into a libel trap.

Kim Longinotto

COMMENT: Kim Longinotto on tackling difficult subjects on film

The filmmaker explores the moral grey areas of making powerful documentaries ahead of Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Jolyon Rubinstein

COMMENT: Jolyon Rubinstein, 'it's time to rejuvenate on-screen satire'

Actor and director talks shattering taboos in a topsy-turvy world ahead of Doc/Fest panel.

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COMMENT: Doc/Fest celebrates the physicality of film

Festival director Liz McIntyre talks capturing non-verbal narratives

You Were Never Really Here

Cannes 2017: Competition Blog

Screen International’s chief critic Fionnuala Halligan blogs on the Cannes Competition.

drones

Filming with drones: a legal guide

Sarah Lazarides from law firm Harbottle & Lewis on what you need to know before using a drone on a film shoot.

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UKCA chief: three challenges facing UK exhibition

UKCA chief Phil Clapp lays out the key issues facing the UK’s cinema sector ahead of the UKCA’s annual conference in London.

Moonlight

Comment: Academy got it right with 'Moonlight' best picture win

A24 ran a canny campaign for Barry Jenkins’ drama.

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UK and Hollywood – a long history and a bright future (comment)

Britain’s ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch, explains how this year’s Oscar nominations prove transatlantic creative ties are as strong as ever.

Hidden Figures

US Briefs: 'Hidden Figures', 'Westworld' triumph at ADG Awards

Hidden Figures, Passengers and La La Land prevailed in the feature production design categories at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards in Hollywood on Saturday night.

Berlin: indies face tough EFM climate

Screen’s US editor Jeremy Kay takes the pulse on activity so far at this year’s EFM in Berlin.

The Salesman

Industry on Trump alert

Screen’s editor Matt Mueller discusses the US travel ban controversy.

Oscars 2017

We should celebrate this year's truly historic Oscar nominations

The 2017 Oscar nominations featured the most diverse list of nominated films and actors in years.

Octavia Spencer

Oscars 2017 analysis: diversity gains a boon in ugly times

This year saw a number of records, including the most nominations for black actors in one category.

La La Land

Baftas 2017 analysis: 'La La Land' soars, diversity debate simmers

Silence and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk among shutouts; #Baftassowhite a non-starter.

Oscar contenders

What do the Golden Globe results mean for the Oscars?

La La Land has the momentum, but don’t rule out Manchester By The Sea or Moonlight.

Batman v Superman

Comment: four New Year's resolutions for the film industry in 2017

Unlocking the youth audience and moving beyond the superhero glut are among resolutions the industry might have in mind this year.

The Birth of a Nation

Comment: Diversity gains and double standards in 2016

Screen’s deputy editor Andreas Wiseman casts his eye over the film industry’s diversity triumphs and tribulations in 2016.

China

Comment: China offers UK film and TV companies "boundless opportunities"

“No better time for firms to explore their options,” says Neil Semple of the Department for International Trade.

Shot from the heart

Screen’s editor Matt Mueller casts his eye over some of this year’s awards season contenders.

La-La-Land

Opinion: Populist Globes heap kudos on 'La La Land'

UPDATED: Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) voters like to keep everybody happy by spreading their largesse across as many contenders as possible.

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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.

Jeremy Kay

Declaration of independents

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

Indie spirit sets the scene

Screen editor Matt Mueller considers the Independent Spirit and British Independent Film Award nominations.

This year, all bets are off

Screen editor Matt Mueller considers the effects of Trump’s victory on this year’s awards season.

Tony Orsten

Imaginarium CEO: Content remains king but filmmakers must think beyond

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.

Streaming's final frontier (COMMENT)

Screen editor Matt Mueller looks back at AFM and discusses the continued emergence of VoD players.

Rules Don't Apply

'Rules Don't Apply' director Warren Beatty on reboots, Trump

The Hollywood legend took to online form Reddit on Thursday as a new trailer dropped for his latest directorial outing and admitted he could see a president portray him if there were ever a biopic of his life.

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Zurich: Harvey Weinstein says Trump "appeals to the worst in us"

Harvey Weinstein talked Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the 12th Zurich Film Festival.