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Female-driven films about more than 'getting the guy' are officially almost impossible to finance

Female-driven films about more than 'getting the guy' are officially almost impossible to finance | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Indie producers have spoken out about the struggle to get female-driven films financed despite growing spotlight on the dire visibility of women in Hollywood.

Heather Rae, Alix Madigan and Lydia Dean Pilcher hosted a panel discussion on the shifting roles of women in the film industry at a private screening for Tallulah. The new movie tells the story of a disillusioned Beverly Hills housewife whose toddler is stolen by a stranger. It stars Juno actresses Ellen Page and Allison Janney but has still taken ten years to reach the big screen.
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Pinewood Plots Blockbuster Cinema Deal

Pinewood Plots Blockbuster Cinema Deal | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The home of James Bond and Harry Potter has told investors it is examining buying a stake in a cinema chain, Sky News learns.
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Batman v Superman Box Office Numbers Take a Hit

Batman v Superman Box Office Numbers Take a Hit | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Updated 'Batman v Superman' box office number take away a Warner Bros. opening record and suggest that the film is on the path to diminishing returns.
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Flopperoonie then really.
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What Will Be the Highest-Grossing Movie of 2016?

What Will Be the Highest-Grossing Movie of 2016? | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Can Star Wars: Rogue One or Finding Dory snatch the crown from Deadpool?
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Zootropolis!
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Lady In The Van set to knock James Bond off DVD chart top spot

Lady In The Van set to knock James Bond off DVD chart top spot | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Plus there are new entries from The Last Witch Hunter, Doctor Who and more on today's chart update.
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Grey pound.
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George Kennedy has died at the age of 91

George Kennedy has died at the age of 91 | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
George's grandson Cory Schenke confirmed the death and said the actor had been in hospice care for the last month. He is best known for winning an Oscar for the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke.
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Ooh, ooh, what was he in?
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Win a National Lottery funded & Oscar® nominated DVD bundle

Win a National Lottery funded & Oscar® nominated DVD bundle | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Answer the simple question to win a DVD bundle courtesy of the National Lottery fund.
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Plenty here for the working classes.

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'Deadpool' shatters box office records with $135M opening

'Deadpool' shatters box office records with $135M opening | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The R-rated Deadpool has taken the box office by storm, annihilating records with an eye-popping $135 million from its first three days in theaters according to comScore estimates Sunday.
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Not like Kick-Ass. In no way like Kick-Ass.

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Daniel Craig 'quitting as James Bond'

Daniel Craig 'quitting as James Bond' | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Daniel Craig has reportedly stepped down as James Bond, as a new US television series has meant he will be too busy to reprise the role. 
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I am available.

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Female lead roles rose in 2015's biggest films – but not for women of colour

Female lead roles rose in 2015's biggest films – but not for women of colour | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Women took 22% of key roles in top films of 2015, the most since study began in 2002, but number of roles for women of colour did not increase
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The Revenant mauls UK box office but Sandra Bullock's brand may be in crisis

The Revenant mauls UK box office but Sandra Bullock's brand may be in crisis | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s revenge tale continues to grasp on to life in the No 1 position with Ride Along 2 in hot pursuit, but Our Brand is Crisis limps in with £233 site average
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I can't bear it. Geddit?

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The Oscars whiteout is driven by racism – and greed | Zoe Williams

The Oscars whiteout is driven by racism – and greed | Zoe Williams | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The Hollywood film industry has never tested the idea that a black actor could be more bankable than a white one
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These 10 Women Expose Insane Double Standard for Female Movie Characters

These 10 Women Expose Insane Double Standard for Female Movie Characters | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Did Mary Ann and Ginger make razors from coconuts?
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Point made in humorous fashion.

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Paramount sued for not putting enough product placement in Transformers 4

Paramount sued for not putting enough product placement in Transformers 4 | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Transformers: Age of Extinction was crammed full of product placement for Bud Light, Goodyear, Beats Pills and more, so much so that it appears the editors/set designers left one product out.

Wulong Karst Tourism takes Paramount to court in a $27 million lawsuit this week, saying the studio failed to hold up its end of the deal.

The state-backed Chinese company claims to have paid $750,000 to have its logo inserted into the movie and that never made it in.
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Batman V Superman passes Man Of Steel at the box office

Batman V Superman passes Man Of Steel at the box office | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Worldwide grosses for Batman V Superman dropped on its second weekend, but its profits have already passed Man O
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Oh joy. There'll be more.
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Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film is a box office career low

Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film is a box office career low | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
While Sacha Baron Cohen may be furiously promoting his latest film Grimsby - from appearing at the Oscars as Ali G to doing a Reddit “ask me an
Simon Bray's insight:
Because it sucks.
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Deadpool smashes $700m worldwide, new video released

Deadpool smashes $700m worldwide, new video released | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
And you thought the Deadpool marketing team had put their fee
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I've seen it. There were no corpses in water.
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Movie stars, social media, and a shifting balance of power

Movie stars, social media, and a shifting balance of power | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Do the likes of The Rock, Vin Diesel and the Suicide Squad hold more clout than a movie marketing department now?
Simon Bray's insight:
Probably not.
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Oscars 2016: forget best picture – who won the box-office battle?

Oscars 2016: forget best picture – who won the box-office battle? | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
They earned the attention of the Academy – but which nominees married critical acclaim and commercial success?
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Spoiler Alert! The Martian.

 

You're welcome.

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Female-dominated production company launches to tackle Hollywood gender gap

Female-dominated production company launches to tackle Hollywood gender gap | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
We Do It Together aims to improve opportunities for women within the film industry following criticism of studios on the issue of gender discrimination
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The Revenant leads the 2016 BAFTA wins

The Revenant leads the 2016 BAFTA wins | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The drama took home five of the major awards including Best Film, best Director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Leading Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio at the star-studded ceremony.
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Did the bear win anything?

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Inbetweeners creators sign Film4 deal to make four comedy features

Inbetweeners creators sign Film4 deal to make four comedy features | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Agreement with Iain Morris and Damon Beesley revealed as part of Channel 4’s plans to boost film arm’s budget by £10m this year
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Oh.

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Penelope Cruz is a sexy senorita at London premiere of Zoolander No.2

Penelope Cruz is a sexy senorita at London premiere of Zoolander No.2 | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The Spanish actress looked stunning as ever in a slinky, metallic floor-length gown with thigh-high split on the blue carpet at the UK premiere.
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Very insightful story.

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The Good Dinosaur is Pixar's lowest grossing movie by distance

The Good Dinosaur is Pixar's lowest grossing movie by distance | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Pixar's The Good Dinosaur did decent business before Christmas - but not much, by Pixar standards...
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It's not very good. That's why.

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Penelope Cruz dares to bare in mini dress at Spanish cinema awards

Penelope Cruz dares to bare in mini dress at Spanish cinema awards | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The Hollywood siren was bound to set pulses racing as she flashed the flesh in a black mini-dress at the event, which is the Spanish equivalent to the Golden Globe Awards.
Simon Bray's insight:

Let's pretend this is an interesting story about the Spanish equivalent to the Golden Globe Awards.

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