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Ferguson film 'Whose Streets?' aims to show humanity of community

1 hour 52 min ago
PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - The filmmakers of "Whose Streets?," chronicling the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri after the 2014 police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, said the documentary attempts to show the humanity behind a community in crisis.

Pink hats take over Sundance festival as Handler leads Women's March

3 hours 17 min ago
PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - More than 2,000 people took to snow-covered streets during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday in solidarity with Women's March demonstrations around the United States, organized to show opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump's agenda.

With Oscars in sight, Amazon, Netflix lead streaming at Sundance

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 17:08
PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - After revolutionizing television with bold, award-winning original content, streaming networks are on the cusp of their first potential Oscar wins, and are back at the Sundance film festival looking for more awards-worthy fare.

Behind the Big Mac: McDonald's gets movie and literary spotlight

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:40
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man who turned a popular California hamburger stand into the McDonald's global fast-food empire is having a posthumous Hollywood moment.

Redford avoids politics as Sundance opens on eve of Trump festivities

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 08:34
PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Actor and filmmaker Robert Redford opened the Sundance Independent Film Festival on Thursday by steering clear of politics and instead criticizing the news industry.

More TV networks follow Netflix to binge-watching model

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 01:22
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Traditional TV networks are following Netflix Inc's lead by releasing all new episodes of a series at the same time, a step to win over binge viewers who do not want to wait a week for the next installment.

Redford avoids politics as Sundance opens on eve of Trump festivities

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:09
PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Actor and filmmaker Robert Redford opened the Sundance Independent Film Festival on Thursday by steering clear of politics and instead criticizing the news industry.

Viacom's Paramount Pictures inks deal with Chinese film companies

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:55
(Reuters) - Viacom's Paramount Pictures has signed a three-year deal with two Chinese film companies, Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media, the companies said on Thursday.

Scorsese thanks Taiwan for bringing 'Silence' to life

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:44
(Reuters) - Director Martin Scorsese brought his religious film "Silence" back to Taiwan on Thursday, thanking it for providing the filming location for his decades long project.

Stella Parton pays tribute in UK to big sister Dolly

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:00
LONDON (Reuters) - Dolly Parton is getting a tribute from her sister Stella with an album and a UK tour celebrating the singer's contribution to the music industry.

Cute 'Dog's Purpose' movie turns disturbing after stunt video

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:55
(Reuters) - What was billed as a heart-warming comedy movie aimed at dog lovers turned into a marketing nightmare on Thursday after a video emerged of a frightened dog being forced into rushing water on the film set.

Andrew Garfield embracing the Oscar hype around 'Hacksaw Ridge'

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 08:41
LONDON (Reuters) - Older and wiser, actor Andrew Garfield said he has learnt to deal with the hoopla around awards season and is revelling in the Oscar buzz surrounding war drama "Hacksaw Ridge".

Hong Kong actor Andy Lau injured during filming in Thailand

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 21:50
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Veteran Hong Kong actor and singer Andy Lau, one of the biggest stars in the Chinese speaking world, is being treated in hospital after being thrown from a horse while shooting a commercial in Thailand, he said on his blog.

Paul McCartney sues Sony/ATV for Beatles music rights

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:01
(Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney sued Sony Corp's music publishing arm on Wednesday in a federal court in New York, seeking to get back the copyrights to music of his former band, court records show.

Hip-hop podcast host denied bail over New York concert shooting

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:14
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in Manhattan revoked a hip-hop podcast host's bail on Wednesday after a prosecutor said that a witness could link him to a shooting at a concert last year in which the bodyguard for a rapper he had long feuded with was killed.

'Will & Grace' comedy series returning to TV

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:01
(Reuters) - Television comedy "Will & Grace," the show that brought gay men and women into mainstream pop culture, is returning to U.S. television with 10 new episodes, broadcaster NBC said on Wednesday.

Kawasaki dumps 'Apprentice' over Trump's continued involvement

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:34
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japanese motoring company Kawasaki said on Wednesday it was ending its association with reality TV show "The New Celebrity Apprentice" because of President-elect Donald Trump's continued involvement as an executive producer.

From Al Gore to water politics, climate change heats up Sundance

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:43
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As former U.S. vice president Al Gore filmed the sequel to his environmental documentary last year, he did not expect to be dealing with a new president who has dismissed climate change as a hoax.

Sporty, couture and 1980s-inspired fashion dominate Berlin catwalks

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:14
BERLIN (Reuters) - Sporty, couture and 1980s-inspired looks dominated the catwalks at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, with a wide selection of designers offering creations for women's winter wardrobes.

Dancer Polunin steps off stage to sit for live sculpture

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 07:59
LONDON (Reuters) - Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin swapped the stage for a modelling session, sitting for British sculptor Frances Segelman at a live-sculpting event in London.