Venice: Tilda Swinton, Pedro Almodovar on Shooting ‘The Human Voice’ Under Lockdown and Saving Cinema

“You have to tell people to go back to the cinema,” the director told the audience. “Some things can only be discovered on the big screen, in the dark with people you don’t know.” Pedro Almodovar wants to get people back into movie theaters. Speaking at the Venice International Film Festival on Thursday, the Oscar-winning … Read more Venice: Tilda Swinton, Pedro Almodovar on Shooting ‘The Human Voice’ Under Lockdown and Saving Cinema

BBC to Cut 900 Jobs as New Boss Outlines Priorities

Director general Tim Davie cites four focus areas, while Charlotte Moore is promoted to the role of chief content officer. New BBC director general Tim Davie on Thursday unveiled plans to cut 900 jobs and outlined other initial focus areas for his tenure. “We will keep a focus on cost reduction,” he said. “So BBC … Read more BBC to Cut 900 Jobs as New Boss Outlines Priorities

Will China Box Office Surpass North America This Year?

China’s more effective COVID-19 recovery may have a decisive impact on overall theatrical revenue for 2020. For years, box office analysts have been predicting when China would surpass North America as the world’s largest theatrical film market. In 2015, when movie ticket sales in the Middle Kingdom grew an astonishing 49 percent, the country’s ascendance … Read more Will China Box Office Surpass North America This Year?

A Casualty in Trump’s China War: TikTok’s Kevin Mayer

After leaving Disney for TikTok, the CEO’s role “dramatically changed” in just a few months amid a politicized national security climate. When Kevin Mayer left his big job running Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming business in mid-May, it was because he had an even bigger job to look forward to: one that would involve running fast-growing social … Read more A Casualty in Trump’s China War: TikTok’s Kevin Mayer

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