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China to build world’s most expensive film studio

China’s richest man has disclosed plans to build the world’s largest film studio on the country’s east coast, part of a £5.1bn development which he called the biggest film industry investment in history. The Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis will contain 20 sound stages, including the world’s first underwater studio, a convention and exhibition complex, a … Read more

Edgar Wright, a director with the superpowers Marvel Studios need

It seems a little unfair to criticise Marvel Studios, given the Disney-owned production unit’s spectacular success over the past decade. And yet in among the remarkable $1bn-plus box-office returns and critical fervour for movies such as Iron Man 3 and The Avengers, there has been the odd rumbling of discontent from those who have worked … Read more

Why being British is no longer a handicap when it comes to films

As someone who was born and grew up in Northern Ireland, I’ve always been aware of the pitfalls of labelling something “British”. I’ve been surprised many times about how messy it gets in the world of film. Everyone remembers Colin Welland’s battle cry when Chariots of Fire triumphed at the Oscars in 1981: “The British … Read more

Bafta whistleblower says voters reward big-budget movies they have never seen

It is widely considered one of the world’s most important film awards ceremonies, one that sits behind only the Oscars and the Golden Globes in terms of public notoriety. But a whistleblower has told the Daily Mail that the winners and nominees for the annual Bafta awards are often chosen by judges who have not … Read more

How video games are transforming the film industry

At one time it was the game industry that wanted to emulate films. But now the movie industry is adopting the technology of video games amid the debate about television stealing the film industry’s thunder, another entertainment form has crept up unnoticed, further threatening Hollywood’s creative hegemony: video games. With a new, much more powerful … Read more

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